BuildingConnected software


BuildingConnected is an online bid management solution designed to serve general contractors and sub-contractors across the construction industry. The solution helps to streamline the bidding process, manage projects and build a network of professional contacts involved in the construction projects.

BuildingConnected offers a basic free version which helps users to manage the entire pre-construction process, from vendor qualification to sending or inviting bids. The project dashboard displays the real-time status of every ongoing activity and allows businesses to monitor their KPIs from a single screen.

BuildingConnected also tracks the detailed history of bidder actions and allows project teams to collaborate through bidder notes. In addition to the free version, users can pay to upgrade to BC Pro, which gives users access to historical cost data, vendor relationship tracking, and performance analytics along with other additional features.

BuildingConnected also has the ability to integrate with cloud storage providers such as Box and Egnyte. Users also get the option to upload documents, get NDAs and contracts signed from the vendors and create an electronic sealed bid function.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 8

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  • Andrew from Addison Construction Supply

    Specialty: Concrete

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Great Way to Get Quotes From All Disciplines

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    This program is great for keeping everyone in the loop for jobs that are bidding. You can send out links to plans or addendums and upload them to the website.

    Cons

    There is not very much that is a negative about this program. If anything I think the number of irrelevant emails some disciplines will receive.

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  • Loreto from CJI

    Specialty: Engineer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Good software!!!

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    Pros

    What we like about BuildingConnected is that it is very easy to use, we can just add drawings and designs easily. We can also see our project history if we want to.

    Cons

    Honestly, I do not see any major issues with Building Connected. It actually serve its function to its users.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    A great investment for keeping subcontractors on hand

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    Pros

    Very easy to use and very easy to see who is in your area as long as they're also signed up for buildingconnected.

    Cons

    You have to rely on other companies to keep their information updated to be able to contact them from the website.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Brett from Hunt and Walsh

    June 2018

    Great Organizational tool for bidding with Clients!

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    Pros

    The best thing about this software is the organizational standards of the software. All of my clients that use BuildingConnected to send files, plans, memos etc.. are doing themselves a favor. All my clients are listed with the particular details about those projects and it makes it easy to sort by date or client.

    Cons

    Sometimes BuildingConnected has connectivity issues with different internet platforms (Such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc...) This may be because of how much data is stored on the software, but I am unsure.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Aaron from JLR Contractors

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    Great software for receiving bids.

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    Smoother bids days and was of communicating with my sub contractors.

    Pros

    The added value to communicate with all my sub contractors at one given time in one specific scope of work is priceless. I have been using this for over a year and have grown to love all its free features and the paid version is even better. Being able to price check all the bids side by side.

    Cons

    Getting everyone on board to use the software. Sometimes that is the only challenge that I have. But when everyone is on board man do bid days go so smooth.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    May 2018

    Best software to access drawings and schedules for potenential jobs with customers

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    I am always confident that I have the most updated files/documents for a project we are working on or are currently bidding on. It is a very easy program to access and navigate.

    Pros

    I use this software to access potential projects to bid on. It is very easy to navigate through our clients projects and find drawings/schedules we need. I receive an email any time there are new files uploaded to a project, so I always no when I have the most updated information.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say about this software. I just wish all of our clients used Building Connected so I could find every project we are working on all in one place!

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Robert from Bayley

    May 2018

    Necessary for Soliciting Bids

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    Organization of bids and solicitation is perfect! Very large subcontractor community on-board with this program and used to using it. Great sales and customer service team as well to help with questions and issues.

    Pros

    The organization of multiple projects that are bidding and selection of subcontractors to solicit is excellent. Great solution and platform for storing all project information that is necessary for bidding, giving Subcontractors and vendors the ability to see and view all of the information very easily. It has a great tracking platform to see who is bidding and what the status is.

    Cons

    Really no cons or complaints...only hurdle I would say is that if you want to have the subcontractors work and update statuses/etc. within the program then they have to create an account as well which can be a struggle with some subcontractors.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Clay from Paintzen

    March 2018

    Essential bidding platform for contractors

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    Pros

    Online, web-based bidding platform allowing general contractors to find the right subcontractor for new and continued work

    Cons

    none really, but would love to see more features be released faster as the potential of the platform is huge

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    February 2018

    Practically a file share with a few extra functions

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    Pros

    -Upload speeds are fast
    -ability to organize contractors is helpful
    -one stop shop for emailing helps with mass solicitations

    Cons

    -Interface is very basic
    -Organizing and moving files is very difficult. Once you upload files its nearly impossible to move them 10 folders up
    -Navigation to add subs after bids are sent is difficult

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Trey from QRC

    Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2018

    It was pretty good

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    Overall A Pretty Good Product

    Pros

    This program helped us figure out with multiple people in the office, who was working on what. It helped us stay on task and stay involved in the projects we were bidding.

    Cons

    The program does have some room for improvement for sure. In my opinion they need to include a way to scale blueprints in the program that way I wont have to print them.

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  • steve from Barton Overhead Door Inc

    Specialty: Other specialty contractor

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2018

    Love this program!

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    If your looking for Construction Software call these guys and take it for a test drive, you wont be sorry and your subcontractors will love it.

