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.



38 Reviews of BuildingConnected

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 38 reviews

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Perfect for Pre-construction

Pros

Ease of use - it is simple to set up and get started and is done in minutes
Amazing network of companies already on the platform
Streamlined - the process saves us hours on each submission when compared to traditional paper process

Cons

Needs to add a data component to the service offering to see what the market is saying/ would support. This needs to be unit rate as well as sum.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

BuildingConnected

Pros

Very easy to use. Makes precon a breeze.

Cons

Would be very well served to have a mobile app as well.

September 2018

Jody from Construction

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

September 2018

BuildingConnected Review

The few times we have used this just from being invited and getting information pulled down it seems easy enough.

Pros

It is easy enough to pull down plans and specs when invited.

Cons

Nothing really to complain about at this time as I'm newer to the site.

September 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

Building Connected - Relationships Review

Pros

This product allows you to reach out to multiple parties incredibly easily with all of the necessary information. It also lets you easily track who is interested and reviewed different documents.

Cons

The software can get messy with old contacts and tracking different people within multiple groups. Have to stay on-top of contact management

September 2018

Michael from Comfort Control

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

Access to documents

Pros

Access to the documents is good, I don't spend alot of time searching the site for what I need, Good format. I can get to what I need with out searching through BS

Cons

Not to many negatives, Maybe if more General contractors would use this format,would be a help in getting more coverage

August 2018

Andrew from Addison Construction Supply

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Great Way to Get Quotes From All Disciplines

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.

July 2018

Loreto from CJI

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

Good software!!!

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.

July 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

A great investment for keeping subcontractors on hand

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.

June 2018

Brett from Hunt and Walsh

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

Great Organizational tool for bidding with Clients!

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.

May 2018

Aaron from JLR Contractors

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

Great software for receiving bids.

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.

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

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

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!

May 2018

Robert from Bayley

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

Necessary for Soliciting Bids

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.

March 2018

Clay from Paintzen

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

Essential bidding platform for contractors

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

February 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

February 2018

Practically a file share with a few extra functions

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

February 2018

Trey from QRC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2018

It was pretty good

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.

February 2018

steve from Barton Overhead Door Inc

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2018

Love this program!

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.

January 2018

Joseph from Geneva Rock

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2018

Great for Bid and Sub Management

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.

November 2017

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2017

Great estimating/bid tool for contractors

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.

November 2017

Luke from Coe Cosntruction

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2017

Great option for sub bid management

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.

October 2017

Jonathan from Crosstown Metal Industries Ltd.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2017

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

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.