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Construction Software

Best Construction Software

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Construction Software Overview

What is Construction Software?

Construction software helps professionals manage different pieces of the construction process, from planning to execution. Construction software is not yet ubiquitous within the construction industry; many companies still rely on pen and paper. However, adoption of the software has been expanding as construction firms’ IT budgets increase. Users include general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, and building companies in a variety of industries.


Products in this category typically handle one or more of the following processes:


  • Construction takeoff software

  • Estimation of Materials cost
  • Project management and scheduling

  • Project design

  • Cost accounting

  • Bid management

  • Field service management

  • Safety and reporting

Construction Estimating Software and Takeoff Software

In the construction industry, estimating is the process of calculating the cost of a project. This includes monitoring and updating price during the job. Many construction companies use estimating software to calculate costs at various phases of the project. This includes:

  • Pre-estimating - forecasting the cost of the job

  • Job costing - monitoring expenses during the project

  • Database comparison - using databases to compare material prices

Takeoff is another important part of the cost estimating process. Construction takeoff software allows contractors and project managers to estimate the cost and quantities of materials needed for the project using either hard copy or digital blueprints.

Many products include both estimating and takeoff capabilities, especially construction suite software such as Procore and Viewpoint Spectrum. However, there are a few construction takeoff point solutions such as On-Screen Takeoff and PlanSwift that often have trade-specific takeoff tools.

Construction Software Features & Capabilities

Many construction software products include project management, job site data collection & reporting, and collaboration features:


  • Plan distribution & viewing

  • Document sharing

  • Jobsite reports

  • RFI tools

  • Submittal management

  • Collaboration & approvals

  • Photo documentation

  • Time cards

  • Project management tools

  • Job costing

  • Building information modeling (BIM)

  • Issue tracking & punchlists

  • Mobile & cloud functionality

Estimating the cost of a project is an essential part of the construction process, and construction estimating software offers features such as:

  • Takeoff tools

  • Job Costing

  • Cost databases

  • Estimation calculator

  • Bid creation

Types of Construction Software

The software enables construction business processes in a variety of areas. Sometimes these overlap with other software categories on TrustRadius that are not industry-specific. But here you can find vendors that cater to the construction industry:


Pricing Information

Construction software pricing depends on the purpose of the tool and the scale of its deployment and varies widely. For example, tools designed for cloud-based project management are typically priced on a subscription model. Prices start at around $40/mo. Other tools focused on bidding and approval maybe priced with a much larger, one-time license fee. Licenses are usually at least $10,000.

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Construction Products

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Bentley Systems offers ProjectWise, a construction management software for keeping construction project personnel and engineers up-to-date with most recent progress information, with daily logs and punchlists, risk item lifecycle management through identification, creation, tracking and resolutio...

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Constellation HomeBuilder Systems headquartered in Markham offers BuildTopia, an integrated residential construction managment platform providing scheduling & estimating, sales management and CRM, accounting, and BI.

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Digital Canal Corporation is a Computer Software company located in 2728 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, IA, United States.

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iTWO is a construction and estimation software offering from RIB Software AG.

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LaserQuote is a construction and estimation software offering from Idronic.

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TAKEOFF LIVE LTD is a Computer Software company located in 76 FRONT STREET, PRUDHOE, NORTHUMBERLAND, United Kingdom.

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We make and sell "Smart Contractor". Smart Contractor is an integrated construction project management and accounting system designed for small to mid sized general construction and sub-trade contractors in the US and Canada. Smart Contractor provides powerful estimating, integrated CPM scheduli...

PipelineSuite web based software allows General Contractors and Subcontractors to perform pre-construction bid management tasks in a fraction of the time it used to take. PipelineRFQ Bid Invitation Software allows GC's to email or fax bid invitations and addenda to their subs and track their re...

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If you are driving on a highway in North America, there is a very good chance that software developed by Info Tech, Inc. was used to build it. Info Tech is a market leader in infrastructure construction management software, Internet bidding services, statistical consulting and network services. ...

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The EDGE™ construction estimating software, from Estimating Edge headquartered in Boynton Beach, enables commercial subcontractors to prepare estimates with accuracy, as well as increase efficiency and consistency. The user can perform takeoff with precise measurements from project blueprints sim...

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McCormick Systems is a multi-award winning company that has been providing Estimating, Project Management, and Time & Material billing software to the Construction industry since 1979. McCormick Systems offers software solutions for Electrical, Plumbing / Mechanical, Low Voltage and Transmis...

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Paskr is Internet based software that automates project management workflow and allows General Contractors to improve profitability, save time and increase productivity. Tasks that previously took hours can now be completed in minutes with 100% accuracy - recalculating, rework and non-value added...

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CompuTool is a construction and estimation software offering from Hardworking Software.com LLC.

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XactRemodel is a construction and estimation software offering from Xactware Solutions, Inc.