Construction management is a term that is often used in the construction industry, and will be in the future. But what, precisely, does the term mean? And what are the processes that are affiliated with it? Construction management is an effective (and professional) service that establishes the project’s schedule, cost, quality, safety, scope, and function.
To explain a bit further, this process involves specific risk assessments, material and talent procurement, and interaction (or communication) with all team members of the project, from designers to contractors to owners. Simply put, it is getting all the moving parts of a project on the same page and cadence. But when it comes to the specifics affiliated with executing these tasks, there is not a single definition or approach.
The processes can be found in the stages of construction management, from planning to execution, and in our modern world, these processes typically take the form of software. It is no secret that technology is at the forefront of most processes, regardless of industry. And while at one time software was considered a reinvention of the wheel for many industries, including construction management, it is currently more or less a tightening of the spokes.
This is good news for construction project processes, as they don’t have to upend their approach to establish a new way of doing things. However, it is always best to stay aware of the latest and greatest trends, and here are some of the top construction management process softwares to be on the lookout for in 2022.
Top Construction Management Software
It is important to note that construction management software platforms are not all the same, and while the list below highlights some of the best overall products of 2022, it is still worth considering what exactly your project requires in terms of construction management. These considerations can be anything from size to scope of work to number of participants involved. After all, a new construction project in the food industry is going to have different considerations than a new construction project in the pharma industry or even an industrial project.
However, there are some construction management software solutions that are making more waves than others, and usually for good reason. While this is far from a complete list, consider these three software solutions for your next construction management processes:
A sort of catch-all software program that has your needs covered from pre-construction to financial management to training programs to interpreting data and analytics. When it comes to implementing the proper tools throughout the construction management process, Procore has made a name for itself as an industry standard.
Autodesk BIM 360
For general contractors, subcontractors, architects, and project owners, Autodesk BIM 360 acts as a bridge between workflows, teams, and data. While it shares many construction project process points as Procore, Autodesk BIM 360 is particularly geared well toward large projects and companies.
Jobprogress has the flexibility to be integrated into a variety of solutions, and since it is designed by contractors, it has a solid understanding of the tools necessary for a construction management process. Additionally, Jobprogress is more suited toward small companies or projects, priding itself on being one of the most robust construction project management software solutions available for small businesses.
EAD is Adaptable
These are only a handful of software solutions used to support your construction management process, and it is important to note that the experts at EAD can work with any of them, or others. Having over 20 years of combined experience means we have seen how trends shape and push the construction industry forward, and we continue to be ahead of the curve. We understand that each project is unique and that there is not only one solution that will get the job done, so we stay versed in all of them. After all, it’s your project.
Contact us today as we work to make your future project a reality.