Project Case Studies Directory

The BuiltWorlds Project Case Studies Directory offers another way for members to share what they have learned and for members to learn about where change is actually happening from other members and explore those changes together.

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Sri Lanka Affordable Housing

Location: Hatton, Sri Lanka
Date: October 2017
Feature Topics: Building Materials, Modularization

ABB South Africa Longmeadow Campus

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: June 2009
Insights: Energy, Sustainability

Cornell University - Bloomberg Center

Location: Roosevelt Island, NY
Completion: 2017
Feature Topics: Energy, Sustainability

150 North Riverside

Location: Chicago, IL
Completion: 2017
Feature Topics: Structural Engineering


Method Soap Manufacturing Plant

Location: Chicago, IL
Completion: 2016
Feature Topics: Energy, Sustainability

The Edge

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Completion: 2014
Feature Topics: Energy, Water, Smart Building


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

Plumbers Local 130 Training Center

Location: Chicago, IL
Completion: 2017
Feature Topics: Sustainability, Water

Adohi Residence Hall, University of Arkansas

Location: Fayetteville, AK
Completion: 2019
Feature Topics: Modular, Timber

Flotsam & Jetsam

Location: Miami, FL
Completion: 2016
Feature Topics: Building Materials, 3D Printing/Robotics


Zurich North America Headquarters

Location: Schaumburg, IL
Completion: 2017
Feature Topics: Design

Paris 12 - Place de la Nation

Location: Paris, France
Completion: 2020
Feature Topics: Mass Timber

Aqsarniit Hotel – Five story 94-suite modular hotel and convention centre.

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
Completion: 2019
Feature Topics: Structural Steel Modular

Cities, Urban Planning, & Mixed Use

Chengdu Tianfu Airport City

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

New Songdo City

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

Jaypee Sports City

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

Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan

Location: Detroit, MI
Completion: 2017
Feature Topics: Mobility, Sustainability Water

Chongming Island Master Plan

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

Hudson Yards

Location: New York, NY
Completion: 2024
Feature Topics: Mobility, Structural Engineering

Communications, Data, & IoT

Chicago CTA Disruption Demand Shift

Location: Chicago, IL
Date: October 2017

Calculating Carbon Emissions

Location: Chicago, IL
Date: December 2017

Kansas ‘Smart’ City Initiative

Location: Kansas City, MO
Date: June 2015

Smart Green Infrastructure Monitoring

Location: Chicago, IL
Date: November 2017

Sacramento Smart City Initiative

Location: Sacramento, CA
Date: June 2017

Los Angeles Smart Street Lighting Initiative

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: November 2015

Smart City San Diego

Location: San Diego, CA
Date: October 2017

Mapping Subterranean Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
Date: September 2016

Ontario Pan Am Games

Location: Hamilton & Toronto, Ontario
Date: Summer 2015


World's First Solar Panel Roadway

Location: Tourouvre au Perche, France
Date: December 2016

Smart Grid Rollout in Switzerland

Location: Western Switzerland
Date: September 2017


California Piezoelectric Highway

Location: San Jose, CA
Date: Ongoing

Ayalon Smart Highway

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Date: June 2018

China's First Maglev Train

Location: Changsha, China
Date: May 2016

Chicago Riverwalk

Location: Chicago, IL
Completion: 2016

Driverless Buses in South Perth

Location: South Perth, Australia
Date: August 2016


Smart Waste Management in Portugal

Location: Cascais, Portugal
Date: April 2015

Waste Management and Recycling in Times Square

Location: New York City, NY
Date: Ongoing


Harris County Water Utility Upgrade

Location: Harris County, TX
Date: July 2017

New York City Smart Water Metering

Location: New York City, NY
Date: September 2017

Hurricane Irma Flood Relief

Location: Ormond Beach, FL
Date: September 2017

Project Management Technology Interior Office Renovation

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

First Solar Manufacturing Plant

Location: Lake Township, OH
Date: 2019
Feature Topics: Drone, Laser Scan to Point Cloud Model for Visualization and Sequencing.

Infrastructure – I-15 Lehi Main to SR-92, Technology Corridor – 2020 Highway Project of the Year

Location: Utah
Date: December 2020
Feature Topics: Roadway Project Management System

Smart Job Site Technology

San Francisco International Airport Terminal 1 Renovation

Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: Ongoing
Feature Topics: Reality Capture to Improve Photo Documentation


2+U Office Tower

Location: Seattle, WA
Date: 2019
Feature Topics: Smart Glasses for Improved Crane Safety.


Victoria Tower

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 2020
Feature Topics: Digital Twin Applications for Project Management.


Byford Community Center

Location: Byford, Australia
Date: 2020
Feature Topics: Robotic Bricklayer.


Visual Inspection System on Light Rail Transit System Extension
Location: Greater Seattle, Washington
Date: 2023 est
Feature Topics: automated sharing and organization of project observations.


Koppel Bridge

Location: Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019
Feature Topics: Robotic Rebar Machine


Improving site work efficiency with a soil and other materials logistics app

Location: Northern New Jersey
Date: N/A
Feature Topics: Logistics/Materials Management


Realtime Workforce Visibility on Financial Services HQ

Location: Virginia
Date: N/A
Feature Topics: Labor Tracking to Schedule


Operations and Maintenance Technology

Infrastructure Resiliency Through L-Band SAR Analytics
Location: N/A
Date: N/A
Feature Topics: automating and improving inspection and monitoring of transit, water, and ground infrastructure.

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