Construction is often seen as a tactile, manual industry. However, there is a lot to be gained from introducing a little technology into your processes.

While some more veteran professionals may hesitate to adopt these new tools, a little training can go a long way and pay dividends in the future. The right amount of technology may even attract more tech-savvy candidates to your business.

Here are some of the best and most useful construction software programs for you to implement into your processes.

1. RedTeam

RedTeam can help even the largest of construction companies with preconstruction, business development, project management, budgeting module, bid management, and field management. It was developed by construction professionals, so it’s easily accessible even to those in construction who aren’t as tech-savvy. With simple navigation, this cloud-based program will help with end-to-end construction management.

2. STACK

STACK is a cloud-based program made for estimators. The program streamlines the estimation process, meaning that you can bid for work more quickly and more accurately. STACK also works seamlessly with Excel, TIFF and PDF files, and Google Earth and operates online, so it’s accessible from any device.

3. Autodesk BIM 360

This is another cloud-based program, but it’s for all things project management. Autodesk BIM 360 allows professionals to see the entire construction project lifecycle, giving great insight about timing, scheduling, and budgets. This program allows anyone on your team to access and manage documents, collaborate on designs, coordinate activities, and analyze your data.

4. Procore

Procore is another fantastic project management program. It offers assistance with preconstruction, bid management, resource management, and more. Owners can access information about multiple projects, specialty contractors can collaborate, and general contractors can keep sites on track with this tool. Procore is designed to be user-friendly and solutions-based.

5. Corecon

You could say that Corecon can do it all. From contract administration and procurement management, to workforce scheduling and quality control management, this program has functionality that helps every step of the way. It’s cloud-based and accessible from anywhere, and can even be integrated with many accounting systems.

6. CoConstruct

CoConstruct is a web-based system for custom builders and remodelers. As you can infer from the name, this program is all about collaboration and communication. It allows all parties involved in a project to interface and work though all the details of a project, ensuring that everyone is on target and on track during a custom build.

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