Fieldwire Review for 2022

FieldwireFieldwire is jobsite management software for construction teams. It enables companies to manage projects and jobs, track progress, and coordinate with all stakeholders in real time. It provides tools to access, view, and update blueprints, drawings, and other documents so that construction teams always have the latest plans and reports to perform and complete their tasks. Its features and functionality also help reduce risks, accelerate handovers, and streamline documentation processes.

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Fieldwire Review: Features and Strengths

Blueprint and As-built Drawing Viewer

Fieldwire construction management software lets users view, edit, and share blueprints, construction plans, and as-built drawings in real time from the web or using Fieldwire’s native apps on iOS and Android devices. The floor plan app syncs automatically and works even when offline, and ensures users can manage large numbers of drawings. The software extracts drawing numbers and version sheets automatically and issues warnings when detecting conflicts.

Users can redline drawings while out in the field with markup tools like color-coded freeform lines, highlighters, clouds, arrows, and text comments. They can attach files and progress photos directly to construction drawings. The software automatically transfers all tasks and markups to the newest uploaded sheet, so as-built drawings are always accurate. Its BIM viewer gives a 360-degree model view with metadata on specific elements and tools for measurements.

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Task Management, Scheduling, and Inspection

Fieldwire connects office and field teams with tools to help them execute day-to-day tasks as well as get a full project overview. It organizes tasks in a project around plans and trades. Jobsite task management enables users to create and assign tasks, then quickly share files and photos. Users can set priority, category, due date, and assignee to each work.

Crew scheduling lets teams coordinate all upcoming tasks and items using Kanban priority, Gantt chart, or calendar view. The software can dispatch recorded information in plans and advanced sessions to all team members onsite. Users can set custom inspection lists, carry out inspections themselves, and generate the building inspection report.

Punch List, Reports, Forms, and More

Fieldwire includes punch list functionality that includes the location of issues on the blueprints to facilitate the closeout process. Users can run the walkthrough process faster and assign work directly to people responsible for the task with attached manpower, cost estimates, and notes.

Some of the reports available are punch list reports, construction progress reports, inspection reports, handover, and construction closeout reports. The software automatically generates PDF summaries and detailed reports as well as detailed CSV that users can easily export, reference, customize, manipulate, and analyze. It also has a forms app with standard, ready-to-use forms, and custom forms.

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Fieldwire Pricing

Fieldwire offers several paid plans with a range of basic to advanced features on a per-user basis billed annually or monthly. All paid plans include unlimited sheets and projects. The company offers a free Basic plan for a small team of up to 5 users who want to try out its core features. Interested parties can contact the company directly for a free demo of the software to help them get started.

The free Basic plan has limitations for 100 sheets and 3 projects. It includes plan viewing, task management, instant messaging, file sharing, photos, and checklists. The Pro plan at $29 /user/month paid annually ($44 /user monthly) includes all the Basic features with additional sheet compare, custom task statuses, reports and exports, and Revit plugin.

The Business plan at $49 /user/month paid annually includes all Pro plan features, BIM viewer, custom forms, and phone support. The Premier plan at $89 /user/month paid annually includes all Business features, SSO, API access and support, training, and a dedicated account manager.

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Who Uses Fieldwire?

Fieldwire is for general contractors, specialty contractors, owners, architecture, and design firms of all sizes in need of a jobsite management application for its construction teams. Customers include Graham Group, EllisDon, Clark Construction Group, Built, Power Design, Brookfield, Cougnaud, Webcor Builders, and Houle Electric.

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Fieldwire Supported Languages

Fieldwire currently supports English (US), English (GB), Chinese, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese, Greek, and Czech.

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Case Studies

Matthew Watley is the Assistant Project Manager of a San Francisco general contracting construction company tasked to expand the northern and southern wings of the Moscone Convention Center. The layout and the continuous use during construction presented challenges to Watley’s team. Fieldwire features complemented the team’s strength to successfully navigate the multi-phase project efficiently. The team has access to all versions of documents and drawings onsite from a mobile device. They were able to add markups and annotations, as well as attach tasks, photos, videos, measurements, and files directly to the drawings.

Kevin Sinclair is the QA/QC Manager of an electrical contracting company based in Burnaby, British Columbia. A 2-year upgrade project on a large coal terminal presents challenges that require the company to manage thousands of tasks, drawings, and test reports. Choosing Fieldwire helps simplify the project’s complexities. It provides tools to promote transparency to the client, such as when delays of one subcontractor affect another. The app also allows the staff to access information such as tasks linked to drawing, photos, and other documents faster.

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Why Choose Fieldwire?

Fieldwire jobsite management software enables construction companies and teams to improve jobsite coordination, prevent miscommunication, and boost productivity. Users can communicate quickly and clearly to address issues and move work forward for successful job and project delivery. It also includes productivity tools, task management, scheduling, and reporting so construction teams can deliver consistent high performance.

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Company Info

Fieldwire is a software company based in San Francisco. It was co-founded by Yves Frinault, CEO, and Javed Singha, COO in 2013. The company has been serving the North American market since 2013, Japan and Australia since 2015, and the European market beginning in 2017. In November 2021, Hilti, the Liechtenstein-based construction company acquired Fieldwire to further achieve Hilti’s mission of driving field productivity of its customers through complementary software and hardware solutions. Fieldwire continues with its mission to become the most trusted field management solution for construction teams.

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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.