BuildingBlok

BuildingBlok

4.5 / 5 10 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Small to medium sized general contractors, construction managers, and subcontractors


Average Ratings

10 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $30.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    Users can purchase individual tools or bundles
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • BuildingBlok
  • www.buildingblok.com
  • Founded 2007
  • United States

About BuildingBlok

Online system for subs and GCs. Optimizes construction management process: bid mgmt, scheduling, document workflow, job costing.


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BuildingBlok Features


BuildingBlok Reviews

Good Value

Jun 15, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Ease of use and great templates. Vendor provides excellent training and follow up.

Cons: Help button does not address problems with navigation

Recommendations to other buyers: Do a demonstration and review customer support, updates and references to determine if this product is right for you.

Great product, well thought out!

Sep 16, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Very organized and user friendly. Coordinates the entire project needs from estimating, management, financials and closeout.

Cons: Nothing. I feel this product has considered all aspects of a project to encapsulate the needs to manage it properly.

Recommendations to other buyers: Follow the guidance of the technical sales specialist and they will present the product as it relates to your company's needs. The power-point presentation will help you understand the flow of the information through the software. The customer support is always available to discuss any needs that you have. This product is a complete management tool for the entire company, not just the project manager. Simply a great product that is willing to change with the needs of the company. Very impressed.

Save time and be organized - Professional management program

Sep 15, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: My project is tracked with Building Blok. I like that subs can view all the project documents on the site, submit change order requests and pay apps. It's been a great system and I can't image doing commercial projects without it.

Cons: Getting small subcontractors to use Building Blok is the only challenge. I will say that when I have a contractor resisting getting logged in, I just call Building Blok and they take them step by step to get them in the system.

Recommendations to other buyers: When selling a project, I use this as a tool. My customers love the fact that they can log in, see all the plans/specs and track their budget. It's a good tool that exploits the professional approach we take with our projects.

Great product.

Aug 12, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: We like the easy of use. It didn't take long to teach our guys how to get the app up and running and using it.

Cons: We had some issues with the daily reports, but support is great and we got that fixed.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend the daily reports, we use them for taking photos and notes of our projects and they sync to every user.

BuildingBlok makes me look good!

Mar 19, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Pros: Trying to run a construction project is like juggling. BuildingBlok is like having an extra set of hands.

Cons: It works best when all or most of the stakeholders are involved.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's got to be easy for everyone to use, like BuildingBlok is. If training is required, that's time wasted. You can use BuildingBlok intuitively.

Project Administrator

Mar 12, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It was easy to use and allowed for workflow transparency across multiple facets of the project. The administrators could easily track how items were progressing through the approval chain for existing projects and subcontractors could easily access documents for prospective projects.

Cons: The project setup was rather cumbersome and would sometimes delay initial entry of the project. A new project required entry of the contract and subcontract information and was duplicative for our company due the use of an existing accounting system. Also, we had some difficulty with the management of the approval chain process itself. Some approval aspects just couldn't be linear.

Recommendations to other buyers: Attempt a soft roll-out first, if possible. If you start with one project, you can get a feel for the setup and iron out any issues prior to company-wide use. Also, don't hesitate to contact the Customer Support team. They are extremely helpful and very responsive.

2 Thomas College Projects

Mar 12, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: It's easy to use, and it was very affordable. They have great customer support. We were new to file sharing programs like this, and this did allow us to understand the pros and cons of using such a system, while not spending a lot of money.

Cons: I get the feeling that we were at the early stages of the product development. So, we ran into a few more problems using it than I thought we would. But again, all issues were resolved immediately.

Recommendations to other buyers: This is a program that is very cost friendly and allows all members that are working on a project team to access all pertinent information immediately.

It does everything we need it to do.

Jan 06, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's limited to exactly what we need, and there is not a bunch of useless bells and whistles. A lot of construction management software has accounting ability that takes away from the main focus of what we need in the software.

Cons: I dislike the difficulty to backup the information on a daily basis.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take advantage of the training that is offered. Make sure you ask a lot of questions on what you can and cannot do.

Great software to run projects

Aug 20, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: We've used BuildingBlok for 5 years, and it's saved us countless hours by handling document storage, processing, transmitting etc. It's easy to use but powerful.

Cons: They are constantly adding features; sometimes it's tough to keep us and our subs up to date with new things.

Recommendations to other buyers: Software needs to be easy to use off the shelf and cost-effective. Fortunately, BuildingBlok is both.

BuildingBlok Support

Aug 20, 2014
5/5
Overall
2.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the ability to store all our documents in one place and to have direct access to all clients and subs related to a project under one umbrella. The support we receive on how to use and make corrections on this system is great. A phone call or email requesting help or advice is returned within 30 mins.

Cons: Nothing. Everything is right there at the touch of a button.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't waste your time trying to figure anything out. Give their support a call or email, and it will be returned promptly so you can keep working on other important projects.