Construction Computer Software


  • Estimating, Planning and Project Control

    An integrated single-package construction application designed with, and by industry professionals. The closely linked modules produce an accurate model and timeous forecasts of the project’s anticipated construction process.
    Candy’s strict control of resource rates, activity durations and projected cash requirements can also feed the BuildSmart Cost Management system its vital financial data to cost-manage all the projects in your enterprise.

Estimating, Planning and Project Control for the Built Environment

Candy is a modern software suite focused on estimating and project control in the construction industry, a field in which we have gained enormous experience. We have specifically targeted the contractor’s software requirements, from taking-off, pricing and planning a project, controlling at site level, through to the final certificate.

We have a wide international client base which exposes us to a variety of local requirements and new techniques. These are continually included into the software.

Candy is a ruggedised product, built for construction site conditions and unsympathetic treatment by construction personnel. It is a 32-bit Windows application and runs on all modern Windows operating systems, either stand-alone or networked, and on Windows Terminal Services.

Candy has spread by the recommendations of satisfied customers throughout the world, and is used by large multinational consortia and small contractors alike.


Software Integration

Candy integrates with our other major product, BuildSmart Construction Management, Information & Enterprise Accounting. BuildSmart is specifically designed for various tasks in the construction industry.


Candy users in the UK

Many of the world’s largest construction companies are among the more than 7000 users of Candy today. Contractors in over 50 countries use Candy to increase productivity and enhance profits.

Here in the UK, some of our biggest contractors use Candy for major infrastructure, energy and water reticulation as well as building, roads and civil engineering projects



Advanced Features

  • Estimating
  • Planning
  • Valuations
  • Cost & Allowables with Earned Value analysis
  • Project Cash Flow
  • Seamless integration with BuildSmart Procurement and Accounts
  • Forecasting
  • Subcontract Management
  • Electronic 2D and 3D quantity take-off – linked to the bill of quantities

A unique Candy facility, and one of its most powerful features, is the dynamic link between money and time – the interactive link between the bill of quantities or estimate, and the program or schedule of work.  This interactive link, between these two most prominent factors of a construction project, provides a wealth of information at the finger-tips of both management and client.

Because Candy allows the estimator to work from basic resources in building up the cost model for the project, this information can be fed to the procurement system to integrate purchasing with the assumptions made in the estimate.  Later, during valuations, this information is provided to the accounting system to compare actual costs to anticipated costs for the production of Earned Value reports.