BuildingBlok Software


 

BuildingBlok is a robust, web-based system for subcontractors, general contractors, construction managers, engineering firms, architectural firms and real estate developers. It was designed to optimize the entire lifecycle of the construction management process, from design to construction management to closeout. BuildingBlok offers a full suite of applications including bid management, project scheduling, document workflow management and job costing.

BuildingBlok customers enjoy its easy to use features like daily reports, timesheets, document control (for change orders, RFIs, Submittals, Payment Applications and more) and job costing.  They love its mobile application which gives them access to critical project information in the field and allows them to add new data both on and offline. These modules help small to mid-sized businesses increase profitability by reducing the number of people needed to manage each project. This software is useful for many industries, including HVAC, commercial landscaping, and utility contractors. 

Buildingblok’s collaborative interface allows users to work together efficiently on multiple projects. The process of creating, reviewing and approving documents between team members becomes simplified, and further eliminates the frustration and wasted time of doing these tasks manually. Updates to budget and financial reports can be viewed in real time, which is extremely helpful when monitoring job costing and overall finances.

We like the fact that it is offered at an affordable, flat fee for unlimited projects and users. For construction firms looking for flexible, full-featured software that is easily implemented, saves time and money, and allows its users to work from anywhere at any time, BuildingBlok is an advantageous option.

 

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    Home page
  • BuildingBlok - Sign up
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  • BuildingBlok - Mobile access
    Mobile access
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

10 Reviews of BuildingBlok

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from Genron Enterprises
Specialty: Design/build firm

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Ease of use and great templates. Vendor provides excellent training and follow up.

Likes Least

Help button does not address problems with navigation

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Do a demonstration and review customer support, updates and references to determine if this product is right for you.

 
 

from Tarter Builders, LLC
Specialty: General contractor

Great product, well thought out!

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Very organized and user friendly. Coordinates the entire project needs from estimating, management, financials and closeout.

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Nothing. I feel this product has considered all aspects of a project to encapsulate the needs to manage it properly.

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Follow the guidance of the technical sales specialist and they will present the product as it relates to your company's needs. The power-point presentation will help you understand the flow of the information through the software. The customer support is always available to discuss any needs that you have. This product is a complete management tool for the entire company, not just the project manager. Simply a great product that is willing to change with the needs of the company. Very impressed.

 
 

from Enterprise Sales
Specialty: General contractor

Save time and be organized - Professional management program

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My project is tracked with Building Blok. I like that subs can view all the project documents on the site, submit change order requests and pay apps. It's been a great system and I can't image doing commercial projects without it.

Likes Least

Getting small subcontractors to use Building Blok is the only challenge. I will say that when I have a contractor resisting getting logged in, I just call Building Blok and they take them step by step to get them in the system.

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When selling a project, I use this as a tool. My customers love the fact that they can log in, see all the plans/specs and track their budget. It's a good tool that exploits the professional approach we take with our projects.

 
 

from Shocking Difference LLC
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

Great product.

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We like the easy of use. It didn't take long to teach our guys how to get the app up and running and using it.

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We had some issues with the daily reports, but support is great and we got that fixed.

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I would recommend the daily reports, we use them for taking photos and notes of our projects and they sync to every user.

 
 

from EDiS Company
Specialty: Construction manager

BuildingBlok makes me look good!

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Trying to run a construction project is like juggling. BuildingBlok is like having an extra set of hands.

Likes Least

It works best when all or most of the stakeholders are involved.

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It's got to be easy for everyone to use, like BuildingBlok is. If training is required, that's time wasted. You can use BuildingBlok intuitively.

 
 

from TICO Construction, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor

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It was easy to use and allowed for workflow transparency across multiple facets of the project. The administrators could easily track how items were progressing through the approval chain for existing projects and subcontractors could easily access documents for prospective projects.

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The project setup was rather cumbersome and would sometimes delay initial entry of the project. A new project required entry of the contract and subcontract information and was duplicative for our company due the use of an existing accounting system. Also, we had some difficulty with the management of the approval chain process itself. Some approval aspects just couldn't be linear.

Recommendations

Attempt a soft roll-out first, if possible. If you start with one project, you can get a feel for the setup and iron out any issues prior to company-wide use. Also, don't hesitate to contact the Customer Support team. They are extremely helpful and very responsive.

 
 

from Sheridan Corporation
Specialty: General contractor

2 Thomas College Projects

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It's easy to use, and it was very affordable. They have great customer support.
We were new to file sharing programs like this, and this did allow us to understand the pros and cons of using such a system, while not spending a lot of money.

Likes Least

I get the feeling that we were at the early stages of the product development. So, we ran into a few more problems using it than I thought we would. But again, all issues were resolved immediately.

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This is a program that is very cost friendly and allows all members that are working on a project team to access all pertinent information immediately.

 
 

from Westmor Industries
Specialty: Construction manager

It does everything we need it to do.

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It's limited to exactly what we need, and there is not a bunch of useless bells and whistles. A lot of construction management software has accounting ability that takes away from the main focus of what we need in the software.

Likes Least

I dislike the difficulty to backup the information on a daily basis.

Recommendations

Take advantage of the training that is offered. Make sure you ask a lot of questions on what you can and cannot do.

 
 

from EDiS Company
Specialty: Construction manager

Great software to run projects

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We've used BuildingBlok for 5 years, and it's saved us countless hours by handling document storage, processing, transmitting etc. It's easy to use but powerful.

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They are constantly adding features; sometimes it's tough to keep us and our subs up to date with new things.

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Software needs to be easy to use off the shelf and cost-effective. Fortunately, BuildingBlok is both.

 
 

from Tamora Building Systems Inc.
Specialty: Design/build firm

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I like the ability to store all our documents in one place and to have direct access to all clients and subs related to a project under one umbrella. The support we receive on how to use and make corrections on this system is great. A phone call or email requesting help or advice is returned within 30 mins.

Likes Least

Nothing. Everything is right there at the touch of a button.

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Don't waste your time trying to figure anything out. Give their support a call or email, and it will be returned promptly so you can keep working on other important projects.

 
 
 
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