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News is breaking in the built world every day, whether it's an innovative new project breaking ground or a new product announcement. But no news is helpful unless it's in context. Enter the BuiltWorlds Analyst Briefings. Each week, one of our Analysts will produce a short, detailed story covering the most important and exciting developments. Our goal is the help our readers figure out how the day's news actually affects them and their business. Short, punchy, and easy-to-read, the Analysts Briefings are not breaking the news. Instead, they contextualize what's happening in the built world, and parse out why what's happening is important and what sort of impact it will have.

Going from smarter to smart: Putting the pieces together

November 14, 2019

Chicago’s West Loop and Fulton Market: A nexus for smart technology Formerly dotted with meatpacking plants and warehouses, the West Loop and Fulton Market are now home to corporate headquarters, high-tech startups, world-class restaurants, retail stores, a host of businesses and attractions ranging from the United Center to the WNDR […]

Equipment, Sans Operator: Driverless Equipment Development in Construction

November 14, 2019

What’s going on? Scania, a leading manufacturer of trucks, buses, and other transport solutions, has developed a biofuel self-driving truck, primarily for material hauling in mining and other large construction settings. Scania’s fully autonomous truck, AXL, does not have a cab and operates on an intelligent logistics system based on […]

3 Key Takeaways from Venture West 2019

November 8, 2019

Earlier this week, the BuiltWorlds team traded an all-too-early Chicago winter for sunny California and traveled to the heart of Palo Alto for our Venture West Conference. It was a great event, featuring some of the most influential players and stakeholders in the construction venture field. We know some of […]

Ahead of rumored $4 billion IPO, Procore makes big additions to platform

October 31, 2019

      As Procore grows–gaining more clout, capital, users, and integration partners–the company’s user conference, Groundbreak, has become one of the most impactful events in construction technology. Any major announcements coming out of the gathering have a significant ripple effect across the industry, ranging from builders and contractors using […]

What Chicago’s new building energy rating system means for contractors

October 24, 2019

  The city of Chicago–the third-largest city in America and home to over 2.7 million people–formally instituted an Energy Rating System in August based on its Energy Benchmarking Ordinance introduced in 2013. The new system, born in 2017 after the city council updated the existing ordinance, gives buildings over 50,000 […]

BIM in PM: Procore’s Acquisition of BIManywhere Demonstrates Growing Interest in Getting BIM in the Field

October 17, 2019

BIM has been a major factor in the design, planning, operations, and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure. However, one area that many believe BIM can play a much larger role is on the jobsite to aid construction management. Learn how Procore’s acquisition of BIManywhere is getting BIM into the field, and how leading construction companies are leveraging BIM in PM.

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