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Construction Cost Management Software

Connect and improve construction cost management.

Improve cost control, gain real-time visibility of cost-related risks, and forecast accurately by centralizing all cost management activities in the cloud and within the context of the construction project.

Improve cost control.

Increase transparency and improve construction cost control by centralizing and managing construction project costs on a single platform in the cloud.

Keep the right information in the right hands through tight permission controls of each component within the system. Add owners and suppliers into the system to enhance collaboration and streamline construction workflows.

Construction cost management software for cost budgeting

Streamline cost workflows.

Improve communication across stakeholders and ensure nothing slips through the cracks by managing all construction cost activities in the cloud. Streamline upstream and downstream construction change management workflows, for clear accountability and visibility of impact on the overall budget. Effortlessly manage incremental payment applications and expenses and utilize actual construction cost data for more accurate forecasting.

Construction cost management software for change orders

Accurately forecast risk.

Centralize all construction cost management activities in the cloud to give an accurate view of each project’s financial health and a real-time picture of cost-related risks.

Use connected construction project management software and make accurate forecasts based on the latest data. Enhance the reliability of cash flow and profitability projections.

Construction cost management software for construction cost forecasting

Configure cost features.

Configurable features allow you to customize the software to suit your needs and optimize cost management. Tailor terminology to align with company standards, set up custom budget structures that work with any accounting system effectively, and create custom calculated budget columns. Leverage rule-based approval workflows and create custom document templates to auto-generate contracts and process changes.

Configureable construction cost management software

Accounting and Operations Integration

Synchronize critical financial data between accounting and operations by integrating Autodesk Build and your accounting system like Sage, Viewpoint, and JD Edwards.

With a connected cloud-based cost management system, manual and duplicate data entry is eliminated, risk of liability issues is reduced, and processes become streamlined. Accessibility to accurate, up-to-date information empowers both parties to make informed decisions quickly. And with actual construction cost data automatically flowing into Cost Management application, field teams can improve forecast accuracy to ensure maximum profitability.

Construction cost management software for cost budgeting

Connected construction cost workflows reduce data loss and increase access to critical information.

Improve construction cost control by managing cost activities in the software used for project management and field activities, streamlining construction project workflows and connecting data.

Construction Change Order
Create a PCO from a RFI

Create a Potential Change Order directly from an RFI, reducing data entry and capturing the origin of change orders.

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Construction Meeting Minutes
Link Cost Items in Meetings

Link change orders directly to meeting items to improve the visibility and accessibility of critical construction cost information.

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Access to construction cost information
Access Cost Information

Role-based permission settings let you control how owners and suppliers view cost management items.

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Improve construction cost management.

Project Management Master Class

Level up your cost management career, and sharpen your project and cost management skills with Esteban Corrales.

Construction Cost Management 101

Your ultimate guide to construction cost management, common pitfalls and steps to improve cost management in construction.

Cost Management with Autodesk Build

See how Autodesk Build helps teams centralize in the cloud the management of all cost-related activities, improve visibility into the financial health of projects, and reduce cost-related risk.

Frequently Asked Questions
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What is construction cost management?

The basic function of construction cost management is to keep your job on budget and avoid the project eating into your bottom line. Cost management affects all phases of a project. It also plays a critical role in ensuring your team has a reputation for being proactive, efficient, and accurate in estimating and executing a proposed project budget.

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Why is cost management important in construction?

Cost management is one of the most critical tasks in a construction project. Proper cost management practices allow you to reduce costs and increase profitability. Tracking how you’re progressing against the plan and being able to identify areas of risk early is critical to successful project delivery.

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What is included in Autodesk Build?

All Autodesk Build subscriptions include all project management, quality management, safety management, and cost management features, including access to Autodesk Docs and the PlanGrid Build mobile app.

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How does Autodesk Build compare to PlanGrid?

Autodesk Build was developed by combining the best-in-class features of BIM 360 Build, BIM 360 Cost, and PlanGrid into a single solution. In addition, Autodesk Build offers capabilities that PlanGrid does not, such as Meeting Minutes, Schedule Management, Cost Management, and Asset Management.