11 best construction planning software [2020 Guide]

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11 best construction planning software

Construction project managers use specific software tools to set their objectives and plans, implement operations, develop communications, and maximize resources.

Similarly, these construction planning software tools help to automate the way managers administer tasks, estimate costs, facilitate scheduling, and handle workload assignments.

Without further ado, let’s check out some of the best construction planning software.

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BIM 360 Design

BIM 360 Design

Everyone knows about the CAD programs from AutoDesk and how they arguably the best and most well-known in the whole wide world.

However, their product line extends to more than just the programs you create the designs in.

For example, BIM 360 is an indispensable tool for construction workers that brings an entirely new toolset to the trade.

It allows you to securely co-author a Revit model within one firm or across multiple firms and control the exchange of work-in-progress data.

This is thanks to the fact that it can securely access Civil 3D files, data shortcuts and XRefs from multiple locations and companies.

Changes and progress to a design can be monitored step-by-step, from pretty much any devices, from browsers, tablets, or mobile devices.

BIM 360 Design

BIM 360 Design

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Procore

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Procore is one of the widely used construction planning software for simplifying project communication and documentation in a cloud-based platform.

The software includes the latest web technologies. Further, the software can display multiple projects in a one-page dashboard to help managers monitor their progress.

The software is also rich in features, including:

  • Contract Management
  • Project Management
  • Quote Management
  • Sales Management
  • Scheduling
  • Time Management

Construction professionals also use Procore to work on projects from any Internet-connected device while maintaining access to project documents, drawings, submittals, schedules, contracts, and RFIs.

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WorkflowMax

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WorkflowMax works to help users manage tasks, time, and invoice in a software-as-a-service model.

The project management tool features tools for sales leads, implementation, initiation, close-out and billing phases of a construction project.

There is also an unlimited edition that allows users to include building and construction professionals, architects, engineers, and surveyors.

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GenieBelt

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GenieBelt incorporates live program management, reporting tools, a complete audit trail, project overviews, document sharing and an automated drawing control to provide a basic project management functionality.

Its main goal is to help save time for project managers.

The tool also works on multiple platforms such as PCs, tablets, and smartphones. It also deploys on the cloud, software-as-a-service, and web platforms. Key features include:

  • Contract Management
  • Document / Photo Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Job Scheduling
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Task Management
  • Timesheets

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Newforma Construction Suite

Newforma Construction logo

Newforma Construction Suite includes the Preconstruction, Project Management and Field Management tools.

Preconstruction allows project managers to handle emails, view drawings, and look for information on corporate networks.

Users can coordinate bid documents and models for MEP clash detection using the feature.

Project Management lets users handle contracts, change orders, submittals, RFIs, and action items via a smartphone or tablet.

Meanwhile, Field Management is for handling punch lists, spatial indices, and project images. 

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BIM Track

Bimtrack

BIM Track is ideal for infrastructures and buildings design coordination to help minimize non-productive activities.

The cloud-based software detects and identifies issues with 3D BIM models coordination.

Also, BIM Track contains plug-ins for Revit and Navisworks to manage issues. Other features are:

  • Incident Reporting
  • Lead Management
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Task Management

The tool boasts of its interactive design that works well with browsers and mobile devices.

There’s a 3D viewer as well for online viewing of projects.BIM Track provides metrics for the progress of issue management.

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ePROMIS Construction ERP

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Construction and engineering firms use ePROMIS Construction ERP to track and analyze project performance.

Additionally, the tool provides insights into the current and future challenges that might face the construction industry.

Its content management system include bid and contract management, lead and permit management, subcontractor and supplier management and warranty/service management.

Other ePROMIS Construction ERP comprehensive features are:

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Change Orders
  • Document / Photo Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Selection Sheets
  • Task Management
  • Timesheets

The solution runs on cloud, on-premise and mobile device platforms.

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PayPanther

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PayPanther aims at architects, contractors, managers, engineers, developers, designers, and consultants.

The software integrates invoicing, time tracking, CRM, and project management for easy use.

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Paskr Project Management Suite

 

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Paskr Project Management Suite aims at principal contractors and subcontractors for large construction projects.

The main construction planning software features are bid and contract management, lead and permit management, subcontractor and supplier management and warranty/service management.

Paskr Project Management Suite’s other features include:

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Change Orders
  • Document / Photo Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Selection Sheets
  • Submittal Management
  • Task Management
  • Timesheets

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UDA ConstructionSuite

UDA Construction Suite

UDA ConstructionSuite has interactive workflows to keep the project team on track and organize project data with easy accessibility.

Further, it has two-way QuickBooks integration tools to check the financial status of projects and automate the AIA billing process.

Other features include:

  • Change Orders
  • Contract Management
  • Document / Photo Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Lead Management
  • Selection Sheets
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Task Management

  Get UDA ConstructionSuite

QuickBase

QuickBase

QuickBase is available also in a free trial version as well.

The tool’s content management system include bid and contract management, lead and permit management, subcontractor and supplier management and warranty/service management.

Other QuickBase extensive features are:

  • Change Orders
  • Document / Photo Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Selection Sheets
  • Submittal Management
  • Task Management

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Every construction firm is well aware of the reality that any project requires time, resources, and intensive effort to complete. However, time management seems to be a constant challenge.

The amalgamation of the Internet and software tools now makes it possible to complete a task easily.

The software mentioned above are only a few samples of the construction planning software tools available in the market.

If you know of any other similar tools not mentioned, let us know by leaving a comment below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2016 and has been since revamped and updated in September 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.