BuildingConnected

Bid tracking and management for construction contractors

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BuildingConnected Overview

What is BuildingConnected?

BuildingConnected is an all-in-one bid management platform for construction professionals, which connects owners, general contractors, and subcontractors through a real-time construction network. The software includes invitation sending, bid management, bid leveling, advanced analytics & reporting, subcontractor qualification, and more.

BuildingConnected's network contains 1 million contractors, who can be invited to bid on projects directly from within the platform. The full bidding process can be managed in a single location, from project drawings up to the final bid. Bids can be compared side by side and leveled centrally to increase transparency. Scope sheets can be edited if additional information is surfaced after bids have been received, and unsolicited bids can be included when leveling. Bid version can also be accessed, allowing users to revisit original values and proposals.

BuildingConnected enables the analysis and mitigation of subcontractor risk through TradeTapp, with support for automatic import of subcontractor contact and qualification data through its API. Advanced analytics and reporting provides users with the data needed to make informed decisions, including historical costs, subcontractor relationships, and more.

BuildingConnected Overview

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Value for money

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BuildingConnected Features

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Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

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BuildingConnected Reviews

BuildingConnected Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
114

Very good
54

Average
6

Poor
1

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,4
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,6
95% recommended this app
Raina W.

Total Game Changer

Absolutely love it!


Ben S.

Great product, best on the market

We have been more than pleased, it has been a good purchase for us without a doubt.


David V.

Could be better

If the problems shown above are corrected I would describe as good.


Mike N.

My thoughts having used BUILDING CONNECTED for a number of years.......

Very useful & user friendly, in general.


David P.

Streamlined & Simple

We've eliminated a substantial amount of the risk in our bid process by having current information available to all team members. It helps us get info out to subcontracts 3 or 4 days faster than we could with our previous process.


Raina W.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Total Game Changer

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

Absolutely love it!

Pros

No one else that has this type of software comes anywhere close to the ease of use and ability to generate reports on the productivity and effectiveness of our past bids. I went from inputing about 30% of the information Building Connected has available in my own excel spreadsheet for at least 2-3 hours per day to letting the program do its job and running reports at my leisure!

Cons

Occasionally, the website locks up and causes some frustration with my sales team, but they all agree that we can never go back!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ben S.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great product, best on the market

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/01
Review Source: Capterra

We have been more than pleased, it has been a good purchase for us without a doubt.

Pros

Document control and ease of use. The document management has paid for the cost of the software by documenting who has accessed documents and when they were accessed. Also, the ease of use has significantly decreased the amount of time that we spend assisting subcontractors and vendors in pre-construction.

Cons

It would be great to be able to view a document rather than having to download the file first. There should also be some flexibility in formatting, data selection for reports.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

David V.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Could be better

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/25
Review Source: Capterra

If the problems shown above are corrected I would describe as good.

Pros

Allows us to send bids in our area to many subcontractors.

Cons

1) Impossible to use in iPhone.
2) Comments are not valued by Buildingconnected Management
3) Mixes apples and oranges when it comes to UNION versus OPEN SHOP Subs, it needs serious revamping.
4) Ditto regarding the mix of subs, painters show under electrical subs. This needs a complete revamp, as well.
5) The selection of dates is cumbersome as the calendar "moves" up and down instead of being located in the same place when changing months.
6) During the set up of project one cannot pick a date for the RFI date.
7) The cursor does not automatically go to the proper location to start typing, instead it necessitates the use of the mouse to move the cursor there. This should be for ALL cases where one needs to type information.
8) There is too many BAD EMAIL ADDRESSES identified in the database that NEVER get corrected. There needs to be an earnest effort coming from the very top to keep the DATABASE in ship shape. We pay WAY TOO much money for this to be the case.
9) There needs to be more refinement within the categories available to pick subs from the standard 16 CSI divisions. For instance, there is a huge difference between a sub who makes and installs the coolers and freezer boxes and those who do the refrigeration for them, such difference is not considered in the options.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Mike N.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

My thoughts having used BUILDING CONNECTED for a number of years.......

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/07
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Very useful & user friendly, in general.

Pros

Super user friendly (for most who are 'remotely' tech savvy )

Cons

I dislike that subcontractors who view the ITB can close it and do not have to confirm their intent, thus wasting a lot of time when we have to call "non-responders". A feature whereby they cannot leave the ITB without conforming their intent, either way. This would save DAYS of phone calls on each bid chasing people who have no intent of bidding. OR, non-responders should get a daily automatic reminder until they do respond either way of their intent. This would force (most of them) to eventually confirm their intent.

Additionally if subcontractors from outside a certain radius (say 75 or 100 miles) of the proposed project location could be removed or blocked from the list when searching for potential bidders, that would be super helpful.

And in closing, if subcontractors listed under a certain trade /scope, under "+ Invite bidders", could be for that particular trade/ scope. There are too many, say for example Painters under site work, or electricians under ceramic tile .... needs to be cleaned up.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

David P.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Streamlined & Simple

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/12/20
Review Source: Capterra

We've eliminated a substantial amount of the risk in our bid process by having current information available to all team members. It helps us get info out to subcontracts 3 or 4 days faster than we could with our previous process.

Pros

Great for when we have bid teams of 4 or 5 people and having an instant snapshot of where our bid process stands. We have committed to doing detailed bid forms that subs have gotten used to for submitting their proposal and using the breakdown provided.This helps us zero in on the right conversations we should be having with the right subs and makes us more effective during the bid.

Cons

Our people rely too much on communicating through BC and it reduces the amount of phone conversations where we believe we learn a substantial amount more that a line item on the bid form.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
9,2/10
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BuildingConnected Pricing

BuildingConnected Pricing

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Free Trial
Free
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Value for Money
4,4/5
Based on 176 user ratings
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BuildingConnected Features

BuildingConnected Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Job Costing
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Subcontractor Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for BuildingConnected

Additional information for BuildingConnected

Key features of BuildingConnected

  • Bid Management
  • Document Management
  • Subcontractor Management

Benefits

• Businesses can track project activities from drawings to final bidding from a centralized location.
• It helps users compare bids and gain insights into costs, business performance and historical relationships with customers through real-time analytics.
• Users can track documents, integrate the system with cloud storage applications and receive notifications about bid packages.
• Businesses can send branded bid invitations, manage bid leveling processes and monitor wins by location.

BuildingConnected FAQs

BuildingConnected FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for BuildingConnected.

Q. What type of pricing plans does BuildingConnected offer?

BuildingConnected offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Contact BuildingConnected for pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of BuildingConnected?

BuildingConnected offers the following features:

  • Bid Management
  • Document Management
  • Subcontractor Management

Q. Who are the typical users of BuildingConnected?

BuildingConnected has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does BuildingConnected support?

BuildingConnected supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does BuildingConnected offer?

BuildingConnected has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does BuildingConnected support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices BuildingConnected supports

Q. What other apps does BuildingConnected integrate with?

BuildingConnected integrates with the following applications:

Box, Egnyte, PlanGrid, Procore

Q. What level of support does BuildingConnected offer?

BuildingConnected offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, FAQs