BuildingBlok Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

BuildingBlok

Construction Management software for SMBs

4.6/5 (10 reviews)

BuildingBlok overview

What is BuildingBlok?

BuildingBlok is a cloud based construction management software designed for small and midsize companies in the construction industry. The software offers document management, bidding management and project management capabilities within a single solution.

The bidding management functionality of the software allows users to create RFI (request for information) requests, share documentation and automate the paperwork and communication for bids. The payment application of the software allows users to send contracts to the subcontractors, build the SOV’s and submit their payments online. Users can also define the approval process for their contract payments before making the payments.

The software offers comprehensive workforce management which allows users to track and monitor labor hours to efficiently calculate labor costs and manage project deadlines. The project management functionality allows the managers to define their flow of work and create task lists to execute and monitor their workflow.

With the help of customized financial reports and dashboards to track job costs and profitability on a real time basis, users gain a complete view of their construction projects and are better equipped in making decisions regarding their construction and workforce management practices.
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Pricing

Starting from
$50/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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BuildingBlok user reviews

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8

Very good
2

Average
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Brandon Nadeau

Save time and be organized - Professional management program

Reviewed 2015-09-15
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
My project is tracked with Building Blok. I like that subs can view all the project documents on the site, submit change order requests and pay apps. It's been a great system and I can't image doing commercial projects without it.

Cons
Getting small subcontractors to use Building Blok is the only challenge. I will say that when I have a contractor resisting getting logged in, I just call Building Blok and they take them step by step to get them in the system.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Alaina Miller

Project Administrator

Reviewed 2015-03-12
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
It was easy to use and allowed for workflow transparency across multiple facets of the project. The administrators could easily track how items were progressing through the approval chain for existing projects and subcontractors could easily access documents for prospective projects.

Cons
The project setup was rather cumbersome and would sometimes delay initial entry of the project. A new project required entry of the contract and subcontract information and was duplicative for our company due the use of an existing accounting system. Also, we had some difficulty with the management of the approval chain process itself. Some approval aspects just couldn't be linear.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Gene Dobie

Good Value

Reviewed 2016-06-15
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Ease of use and great templates. Vendor provides excellent training and follow up.

Cons
Help button does not address problems with navigation

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Dan Wildes

2 Thomas College Projects

Reviewed 2015-03-12
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
It's easy to use, and it was very affordable. They have great customer support. We were new to file sharing programs like this, and this did allow us to understand the pros and cons of using such a system, while not spending a lot of money.

Cons
I get the feeling that we were at the early stages of the product development. So, we ran into a few more problems using it than I thought we would. But again, all issues were resolved immediately.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Andrew DiSabatino

BuildingBlok makes me look good!

Reviewed 2015-03-19
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Trying to run a construction project is like juggling. BuildingBlok is like having an extra set of hands.

Cons
It works best when all or most of the stakeholders are involved.

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BuildingBlok pricing

Starting from
$50/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Document Management: $50/month
Bid Management: $100/month
Construction Management: $250/month
Contract Management: $500/month

BuildingBlok features

API
Bid Management
Estimating
Projections

Activity Dashboard (63 other apps)
Activity Tracking (55 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (47 other apps)
Change Order Management (52 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (67 other apps)
Customizable Templates (47 other apps)
Data Import/Export (57 other apps)
Document Management (66 other apps)
Document Storage (55 other apps)
Job Costing (55 other apps)
Project Estimating (49 other apps)
Project Management (87 other apps)
Project Tracking (59 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (56 other apps)
Subcontractor Management (62 other apps)
Third Party Integration (50 other apps)

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Additional information for BuildingBlok

Key features of BuildingBlok

  • Change orders
  • Daily log
  • Document management
  • Punch list
  • RFIs/submittals
  • Scheduling
  • Timecard
  • Time & materials billing
  • Service quotes
  • Bid management
  • Project time tracking
  • Status reporting
  • Timesheets
  • To-do list
  • Contractor management
  • Scheduled reporting
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Benefits

BuildingBlok offers document management, bidding management, project management within a suite.

The product allows users to efficiently run online bidding with easy RFIs and document sharing functionality.

The mobile functionality of the software allows managers to remotely manage RFIs, payment processes and workforce.

Users can also manage the change order requests and approvals from a single solution.

BuildingBlok allows subcontractors to create and submit invoices for against all their expenses to estimate the project costs and revenue.