Construction projects require managing materials, employees, project deadlines and client expectations. With the right construction project management software, you can more easily complete these tasks while collaborating with your team members.

In this product guide, we’ve evaluated seven of the best construction project management software. We’ve taken a close look at their costs, features, pros and cons to help you determine the best software for your team.

Top construction project management software comparison

When choosing the best construction management software for your business, you need to consider pricing as well as features. This table shows which construction software includes which features to help you make your decision.

SchedulingBid managementMobile appClient portalPricingTechRepublic rating
FieldwireYesYesYesNo$54 per monthn/a
Contractor ForemanYesYesYesYes$79 per monthn/a
JiraYesNoYesYes$8.15 per month4.7/5
ConfluenceYesNoYesYes$6.05 per month4.5/5
BuildertrendYesYesYesYes$499 per monthn/a
Houzz ProYesNoYesYes$85 per monthn/a
ProcoreYesYesYesNoContact sales for pricingn/a

Fieldwire: Best for overall construction project management

Fieldwire logo.
Image: Fieldwire

Fieldwire is purpose-built construction project management software designed for general contractors, specialty contractors, owners, architects and designers. It offers functionality to help them plan, manage and track construction-specific projects from start to finish, providing the necessary features for successful project delivery.

Fieldwire lets users connect with their teams in real-time while managing project tasks, documents and photos. Its capabilities also include task management, checklists, punch lists, inspections and reports.


  • Basic: This is a free plan with a limit of 5 users and 3 projects.
  • Pro: $39 per user per month when billed annually, or $54 per user per month when billed monthly.
  • Business: $59 per user per month when billed annually, or $74 per user per month when billed monthly.
  • Business Plus: $79 per user per month when billed annually, or $94 per user per month when billed monthly.
  • Enterprise: This is a quote-based plan. Contact the Fieldwire sales team for custom quotes.


  • Supports real-time communication among teams for accelerated decision-making.
  • Includes team performance tracking to ensure timely task delivery.
  • Allows users to manage upcoming items with customizable PDF reports that can be scheduled.
  • Includes all-inclusive features for various types of contractors, including concrete, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, interior finishing and fire-stopping contractors.
  • Offers platform support for 19 languages; the customer support team is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Czech and Italian.
  • Supports Kanban boards, Gantt charts and calendar views.
Fieldwire task management.
Figure A: Fieldwire task management. Image: Fieldwire


  • Dropbox.
  • Google Drive.
  • SharePoint.
  • OneDrive.


  • Transparent pricing.
  • Free plan for budget-conscious users.
  • File sharing and plan viewing.
  • Multi-device support for Web, Android and iOS.
  • Real-time push notifications.
  • Custom form creation.


  • Basic and Pro plans lack phone support.
  • API access and single sign-on features are only available in the Enterprise plan.
  • Free trial must be requested instead of being able to sign up immediately.

Why we chose Fieldwire

Real-time communication and custom reporting features make Fieldwire an effective project management solution for construction. The wealth of features for contractors, plumbers, HVAC and more allows you to customize the software to fit your workflow needs.

Contractor Foreman: Best for ease of use

Contractor Foreman logo.
Image: Contractor Foreman

Contractor Foreman is easy-to-use, cloud-based construction project management software that helps contractors and subcontractors manage their entire project life cycle, from estimating and bidding to project scheduling and job costing.

The tool is intuitive and user-friendly, allowing users to manage projects efficiently. Contractor Foreman offers a 30-day free trial and flat annual pricing options for a limited number of users. Although Contractor Foreman offers four pricing plans, the lower tier plans include the core features most teams will need to manage their projects.


  • Basic: $49 per month, billed annually.
  • Standard: $79 per month when billed annually, or $99 per month when billed quarterly.
  • Plus: $125 per month when billed annually, or $155 per month when billed quarterly.
  • Pro: $166 per month when billed annually, or $212 per month when billed quarterly.
  • Unlimited: $249 per month when billed annually, or $312 per month when billed quarterly.


