2022 Preconstruction Top 50

The 2022 BuiltWorlds Preconstruction 50 List was derived from a combination of direct industry feedback, case studies and the results of 2021-2022 Benchmarking Survey data which inquired about solutions being leveraged in BID Management & Prequalification, Value Engineering, Estimating, Life Cycle Costing, Scheduling, and Project Modeling & Simulation for construction project delivery. This list illustrates top and emerging solutions being leveraged by some of the largest contractors, engineers and specialty contractors from around the world for Preconstruction.




Building Connected (Autodesk)

The largest real-time construction network that connects owners and builders through an easy-to-use platform to streamline the bid and risk management process. Allows users to collaboratively manage the bidding process to choose the bests bidder.


TradeTapp (Autodesk)

TradeTapp allows preconstruction teams to analyze and mitigate project risk by ensuring they only work with the most reliable, top-level subcontractors with access to over 1 million construction professionals.


Microsoft Excel

Spreadsheet software for data organization developed by Microsoft as one of their flagship software programs included in MicroSoft Windows operating system packages. Features allow for complex calculations, graphing tools, pivot tables and more.



American construction management software as as service company founded in 2002 and headquartered in California. Connecting everyone who builds to everything they need. If you’re in the construction business, then Procore was designed to help your team.

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CMiC delivers complete ERP and FIELD software solutions for construction and capital projects firms. CMiC’s software transforms how firms optimize productivity, minimize risk and drive growth by planning and managing all financials, projects, resources, and content assets.

Pantera Tools

Pantera Technology

Intuitive, All-in-one bid management suite tailored for your unique needs. Set up project, collaborate with your team, and bid with simplicity.


ViewPoint (Trimble)

Focused on connecting critical business functions like accounting and project management with field operations, Viewpoint’s highly collaborative and intuitive cloud-based solutions can be tailored to organizations of any size. Increase accountability, efficiency and profitability with a suite of tools designed to build a better bottom line – and a better project.


Bid Mail

Allows businesses to find and to filter and pre-qualified and available subcontractors on projects. Filters include distance, trade, labor diversity, and more.

Contractor Score

Contractor Score

A tool that can analyze contractors most recent fiscal year statements and develop a score that contractors can use to solicit their bids on projects. In turn, the score can be shown to potential developers in hopes of giving the developer a better idea and level of trust with the contractors they are hiring for their projects.


Bid Tracer

Bidtracer development began in 2005 and has grown from a sales tool into a sales and project management suite. With the addition of a robust CRM, SalesTracer, that may be used as an integrated solution or stand alone.





The Join platform enables teams to make better design and construction decisions and unlock dramatic improvements in project delivery by connecting projects and people to data.

AEC Collections (Autodesk)

AEC Collection (Autodesk)

The AEC Collection provides designers, engineers, and contractors a set of BIM and CAD tools that support projects from early-stage design through to construction.

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Quickbid (On Center Software)

Quick Bid sharpens the accuracy of your bids and enables you to compete for more jobs. Manual estimates with notes, and marked up drawings are obsolete. Compile itemized costs, labor rates, change orders, and materials, to precisely predict the cost of a job and avoid bidding too low or too high.



WinEstimator Inc.

WinEstimator, Inc. (Trimble)

Trimble’s WinEstimator Essentials subscription is a database-driven estimating and quantity takeoff solution that provides the essential tools estimators need to confidently build profitable estimates and  collaborate throughout their pre-construction workflows.

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DESTINI Estimator

DESTINI Estimator is an on-premise solution designed to help businesses from the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry manage estimation data and teams for streamlining preconstruction processes. Key features include what-if analysis, accounting integration, building information modeling and a historical database.


Accubid (Trimble)

Trimble Accubid Classic is the original full-featured electrical estimating solution that facilitates the complete construction workflow, from estimating to purchasing, project management, and billing.

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AutoBid (Trimble)

Accuracy and speed are just a few reasons why Trimble AutoBid Mechanical is the leading software designed specifically for commercial mechanical, piping, and plumbing contractors.



Being Corporation develops software products to benefit the construction industry. BeingBudget is a platform that provides quick and easy ways to create a project quote and budget, control project costs through forecasting, and efficiently estimate construction work.



Since 1986, HCSS been developing software to help construction companies streamline their operations. Today, HCSS is recognized as a pioneer and leader in the market, serving thousands of construction companies across the nation.


Takeoff (Autodesk)

Autodesk Takeoff allows estimators to perform more accurate 2D takeoffs and generate automated quantities from 3D models in a single online solution. Preconstruction teams are empowered to win more work with integrated takeoffs and quantities that help produce quality estimates for faster, more accurate bidding.

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Bluebeam solutions empower construction teams with smart digital tools that get the job done faster. Bluebeam keeps teams on the same page through the design process, helps move the project forward during construction, and preserves important project data through completion and beyond.

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S10 Peru

S10 is an ERP platform build for the construction industry. IT includes a system of integrated modules for budgeting, planning, purchases, construction management, payroll management, real estate sales, to financial and accounting management of construction and real estate companies. logo


Togal.AI solves the most time-consuming part in the bidding process by utilizing cutting-edge deep machine learning technology to analyze blueprints.



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U.S. Department of Energy's Building Life Cycle Cost Program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed the Building Life Cycle Cost (BLCC) Programs to provide computational support for the analysis of capital investments in buildings.


Modelogix (Trimble)

Trimble Modelogix is an enterprise software solution that allows organizations to mine data from project estimates and, “as built, actual,” costs, with prices normalized to the time and location of the current opportunity.


