BuildingConnected to Stay Organized!
Updated December 25, 2019

BuildingConnected to Stay Organized!

Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with BuildingConnected

We use BuildingConnected to keep track of job invites from other general contractors and owners. Our whole company uses it, I currently facilitate our jobs we intend to estimate and I use BuildingConnected to keep track of all the jobs and changes. We use to have to operate through email correspondence but now with BuildingConnected I am able to just log on every morning to see if the jobs we are estimating have any updates and do not have to worry about missing an email.
  • Helps keep track of multiple jobs at once
  • Helps sort your bid invites into won/lost/pending/archived etc.
  • It is a central location where general contractors can put all their updated files and addendum
  • Lets you see which contractors are bidding the same job so you can coordinate your estimating
  • I like that you can download multiple files as a single zip file, but some times I want to just download multiple files as individual non-zipped files
  • I wish there was better integration with Microsoft such as being able to add it as a calendar and edit from Outlook
  • I wish there were analytics that tracked who won, by how much, spreads and trends from our numbers so we can be more competitive
  • Most general contractors enter us on their bid invite list and once we receive an email you can create an account.
  • Because BuildingConnected online is free when you're invited it is a great tool for our estimators to use.
  • It has helped us stay organized and coordinated, also but updating our profile has brought new opportunities.
SmartBid is very similar to BuildingConnected. In our case it just depends which general contractor has BuildingConnected vs SmartBid. I can say that building connected has brought us more/new estimating opportunities by updating our profile - indicating what division we estimate and where in Canada we can work. We've done the same with SmartBid but haven't seen the same results.
I would say the support is generally positive, we haven't needed to use support as everything has worked great for us so far. But usually if you purchase a full service, having support is part of that package.

Do you think BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product's feature set?

Yes

Did BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product again?

Yes

If you have multiple offices, multiple building divisions you install, and multiple estimators - this program will definitely help keep things straight. A lot of our needs are for management of our estimates and quotes - knowing who you bid and how long ago can help land more jobs when following up. You can use it to do take-offs and submit bids but we tend to use other native programs for this work as they are central to our PM work environment. If you don't have anything to do take-offs or formally submit bids, this is program is a great way to get up and running and organized.

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
9
Plan markups & sharing
4
Document sharing
8
Issue tracking & punchlists
Not Rated
Photo documentation
8
Jobsite reports
Not Rated
RFI tools
Not Rated
Collaboration & approvals
Not Rated
As-built drawings
5
Mobile app
Not Rated
Submittal design and management
7
Takeoff tools
7
Job costing
7
Cost databases
Not Rated
Cost calculator
Not Rated
Bid creation
8