Who Uses This Software?

The Builterra platform serves municipal infrastructure project owners and the civil engineering consultants and contractors who work for them.

Average Ratings

37 reviews
  • Overall 3.9 / 5
  • Ease of Use 3.6 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.2 / 5
  • Features 3.9 / 5
  • Value for Money 3.7 / 5

Product Details

  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial No
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - iOS Native
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • AEC Solutions
  • http://builterra.com
  • Founded 2014

About Builterra

The Builterra construction contract administration platform standardizes, streamlines and connects the entire contract administration workflow including design quantity take-offs, cost estimating, bid preparation, bid analysis, bid processing, field inspection reporting and progress payment certification. Designed for infrastructure project owners and the civil engineering consultants who work for them, Builterra has processed over $1B in progress payment certificates since its launch in 2016.

Builterra Features

Vendor has not completed this information.
  • Bidder Management
  • Building Product Database
  • Cost Database
  • File Sharing
  • Proposal Management
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • RFP Management
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • Version Control
  • Accounting Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Customisable Templates
  • Electrical Estimating
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Historical Database
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • What-if Analysis
  • Accounting Integration
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • CRM
  • Change Orders
  • Commercial
  • Contract Management
  • Contractors
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Incident Reporting
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Residential
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Buy Side (Suppliers)
  • Completion Tracking
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contract Lifecycle Management
  • Electronic Signature
  • Full Text Search
  • Government Contracts
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Sell Side (Customers)
  • Specialty Contracts
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management
  • Appointment Management
  • Customer Database
  • Dispatch Management
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Photos In Reports
  • Print on Site
  • Report Templates
  • Speech Recognition
  • Subcontractor Management

Builterra Most Helpful Reviews

Construction Inspector iPad App User

Reviewed on 29/08/2018
Verified Reviewer
Engineer Technologist
Construction, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Overall this is definitely an improvement over a clunky excel file, but there is still bugs and a lot of untapped potential left in the app.

Pros: I do like the template feature, the automatic weather feature, the contract item drop down list, and the “get location” feature. They did a great job on integrating this app for our projects.

Cons: 1. Should be able to complete the daily and EWO report without using the web app. Should be able to complete a report within the mobile app alone.
2. Once the inspection is reviewed it should automatically append a digital signature and then get sent to the contractor for their digital signature.
3. In the mobile app review mode, text overlaps making it difficult to find the item your are trying to review
4. You should be able to adjust the order that the items appear in the pdf or excel report. The web app allows the item # to be changed but this is not reflected once the report is produced.
5. Rows should automatically adjust in the final report if a remark is expanded upon.
6. If an item is deleted or modified in the mobile app for both dailies and EWO it is not always reflected in the final report.
7. Contract pay items appear to give you the impression that you can change the pay item that was initially selected, but this does not get reflected on the final report.
8. Ideally the create inspection and modify inspection are not on separate interfaces.

Vendor Response

by AEC Solutions on 11/09/2018

We appreciate your review.

We're thrilled to hear you're pleased with some of our key features and the integration process was great!

The Mobile App can be used to ¿Create¿ a new Daily and Extra Work Order, review and edit any previously submitted data using the ¿Review Mode¿. Completed daily and EWO can be approved and emailed to any external reviewers, all without use of web portal.
The review process does add a digital time/date stamp for inspector, external reviewers and supervisor.

Unfortunately, we only have 1000 chars to respond so we can't address everything here. Please reach out to [email protected] as we'd love to have you on our Platform Advisory Council! We're planning major updates to our user interface this Fall so stay tuned.

Thank you for this valuable feedback! Users like you ensure the platform keeps getting better.

Great concept, needs some work.

Reviewed on 28/08/2018
Adam H.
Municipal Engineer
Civil Engineering, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Pros: The connectivity of data is a great idea. Having every aspect of tendering and inspection linked together in one software, from the actual issuing of tenders through to payment certificates is a great idea. The inspection portion of the software (app) is great, and the geolocation and captioning of photos works well. Having everything cloud-based is helpful to mitigate loss of data and keep all data in a central location.

Cons: The user interface requires improvement to be easily usable and easier to comprehend for users that are not very acquainted with the software. Navigating through the various aspects of creating a tender, and how the connectivity works between tendering, historical costing, inspection, and payment certificates is not intuitive enough for new users to easily comprehend. The many layers of data entry leaves room for data to be entered incorrectly into the wrong location which renders the data meaningless. Users need to spend significant time acquainting themselves with the software and data input and usage methods before it can become useful. Usage of the app (on android) resulted in many errors and bugs which, though were resolved, resulted in time and data loss.

