Product Reveal Notes

ConstructConnect Platform release notes provide information on the features and improvements in each release. The documents available on this page include the release notes for major and minor releases and quality updates. ConstructConnect Takeoff Release Notes can be found by clicking here. ConstructConnect Insight Release Notes can be found here.


Most Recent Product Reveal Information

January 18, 2024

Today, ConstructConnect added the following fields to its Project Intelligence software on the Project Details Page:

  • Question Deadline: A timeline event to inform users of the deadline. Only one question timeline can be active.

  • Union Labor: Added to the Details section, this field will display either a Required or Not Required designation.

  • EDGE: “EDGE” stands for Encouraging Diversity, Growth & Equity Program. This field will display under Set Asides in the Details section.

  • Max Value: The Value field label has been changed to Max Value.

  • Maintenance Bond: A Maintenance Bond protects a contractor and the property owner of a completed construction project for a specified time-period against defects and faults in materials, workmanship, and design that could arise later, due to shoddy workmanship. This field will display in the Bonds section under Details as a percentage.

  • Certified Check Bond: The Certified Check Bond denotes that in addition to a traditional bond issued by a bonding agency, the surety can also take the form of a certified or cashier’s check, drawn against a reputable financial institution. This field will display in the Bonds section under Details and does not contain a dollar amount or percentage.

These fields will also display in exported documents (CSV, PDF, and Excel).

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December 15, 2023

Several new features were revealed today for the ConstuctConnect platform, including the following improvements: 

Saved Search Emails (Replacing DataFax and Daily Project Updates)

ConstructConnect Project Intelligence (CCPI) Pro users will now have the option to enable daily email alerts for any saved search they choose, even those without a search tag associated with it. This will include both new and updated projects that match their search criteria.

Daily Email Alert Request Checkbox - Saved Search

Additionally, when loading a saved search, CCPI Pro users will be able to toggle on or off e-mail alerts for up to five (5) new saved searches.

Load Search - Email Alert Toggle On/Off

The email template for the Saved Search Emails has a fresh look as well, making it clear to the customer which projects are new or have been updated and for which saved search. These detailed summaries include more relevant information inside the email itself – like bid date, project phase, project value, and links to plan and spec documents – so that customers can more quickly qualify potential projects in CCPI. 

Saved Search Summary - New
Saved Search Summary - Updated

 

As part of the new Saved Search email update, the DataFax service was sunset on November 30. Customers still receiving that service were notified in advance with an opportunity to get email alerts sent to them from saved searches in Project Intelligence.


Bid Submission for Invitations to Bid

Trade contractor customers viewing a direct invitation to bid (ITBs) in ConstructConnect Project Intelligence (CCPI) will now see a new Submit Bid button on the project details page, enabling them to submit a bid for that project, including information about their trades and coverage, relevant documents, and bid amount.

Project Details Page - Submit Bid Button Highlighted

Once the bid has been submitted, they will receive an email confirmation of their submission, and the status of their bid will change to Bid Sent in ConstructConnect Bid Center (CCBC).

Confirmation of Submitted Bid - Summary
Change of Project Status - Bid Center

Additionally, General Contractor customers who have ConstructConnect Bid Management (CCBM) will now be able to review, accept, or reject bids that are submitted to them by a trade contractor in response to an invitation to bid.

General Contractors will also be able to do bid leveling for any new submitted bids, simply by clicking on the adjusted bid value in the project grid. Here, they can choose to reset the amount of the bid entirely or add the value for just that trade.

Bid Management - Bid Leveling for Managed Projects

To see a demonstration of how the Bid Submission process works, watch this video.

Removal of ConstructConnect Mobile Apps

As of today, the ConstructConnect platform mobile application will no longer be available on the Google or Apple e-stores. Instead, customers are encouraged to access their subscription data via their favorite browser, or if they have questions, to contact their customer support representative for assistance.


