If you’re a subcontractor, chances are you joined BuildingConnected because you got an invitation to bid from a general contractor. They were able to invite you through our expansive network of construction professionals, featuring more than 3,000 general contractors. But how exactly does our network work, and what can you do to utilize it as a subcontractor?
The goal of BuildingConnected’s network is to make the preconstruction process easier by connecting every subcontractor and general contractor in construction. Each month, more than four million bid invites are sent, and over 10,000 projects are bid out on our platform. General contractors invite relevant subcontractors based on the information in their profile. But without updated information, you might be losing out on jobs and not getting discovered by the general contractors you want to work with.
The more you engage with general contractors on our network — such as accepting or declining invites, and submitting proposals — the higher you rank. That makes it easier for the right general contractors to find you. In BuildingConnected, you can securely manage your profile and edit things like contact information and trades. An updated profile increases your discoverability and ensures that you get invited to the right projects.
We’re excited to introduce a new feature to make getting invited to the right projects even easier — work service areas. The new feature allows you to select areas where you’re willing to work so you can let general contractors know if you’re expanding to new areas and get invites for the ones you already work in. You can indicate where you’re willing to travel to, even if your office location isn’t in that county. When a general contractor is looking to send out bids for a project, BuildingConnected will recommend subcontractors in the area.
Construction is a relationship-based industry. We’re always working on ways to help our customers get the most out of our network so general contractors and subcontractors can work better, together. Log in and complete your profile now!