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Top 7 Software for Builders

Jason Hook

Head of Sales and Marketing

Feb 28, 2017 9:09:00 AM

Construction software is empowering builders to deliver projects on time and within budget. Below, we dive into 7 construction software programs that are speeding up construction processes, all of which can be easily adopted into your current workplace procedures. We also outline how you can maximise efficiency through integration with construction estimating software like Cubit.


1. Cubit 

Construction estimating software Cubit is designed to increase efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Cubit is a completely integrated estimating software solution that allows estimators, builders, and other construction professionals to enjoy flexible and seamless functionality. Estimates are produced based on the needs of its users. Cubit can be easily integrated with a range of platforms including BuilderTREND, Excel, Global, MudShark, Xero, and Cordell Direct.


2. Mudshark

Mudshark is used by estimators, engineers, builders, contractors and quantity surveyors. The software is used specifically for earthworks construction projects, creating a streamlined approach to estimate, model, calculate, track, and analyse data using 3D visualisation for a more interactive experience. But don’t be intimidated, MudShark assures us that it is simple enough to pick up even for your occasional user. Mudshark can be used with leading estimating software for builders like Cubit, as well as Microsoft Excel.


3. Global

Global has been considered the leading estimating software solution since its release in the late 1980s. It provides a solid estimating solution for thousands of commercial builders, project managers, and surveyors. Global is most commonly run alongside Cubit, to take advantage of Cubit’s takeoff functionality. To find out how to transfer your jobs between Global and Cubit follow the prompt, and for compatibility purposes ensure you upgrade to the latest versions of each software. 


4. BuilderTREND 

BuilderTREND is the most widely used cloud-based construction software for builders. It assists the early stages of development by reducing communication errors, saving money and improving efficiency. It is designed to be personalised by integrating with softwares like Xero, Paypal, and Cubit. BuilderTREND keeps your customers up to date, provides communication and trust between builder and client.

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5. Xero

Online accounting software Xero is one of the most trusted accounting programs on the market. Its simple approach to organising payroll, invoicing, bank reconciliation, and bookkeeping is why it has become almost an industry standard in construction. In addition to being a reliable software solution for builders, it can be effortlessly connected with estimating software such as Cubit. With Xero, you are able to access the application on the go using your PC, tablet, or smartphone.


6. Vault Intel

Vault Intel produce a cloud-based health and safety software that allows you to manage risk, ensure governance and maintain compliance. Their health and safety apps, Vault Check, Vault Audit and Vault Notify also allow you to create customised inspections, audit templates and incident registers.


7. Cordell

Cordell supplies real time data and business tools to the construction industry. It delivers sales leads, marketing data, and fast estimating solutions to its users. As a comprehensive and trusted analytical software, it is a must for serious professionals in the construction industry hoping to impress clientele with in depth market research and insights. The Cordell Suite is made up of Cordell Connect, Cordell eCosting, Cordell Estimator E5, Cordell Assessor, Cordell Platinum, and Cordell Direct. Cordell Direct is the marketing branch of the software Cordell provide, and can be used in conjunction with Cubit and Excel. 

To ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget, consider investing in construction software to gain an edge over your competitors. 

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