    Pros

    Building Connected is the best software out there for me getting my bid invites and access to plans and specs. It so easy to use and everything you need a click away. Contractors that are using this software can send bid invites and access to the plans right to my account. I'm using their Opportunity Manager also, I just forward my bid invites from Contractors who are not using Building Connected to this program and it puts it in order by bid date automatically , much better than me trying to organize my outlook. Another thing about this software when you download plans its way faster than it competition.

    Cons

    Once in awhile I will have to go in and manually put in the bid date on certain bid invites that I have forwarded to the Opportunity Manager.

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  • Joseph from Geneva Rock

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    January 2018

    Great for Bid and Sub Management

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    There is a free version of this software. It has cut my bid invitation time in half. Its a great software.

    Pros

    First off its free. Building connected has saved us hours of work from emailing and setting up plans in document management software. It is very easy to use. One of the hardest things before we were connected with Building Connected was how to get large files to other members of our team or subcontractors. Now it is as easy as dragging and dropping into Building Connected and telling the software who you want to sent the invitation too. I really like using this software.

    Cons

    I have a couple of complaints. Many times when sending an invitation to bid to a subcontractor the invitation gets sent to their junk mail. Then I have to call and make sure that a individual is looking in their junk mail for the invitation. The other item that I do not like is the predetermined categories. They are more set up for vertical construction and not horizontal construction. So they do not have items such as asphalt binders, rotomilling, and other items found in road highway construction.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    November 2017

    Great estimating/bid tool for contractors

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    This software helps me, the subcontractor, get what I need from the contractor with little to no issue. Everything that the contractor needs me to have is placed right there in front of me.

    Pros

    It gives the subcontractor a smooth process in obtaining the contract documents for a project. The contractor has the ability to upload and list all required information. The user interface is very easy to use and everything is straight forward.

    Cons

    There isn't much not to like. I do wish that there was a folder style download system so that single sheets could be downloaded if necessary.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Luke from Coe Cosntruction

    Specialty: Construction manager

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    November 2017

    Great option for sub bid management

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    BuildingConnected has been a lifesaver.

    Pros

    Being able to quickly and clearly see who is bidding, and for which scope is invaluable. I can pull up the Subcontractor history, and see past project and our relationship stats at a glance.

    Cons

    Web based, so if the servers are down you will be dead in the water. Having some sort of manual backup or PDF of the project list is imperative.

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  • Jonathan from Crosstown Metal Industries Ltd.

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    October 2017

    Building Connected was more focused on up to date General Contractors than an old Sub Contractor.

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    The only benefit we received from this software was an understanding on what didn't work for our business.

    Pros

    This software had loads of great features and integrated project management tools. It imported your data base for simple software transition with your client directory, and tracks and manages your project with a nice easy to use dashboard.

    Cons

    It just wasn't right for a sub-contractor in the sheet metal industry. It also did not allow for importing our client directory from a DOS run software basically requiring someone to do data entry for weeks before we realized this wasn't the software for us.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Amanda from Georgia Commercial Builders

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2017

    Building Connected is so easy to use!

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    Pros

    We love that all of our estimating is in one spot! Easy to access and track! We literally log in and add all the plans or drawings in one spot!

    Cons

    The only thing we don't like is that vendors must creat their own account, even though it's free, it is harder to get some of the subcontractors to do that.

  • Mindy from ETC Building & Design, Inc.

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2017

    Easy to use bidding software that integrates with Procore

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    Value for Money

    *Integration with Project Management Software *Has a large spectrum of subcontractors *Great Sales and Customer Service Team

    Pros

    The free version offers so much that you don't even need to buy the full version. It integrates with many major project management software companies like Procore. The sales team and customer support are top notch! Almost ALL of the subcontractors we use are already on Building Connected which makes it very convenient.

    Cons

    The integration could be a little better. Other then that, there are no other glaring shortfalls I can see.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Anna from SL Green

    February 2017

    Previous User

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    Used BuildingConnected for a few months in the previous job. Was better than the previous software I was using as a work order system but still did not love it.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Shelby from Dowling Construction

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    November 2016

    Keeps you Organized

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    I've been using BC for a little over a month. I am a Project Coordinator for a TI company, and my Project Manager uses it as well. It makes it easy to access subcontractor bids and keep everything organized in one place. Communication is great through their messenger tab-- I like that you can email everyone in the project, a certain trade, or people who have yet to submit a bid. One thing that I wish was a part of the basic version is syncing your job walks to your calendar. We are taking the extra step to send out job walk invites and then add them to our Outlook calendar.

    Pros

    -Ease of Use
    -Organization
    -Printable Reports
    -Messaging tool
    -Customer service/help team is very responsive

    Cons

    -Does not sync job walks/bid due dates onto Calendar

  • Nathan from Lansdowne Construction

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    October 2016

    BuildingConnected

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    Needed an easy to use, easy to implement bidding tool to distribute RFP's and build smart bidding lists. Building Connected so far is keeping up with my needs and is so much better than the other tool we were using.

    Pros

    Price, usability, easily implemented and I can access from anywhere. I prefer web access and some online tools seem to be trying to hard, but this one fits in nicely and responds well as an interface.

    Cons

    In estimating, you are only as good as people who use the tool, and if a vendor is old school (most are), they won't always interact and respond through the system. Getting vendors in through the gateway is hit and miss, but this isn't a fault, per say, of the tool.

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