See How HCSS Plans Can Improve Your Efficiency and Communication in the Field

Empower your foremen to perform calculations in the field

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Perform Takeoffs with Ease

Perform digital takeoffs on drawings and send quantities directly to the field for easy communication. Clouds, links to callouts, and polygons draw crews’ attention to important details or changes.

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Attach Photos to Plans

Add annotated photos, audio clips, or even videos to plans and revisions to encourage collaboration.

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Upload Plans, Drawings, Specifications, Safety Documents, Project Documents, and Manuals

Upload and publish any set of PDF plans to give quick, easy access to the most up-to-date information and eliminate the need to lug around tons of paperwork.

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Control Versions and Revisions

Upload new sheets in the office and make them instantly available to field supervisors. Overlay versions, and highlight changes quickly for easy revision comparison.

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Perform Quick Calculations

Perform quick calculations in the field to see how long work will take and how much material is needed, and report accurate quantities back to the office.

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Produce As-Builts

Compile all plans along the life of the job to quickly and easily create accurate as-builts, and send them directly to stakeholders.

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Add Notes to Sheets

Add descriptive notes to revisions, calculations, and annotations to help your crews build correctly in the first time.

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How HCSS Plans Fits Into the HCSS Suite

Your jobs are constantly changing, and you need to keep the entire company up to date. We offer a full suite of products that can help you through every stage of a project, from bid to completion. Send your calculations from HCSS Plans to the HeavyJob Time Card to ensure your production reporting is accurate.


HCSS Data Warehouse

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  • Unit price & lump sum bids
  • Rapid estimate creation from:
    • Libraries
    • Past estimates
    • Calculation routines
    • Assemblies
    • DOT imports
    • RSMeans data (option)
    • Richardson data (option)
  • Analysis tools
  • Rapid change tools
  • Comparisons to estimate and actual production history (w HeavyJob)
  • Invitation to bid
  • Quote management
  • Cost spreading routines
  • Multiple pricing options
  • Multiple bid proposal formats
  • Electronic bid submittals
  • Budget export to accounting
  • Budget export to HeavyJob
  • RFIs (2018)
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HCSS Plans

  • Quantity takeoff
  • Annotation capabilities
  • Document control
  • Version control
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HCSS Employee App

  • Quantity takeoff
  • Annotation capabilities
  • Document control
  • Version control


  • Simple & easy interface
  • Diaries
  • Time cards
  • Progress quantities
  • Photos
  • Materials & subs
  • Production analysis
  • Real-time cost feedback
  • Production planner
  • Needs requests
  • Skills & certifications
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HCSS Plans

  • Quantity takeoff
  • Annotation capabilities
  • Annotation capabilities
  • Easy attachment to submittals, etc.
  • Instant field to office communication
  • Responsibility assignments
  • Record “As-Built”
  • Document control
  • Version control

HCSS Safety

  • Meetings
  • Inspections
  • Observations
  • Near misses
  • Incidents
  • JHAs
  • Skills & certifications
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HCSS Employee App

  • Simple interface
  • Clock in/out
  • Payroll hour verification
  • Equipment inspections
  • Safety observations
  • Custom items such as “not injured”
  • Multi-employee time clock kiosk
  • Upcoming schedules (w/ Dispatcher)
  • Cost code hours (2018)
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HCSS Trucking

  • Easy smartphone truck identification
  • Easy recording of loads/dumps
  • Quantity capture
  • Foremen/operators as ticket takers
  • Unattended site logging
  • Internal & external trucks


  • Time card approvals
  • Production reports
  • Change orders
  • T&M billing
  • Forecasting
  • Pay estimates
  • Job cost reports
  • Payroll hour reports
  • Accounting TrueUp (w/ DIS)
  • RFIs (2018)
  • Submittals (2018)
  • Document tracking (2018)
  • HCSS Plans integration

HCSS Dispatcher

  • Electronic “magnet board”
  • Schedule people, equipment, materials, trucks, inventory, and small tools
  • Snapshot of past, present and future
  • True up locations v.s HeavyJob time cards
  • Driver move assignments
  • Rentals
  • Management of future “needs”
  • “Needs” import from HeavyBid
  • Foremen “needs” from HeavyJob
  • Crew export to HeavyJob
  • Dispatching report to HeavyJob
  • Show up instructions to employees

HCSS Safety

  • Inspections, near misses, incidents
  • Free safety observations for all employees
  • Leading indicator analysis from field data
  • Closed-loop follow-up process for issues
  • 1,000 standard meetings, inspections, JSAs
  • Meetings, inspections, & JSAs are customizable
  • Critical meeting topics can be pushed to field
  • OSHA reporting
  • Skills and certifications
  • Quality reports (2018)

