Blog

The Best Cloud Construction Apps and Services: A Guide for Every Building Professional

Managing all the ins and outs of a project is no small feat. Scheduling, budgeting, managing subcontractors and employees spread across different sites — and sometimes different countries in the case of international companies — all present challenges. In the modern construction field, it is no longer acceptable for critical documentation, checklists, emails and software programs and more to be limited to a single computer, accessible from a single location. Today, with the help of cloud-based services and apps, project team members can connect and collaborate without being tied to a physical location.

GetApp, a site dedicated to helping professionals discover, compare and chose the right business apps, shares some of the best cloud construction apps on the market now.

The All-In-One Solution

Procore

As one of the most widely used construction management software systems, Procore’s cloud technology allows team members using any standard Web browser or any Internet-connected device to access critical project information regardless of location and operating system. Budgeting, document management, bidding, email tracking, change order and contract management — it’s all part of Procore’s platform.

Managing Mobile Workers

Synchroteam

This app steps in to help project managers more effectively manage crews on the go. Create a Synchroteam account in less than a minute and begin to schedule, dispatch, track and report mobile worker updates.

Automating Processes

Corecon V7

Corecon V7’s award-winning cloud-based suite of software provides construction and engineering firms the tools to track leads, create estimates, manage vendor bids, collaborate on documents, track schedules, manage contractor budgets and changes. It’s specifically designed for users looking to automate their entire field and back-office operations.

For Custom Builders

Co-construct 

This homebuilder and remodeler specific software is one of the top rated in the industry and designed to accommodate plans and materials with useful tools to manage scheduling, client correspondence, budgeting, photo sharing and product warranty tracking.

The All-Around ERP for Construction

PENTA

PENTA is a construction enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. It combines advanced enterprise technology with 40 years of construction industry experience into one integrated system. PENTA helps contractors and engineers unify management of construction accounting, financial management, payroll, projects and service operations into one database. The system helps reduce paper and manual process inefficiencies and also includes mobile field management.

A Dropbox Alternative for Construction

SKYSITE

SKYSITE promises to supercharge construction projects by creating a central repository to access the latest set of construction documents from any device, any time. Contractors can search, share and organize up-to-date drawings, specs and other documents in real time. All documents uploaded to SKYSITE are backed by enhanced security and IT protections.

Visual Solutions for Better Built Projects

Multivista

Incorporating state-of-the-art construction photography, webcams and video documentation with Multivista helps combat a wide variety of construction issues. These services come in packaged solutions, tailored to fit the project — K-12 education, multifamily, custom housing, commercial, healthcare, industrial and more. The video and webcam services offer on-demand access to sites at anytime, anywhere and photographs are inspection-grade quality.

An Offline Solution

harmon.ie

While most of these apps only work when online, harmon.ie is the solution for offline project integration. On-the-go construction workers in the field need to find relevant information quickly from project plans to emails, tasks and schedules — with, or without network coverage. harmon.ie is a digital workforce innovator looking to empower construction personnel with mobile and offline access to critical documents, checklists, emails and more by increasing collaboration capabilities and breaking down productivity barriers.

The harmon.ie enterprise collaboration hub helps empower construction personnel to edit, store, classify, retrieve and collaborate on large amounts of data, in both emails and documents, with a few simple clicks on the desktop or from mobile devices. This simplification and automation of the process encourages rapid user adoption and widespread, consistent use of Office 365 and SharePoint in the office and on-site.

A Go-To Source for Online Training and Education

Construct-Ed

In the same way project management is turning to the Web, so is training and education. From specific trade skills to business management practices, safety and equipment training and so much more, Construct-Ed is one of the first online training platforms serving the construction industry. Construct-Ed works with field experts, expo speakers and associations who want to publish their training and lesson plans in the form of online courses. To date, Construct-Ed has 15 instructors and more than 100 courses as the company rapidly grows its library of knowledge.

 

Testimonials

Professional with attention to customer’s needs. Well prepared vision for article while open to suggestions. Provided plenty feedback and review prior to final draft. Thanks in advance for the assistance and promotion of our organization!
— Jason Lee, LEED AP O+M, Director of Sustainability and Optimization for Harvard Maintenance
It was an absolute pleasure to work with the writers and editorial team at TrueLine Publishing for our recent article in US Builders Review. From the start of the project, it was apparent that everyone involved was very concerned with accuracy and getting the facts right. They were also very conscientious about soliciting our feedback and ensuring that we were happy with the content and with the manner in which Giroux Glass was described in the finalized piece.
— Barbara Kotsos, Director of Marketing & PR, Giroux Glass
I would like to commend the US Builders Review staff for their work in developing and writing a fantastic article for Miller Contracting Group, Inc. It was truly a pleasure to work with their professional and well organized staff.
— Chuck Daniels, Business Manager, Miller Contracting Group Inc.
On behalf of Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, I would like to thank you for showcasing our company as a cover story in US Builders Review, and express our gratitude for a job well done in putting together an impressive editorial product. We already have received a great deal of positive feedback on the article and are confident it will be a very effective tool for sharing Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ story, and our new hotel project, with a national audience of industry professionals. Please also extend our thanks to everyone on your team that helped in any way to produce this article. This was truly a collaborative effort.  Your staff listened to our feedback and was incredibly professional and accommodating to our requests throughout the entire process. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with US Builders Review on future projects.
— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
My experience with US Builders Review was positive from start to finish. The staff conducted each interaction with the utmost professionalism, whether over the phone or by email. Beginning with the initial telephone interview US Builders Review carefully gathered information to form a draft document then incorporated my minimal edits required to achieve factual accuracy in the finished article. US Builders Review is a pleasure to work with.
— Tim Craddock, President, Vansant & Gusler Inc.
Ryan at TrueLine was a pleasure to work with and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or TrueLine to anyone in the future. They were professional, organized and great to work with through the process!
— James Cahill, President and Partner, J. Calnan & Associates
The final product was an exceptionally well written and thorough story integrated with many of our project photos. It is a great endorsement of our company and our work that we are promoting on our website and through social media. We were impressed with the quality of the editorial and the professional follow-through.
— Susan Howell, Marketing Director for Howell Custom Building Group
The team at US Builders Review is professional and did a great job with your published article. They asked for and listened to my feedback and responded quickly to any requests I made.
— Susan Courter, Director of Business Development, R.E. Crawford Construction
Everyone that we worked with was polite, professional, responsive & very good to work with. It was amazing to see the ideas transformed into the final product. We are very happy with the end results and would not hesitate to work with them in the future or recommend them to other business!
— James Kowalski, Owner, Kowalski Construction Inc.
Thank you all your efforts in putting together such a great article about our company in US Builders Review. DH Construction appreciates the professional manner in which your team worked with us to achieve the stateside exposure we were after; especially taking the time to get all of the facts correct. In short, the article was extremely well put together and we have already received a great deal of feedback, interest, and compliments as a result of the piece. Once again, we appreciate all the effort, and without a doubt, we will not hesitate to work with your organization again in the future.
— Daniel Harrigan, Principal, DH Construction

LATEST EDITION

Spring 2018

READ NOW

GET US BUILDERS REVIEW IN YOUR INBOX.

  • * We’ll never share your email or info with anyone.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.