e-Builder Project Management Software


 

e-Builder is a cloud-based construction program management solution for capital projects that provides performance data across the project lifecycle. Facility owners can track business processes with centralized project information, while business intelligence provides on-demand forecasts and RFI control.

Designed to help facility owners, and those who act on their behalf, throughout the entire construction lifecycle, e-Builder’s software combines capital planning, cost management and controls, process automation, reports and dashboards, scheduling, document management, and bid management in one integrated suite.

Established in 1995, e-Builder’s software is used to manage key project data through the planning, design, procurement, and construction phases. With a focus on collaborative communication, e-Builder features modules that offer various levels of user accessibility, report generation and a configurable dashboard.

Sample clients include the University of Southern California, Chicago Transit Authority, City of Arlington, New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority and Inova Health System.

 

e-Builder - Home
 
  • e-Builder - Home
    Home
  • e-Builder - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • e-Builder - BIM viewer
    BIM viewer
  • e-Builder - Cost summary
    Cost summary
  • e-Builder - Cost funding sources
    Cost funding sources
  • e-Builder - Submittal workflow
    Submittal workflow
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

106 Reviews of e-Builder

 
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from HNTB
Specialty: Construction manager

Summary Review of E-Builder on Major Construction Program

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Likes Best

I think when the project is set up correctly within E-Builder, the software will definitely help in organization and workflow.

Likes Least

Because this is all web based, it sometimes can be slow to respond and process can get hung up if there are large files attached.

Recommendations

Make sure that the processes needed are thought through in the beginning so you don't have to deal with the challenges of changing a process in the middle of the project.

 
 

from HNTB
Specialty: Construction manager

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It is customizable to your business model. It's an all encompassing tool in managing large and complex projects from Change Management, Schedule, Plans, Meeting and Minutes, Document Control and more. This is also a cloud base system allowing access to your projects very easy while on the go via any mobile device.

Likes Least

They are continuously innovating and creating new features to their software. I wish they would spend a little more resource on the little issues they do have to make it a perfect system.

Recommendations

Develop your business processes procedures before acquiring any software. Once you have the business processes approved and accepted by all; building your program to meet those requirements is much less complicated; especially with a system like e-Builder.

 
 

from CATS/LYNC BLE/BLCE/STV Inc.
Specialty: Engineer

Daily e-Builder user

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E-Builder is a helpful program that makes it easy for the user to navigate throughout the system to locate and store pertinent project files.

Likes Least

I wish e-builder provided a way for the user to completely delete files that were mistakenly uploaded by the user.

Recommendations

I would recommend that new users reach out the customer service agents or submit help desk tickets if they ever stumble upon an unsolvable e-builder issue.

 
 

from APS School
Specialty: Other specialty contractor

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This program is easy to use and and the process are invoicing is easy as well to use.

Likes Least

When I am working on Ebuilder and i get kicked out or the screen locks up to where i can do anything i have reboot

Recommendations

would be nice to lock up when doing a process new request or invoice

 
 

from BYU-Idaho
Specialty: Architect

Has improved the efficiency and visibility of our work flows.

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After going through a failed implementation of a competing product, we were apprehensive when starting over with eBuilder. We have been pleased with the features, functionality and support we have gotten. We have found eBuilder to be flexible and configurable so it matches our processes and adds visibility and consistency to how we work.
- Document management allows us to keep all information, from record drawings to O&M manuals in one location that is readily available to all users.
- Supports all phases of construction project from planning and budgeting to warranty work.

Likes Least

There have been some bumps along the way (mostly a result of our inexperience) but most have been resolved quickly and satisfactorily.

Recommendations

Like any enterprise level software package, implementation is an involved process. Getting buy in from top management is critical, as is taking time to really understand how your organization does business so the package is configured properly from the start.

 
 

from KCMO PUblic Works
Specialty: Government - state & local

The product has been very useful and user friendly.

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Very user friendly and simple to navigate. I can get to where I need to go relatively easy. I find the way the site is organized really helps me to get where I need to go.

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I do not have any dislikes of the product at this time.

Recommendations

Just give a try and see how effective the product is.

 
 

from Lanzo Construction
Specialty: Construction manager

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Accessibility from everyone with an account, multiple projects, organization, follow up tools, etc.

Likes Least

When I don't deal with the items they keep coming up as "on my court"! Which is a reminder to me that I have to get it done!

Recommendations

Don't just learn to do a thing or two in it, learn it as much as possible so that you can really take advantage of all it offers

 
 

from Florida Hospital - Office of Design and Construction
Specialty: Building owner

One of a kind

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One of a kind, all inclusive and customizable. E-Builder Support, Account Managers are excellent and extremely helpful! Can tell they really want to see us succeed. They provide a lot of avenues to ensure people get the help they need in many forms.

Likes Least

We couldn't sync E-Builder with our existing financial software. This isn't necessarily a direct E-Builder issue, but we understand linking 2 programs together like that with sensitive information is an extremely difficult thing to do.

Recommendations

Read the E-Builder Administrator handbook, it has great guidelines about what things in E-Builder are customizable to really fit the needs of your company. E-Builder has several methods to provide technical support, very efficient and one-on-one. .

 
 

from Nemours
Specialty: Building owner

Project Manager and eBuilder Administrator

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I like the various ways to communicate with contractors, legal counsel, etc. It is a great repository for all projects.

