Pre-Construction 50: Bidding, Scheduling, Pre-Qualification, Value Engineering, Modeling and Simulation

Preconstruction 50

The areas of Bid Management and Pre-Qualifications, Estimating, Scheduling, Modeling & Simulation, or Value Engineering and Life Cycle Analysis have seen significant growth in recent years. Companies like BuildingConnected, ALICE Technologies, PYPE, Helix, IRIS, and Join are among the new companies making waves in the space.

On this list, we take stock of the sector's and incumbents.

Access the 2020 PreConstruction Report For More

Members can access our Preconstruction and Construction Technology Research Reports for a more complete analysis of solutions by topic area, market leaders, emerging players, and other insights from our Benchmarking Program about where Adoption is strongest.

Pre-Construction Software 50 List

About the List: Who is on it, and who is not and why?

The List is Not Exhaustive. If you want every solution, go to the directory.

We could have had a Preconstruction 100 list at this point. There are now so many solutions at play for the planning phases of Buildings & Infrastructure Projects. In fact, we have a directory of companies to explore by company type, and increasingly, those companies can be searched there by market sector they serve and where they are based. You can also unlock a section of the company profiles for more analysis of that company.

The List is Intended to Be "Representative," not comprehensive. The directory is a better place for a more comprehensive listing.

The Preconstruction 50 was organized to provide a flavor of the solutions in the major sectors of pre-construction we look at under that heading.

  • Some companies on the list may easily have fit under more headings, but we chose to place them only under certain headings in order to provide room for a representative list.
  • Some companies on the list are member/subscribers to BuiltWorlds as of the publication date of this list. We have Indicated those firms in bold letters in order to be transparent.
  • We have also made an effort to include a representative sampling of early stage players in the sector for the benefit of our members who are interested in new solutions.
  • Certain areas of project planning activity such as Building Product and Materials Marketplaces, Design Tools, and Modularization and Fabrication Tools, Drones and Scanners, and field-oriented Resource Planning and Scheduling solutions are not on this list. We will include them in different lists and also make more of an effort to catalogue them in the directory. Again, you can always go to the Network Directory and search "Technology" and "Type" to find them.
  • Certain Sectors like single family home building are under-represented on the list. We recently launched a "Sectors" search feature in our directory and will begin filling out more sector-specific offerings.

For more in depth information about the companies on this list and to learn of other companies in these areas consult our more in-depth research reports and our companies directory or see below the list for more informational videos and reports on the topic.

(You can also click through companies to find more information on their company pages.)

Pre-Qualification Software

  1.  Compass (Bespoke Metrics)
  2.  Textura Pre-Qaulification Manager (ORACLE)
  3.  TradeTapp (Autodesk)
  4.   Vertikal

Bid Management Solutions

  1. BASIS
  2. BidVue (Stratusvue)
  3. BuildingConnected (Autodesk)
  4. CMiC
  5. Dodge Data & Analytics
  6. isqft (ConstructConnect)
  7. Pantera Global Technology
  8. Planhub
  10. SmartBid (ConstructConnect)


  1. Planswift (ConstructConnect) - Take-Off Software.
  2. Assemble (Autodesk) - Integrates with Sage to Integrate models with estimating.
  3. Heavybid (HCSS)
  4. Ineight
  5. Joyne
  6. OnCenter (ConstructConnect) - Take-Off Software
  8. Stack
  9. Timberline (Sage)
  10. WinEst (Trimble)
  11. ViewPoint (Trimble)
  12. Pype (Autodesk)

Watch Past Sessions & Meet Experts on Pre-Construction Software to Learn More:

Real-Time Data Collection and Implementation

In this session, Mani Golparvar, Co-Founder and CTO of Reconstruct, Damon Ranieri, Director of Virtual Design & Construction at Leopardo Companies, and Randy Deutsch, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign, discuss real-time data in construction and how companies can successfully implement new tech solutions.

Bottom-Up Transformation: How To “Do” Innovation In Construction

In this session, Nate Fuller, Managing Director of Placer Solutions, discusses what large organizations can do right and how to accelerate existing efforts in order to deliver lasting change through field change agents.

Smart Tools – Delivering Connectivity for Oracle’s Innovation Lab

In this session, Frank Malangone, Sr. Director of Product and Industry Strategy at Oracle, and Andy Lambert, Group Program Manager at Milwaukee Tool, discuss the development of Oracle’s Construction Innovation Lab in Deerfield, IL with the help of Milwaukee Tool’s smart tool lineup, powered by One-Key.

Lessons Learned with Integrations and Implementations

In this session, Christian Burger, Founder & President of Burger Consulting Group, Brad Adams, Director of IT at Graycor, and Weston Tanner, Director of Construction Technology & Innovation at Graycor discuss how to successfully implement new technologies into established company workflows.

Connected Worker Tech in Construction: Opportunity and Obstacles with Wearable IoT for Safety and Productivity gains

In this session, Daniel Stone, Head of Innovation at Barton Mallow, and Brian Eagan, Director of Sales at Guardhat, discuss a recent pilot of the Guardhat connected worker solution at the under-construction Wayne County Criminal Justice Center in Detroit, MI. They detail project success and pitfalls, as well as the impact the expanded use of wearable IIoT can bring to construction sites of tomorrow.

BuiltWorlds Venture Forum Demo Drop – Cohesion

Cohesion – Building Experience App that integrates building systems, enhances tenant experiences, provides smart controls, and delivers actionable insights for commercial real estate. About Demo Drops Weekly Demo Drops are sponsored by BuiltWorlds Venture Forum (BVF).  BVF brings together action-oriented GCs, engineering firms, and other strategic players in the construction sector that share in the belief […]

2021 Construction Tech Conference: Accelerated Transformation with Aviad Almagor, Trimble

In this session, Aviad Almagor, Division Vice President of Emerging Technologies at Trimble, discusses the future of construction technology and how to successfully navigate it.

BuiltWorlds Venture Forum Demo Drop – Vertical

Vertical – efficiency tool that eliminates the chaos from the construction draw process. Project participants are able to contribute on an web based platform streamlining documentation and tracking. About Demo Drops Weekly Demo Drops are sponsored by BuiltWorlds Venture Forum (BVF).  BVF brings together action-oriented GCs, engineering firms, and other strategic players in the construction sector […]

The Automated Workforce

In this session, Christian Burger, Founder & President of Burger Consulting Group, Chris Wright, Director of Operations Support at Nabholz, Daniel Pifko, VP North America of WakeCap, Todd Finders, CIO of Clayco, and Jason Anetsberger, Director of Customer Solutions at Komatsu discuss barriers and driving factors that are influencing the timeline of adoption and implementation of the various automation technologies that are impacting the construction workforce today.

BuiltWorlds Venture Forum Demo Drop – Gearflow (Mid-Continent Startup Challenge Winner)

Congrats to Gearflow! The Winner of our 2021 Mid Continent Construction Challenge! Gearflow – construction equipment and parts marketplace of dealers, OEMs, contractors, and parts sellers. About Demo Drops Weekly Demo Drops are sponsored by BuiltWorlds Venture Forum (BVF).  BVF brings together action-oriented GCs, engineering firms, and other strategic players in the construction sector that share […]