Written by: AI & Architecture

Cutting edge software for construction management

The modern construction engineers, architects, builders, contractors are faced with dynamic challenges in project planning, finance management, risk assessment, and human resource management. But with the innovation of new technologies, the construction sector has realized major progress that has accelerated the building process and continues to shape up the ever-competitive market.

Medaja engaged in brief research to establish some of the breakthrough software that is evolving construction management and here is the list;

 Builder trend

Build trend is an online-based construction tool that supports the preparation of estimated budget communication with clients and project schedules. The web-based platform supports personalized and friendly training of team members through its mobile-friendly application. At the same time, Builder trend also allows the storage of big data and complex documents for construction firms hence simplifying the analysis of historical information regarding contracts, architectural designs, costs, and scope of work for various projects.

 For example, one of the major problems with contractors, even seasonal professionals, is project scheduling. In most cases, the contractors tend to take many projects to handle but the human resource and machinery are limited. The challenge has been meeting the deadline of all the projects since they lack proper timeline mapping for all the requisite work. Builder trend has emerged to be one of the many mobile apps that are assisting contractors in better planning of the calendar, avoiding conflicting dates on different contracts and this provides real-time completion as per the set project dates.

 Build Tools

Build Tools is cloud-based construction management software that was made by builders for builders and re-modelers. It focuses on controlling the back-office tasks and it can offer a customized performance to different firms. With Build tools, a construction company can seamlessly manage schedules without stress, improve communication with the customers, simplify budget management, invoicing, and bidding processes. Additionally, it is very suitable in document management and allows integration with other related apps such as accounting to promote the automated and accurate payment of the workers after completing the job. The subscribers of Build tools can access it 24 hours seven days a week and solve their needs. They can design purchase orders, share photos in any location as well as updating schedules.

Sage 100 Contractor

Sage 100 Contractor provides integrated solutions in construction management ranging from scheduling, equipment and material management, payroll, and general ledger management. It also includes accounting systems and business administration to oversee the operations in the office and construction sites and ensure everything runs under the laid down goals. This software is one of the few Microsoft Compatible programs that are built with more friendly features. Other key features include purchase orders, client tracking capacity, subcontracts, change orders, job cost estimates, construction-specific billing personalized reports, and inventory.

Additionally, it is made up of form design to enable the design and editing of documents when it is necessary. The users can prepare numerous forms, manipulate and send to the targeted organizations without the hassle of learning other software. For instance, the form of design can create proposals, business letters, and mail lists, contract agreement documents, among other construction documents. Choosing and adopting the best construction management software can be a daunting task especially for startups and middle construction level firms but it comes with multiple benefits as mentioned above. However, every organization has specific challenges which it aims to solve through technology. Therefore, it is prudent for each construction firm to examine their business needs before paying a subscription to any project management software. The question that a construction company can ask before making such a decision is, does the project management software manage project workflows, assign tasks accordingly to meet the deadlines. Lastly, does it track client contracts, employee history documents, bids, and job costs?