Pepper Construction's Building Performance Tool 

Pepper's Building Performance Tool can provide you with a preview of how design decisions impact a building's performance and your ROI over time. The tool provides an analysis specific to your proposed building.



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Primavera P6 (Oracle)

Manage projects of any size with Primavera P6 EPPM. Robust, and easy-to-use, Primavera P6 EPPM is the solution for globally prioritizing, planning, managing, and executing projects, programs, and portfolios.

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is a project management software product, developed and sold by Microsoft. It is designed to assist a project manager in developing a schedule, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads.



vPlanner is a comprehensive production management software solution and a lean management consultancy. Our goal is to transform how construction projects are planned and managed through team collaboration supported by advanced technology and lean thinking.



Quick Base is the platform that businesses use to quickly turn ideas about better ways to work into apps that make them more efficient, informed and productive. Quick Base is used by more than 6,000 customers, including half of the Fortune 100, across a variety of industries and use cases.


RefinemySite (BOSCH)

RefinemySite is a cloud-based, construction collaboration platform that applies Lean principles to enable your entire team — from site manager to trade contractors — to plan, communicate and execute in real time.



Zoho Office Suite is a web-based online office suite containing word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, note-taking, wikis, web conferencing, customer relationship management (CRM), project management, invoicing, and other applications developed by ZOHO Corporation (formerly AdventNet Inc.)



Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR) is a modern work management platform that empowers companies of all sizes to scale and deliver value as business requirements evolve.



Civalgo is a cloud-based operational project management platform, which helps contractors improve field productivity. Civalgo novel bottom-up approach to construction management feeds a centralized, beautifully designed dashboard, which enables administrators to manage scheduling/dispatching of employees. It allows supervisors to maintain and share across business units daily foreman logs and notes as well as track cost, project progress in real-time, execution times, quantities and labor resources allocated to various job sites.




Navisworks (Autodesk)

Navisworks is a 3D design review package for Microsoft Windows. Used primarily in construction industries to complement 3D design packages, Navisworks allows users to open and combine 3D models


Revit (Autodesk)

Autodesk Revit is a building information modelling software for architects, landscape architects, structural engineers, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineers, designers and contractors. The original software was developed by Charles River Software, founded in 1997, renamed Revit Technology Corporation in 2000, and acquired by Autodesk in 2002.


Synchro 4D (Bentley)

4D Scheduling and Simulation - With Synchro 4D modeling, it’s now possible to create constructible elements from any model, turning it into a highly demanded tool for various construction companies.



Create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS curves, surfaces and solids, subdivision geometry, point clouds, and polygon meshes.

Grasshopper 3D

Grasshopper (Rhino 3D)

Grasshopper is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming, coding or scripting, but still allows developers and designers to create 4D construction models.


TwinMotion (Epic Games)

Epic Games is a web-game and gaming development platform. Epic Games owns Twinmotion – a product that provides the ability to quickly create high-quality visualizations for architecture, construction, urban planning, landscaping and more.



Real-time rendering & virtual reality that brings your visual exploration directly into your modeling tools so you can focus on creating, designing, and building.

Iris VR


Immersive VR walkthroughs in one click. Works with SketchUp, Revit, Navisworks, Rhino files in Oculus Rift, HTC Vive + 360 panoramas in Gear VR, Cardboard, Daydream.


Maya (Autodesk)

Maya is professional 3D software for creating realistic characters and blockbuster-worthy effects. It allows users to shape 3D objects and scenes with intuitive modeling tools.




SketchUp, part of Trimble’s Construction sector, is 3D modeling software that’s easy to learn and incredibly fun to use. Today, hundreds of thousands of architects, engineers, contractors, woodworkers, artists, and other creatives use SketchUp Pro, LayOut, Extension Warehouse and the 3D Warehouse to design everything from transit centers to tree-houses and everything in between.



Fuzor attempts to solve your AEC industry problems. They work closely with our clients to create unique cutting edge solutions to fit their respective needs. Whether your aim is more intuitive design and collaboration, or faster and more descriptive 4D models.

Tekla Structures

Tekla (Trimble)

Empowering the construction industry by providing estimators, detailers, fabricators and structural engineers with technology that drives efficiencies, mitigates the risk of costly errors and promotes greater collaboration.

Alice Technologies

ALICE Technologies

ALICE Technologies is the world’s first AI-powered construction simulation platform. Founded in 2015 based on research from Stanford University, ALICE leverages artificial intelligence to analyze a project’s complex building requirements, generate highly efficient building schedules, and tune those schedules as needed during construction.



Interoperability you can trust. Konstru was created to solve the lack of interoperability between popular BIM software programs. Their platform helps you quickly and efficiently translate and exchange model data.



VisualLive offers easy to use mixed reality app on HoloLens 1 & 2, Android, and iOS for AEC and manufacturing. Using VisualLive Autodesk plugins for Revit or Navisworks (or 70+ file format support via Web), you can push your large BIM/CAD models to HoloLens or mobile for augmented reality overlay on the job site for Design Review, Coordination, Planning, Fabrication QA/QC, Install Verification, Field Inspection, and Facility management.


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The 2022 BuiltWorlds Preconstruction 50 List was derived from a combination of direct industry feedback, case studies and the results of 2021-2022 Benchmarking Survey data which inquired about solutions being leveraged in BID Management & Prequalification, Value Engineering, Estimating, Life Cycle Costing, Scheduling, and Project Modeling & Simulation for construction project delivery. This list illustrates top and emerging solutions being leveraged by some of the largest contractors, engineers and specialty contractors from around the world for Preconstruction.

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