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What software do construction companies use? The results of hundreds of phone calls.

construction software options
construction software options

Canada has a declining labor force due to an aging population and delayed entry into the workforce -and businesses are feeling the repercussions. Entrepreneurs are working longer hours and struggling to fulfill contracts, resulting in lost sales and opportunities. However, the good news is that businesses of all sizes and across industries can leverage technology to boost productivity and find internal efficiencies to bridge the gaps and do more with the people they have.

Tech innovators in the construction industry have come out with incredible ideas like Hadrian X the brick-laying robot and while videos of his industriousness are fun to watch, you might not see this technology on every job site. The same holds true for the hilariously named “Basil” the automated drywall hanger who has worked on projects in the San Francisco airport. “Oh behave Basil.”

Most companies choose to enhance and adopt their digital capabilities with more practical solutions. Over the past few months, we have spoken with many construction industry companies about their internal digital tools and today we will share with you the list of software products that have come up most often – in no particular order and with no kickbacks 🙂

Aptora | All-In-One Field Service Management

Aptora provides Field Service Management Software for HVAC, Petroleum, Plumbing, Electrical, Roofing and other industries.

Mariner Software

Developers of receipt and document management, recipe management, and writing and creativity software for the macOS, iOS and Windows platforms.

Buildertrend

Construction project management software for home builders, remodelers and contractors.

BIM 360 – Construction Management Software | Autodesk BIM 360

Part of the Autodesk Construction Cloud, connecting workflows, teams, and data to help you build better.

AssetTiger: Free Online Asset Management Service

AssetTiger is a free online asset management service with thousands of active accounts. Cloud-based, unlimited users, barcode scanning, mobile app.

Manage HR, Benefits and Payroll online | Collage HR

HR software for small and medium businesses to manage recruitment, time-off, benefits, and payroll from a browser. No more spreadsheets.

MERX : Find New Contracts, Bids & Tenders for Canadian Businesses

MERX is Canada’s #1 source of business opportunities. Find thousands of new bids & tenders in one place.

Biddingo – Government Contract Portal

Bids & Tenders Procurement Platform

Get to know the eProcurement platform that connects buyers and suppliers with 100% digital, paperless, 24/7 bidding. Compliant bids, every time. It’s that simple.

Square Takeoff

Square Takeoff a Construction Blueprint Takeoff and Estimating Software

Bluebeam | Construction Software

Bluebeam construction software empowers AEC teams to collaborate in real time and manage projects from design to completion on any device – anywhere.

Construction Management Software for Builders + Remodelers | CoConstruct

Construction management software used by 100,000+ residential building professionals. Easily manage project estimates, proposals, client communication and more.

Instant Payments for Contractors | Truss

Pay your guys instantly and request payments easily with Truss. Manage accounts. Automate billing. Control card spend. And it costs you nothing.

JobNimbus – Top Roofing Software for Contractors

JobNimbus is leveling up roofing companies. Try out the best mobile app and all-in-one software for 14 days for free.

HILTI ON!Track Tool Tracking And Asset Management

ON!Track tool tracking and asset management software gives the ability to track and monitor tools, assets, certifications, maintenance schedules, and more.

The platform to build next‒gen apps | Airtable

Airtable is a low‒code platform to build next‒gen apps. Move beyond rigid tools, operationalize your critical data, and reimagine workflows with AI.

Jobber

Jobber’s home & commercial service software is the best way to organize your service business. Quote, schedule, invoice, and get paid—all in one place. Our easy-to-use app powers your sales, operations, and customer service.

Procore Construction Platform – Project Mgmt. Made Simple

Connecting All People, Applications, and Devices in One Central Hub.

Conclusion

Obviously, this list is not exhaustive, but it gives you a general idea of what people are using. Office suites like Microsoft 365, and customer tools like Hubspot’s powerful free CRM feature strongly as well. Special shout-out to local solution providers like Level Software Inc. who provide accurate books delivered with timely job costing in a hybrid automated-human capacity.

When considering any technology implementation project there are definite steps that can help ensure successful outcomes.

Read our article on how to run a digital project in your office.

Tell us what software you are using in the comments below.

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