College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Brick Robbins, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The qualitative research included in this study evaluates the use, selection, and perceived gaps of current construction software suits in low-bid contracting. In addition, the data aims to provide merit to the correlation between construction software use and company performance. The intended stakeholders of this study include entrepreneurs in software development and construction, along with researchers looking to gather knowledge pertaining to this niche industry. Through a Google Forms questionnaire distributed via email, participants provide insight on the current status quo. The study’s responses show clear trends in the types of software currently in use and the subsequent reasons for selection. The software categories analyzed included takeoffs, scheduling, estimating, and document management. Concluding data reveals that the most popular software platforms are Bluebeam, Primavera 6, Heavy Bid, and cloud-based folders for their respective categories. Moreover, the most desirable software traits are found to be advanced functionality, user friendliness, and familiarity. While the perceived gaps in current technology include an equal split between user friendliness, full-service offerings, and no gaps. This data provides insights into the software preferences and practices of low-bid contractors. It also confirmed that there is a correlation between the amount of software used and company performance.

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