Project Case Studies Directory

Time and again, we have heard that people don't want sales pitches. They want to learn from actual case studies from people they can actually know and learn from. The BuildWorlds Projects Case Studies Directory offers another way for members to share their case studies of innovation in buildings, cities and infrastructure as well as the techniques employed to deliver and maintain those structures.

Beyond the database, Project Case Studies are also be pinned to company pages where they can also be referenced, and associated members can be contacted for more information. Additionally, Compelling Case Studies will be featured in Briefings, Reports, Calls, Conferences and Newsletters.

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We’re looking for case studies of the most innovative infrastructure projects and urban planning solutions. Smarter, more sustainable, more resilient, or otherwise.

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We’re looking for examples of high performance buildings around the globe. Submit your case study, and help the community understand how buildings are actually becoming smarter, more sustainable, and more responsive.

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Process Case Study

Do you have an example of a game-changing technology that helped improve project performance? Submit your case study, and help the community learn specific lessons about how technology actually drove those improvements.

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Location: Oak Ridge, TN
Completion: 2015
Feature Topics: 3D Printing, Energy

McDonald's Chicago

McDonald's Chicago Flagship Location

Location: Chicago, IL
Completion: 2018
Feature Topics: Building Materials, Carbon Capture

Cornell University - Bloomberg Center

Location: Roosevelt Island, NY
Completion: 2017
Feature Topic: Geothermal Energy

Plumbers Local 130 Training Center

Location: Chicago, IL
Completion: 2017
Feature Topics: Innovative Plumbing Systems, Water

150 North Riverside

Location: Chicago, IL
Completion: 2017
Feature Topic: Tuned Mass Damper System

Zurich North America Headquarters

Location: Schaumburg, IL
Completion: 2017
Feature Topic: User Centered Design

Cities, Urban Planning & Mixed Use

Chengdu Tianfu Airport City

Location: Chengdu, China
Completion: Unknown
Feature Topics: Water, Sustainability

Chongming Island Master Plan

Location: Shanghai, China
Completion: 2004
Feature Topics: Mobility, Sustainability, Water

New Songdo City

Location: Incheon, South Korea
Completion: 2011
Feature Topics: Sustainability, Energy

Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan

Location: Detroit, MI
Completion: 2017
Insights: Mobility, Sustainability, Water

Jaypee Sports City

Location: Delhi, India
Completion: Unknown
Feature Topics: Mobility, Sustainability, Waste, Water

Hudson Yards

Location: New York, NY
Completion: 2024
Feature Tpics: Engineering, Mobility

Communications, Data, & IoT

Kansas ‘Smart’ City Initiative

Location: Kansas City, MO
Date: June 2015

Smart City San Diego

Location: San Diego, CA
Date: October 2017

Chicago CTA Disruption Demand Shift

Location: Chicago, IL
Date: October 2017

Smart Green Infrastructure Monitoring

Location: Chicago, IL
Date: November 2017

Mapping Subterranean Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
Date: September 2016

Los Angeles Smart Street Lighting Initiative

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: November 2015

Sacramento Smart City Initiative

Location: Sacramento, CA
Date: June 2017

Calculating Carbon Emissions

Location: Chicago, IL
Date: December 2017

Ontario Pan Am Games

Location: Hamilton & Toronto, Ontario
Date: Summer 2015


Smart Grid Rollout in Switzerland

Location: Western Switzerland
Date: September 2017

World's First Solar Panel Roadway

Location: Tourouvre au Perche, France
Date: December 2016

California Piezoelectric Highway

Location: San Jose, CA
Date: Ongoing


Driverless Buses in South Perth

Location: South Perth, Australia
Date: August 2016

China's First Maglev Train

Location: Changsha, China
Date: May 2016

Ayalon Smart Highway

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Date: June 2018


Waste Management and Recycling in Times Square

Location: New York City, NY
Date: Ongoing

Smart Waste Management in Portugal

Location: Cascais, Portugal
Date: April 2015


Harris County Water Utility Upgrade

Location: Harris County, TX
Date: July 2017

Chicago Riverwalk

Location: Chicago, IL
Completion: 2016

Hurricane Irma Flood Relief

Location: Ormond Beach, FL
Date: September 2017

Project Management Technology used on buildout Office Build-Out

Location: 10 Exchange Place, NJ
Date: 2018
Feature Topics: Scan to Schedule Control

San Francisco International Airport Terminal 1

Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: Ongoing
Feature Topics: Reality Capture; Enhanced Photo Usage.

2+U Office Tower

Location: Seattle, WA
Date: 2019
Feature Topics: Enhanced Visibility for Equipment Operators

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