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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.

Analyst Topic Briefing: 3D Modeling and Preconstruction Tools

March 6, 2020

In the first article of this three-part contributor series, we talked about how problem projects present a tremendous opportunity, and some of the startups tackling the “hard problem” of scheduling.  In this article, we’ll shift focus to the second of three recently reported categories of construction tech that can help […]

The Digital Toolbox: Tool Management Solutions a Value Add for the Construction Industry

February 28, 2020

  Whether they’re utilized for assembly in a prefabrication facility or installation in the field, the hand tools and equipment that empower trade workers are critical assets for the success of any project. Contractors often leverage a central location for the storage and distribution of their tools, but keeping track […]

Optimized Material Management: Digitizing the Construction Supply Chain

February 21, 2020

  At nearly every BuiltWorlds Conference there is a strong conversation about the needed improvements surrounding the construction supply chain, and there’s no denying the major impact that materials management solutions can have in that area. However, in our 2019 Construction Technology Survey, less than 20 percent of the contractors […]

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Equipment Management and the Possibilities of 5G Tech

February 14, 2020

There’s a lot of talk, and anticipation, concerning 5G. Major investment from all four powerhouse US cellular carriers is well underway as they race to become the first to roll out the newest generation of wireless technology to their networks. Global spend for building the 5G mobile infrastructure is projected […]

Con-Tech Categories With The Biggest Potential To Prevent Problem Projects: Scheduling

February 6, 2020

This article is the first in a three-part series from Dave Hettinger, senior manager at LitCon Group. Stay tuned for his follow-up pieces. Not Surprisingly, Problem Projects Cause Problems Bankruptcy, restructuring, plagued by cost overruns and delays, prompted by troubled projects, dispute avoidance and resolution strategies, and move away from […]

3 Safety System Innovations Shaping Super-tall Buildings

January 24, 2020

What’s Going On:  In the wee hours of June 14, 2017, a catastrophic fire broke out in the Grenfell Tower–a high-rise residential building home to about 350 people–in West London. What initially started as a simple malfunction of a resident’s refrigerator quickly compounded into one of the deadliest structural disasters […]

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