The Future Workforce Forum


The AEC and real estate industries have a glaring workforce problem.

An aging workforce, a lack of diversity, concerns about personal safety, a lack of understanding about how to attract millennials, and a reluctance to adopt technology are all contributing factors.

To combat these issues, BuiltWorlds is launching a Future Workforce Forum and we want you to be a part of it.

As a member of the forum, you will engage with a community of like-minded executives, managers, human resources professionals, and university representatives who are passionate about problem solving the workforce issues facing the built industry.

  • Quarterly Webinars - Four times a year, the Forum will meet via Webinar for a one hour call where participants will hear from thought leaders representing a topical theme. Each will make a short presentation followed by Q&A sessions, moderated by a BuiltWorlds staffer.
  • Exclusive Future Workforce Newsletter - Every month, via an exclusive newsletter, we bring you suggestions for attracting and maintaining a skilled and diverse workforce. We deliver insights from the greatest minds in AEC and real estate human resource management right to your inbox!
  • Tickets to the Future Workforce Conference – At the Future Workforce Conference, we invite 20+ world experts in recruiting and HR in AEC/RE to teach you how to solve our industry’s workforce dilemma once and for all. We feature specific front-line case studies of successful recruiting tactics from industry leaders, interactive breakout sessions to get to the ‘core’ of your workforce issues and speed networking to help you meet like-minded senior leaders who are exploring similar solutions.
  • Three job postings – Your company can leverage our digital community of industry professionals and get your job opportunities in front of them. We'll post your jobs on the BuiltWorlds Job Board, a curation of job opportunities from leading built industry companies. We’ll also post your open positions on your ‘Directory Page,’ a careers’ focused landing page that showcases your company’s best [delete job] opportunities. We build the page, host it on, and maintain it for you. We actively promote your job(s) to our community through our Monthly Careers’ Newsletter, BW Careers and BuiltWorlds social feeds.
  • Monthly Meet-Ups – Eight times a year (every month when we don’t have a webinar), the Forum will meet in Chicago for 1.5 hours where they will engage with thought leaders on a topical theme. Each will make a short presentation followed by breakout sessions and Q&A sessions, moderated by a BuiltWorlds staffer.

Join the Future Workforce Forum Today!

For more information on how to get started, contact Isabel Singer, Network Membership Coordinator at or follow this link to Membership.


Meet-up Calendar

Getting High School Students Excited about AEC
May 17, 2018 // 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Speaker: ACE Mentor and Pepper Construction
Where: 643 North Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654

Teaching Employees How to Write Professionally
June 14, 2018 // 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Speaker: Rachel K Oleinick, Vice Principal at Northworks Architects and Planners
Where: Location TBD

Improving Communication between the Field and the Office
July 12, 2018 // 1:00pm CT
Speakers: Josephine Mullen, Head of Customer Success at Rhumbix, Dan Henrie, President at Tactic Construction, Pete Schermerhorn, COO at Triax,  and Kaushal Diwan, National Director of Innovation at DPR
Where: Webinar