HCSS Inspections

  • Equipment Inspections
  • Field equipment inspection data
  • Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports
  • Pre and post-trip inspections
  • Customized inspections
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HCSS Forms

  • Free with HeavyJob or Safety
  • Customizable mobile forms
  • PDF fillable forms
  • Autofill from time cards (w/ HeavyJob)
  • Data mining of form data (2018)
  • Workflow & approvals (2018)

Equipment Maintenance

  • Preventive maintenance
  • Work orders
  • Work order assignment/scheduling
  • Mobile mechanic app
  • Equipment repair history
  • Equipment inspections
  • Field equipment inspection data
  • Field maintenance requests
  • Automated meter readings (w/ GPS)
  • Telematics data reporting (w/ GPS)
  • Warranty tracking
  • Inventory/parts management
  • Utilization reporting
  • Idle time reporting
  • Replace or repair dashboard

Fuel Tracking

  • Mobile phone app
  • Fuel & fluid tracking
  • For fuel truck drivers, foremen, lowboy drivers, etc.
  • Transactions to/from trucks/tanks
  • Third-party fuel card interfaces
  • Fuel charged to equipment/jobs
  • Fuel analysis report


  • Mixed fleet data in one location
  • HCSS GPS hardware
  • OEM GPS data integration
  • Aggregated HCSS + OEM GPS data
  • Interface to other HCSS Software
  • Location, meter, idle time, fuel level, fault codes
  • Stolen equipment alerts
  • Geofence entry/exit logs
  • Mobile geofence reporting
  • Cycle time reporting
  • Equipment utilization reporting
  • Customized alerts:Speeding, hard braking, etc.
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  • Automation of truck tickets
  • Simple & accurate verification of loads
  • Quantity capture
  • Fewer payment conflicts & discrepancies
  • Possible elimination of ticket takers
  • Unattended site logging
  • Internal & external trucks
  • Integration with HeavyJob
  • Broker portal with real-time reporting
  • More (2018)

HCSS eLogs

  • Driver Hours of Service (HOS) logs
  • Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIRs)
  • ELD mandate compliance
  • IFTA reporting
  • Driver & vehicle history
  • Pre- and post-trip inspections
  • Same hardware as HCSS GPS
  • Nearly all state DOTs
  • Download of bid items
  • Download of average bid prices
  • Upload of bid prices
  • Some cities & counties
  • Private services such as Amtek
  • Spreadsheets
  • Budget export from HeavyBid
  • Pay item export from HeavyBid
  • Vendors & subs from HeavyBid
  • Labor & equipment hours from HeavyJob
  • Quantities from HeavyJob
  • Jobs, equipment, employees, & cost codes to HeavyJob

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some key questions you may have regarding HeavyBid or HCSS.

Designed specifically for the heavy civil construction industry, HCSS Plans is a digital plan management tool that allows your foremen to take control of their production and reporting in the field.

HCSS suggests that each person who will access HCSS Plans — project managers, superintendents, estimators, executives, and crew leads — should have their own license to log into the HCSS Plans website or mobile app.

HCSS Plans licenses are individually named per user, so the license belongs to the individual and can travel from device to device.

HCSS Plans is a web and mobile application; there are no network and server requirements for your IT department to host the software. All of your data is stored in the HCSS Cloud for access anywhere you have an internet connection. You can also access uploaded documents in disconnected mode.

Coming in 2018, HCSS Plans will integrate with HeavyBid, HeavyJob, and HCSS Safety.

After your estimators win the job using HeavyBid, they can send all of their pre-bid information, including notes, measurements, and photos, to HCSS Plans without double entry, allowing you to know exactly how they bid the job and why so you can build accordingly.

Your crew leaders can use the calculators built into HCSS Plans to get accurate quantities of work performed and send those calculations directly into the Daily Diary in HeavyJob for accurate daily reporting to the office.

You can also upload safety documents into HCSS Plans for easy reference without lugging around heavy books or notebooks, ensuring that everyone has access to the information they need. Soon, you will be able to send those safety documents directly to HCSS Safety to ensure your crew always has access to pertinent safety information and is holding relevant safety meetings.

In the office, your project managers, estimators, and executives can use HCSS Plans on the web to upload drawings, plans, and other project documents. They can do quick takeoffs and make annotations, link to callouts, add notes and photos, and mark revisions and versions. They can then share those documents with the field and with job owners to ensure that everyone has the most updated information.

The HCSS Plans mobile app, available for iOS devices, allows superintendents, foremen, and crew leads to have instant access to all project documents without lugging around heavy rolls of drawings or managing outdated plans. They can annotate plans directly from their iPad to show changes made in the field, perform calculations to determine how long work will take or how much material is needed, and work in a sandbox environment to make hypothetical changes without affecting the final plans. They can also store and access safety documents for reference, or send out as-builts to stakeholders.