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Construction software is the collection of programs, processes and information used to perform various tasks within the building or assembling of a structure or infrastructure as a means of increasing productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness. Tasks previously administered by a project manager, construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer and project architect can be performed by construction software applications.

According to the Construction Financial Management Association's 2008 Information Technology Survey, the majority of all contractors are now using software for functions such as cost estimating, accounting, project management and scheduling and CAD, or computer-aided design.

In addition, firms within specific sectors of the construction industry -- commercial, industrial and residential construction as well as general contracting, specialty contracting and heavy and highway -- may use specialized construction software applications.

The popularity of construction software varies based on the firm's sector and the software's function; overall, likelihood of use increases with company size.

For firms considering construction software, it is important to consider how the software integrates and interoperates with the database and existing software applications used by the firm and its subcontractors. Other influential factors are CPU speed, hardware configuration and the amount of memory needed.

 

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This was last updated in May 2008

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I don't think this is the correct definition of construction software. Construction software is software for the building and construction indsustry.
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Hi there, 

There are a number of different versions of construction software.

Fizure for example is a construction project management software that makes project costs tracking easy. (https://www.fizure.com/)
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thx for sharing very usefull for my site we are reviewing the construction software that is widely used Builder Id
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