August 25, 2023

Today, ConstructConnect added a new level of functionality to the Project Intelligence experience with the introduction of CCPI Pro. Differentiating it from CCPI Starter, CCPI Pro offers users additional features and functionality, such as:

• The ability to create and assign Search Tags to better manage their search results
• The ability to search for keywords inside of project documents, including plans, specifications, and addendums
• The ability to export documents

Project Intelligence Pro customers will be able to access to access a select set of markets associated with a single license. If you’ve already become a CCPI Starter subscriber and would like to learn how to upgrade to CCPI Pro, contact your customer sales representative.


May 4, 2023

Today, customers using ConstructConnect Bid Management (CCBM) will be able to add, edit, and delete custom data fields to/from their private directory, as well as having access to the data in the Bidder Search and Trades & Coverage sections of CCBM. This enables General Contractors to organize and search for their contacts and/or potential bidders as they relate to the custom data fields they create, as well as any additional values associated with that custom field (e.g., woman, disabled, or minority-owned businesses, broken out by class, as shown below).

Custom Field Filter: WMBE Status

Adding this feature also enables General Contractors to filter on any custom field they create so that they can quickly find the subcontractors that match the criteria outlined in the custom field so that they can invite them to bid on a project. To learn how to create, add, delete, or filter for a custom field, review these step-by-step instructions.


April 26, 2023
The Add as Bidder form has been updated to allow General Contractor customers using Project Intelligence to add themselves as a bidder to any subscription project, simply by providing their first and last name and phone number (shown below).

Add as Bidder Flyout - Contact Information Highlighted

Customers who have requested to be added as bidders to a project will receive an email confirming that their request has been received and that they will be notified of their approval status within two business days. To learn more about how to use Project Intelligence’s powerful search tools to find relevant projects, click here.


March 6, 2023

Starting today the Project Feedback feature that will be available for all ConstructConnect Project Intelligence (CCPI) customers. The Project Feedback button is above the Events section of the Project Details Page of a subscription project (shown below).

Project Details Page - Project Feedback Button Highlighted

When a user clicks on the button, a flyout window will open, allowing the user to provide feedback to the ConstructConnect content team about that project. Users can select a reason for their feedback from a dropdown menu (i.e., missing project, post-bid results needed, update timelines, etc.)

Project Details Page Flyout - Project Feedback Reason Codes

After a customer submits their reason code and any other relevant notes, their feedback is delivered to our content team for review and further research.


February 27, 2023

Four new features have been added to the ConstructConnect platform (Bid Center, Project Intelligence, and Bid Management) to make it easier for trade or general contractors with a Project Intelligence subscription to find and manage their daily work. These new features now enable users to:

  • Better track and manage their bids by grouping them in their Bid Center (List and Tab views). Projects can be grouped by bid date, location, or type of project by first selecting them and then clicking the “Group” button as shown below.

  • Selecting Projects to Group - List View


    Selecting Projects to Group - Tab View

    New Group Window

    Once a new group has been created, users can also add or remove projects from a group as needed.

    Add to Existing Group

     

  • Make faster, better decisions about the projects in their search results by using the preview pane. Users can determine at-a-glance which projects are a good fit for their business – without having to click away from the search page.

    Show Preview Button


    Preview Pane on Search Page

     

  • Signal their interest in a project by adding themselves as an interested party to a project. The “Add As Interested” button is conveniently located in two different locations on the subscription project details page: at the top above the Events section and within the Contacts section (both shown below).

    Add as Interested - Events Section



    Add as Interested - Contacts Section

     

Additionally, general contractors with a paid subscription can now use a new Bidder Source filter for their All Bidders List in their Managed Projects. This new filter enables general contractors to select the subcontractors that have been added to their Directory or from any of ConstructConnect’s network of vetted trade contractors.

Bidder Source Filter Button


To access best practices for using these new features, sign up for training or go to our video library for more information.


