Bricks Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

Overview Presentation

Bricks is an online project management software designed for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) projects. Architecture projects are long, complex, and involve a great number of participants and teams. Most of these projects follow a traditional workflow of communication, such as long meetings, phone calls, and emails, which are all time consuming. They usually result in coordination problems. Unfortunately, construction projects are very costly to fix, and often impact the architectural quality of the project. To take advantage of the many benefits brought about by Agile methods in software development and other industries, a new Agile collaboration app is presented as a solution.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Task and Project ManagementBricks provide a common central space where a project team can discuss and assign tasks. Instead of physically going over to a co-worker’s desk or spend hours over a phone discussion, users can use the software to assign tasks, discuss issues, and handle BIM project management. They can assign work to the team and other partners with deadlines. They can also discuss and assign the next tasks to move the project forward. From the various topics, users can filter and focus on the items they deem important.
  • Agile BIM – This architecture project management software uses Agile methods for design and BIM. It allows teams to organize their work in short iterations. A Kanban board allows them to set workflows and follow progress in a visual way. They can prioritize topics, issues or tasks, and set short-term objectives, while keeping an overview of the whole project. At a glance, it is easier to visualize what has been done and what still needs to be done. Teams are given the chance to self-organize. Other views include a list view and a table view.
  • Safe Communication, Social-like Collaboration, BCF Import, and more – Bricks allows users to organize and set group permissions. By creating groups within project organizations, discussions are more focused and private, with controlled visibility of topics. Users can manage a separate topic list and kanban board per group. The user interface enables users to discuss the topics in the project in a fluid and visual way. They can attach images in the discussion. Users who follow a topic are notified of any update to the discussion. Automatic notifications can be set for major decisions and milestones. Other features include a BCF import for files from other BIM software. It is easy to initiate search for any work item throughout the platform, including archives.

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Pricing

Bricks is currently in beta, and is free to use while it is in beta. The release of version 1 is planned for the coming months, but the exact date is not known. There is still the possibility of free use even on version 1 for small teams.

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Target Market

Bricks is for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) companies who need a better way to handle project management and collaboration.

Supported Language

English, and possibly, French.

Some of their Clients

No client information is available.

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Testimonials

Bricks is currently in beta. Testimonial information is currently not available.

Why Bricks

Bricks utilizes Agile-inspired features built in the software. Agile has helped various industries to be more effective and responsive to requirement changes or customer requests, shorten the time of delivery of a working product, and increased  the efficiency in communication and collaboration. Moreover, the SaaS model is a cost-effective and highly accessible alternative to expensive installed software. All these benefits can be gained by architecture, engineering, and construction teams in using the online architecture PM software.

Company Info

Bricks is a privately held software company based in Aubervilliers, France. It was founded in 2013 by architects Sébastien Lucas and François Muzard. The startup company is inspired by Agile methods that enabled many industries to make their communication more fluid and their workflows more iterative. The founders imagined building a specific project management application designed for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. The focus of the company is to transform architecture design through open and collaborative process.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com and Bridge24. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

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