  • Allows users to run an unlimited number of projects.
  • Includes daily logs of complete project records, weather tracking and material and equipment used.
  • Allows electronic approvals and signatures.
  • Supports Gantt charts.
Contractor Foreman dashboard and mobile app.
Figure B: Contractor Foreman dashboard and mobile app. Image: Contractor Foreman


  • Google Calendar.
  • Gusto.
  • QuickBooks.
  • SweetPay.
  • Zapier.


  • 30-day free trial is available.
  • 100-day money-back guarantee.
  • Easy-to-use and intuitive user interface.
  • Specifically designed with the needs of contractors in mind.


  • Standard plan lacks client portals.
  • Somewhat limited integrations.
  • Training on how the modules integrate could be improved.

Why we chose Contractor Foreman

Contractor Foreman is a useful tool for teams with several construction projects to manage. The freedom to have an unlimited number of projects gives you the ability to work as much as you want without fear of reaching any limits. A straightforward user interface allows you to easily incorporate the software into your workflow.

Jira: Best for task tracking

TechRepublic Rating: 4.7/5

Jira logo.
Image: Jira

Jira is an issue-tracking and project management tool for teams of one to 20,000+ users that is based on agile project management methodology. Its versatile software with various features and customizable templates allows users to create their own workflows. With features such as project roadmaps, team collaboration, time tracking, budgeting, document management and analytics reports, Jira ensures teams remain on track throughout the project life cycle.

Although Jira is not specifically designed for construction teams, it offers many features that are helpful for this kind of work. For example, Jira’s hierarchical and Gantt chart elements are ideal for managing more granular and even unplanned administrative project tasks that may arise, such as filing change orders.

In addition, Jira’s Gantt charts come with smart resource risk management add-ons, which can be useful for managing and reallocating project resources when unexpected variables like weather impact project outcomes and schedules.


  • Free: $0 for up to 10 users.
  • Standard: $8.15 per user per month, billed monthly.
  • Premium: $16 per user per month, billed monthly.
  • Enterprise: This plan is quote-based.


  • Reports and insights capabilities.
  • Customizable workflows.
  • Workflow management with scrum and Kanban boards.
  • Project roadmap capability, which enables users to define their project goal and vision.
Jira dashboard.
Figure C: Jira dashboard. Image: Atlassian


  • Dropbox.
  • Slack.
  • Microsoft Teams.


  • Integration with over 3,000 apps.
  • Drag-and-drop automation.
  • Easy to use and highly customizable.


  • Complex initial setup process.
  • Primarily built for engineering and software development teams, not construction.

Why we chose Jira

We chose Jira because of its ability to track tasks meticulously. You can customize your project management software to fit your workflow and identify any bottlenecks in your process at a glance. Integrations and visualization tools allow you to oversee projects in an easy and quick-to-understand manner.

For more information, read the full Jira review.

Confluence: Best for collaboration

TechRepublic Rating: 4.5/5

Confluence logo.
Image: Confluence

Confluence is team collaboration software that helps teams organize and share information, collaborate, plan and track projects in one centralized location. It can be used for various project management needs, including task management, resource management, project timelines and project reporting. It is used by both small and large teams and can be customized to fit their differing needs.

Like Jira, Confluence isn’t specifically designed for construction projects, but it’s especially great for construction companies with offices and remote workforces that are spread out geographically. The platform allows administrators to create collaborative knowledge hubs for sharing the most up-to-date company and team news, not to mention the project spaces and searchable labels users can add to their accounts.

So, whether it’s a worker on a construction site or a back-office team member who manages payroll in another country, each team member can view the company’s feed and find answers to their questions on their own time.


  • Free: $0 for up to 10 users.
  • Standard: $6.05 per user per month, billed monthly.
  • Premium: $11.55 per user per month, billed monthly.
  • Enterprise: This plan is quote-based.