December 15, 2022

ConstructConnect Project Intelligence subscribers will see two corrections that were made to the search filter functionality as of today, specifically:

  • If a user applied a Search Tag to a search, they might see multiples of the same search tag in their search results. This has now been corrected.

  • Long search keywords were being truncated in the Search filter panel. The search keywords are now displaying correctly as part of a tooltip when a user hovers over the keyword field in the filter panel.

To learn how to apply Search Tags and other advanced filters to a project search, click here.


December 13, 2022

Today, current BidCenter users can explore some of the capabilities of ConstructConnect’s leading Project Intelligence platform using the new-to-the-world CCPI Starter experience. New subscribers to CCPI Starter will now be able to:

  • Find trades being requested for a project using filters for Division or Scope of Work, or using a keyword search from the Predict Preferences page

  • Search for and save favorited companies from the Predict Preferences page

  • Receive notifications on daily project updates (according to their predicted preferences); projects shared with them by General Contractors, vendors, or teammates; updates about projects or companies on their Watch List; and other reminders

  • Use Project Intelligence’s robust smart search functionality, as well as saving searches for the future

  • Using the system’s filters and map view to ConstructConnect’s over 200,000 active projects

If you’ve already become a CCPI Starter subscriber and have a question about how to utilize some of the platform’s more advanced capabilities – such as saving views, using search tags or advanced filters to narrow your project searches, or accessing and downloading project documentation – contact your customer sales representative or click here to learn more about Project Intelligence’s capabilities. 


December 1, 2022
When a Project Intelligence customer views the details page for a project, they will now have an opportunity to take advantage of a free trial of either ConstructConnect’s On-Screen or PlanSwift® software to assist them with takeoff. To learn more about the capabilities of either takeoff product, users simply have to click the Start Takeoff Trial button (shown below).

Start Takeoff Trial from Project Intelligence’s Project Details Page
Free Trial for ConstructConnect Takeoff Software

For more information or to request a free trial, contact your customer service representative or go to the Product Details Page for any project in your bid pipeline.


November 17, 2022

ConstructConnect Project Intelligence users will now be allowed to activate free trials for our proven and highly accurate takeoff products, On-Screen Takeoff® and PlanSwift®. Customers will now see more information about our entire takeoff suite when viewing project documents or when trying to perform a simple web takeoff.

On-Screen Takeoff and Planswift Trial Promotion Window

If you’re interested in learning more about either product or would like to receive personalized training for these products, please contact your customer service representative.


November 7, 2022

Starting today, General Contractor customers can request to be added as a bidder to any subscription project in Project Intelligence with the click of a button. When viewing any subscription project in their search results or in Bid Center, General Contractors who want to be listed as a bidder can click the “Add as Bidder” button on the subscription project details page in one of two locations: at the top of the screen, directly above Events, or from within the Contacts section.

Add As Bidder - Top of Page
Add as Bidder - Contacts Section

Clicking on the Add as Bidder button will reveal a form with almost all the needed information populated. To complete the process, the General Contractor simply needs to add their Contact Name and Phone Number.

Add as Bidder - Information to Be Submitted

After clicking submit, the customer will receive an email confirming that their request has been received. Within two business days, they will be notified of their approval status and, if approved, that customer will now appear in the Bidders list for their selected project. To learn more about this topic, click here. To learn how to use Project Intelligence’s powerful search tools to find relevant projects, click here.


October 28, 2022

Several minor quality updates were made to ConstructConnect’s Project Intelligence software today. They are:

  • The “Save Search As” button is now fully visible in the top-level navigation (it was partially hidden before in a recent update to the software user interface).

  • The LinkedIn icon is now next to a contact’s name on the Company Details page. Users can simply click on the icon to be taken to that contact’s profile on LinkedIn.

  • Former iSqFt users can now remove projects from their Watch List in Project Intelligence as needed and expected.

  • Long names for saved searches that were initially created in iSqFt are no longer being truncated in Project Intelligence. Users will now be able to see the full name for their saved search.


