Powering Preconstruction. 

Dustin DeVan and Jesse Pedersen envisioned a cloud-based bid procurement service that bridged the gap between construction professionals, streamlining the process of connecting and collaborating on projects. Acquired by Autodesk in 2018.

The largest real-time construction network that connects owners and builders through an easy-to-use platform to streamline the bid and risk management process.

BuildingConnected is on a quest to revolutionize the preconstruction process and foster seamless collaboration among general contractors, subcontractors, and real estate stakeholders. The company's primary focus revolves around providing a comprehensive platform that connects contractors with the right subcontractors and vendors, redefining the way construction projects come to life. At the heart of their success lies its intuitive online bid management platform, renowned for its ability to centralize and compare bids from various subcontractors and vendors, streamlining the decision-making process for contractors.

Recognizing the importance of risk analysis in the subcontractor selection process, the company also introduced TradeTapp, an ingenious platform that leverages market data to perform comprehensive risk assessments. This invaluable tool empowers contractors with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions when choosing subcontractors, minimizing potential risks and ensuring successful project outcomes.

Continuing its legacy of innovation, the company also created Bid Board Pro, a platform that serves as the industry's first all-in-one solution designed to streamline and automate the bidding process for subcontractors. With Bid Board Pro, subcontractors gain access to a comprehensive database of projects, enabling them to find and track opportunities to bid on effortlessly. By consolidating and automating the bidding process, BuildingConnected empowers subcontractors to make the most of their time and resources, ultimately driving efficiency and success in the industry.

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Dustin DeVan and Jesse Pedersen


Dustin DeVan & Jesse Pedersen

Before embarking on his entrepreneurial ventures, DeVan honed his skills on the frontlines of the construction industry. With six years of hands-on experience as a general contractor, he gained invaluable insights that would later fuel his entrepreneurial ambitions. Armed with a degree in Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautical Science from the esteemed University of California, Davis, DeVan embarked on a transformative journey to disrupt the status quo of construction practices.

DeVan's impressive resume boasts collaborations with some of the nation's largest construction companies, including Bechtel, Rudolph & Sletten, and XL Construction. His expertise has been instrumental in successfully navigating large-scale, complex projects that demand meticulous attention to detail. Notable highlights include his involvement in the construction of a medical office building for Kaiser Permanente, the iconic Las Vegas City Center, and HP's prestigious headquarters in Palo Alto.

Pedersen's journey to BuildingConnected is marked by a decade-long immersion in the world of web development, engineering, and technical co-founder roles. Holding a degree in Mechanical & Aeronautical Sciences Engineering from the esteemed University of California, Davis, he demonstrates a strong foundation in the fundamentals of engineering and aeronautics. He honed his skills and expertise while working with esteemed companies such as IronKey, 8x8, and Revvim, gaining invaluable insights into the dynamic landscape of software development. 


 Dustin discussing the future of preconstruction at DisruptCRE 2018

“We’ve helped thousands of owners, general contractors and subcontractors streamline their businesses and communicate better.”


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