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autodesk acquires spacemaker

Autodesk $240 Million Acquisition of Norway-Based Spacemaker Further Evidence of Global Tie-Ups In Buildings & Infrastructure

November 19, 2020

News of Autodesk’s $240 million acquisition of Oslo, Norway-based, Spacemaker.AI¬†offers the latest evidence of the maturation of Europe’s Buildings and Infrastructure technology sector and the increasing trend toward international deals, as leading edge technology companies are cropping up far beyond early centers in places like San Francisco, Boston, and London […]

home depot hd supply acquisition

Home Depot $8 Billion HD Supply Acquisition Further Shakes Up Building Materials Supply Market

November 16, 2020

As we indicated last August ( $4 Billion White Cap, Construction Supply Group Merger Highlights Changing Construction Supply Chain), mergers and acquisitions have been heating up the construction materials supply sector this year, driven by a variety of factors including technology. Within that context, news this week of Home Depot’s […]

Equipment tech Deals Report

Equipment Management Technology Deals in Overdrive, As Investors Converge on Sector

November 14, 2020

Project Collaboration Software seems to get all the attention in the world of construction technology, and not without merit. Companies like Aconex, Bentley, Plangrid, and PROCORE continue to grab headlines with valuations for the category pushing closer and closer to the $10 billion dollar range.¬† Despite all the headlines around […]

Northwestern University MPM and EMDC Partnership

A Look at Northwestern University’s Leading Edge MPM and EMDC Programs And What’s In Store For Our Partnership This Year

November 14, 2020

Even as traditional architecture, engineering, and construction companies look to recruit and train for new skills, leading universities are evolving curricula and approach to keep pace. There is no better illustration of this than Northwestern University. The school emerged as an industry leader nearly thirty years ago when it took […]

Hill group modular shop

How Mechanical Contractors Are Leading the Industry in Modular Construction

October 21, 2020

We first visited Hill Mechanical Group’s modular fabrication shop back in 2017. Captured in the video shown above, we learned then about Hill’s process of leveraging building modeling, digital fabrication, and other advanced techniques in the prefabrication and modularization of everything from ductwork to modularized hospital bathroom pods. This year […]

Analyst Briefing Smart Cities

Smart Cities Shift: As The World Launches Mega Infrastructure Projects, These Presenters Show How Infrastructure Thinking is Changing

October 18, 2020

Listening to talks at our Global Summit earlier this month, one would think the United States is lagging far behind the rest of the world on Infrastructure and falling farther behind every day. The D+ Report Card on America’s Infrastructure from the American Association of Civil Engineers, citing the dire […]

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