October 24, 2022

Project Intelligence customers can now display their search results for new project opportunities in a map view. By adding an option to display results in a map format, customers will have greater flexibility and be able to visualize project information more easily. The map also enables customers to readily identify hot spots of activity or patterns, using all the features of Google® maps: layers (terrain/ satellite), street view, and zoom in/out. Once a customer has found projects they’re interested in, they can navigate around the map to see additional information for any of their selected projects, including bid stage and date, project value, and match score.

 

Searched Projects - Map View

 

Project Details - Zoom-In Map View

 

Searched Projects - Satellite View


Learn how you can use maps to help you quickly and easily discover new opportunities in your target area by going here.


September 12, 2022

Today, Project Intelligence customers will see a new, more intuitive layout when searching for projects or companies. Clicking on the search bar will expand and allow customers to choose how they want to search. Clicking the checkboxes will indicate which information they want to search, like project or company names, project descriptions or details, or documents. They can also select their search type – an exact match of a keyword or phrase or a “smart” search that will look for variations of a keyword string.

There are now multiple ways to load a search. When clicking on the search bar, a customer can rerun a recent search, or they can load any saved search by clicking on the load search button. Or, if they want to clear all filters and keywords to start fresh, click on the New Search.

Additionally, customers can now:

  • Save their sort and column settings with their saved searches. This allows users to organize information according to their preferences and save those preferences for future searches.

  • Select and save their most frequently used saved search as their default search that will load first when visiting the search page.

  • Save a search (including any applied filters and keywords) with the click of a button. When saving a search, customers can also choose to add a color-coded search tag or set it as their default search.

Customers can also load their saved searches with a new button. The load search panel can also be used to delete any saved search when it's no longer needed or designate a new default search.

Click on the lightbulb in the search bar to download a helpful search tips resource guide that includes suggestions on which kind of search to use to help them find what they're looking for more quickly.

To learn more, visit our online help page on this topic.


August 11, 2022

Users of ConstructConnect’s Bid Center may have noticed a “cog” icon in the top-level navigation, indicating options for displaying Active, Not Bidding, and Archived projects. This has been corrected, and that icon has been replaced by the new Show Active/Inactive Projects icon above the table (as shown below).


July 28, 2022

General Contractors can save time by significantly streamlining pre-bid day communications workflows using ConstructConnect’s new Communications Template Editor. The first of several new administrative enhancements to the ConstructConnect platform, the Communications Template Editor includes three out-of-the-box templates and two communication themes (colors and fonts) to quickly and easily create a library of messages for different audiences/trades or purposes (i.e., an invitation to bid vs. a schedule change). 

 

Completely customizable, ConstructConnect customers can also create corporate-branded communications by uploading their company’s logo, corporate colors and fonts, and personalized messaging. This lets your invited Trade Contractors respond more quickly by allowing them to easily determine crucial project-related information, such as which company is inviting them to bid, what trades are needed for the project, and bid submission dates.

To learn more about how you can customize communications to your trade contractors, click here.


July 25, 2022

Our Bid Center subscribers will see a new Card view option for their Saved Views in their ConstructConnect Bid Center today. Acting as an online bid board, Card View enables trade contractors and their teams to organize, prioritize and take immediate action on all of their active projects - whether invitations to bid or projects that have been added to Bid Center (by ConstructConnect or a member of their team). All the information on each project card can be completelcustomized entirelyorted according to Project Name or Bid Date, and if the project includes documents, project teams can view them without having to leave Bid Center. Once a project has been reviewed, its bid status can be easily changed by simply dragging and dropping the project card.

 

 

To learn more about Card View and all its enhanced workflow capabilities, click here.


June 30, 2022

Today’s product feature reveal provides ConstructConnect Project Intelligence subscribers with a new, easy-to-use shortcut to view, export, or change the status of inactive projects (Not Bidding or Archived).

