Utilize BuildingConnected So YOU Can Get Building!
February 28, 2019

Utilize BuildingConnected So YOU Can Get Building!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with BuildingConnected

My company utilizes BuildingConnected for our bidding and budgeting processes. Our company functions such that all project manager personnel participate in the bidding and budgeting phase of work. The program allows us to communicate effectively not only externally, but also internally. It is the fundamental tool that we use for reaching out to subcontractors.
  • Invite subcontractors to price a project.
  • Share documents with subcontractors interested in pricing a project.
  • Keep and track internal notes of conversations so that the project team can coordinate responsibilities of communication.
  • Bid leveling capabilities so that we are comparing "apples to apples."
  • Making sure subcontractors' information in the system is complete and accurate.
  • Tracking the history of subcontractors responses to invitations company-wide.
  • Once a package has been published, you cannot go back and un-publish it.
  • Allows our company to accurately estimate the cost of a project.
  • Helps us to reach out to qualified subcontractors based on past experience and history with our company.
  • Contains bid leveling capabilities to ensure that all proposals cover a full scope of work.
BuildingConnected is user-friendly and easy to understand. One of the key successes for communication within the bidding process is for a dialogue not only from within our company, but also with the subcontractors that we are reaching out to. Nearly all subcontractors we have reached out to for project invitations are familiar with and already in the BuildingConnected system. This allows us to quickly exchange information and receive accurate proposals.
BuildingConnected is great for inviting subcontractors to bid work and keeping all information related to the bidding process in one place. It is extremely effective for delegating roles and responsibilities to team members. The program allows users to make internal notes about conversations, eliminating the need to keep separate conversation tracking sheets. Users can distribute documents, receive and compare proposals all while keeping the history in the system. It is less suited for the construction or closeout phases of construction.

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
10
Plan markups & sharing
8
Document sharing
10
Issue tracking & punchlists
9
Photo documentation
10
Collaboration & approvals
10
Mobile app
9
Job costing
10
Cost databases
10
Cost calculator
10
Bid creation
10