e-Builder boosting project productivity
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 20, 2018

e-Builder boosting project productivity

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with e-Builder

e-Builder was originally used only in the engineering department for one of our projects because our client used it. We would use e-Builder to review plan drawings and designs with other companies who are also involved with the project and used to upload daily inspection reports and photo logs. We would also use the program to view upcoming projects with the client and to schedule meetings.

Since then, we have increased the usage of e-Builder and it's now used in both our engineering and industrial hygiene departments because more clients are using the program. We now use e-Builder for reviewing and submitting drawings/project designs, daily inspection reports, submittals for environmental review and much more. e-Builder makes it easier to coordinate with other companies or entities involved in a larger project and allows everyone to be on the same system so we can be efficient and accurate at our job.
  • The dashboard is laid out nicely where you can see everything that is relevant or important to your projects without having to go searching for it.
  • e-Builder allows you to customize your dashboard so there is only relevant information and you're not seeing a bunch of folders or tabs that are unrelated to any of your projects.
  • Maybe I haven't found the feature yet, but it would be nice if e-builder also sent you an email notification for items marked hot or important so that you know you need to address something immediately.
  • Sometimes the preview for reports and documents are slow.
  • More productive with the clients we have used it with.
  • e-Builder runs smoother and is more user-friendly than the previous programs our clients had been using so this has started to increase our productivity on projects with these clients.
The previous program our client used was not user-friendly; documents wouldn't load properly and it was hard to find the project file or document you were looking for. It was harder to collaborate with other companies or entities than it is with e-Builder so switching has been a great improvement.
It's good at allowing multiple companies to work on a project or be involved in meetings. It can also be used strictly company-wide to allow more situations where employees can work from home and still collaborate on a project with other employees. There are similar programs out there that offer the same or similar features that might be cheaper so smaller companies might not go with e-Builder and with a different program strictly based on cost.

e-Builder Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
8
Plan markups & sharing
8
Document sharing
9
Issue tracking & punchlists
8
Photo documentation
8
Jobsite reports
8
Collaboration & approvals
8
As-built drawings
7