Located at the top right on the main Bid Center navigation menu, the new icon provides easy access to the additional data needed to get an accurate view of a company’s entire bidding pipeline. This change is also more user-friendly for our customers using smaller screens - such as tablets or even some laptops - enabling ready access to projects without having to scroll horizontally. To learn more about how to work with Bid Center’s saved views, click here.


Historical Product Release Notes

Date

Release Notes

Type

Release Includes

Date

Release Notes

Type

Release Includes

May 2022

Release Notes 2022.5.0

 

Release Notes

Bid Center, Bid Management

February 2022

Release Notes 2022.1.0

 

 

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Bid Management, Risk Management, User Management Portal

December 2021

Release Notes 2021.10.0

 

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Bid Management, Risk Management

September 2021

Release Notes 2021.9.0

 

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence

August 2021

Release Notes 2021.8.0

 

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Bid Management, Risk Management

July 2021

Release Notes 2021.7.0

 

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Bid Management, Risk Management

June 2021

Release Notes 2021.6.0

 

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Bid Management, Risk Management

May 2021

Release Notes 2021.5.0

 

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Bid Management, Risk Management

Mar 2021

Release Notes 2021.3.0

 

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Bid Management

Feb 2021

Release Notes 2021.2.0

 

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Bid Management

Dec 2020

Release Notes 2020.23.0

 

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Bid Management, Document Viewer, Web Takeoff

Dec 2020

Release Notes 2020.23.0

 

Release Notes

ConstructConnect Takeoff

Nov 2020

Release Notes 2020.21.0

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Bid Management, Document Viewer, Web Takeoff

Nov 2020

Release Notes 2020.21.0

 

Release notes

ConstructConnect Takeoff

Oct 2020

Release Notes 2020.19.0

 

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Risk Management, Bid Management, User Management Portal

Oct 2020

Release Notes 2020.19.0

 

Release Notes

Document Viewer, Web Takeoff

Sep 2020

Release Notes 2020.17.0

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Document Viewer, Web Takeoff

Aug 2020

Release Notes 2020.15.0

 

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Document Viewer, Web Takeoff

Aug 2020

Release Notes 2020.15.0

Release notes

ConstructConnect Takeoff

Aug 2020

Release Notes 2020.13.1

Patch

Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Document Viewer, Web Takeoff

Jul 2020

Release Notes 2020.13.0

Release Notes

User Management Portal Launch**
Bid Center, Project Intelligence, Bid Management, Document Viewer, Web Takeoff

Jul 2020

Release Notes 2020.13.0

Release notes

ConstructConnect Takeoff

Jun 2020

Release Notes 2020.11.0

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence

Jun 2020

Release Notes 2020.10.0

Release Notes

Bid Center, Project Intelligence

May 2020

Release Notes 2020.9.0

Release Notes

Bid Center Launch**
Project Intelligence, Document Viewer, Web Takeoff

Apr 2020

Release Notes

Document Viewer, Web Takeoff

Mar 2020

Release Notes

Project Intelligence

Feb 2020

Release Notes

Project Intelligence, Document Viewer, Web Takeoff

Dec 2019

Release Notes

Project Intelligence, Bid Management, Document Viewer, Web Takeoff

Nov 2019

Release Notes

Mobile App, Project Intelligence, Bid Management, Document Viewer, Web Takeoff

Oct 2019

Release Notes

Document Viewer, Web Takeoff

Sep 2019

Release Notes

Mobile App, Project Intelligence, Bid Management

Aug 2019

Release Notes

Mobile App, Project Intelligence, Bid Management, Document Viewer, Web Takeoff

Jul 2019

Release Notes

Mobile App, Project Intelligence, Bid Management

Jun 2019

Release Notes

Mobile App, Project Intelligence

May 2019

Release Notes

Mobile App, Project Intelligence, Bid Management

Apr 2019

Release Notes

Mobile App, Project Intelligence

Mar 2019

Release Notes

Mobile App, Project Intelligence

Feb 2019

Release Notes

Mobile App, Project Intelligence

Release Notes

 

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