Vendor Response

by AEC Solutions on 06/09/2018

Adam,

We're truly grateful you took the time to detail your experience with Builterra to date.

Firstly, we're happy to hear you believe in the concept and have had great success with your field inspection workflows, particularly the geolocation and captioning of photos.

We agree that the tender configuration & navigation can be confusing for new users and in the short term, are aiming to provide video tutorials to ensure users are aware of the relationships and links in the tendering system, inspection and progress payment system.

We are sorry to hear about the issues you experienced with the Android app. We are pleased to report that the app is going through a significant re-work this Fall which will result in a better user experience.

Your feedback was well received and much appreciated. We'll be in touch with an invitation to join our Platform Advisory Council.

Our sincere thanks, Team Builterra

Easy for maneuvers for contract items and daily reports

Reviewed on 28/08/2018
Vaibhav M.
Inspector
Construction, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Report generation as in inspectors role have become easier. Pay items go through easily and easy operation saves time

Pros: Saves tons of time writing up the inspection reports and once a formula is set pay items are breeze. Loved the comaptibilty and synchronized formatting of reports between different platforms

Cons: Its very frustrating when you expect a report to be generated the way you want and software just stops responding and freezes.

Vendor Response

by AEC Solutions on 05/09/2018

Hello Vaibhav and thank you for taking the time to complete a review on your experience with Builterra.

We're happy to hear you're saving significant time compiling inspection reports and enjoy our cross-platform capabilities. That's what Builterra is all about--making your job that much easier!

We're sorry to hear you're experiencing performance issues with report generation. We are reviewing our cloud server specifications and are in the process of upgrading accordingly to resolve response times during peak hours. We will reach out when this is complete so you can test.

Thank you again Vaibhav. We appreciate your feedback as it helps to ensure Builterra serves its users! We may also be in touch shortly with an invitation to join our Platform Advisory Council. Stay tuned!

Efficiency

Reviewed on 28/08/2018
Verified Reviewer
Construction Inspector
Civil Engineering, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Its nice but interface can provide more information, such as we have a very big contract.
The contract has several roads in it, I work on one road and need an immediate update about the total quantity of work done entered or left...

Pros: Its a very efficient product I ever used. I like smart reporting software.
Its efficient, easy to access from anywhere onsite or office or from home.
No need more paperwork..

Cons: The online software should have offline software which can synchronize when connected to internet.
The offline version can be fast as the online version speed is depending on internet...

Vendor Response

by AEC Solutions on 25/09/2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback on Builterra!

We're thrilled to hear you find the platform efficient, smart and easy-to-use. And we love hearing that you're eliminating paperwork!

You'll be happy to hear that we're updating the Business Analytics part of Builterra for 2019 and would appreciate your feedback as we further develop our dashboard interface. If you're interested in becoming part of our Platform Advisory Council, please email [email protected] and reference your review.

The offline experience is being reviewed, however based on our framework, Builterra is 100% web based. The majority of our mobile app functionality can be accessed offline with the exception of access to contract items.

Stay tuned for a series of videos discussing offline usage and limitations.

Thank you again for your feedback. We hope to hear from you about joining our Platform Advisory Council.

Good but not great

Reviewed on 28/08/2018
Brian L.
Project Coordinator
Construction, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Its a great tool for a database. I have had my permissions extended so the functionality for me is better.

Pros: The software, once I played around with functionality, was fairly easy to use. Changes were made during the beta testing that definitely made it easy to use. Customer service is pretty spot on as there were a few bugs at the beginning that were resolved fairly quickly, within a day or 2.

Cons: The level of authority. If a mistake is made, I used to have to call the moderator to un-review a report in order to edit. A little too muddled in the Menu, could be streamlined to the reports that only I deal with. Could stand to use an autocorrect function or predictive text.

Vendor Response

by AEC Solutions on 05/09/2018

Brian, Thanks so very much for taking the time to provide this useful feedback.

We're happy to hear you're finding Builterra easy to use and that you've had 'spot on' experiences with our customer service team.

Your feature requests have been noted and you'll be pleased to hear that we're reviewing our Web portal interface in the Fall.

Thank you again for the help. And stay tuned for an invitation to be part of our Platform Advisory Council.

Read More Reviews