20 Most Promising Construction Tech Solutions Providers - 2014

The phrase “if only” is depriving construction CIOs of profits, often leaving them high and dry with impaired assets. Typical instances like “if only we’d known orienting the building a few degrees north would have drastically in-creased natural lighting,” or “if only we’d known about subcontractor’s underperforming assets before it went bust and blew our schedule,” vindicates this notion. Whether its incompetent work processes, scanty commercial interfaces, or breakdowns in supply chain, poor communication is the major hindrance to construction productivity. If CIOs and individual construction team personnel can’t access accurate, complete and timely information, then they can’t deliver the best result in the most productive manner.

In this complex landscape, mobile and cloud computing is the way ahead for construction CIOs. Delivering information to the workforce in the field via Smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the use of cloud is quickly replacing the manual, paper-based way of doing business. These technologies are helping CIOs make immense headways in simulating a heavy lift, rescheduling a task, issuing a new method statement or undertaking an annual service inspection.

The plethora of challenges and the abundance of solutions often make it difficult for construction CIOs to select the best. This is where construction consulting companies play the role of a propeller, freeing up the resources and helping CIOs to focus on their core functionalities.

In this edition of CIO Review, we bring to you “20 Most Promising Construction Tech Solution Providers” and “20 Most Promising Construction Consulting Providers 2014,” featuring the best vendors and consultants providing technologies and services related to construction. The companies listed here showcases extensive business knowledge and innovative strategies combined with talent base across locations.

A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, VCs, analysts and CIO Review editorial board has selected the top Construction Tech Solution and Consulting Providers from over thousand companies. The listing provide a look into how construction solutions work in the real world, so that you can gain a comprehensive understanding of what technologies are available, which are right for you, and how they shape up against the competition.

Top Construction Companies

A national professional services firm that provides construction, architecture, engineering and manufacturing design strategies that help companies optimize their processes and workflow

A provider of enterprise-class construction software, services and solutions that is redefining the future for streamlined operations

A company that specializes in integrating business processes and technologies globally for operational excellence

A company that provides Construction Information Management Solution (CIMS) based on a project construction life cycle to gain better insight into multiple construction projects

A company that provides mobile workspace solutions that enables access to apps, files and services needed on any device irrespective of place

TotalBid is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology providing an end-to-end construction bidding and document management solution

A web-based construction management software platform created to centralize project activities including project scheduling, financials and field activities in one, easy-to-use system

A construction management software company designed specifically for the industrial construction industry

e-Builder provides fully integrated, cloud-based construction program management software and focuses on meeting the needs of facility owners that are always performing construction projects (i.e., serial builders)

A company that delivers an enhanced way to connect and collaborate with everyone on the jobsite

A leading provider of integrated software solutions to the North American Construction and Service Contractor markets

Newforma is a project information management software company integrating people, projects and processes for more successful building and infrastructure project delivery

A company that provides cloud storage and data protection through specialized cloud storage controllers

A company that specializes in providing document imaging, content management and workflow automation solutions

A company that offers unique set of online project management and collaboration tools for construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors

Provides cutting-edge cloud-based collaborative software solutions to the commercial construction industry

A provider of cloud-based virtual collaboration and productivity technology tools for the commercial construction industry

A company that provides tool and equipment management system that allows construction, maintenance and repair organizations to gain control of their tools and equipment inventory

All-in-job management software that does quoting, time sheets, project management, job costing, purchase orders invoicing and everything in between