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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.

Is Your Company Ready for the Beta User Experience?

December 19, 2019

Being a beta customer is not an easy decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here’s how to make sure your experience is a good one. As the built environment seeks out ways to alleviate industry pressures, startup technology solutions are proliferating. These solutions are a welcoming source of options, as […]

How reality capture and jobsite monitoring systems are innovating jobsites

December 19, 2019

What’s going on? On November 12th, Sensera Systems, a jobsite monitoring system, announced a partnership with Reconstruct, a reality capture solution that allows for as-built comparison to initial design and progress checking against schedules. The partnership will allow users to capture critical data points on-site via Sensera’s imagery collection solutions […]

Amazon Business Shakes Up Building Product Manufacturers

December 5, 2019

As Amazon Business continues to make headway in the building products distribution industry, we’re beginning to see the Amazon effect disrupt the purchase and delivery of building products to the job site. Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) ought to be thinking about Amazon’s impact on the way business is being done: […]

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Offsite Construction Adoption: Leading Construction Companies are Recognizing the Benefits of Prefabrication

December 5, 2019

What’s going on? Off-site construction and other building component manufacturing practices have garnered growing interest from key players throughout the built environment. From companies such as Katerra, which raised more than $865 million in 2018, to Blokable, which raised $23 million in August of this year, dozens of prefab-focused startups […]

Creating a Dynamic Strategy Through Business Analytics

November 21, 2019

Using business analytics to create a data-driven culture that helps E&C companies fine-tune their business strategies and continually improve their operations. As the volume of data that the world is generating continues to proliferate, companies across all industries are finding new and unique ways to put that intelligence to work. […]

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 […]

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