  • Various project management templates, including end-of-week status reports and Atlassian project plans.
  • Marketing campaign templates for planning and tracking marketing tasks and deadlines.
  • 99.9% and 99.95% uptime service-level agreements are available in Premium and Enterprise tier plans, respectively.
Team hub document in Confluence.
Figure D: Team hub document in Confluence. Image: Atlassian


  • Jira.
  • Trello.
  • Figma.
  • Slack.
  • Google Drive.
  • Microsoft Teams.


  • Free plan available.
  • Mobile app for iOS and Android.
  • Designed for optimized team collaboration.


  • Free and Standard plans have limited support.
  • Can be expensive for organizations with large numbers of users.
  • Not specifically designed for construction work.

Why we chose Confluence

We chose Confluence because of its seamless communication features and tools. While not specifically made for construction companies, the ability to create projects and manage tasks for team members in various locations can be beneficial for businesses both large and small.

For more information, read the full Confluence review.

Buildertrend: Best for remodelers

Buildertrend logo.
Image: Buildertrend

Buildertrend is cloud-based construction project management software designed for home builders, specialty contractors, remodelers and commercial contractors. They can use this software to schedule tasks, track progress, manage budgets, keep documents organized and access job site information.

Buildertrend’s software integrates with many popular business apps, such as QuickBooks, Xero and Gusto for payroll and accounting services. It also integrates with the Home Depot Pro Xtra program for purchasing needs. Beyond its integrations and primary feature set, Buildertrend offers a customer portal that allows clients and subcontractors to collaborate on and discuss project progress in real-time.


  • Essential: $199 for the first month, then $499 per month, billed monthly; or $449 per month if billed annually.
  • Advanced: $499 for the first month, then $799 per month, billed monthly; or $719 per month if billed annually.
  • Complete: $799 for the first month, then $1,099 per month, billed monthly; or $989 per month if billed annually.


  • Advanced estimate and bid management.
  • Ability for users to create requests for information and add photos or documents to the platform.
  • Lead management and proposal capabilities.
  • Time clock features, which enable teams to clock in and out on their phones.
  • Invoice creation based on estimates.
  • File annotation capabilities.
Buildertrend project view.
Figure E: Buildertrend project view. Image: Buildertrend


  • QuickBooks.
  • Xero.
  • Gusto.


  • Offers transparent pricing.
  • Automates email campaigns and tracks lead responses.
  • Offers a customer portal.
  • Bills management.
  • Boasts an A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.


  • Steep learning curve.
  • Lack of a free trial option or a forever free plan.
  • Expensive pricing plans may cost too much for some small businesses.

Why we chose Buildertrend

Buildertrend offers a variety of features that can benefit construction companies greatly. The client and contractor portal are particularly helpful in the way that it makes real-time collaboration more seamless. You can track projects in real-time while taking advantage of the various project management tools the software has to offer.

Houzz Pro: Best for lead generation

Houzz Pro logo.
Image: Houzz Pro

Houzz Pro is a business platform for industry professionals, including home remodelers, interior designers, architects, landscape professionals and other building professionals. It connects professionals with customers, provides marketing and networking tools and offers insights into the home improvement industry. It also offers resources for business growth, including advertising, lead management and analytics.


  • Starter: $85 per user per month.
  • Essential: $129 per user per month.
  • Pro: $199 per user per month.
  • Ultimate: $499 per month for unlimited users.


  • Lead generation program.
  • Various marketing solutions for email marketing, custom website development and targeted advertising.
  • 3D floor planner.
  • Integrated customer relationship management capabilities.
  • Time tracking capabilities.
Houzz Pro task scheduling and timeline.
Figure F: Houzz Pro task scheduling and timeline. Image: Houzz


  • QuickBooks.
  • Google Calendar.
  • Microsoft 365.
  • Sales Layer.


  • 30-day free trial available for all plans.
  • Mobile app for iOS and Android.
  • Integration with Intuit QuickBooks.
  • Augmented reality walkthrough feature.


  • Limited support for lower-tier plans.
  • Can get expensive quickly.
  • Messages to potential clients sometimes get caught in spam.

Why we chose Houzz Pro

For managing all of the core business aspects of your company, Houzz Pro is an excellent tool. It offers multiple features for lead generation, which allows you to incorporate your marketing process into your project management software.