Likes Least

I don't like the app. I don't think it's user friendly to see more than your projects. It does not give you the flexibility to manipulate the information as an administrator. I also don't like the fact that you cannot work on documents and modify them online. I would like to be able to drag emails and attachments from emails from my inbox to eBuilder to upload. it would be a lot more user friendly.

Recommendations

Make sure the mobile app is workable. Confirm the usability of the software with your finance group so that you can easily use the cost module.

 
 

from City of Arlington
Specialty: Government - state & local

e-Builder Review

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Through the years I have enjoyed all aspects of this product. e-Builder has been very responsive

Likes Least

There are only a few features that I would like to be added but otherwise it is OK

Recommendations

Ask a lot of questions. Get extensive information and see demonstrations that will meet your needs

 
 

from University
Specialty: Government - state & local

Give it some time to make sense to you

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Previously, all project information (data, costs, contracts, plans, as builts etc) were spread out over more than 6 applications with various levels of viewing privileges so that it was very cumbersome to find what you needed....now with e-Builder the financial information along with as built information is all together and easily found and used

Likes Least

the terminology doesn't come naturally to those used to the Construction industry... processes, forms, notes, comments are not what you expect... "filter" instead of search; "mail merge" instead of print, submittals that are not separated into folders... we will get used to it but it is taking a while.

Recommendations

Think carefully about the customization as then you are more reliant on your own software/support who may not be geared up for all the work/time that will be come needed to resolve functional issues. We have found that calls to provider support to "fix" something cannot be done because it is a custom set up...

 
 

from Globetrotters Engineering Corporation
Specialty: Engineer

Not a Power User

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It works as expected.

Likes Least

Creating Reports to extract data from processes is not intuitive. Something needs to change. A user should not need to be a power user to understand how to create a report.

Recommendations

Hire trained personnel to set up and maintain your system.

 
 

from Bio technoligy company
Specialty: Building owner

Construction Programe

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Likes Best

How I'm able to control all aspects of the project from using E-builder. Using the bidding module is extremely useful and allows the bids to stay honest.

Easy to navigate and customer service is awesome.

Likes Least

It tends to freeze up often. When you're in the middle of CO process sometimes the process will just disappear and you have to start all over again.

The cost is also an issue thus the reason I'm looking else where.

Recommendations

Find the glitches that I mentioned in the question above as well as lower their cost.

 
 

from Houston Methodist
Specialty: Building owner

the best product I have worked with for large capital projects

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easy to navigate through. The ability to create reports. The fact that it is web based and can be shared with outside vendors as needed. The ability to limit access as needed. Most of all, the ability to pick up the phone and talk to a real person without long wait times and get help anytime I need it.

Likes Least

How do you type the sound of crickets chirping? Seriously, there are some limits to the program, which comes hand in hand with the ease of use. I flunked Fortran in college, so I am opting for the ease of use.

Recommendations

get the names and numbers of other people in your industry that have used this program and ask them lots of questions.

 
 

from WSSC
Specialty: Government - state & local

Administrator - creating projects, updating documents

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What I like best about this product is the ease of use.

Likes Least

I have yet to encounter a problem, which has been less favorable, that e-Builder was not able to incorporate into the software.

Recommendations

Keep in mind that if there is a process you would like to be able to execute in e-Builder, contact e-Builder support and they will find a way to accomodate your needs.

 
 

from McLaren Health Care Corporation
Specialty: Building owner

My review of eBuilder

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Complete transparency; ease of accessing documents; managing permissions so that budgets don't go over.

Likes Least

I've only been using it a year - but I have nothing bad to say. Some of our other staff you use it haven't had any complaints to me.

Recommendations

Make sure to get a thorough demonstration of the abilities of the system. Arrange to talk to other customers who are in the same field as you. We are healthcare - so it has helped talking to others who use it specifically for contruction and healthcare.

 
 

from SSC
Specialty: Construction manager

Best in the business!

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It keeps everything organized, and projects running smoothly.

Likes Least

When I fill in the meeting minutes on a calendar event, if you don't save them right you lose it all and have to start over.

Recommendations

Don't waste your time, get E-Builder and be done with it.

 
 

from John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
Specialty: Construction manager

I personally have had a great experience with e-builder.

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Likes Best

The software is user friendly and the support staff have been wonderful.

Likes Least

There are parts of the software that are not applicable for my job but I would not say that is a negative.

Recommendations

Their customer support has really been wonderful. I have called many times to make sure I had all the components of an
outgoing bid and they worked with me to reassure me I had everything I needed. That makes me very comfortable as I send out bids a few times a year.

 
 

from DataCom Design Group
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

Project Management w/EBuilder

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Likes Best

It can track all the comments, submittals, deliverables etc. in one location.

Likes Least

It's a little difficult to understand, but when you spend some time with the processes it will become valuable.

Recommendations

Look for what it can do for you and how it saves you time and money.

 
 

from French Associates
Specialty: Architect

Using e-Builder as an architect

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Likes Best

Ease of use. the vendor's customer technical support is outstanding. It functionality covers and meets all our needs. Tracking of all the activities, all the payments, all the contracts is comprehensive. The quality of the software is great. It is very easy to navigate through the software.

Likes Least

Cannot think of anything right now. I am satisfied with the software

Recommendations

Easy to use and very comprehensive.