Construction scheduling software

Plan projects up to 50% faster with scheduling

Buildertrend keeps complex projects on track, enabling your team to take on more jobs or – better yet – better manage project budgets and maximize revenue from the jobs you already have.

Buildertrend’s scheduling solution aligns teams and simplifies project planning

A well-organized project schedule allows construction professionals to manage their time effectively and streamline resource management. It keeps everyone updated on a project’s progress, helping home builders and remodelers anticipate delays and challenges and effectively track projects. It’s not just about time management: Scheduling is a quality control measure – and budget management tool – that improves overall project management and productivity. 

When evaluating construction scheduling software, it’s important to be on the lookout for these most important common features. 

Buildertrend featureWhat it does
Job informationThe ability to define job information to include projected and actual start and completion dates, including designated workdays within the workweek. 
Multiple viewsThe ability to visualize schedules based on preference. This should include view types such as Gantt, list, agenda, month, week, day, baseline, workday expectations and calendar.
Itemized task management solutionsThe ability to designate total workdays and add multiple tiers of work activity per scheduled item. 
Organized schedule dataThe ability to group and color-code work items to categorize linked work. 
Link dependent workThe ability to designate work items as “dependent” on other individual tasks, so they don’t clear for work start until the predecessor is completed. These are often referred to as “waterfall” activities.
Schedule templatesThe ability to create and reuse templated schedule workflows and repeat jobs.
Shared timelinesThe ability to sync timeline data from user-friendly project management views and dashboards.
Enhanced communication and collaboration toolsThe ability to connect project timelines with checklist to-do’s, daily logs, real-time updates, RFIs, change orders and other construction documents.
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“We live and die by the Schedule. There’s no more guesswork as to what’s the next step in this project.”

David Socia

Co-founder and executive director of Sidar Builders

Buildertrend’s precise timelines keep jobs on track

Managing hundreds of projects

Builder reports a single person is able to oversee 100 projects at once with a construction software solution.

Building 50+ homes a year

Builder reports the ability to scale their build volume with an integrated construction schedule.

Coordinating 178+ different schedule items

Builder uses scheduling templates to manage more than 178 different schedule items to keep their team on track.

How contractors benefit from Buildertrend’s construction schedules

Buildertrend’s construction scheduling tool helps businesses keep their projects on track, maintain their timelines, take on more jobs and meet construction goals.


Improved team collaboration

It’s not only project managers who can view the detailed schedule – subs and clients can see it, too. Sharing timelines means team communication can be taken to new heights across every stage of the building process.

How much time per week would you say your team members spend giving and getting updates from one another? We’re probably talking hours upon hours – not just mere minutes. Buildertrend’s Schedule tool takes care of all that back and forth for you.

On track

Keep projects on track

Traditional construction planning tools provide a static view of projects. With construction management software, construction business owners can observe work progress without visiting the job site. You can react to delays and make changes in real time.

A live view of the schedule shows when a sub is overbooked or if there are staff shortages on certain days. The Buildertrend Schedule stores all updates and changes. Everyone stays in the know, so you can have fewer meetings, calls and emails about what’s next.


Easily adjust timelines

Having the ability to share visibility of the timeline with those involved, including subs and clients, helps everyone stay accountable. All aspects of the build, whether it involves making selections or scheduling crew members to a job site, impacts how the timeline progresses.

However, you – like any builder – know there are things out of your control, and it causes delays. The ability to accurately predict how this roadblock might impact the schedule allows you to pivot objectives.

More jobs

Complete more jobs

Keeping a tight schedule and quickly shifting work leaves room for more projects. One business owner, Cove Builders, shaved four to six weeks off every build. They were able to successfully complete more jobs by switching between different dependencies.

Using scheduled dependencies allowed them to see which project tasks were delayed and how to move their crew around to finish work. Making these decisions allowed them to maintain their timelines and complete more jobs.

Saves money

Save time and money on existing jobs

Efficiently managing construction projects is crucial for established construction companies to maximize their profits.

Our scheduling feature provides construction scheduling software solutions that help teams get more bang for their buck from existing jobs. Contractors can easily create and manage project schedules, assigning tasks to construction crews and tracking their progress. This saves time and eliminates the need for manual scheduling. 

Buildertrend supports the efficient allocation of resources, ensuring that materials and equipment are available when needed, reducing downtime and increasing productivity. By streamlining the scheduling process and optimizing resources – labor, materials and supplies –our job scheduling software enables construction managers to improve operational efficiency and get the most of their existing jobs.

Buildertrend is more than just a scheduling software

Buildertrend’s scheduling software includes the following key features:

  • Reusable templates
  • Multiple views
  • Personal calendar syncing
  • Dependency scheduling 

Create templates for repeated jobs

When starting a new job, you don’t have to start from scratch. Using templates saves you from repeatedly entering the same information you did for a previous job. If you forgot to save a schedule, you can create templates from closed jobs.

Filter through multiple views

Not all construction teams work the same way – and not all project plans work the same way either. With the Schedule feature, you can look at your timeline with different views. From a super focused day view or a zoomed-out phases list, seeing a schedule from multiple levels provides different insights as to how your work is coming along.

Sync with your personal calendar

Sometimes you don’t want to look at your work calendar every day, but you still want to know how a project is coming along. With Buildertrend Schedule, you can sync with your personal digital calendar such as Google Calendar, iCal and Outlook. You can connect your job and project plans data to your personal calendar without adding any personal information to your Buildertrend Schedule.

Chain together dependent tasks

You can’t paint a wall that doesn’t exist. When creating the schedule, you’re able to set tasks to be dependent on each other. This also notifies your crew when tasks are complete, so they can start their work.

If there are any delays, all the linked dependencies are notified their work is delayed, too. It creates a ripple and shifts your schedule automatically without you having to manually adjust dates.

Now, the schedule reflects your most up-to-date changes and keeps things moving forward, but it doesn’t throw off your entire timeline. All it takes is a few clicks.

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Construction scheduling software FAQs

Get answers to the most common construction scheduling software questions.

Construction scheduling software provides the tools you need to manage construction schedules and timelines. Best-in-class features include reusable templates, multiple views, personal calendar syncing and schedule dependencies.

To eliminate errors, duplicate work and scheduling mistakes, it’s best to use a construction project scheduling software to plan and manage your projects.

A construction timeline is a roadmap outlining different milestones of a construction process. A timeline in construction is needed to create a project schedule.

A construction schedule is the working plan to ensure a timeline is completed on time. A schedule is more in-depth than a timeline, as it includes deliverables, specific tasks to complete, task durations and details into available resources.

There are three main construction scheduling techniques: the critical path method, the program evaluation and review technique and the line of balance Q scheduling. 

Scheduling software enables you to create relationships between different scheduled tasks to easily adjust project timelines as needed. For example, if framing happens a week later than initially anticipated, you can update the start date of the framing task. Then, every scheduled task it’s linked to will automatically adjust based on the new timeline. This gives you a dynamic schedule to work from.

A construction schedule is the working plan that ensures every step of the building process is clearly outlined and detailed. Using a construction schedule, your office team can track progress, reschedule tasks and adjust resources to maximize work completed and minimize rework or other delays.

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