Procore: Best for technical support

Procore logo.
Image: Procore

Procore is cloud-based construction project management software for general contractors, specialty contractors, subcontractors, owners and developers and government agencies. Construction professionals can use the tool to manage projects from pre-construction through closeout, including document management, budgeting, scheduling, RFIs, submittals, quality and safety, field productivity management and collaboration.


Procore doesn’t advertise rates on its website. Potential buyers should contact the Procore sales team for pricing information.


  • Provides real-time visibility into project financial health.
  • Includes intelligent specification management.
  • Allows for unlimited storage.
Procore analytics dashboard views.
Figure G: Procore analytics dashboard views. Image: Procore


  • DocuSign.
  • Criterion HCM.
  • 360 Sync.
  • AkitaBox.
  • Hiboo.


  • 24/7 customer support.
  • Mobile app available for iOS and Android.
  • Active community forum with over 40,000 members.


  • Lack of transparent pricing.
  • Limited scalability.
  • High learning curve due to the extensive features.

Why we chose Procore

Procore is an extensive tool when it comes to project management. It does everything, from helping you with budgeting to scheduling and safety management. Unlimited storage means there is no issue with expansion, and it’s a tool that can scale well with your company.

Key features of construction project management software

Software for construction project management needs to combine general-purpose project management features with construction-specific capabilities. Here are eight features that you should look out for when comparing software for construction management:

Time tracking and scheduling

The best construction project management software should let you schedule workers for shifts and track billable hours worked, all within the tool itself. Some may also offer integrations with popular time tracking and scheduling software in case you already have a solution in place.

Estimate and bid management

Your team will likely be submitting bids on multiple projects at once, as well as receiving estimates from subcontractors. These are sometimes called RFIs, a.k.a. requests for information. Construction project management software will allow you to track these bids and their associated costs to reduce the chance of miscalculations and ensure that you’re staying on top of deadlines.

Accounting and financial management

Once the project gets going, you will also need to track inventory costs, invoice the client and make sure the project is staying within budget. The best construction management software will let you do all that and more with sophisticated accounting and financial management tools. It should also integrate with popular accounting software, such as QuickBooks.

Field management

Keeping track of all your workers across various job sites is one of the most important features of construction-specific software. This involves booking service appointments, coordinating dispatch and setting estimated completion dates. If you are considering a more general-purpose project management software, make sure that it will provide the field management capabilities that you need for your construction projects.

Mobile and tablet apps

On the topic of field management, most people aren’t logging into their laptops in the middle of a job site. That’s why you will want to seek out software that offers well-developed mobile and tablet apps so your managers and employees can use them while on location.

Client and contractor access

At some point during the project, clients and/or contractors are going to need to access the software — but you might not want them to see every single detail. Being able to set permissions for different users is a helpful feature for construction project management software to have. Some platforms even offer a dedicated client portal, so they get their own login experience.

Communication tools

To keep everything streamlined in one tool, look for construction management software that integrates chat and communication tools directly within the interface. Ideally, it should also integrate with popular email clients like Outlook and Gmail so that your email communications will be centralized in the same place.

Document management

If your construction management software offers document management capabilities, you’ll never need to hunt down an updated contract or the latest certificates and licenses. All of these documents will be right in the tool’s database, easily accessible via search so you can find it in a snap.

How do I choose the best construction project management software for my business?

When selecting a construction project management software solution, consider your needs, goals and budget. Take an account of the scope of your projects, such as how many people are involved and how complex the tasks for the project may be. Look into various solutions, experiment with software that offers free trials and get feedback on what works best for you and your team.

Beyond the software itself, consider what integrations are available to better refine it. With the right integrations along with software that fits your team and project workflow, you can find a comprehensive solution for your construction work.


To determine the best construction project management software, we evaluated several solutions from leading providers. This evaluation was done by comparing the pricing, design and features of each software. After our comparisons, we narrowed our list to what we felt were the best seven software based on their overall strengths and weaknesses.

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