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2019 Research

January 16   |   Research Report

AI & Machine Learning in Preconstruction

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have already begun taking over the technology landscape in 2019. We’re diving into how these groundbreaking computer-aided softwares are impacting the preconstruction process, diving into what you need to know in order to evaluate new companies and the use cases for your business.

January 30   |   Research Report

Building Toward Infrastructure Resilience

The growing risk of extreme weather has placed significant stress on our infrastructure networks. How can the design, operations, and maintenance of critical infrastructure assets evolve to facilitate resilience?

February 6   |   Top List

Building Tech 50

Apply for the 2019 Building Tech 50 List

The Building Tech 50 features leading companies in the smart buildings space, with each offering innovative solutions to improve operational efficiency in buildings. Within we will categorize companies by 10 building systems: (1) asset management, (2) building envelopes, (3) high performance materials, (4) HVAC & energy systems, (5) interiors, (6) lighting, (7) mobility, (8) roof systems, (9) tenant services, and (10) water systems.
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February 13   |   Research Report

Damping Systems in Supertall Buildings

Building up has been the mentality in many of the worlds largest cities to combat the increasing population density problem. However, as with all things, buildings are also being built leaner and lighter and as such have become more prone to vibrations, which can cause structural issues that lead to damages and bring a new set of safety risks. Join us in diving into the process of damping as a solution to dissipate such energy. 

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February 20   |   Research Report

Managing Financial Risk in Construction

Financial risk is apparent throughout the construction industry, often causing delays, cost overruns, and issues in the payment process. Major technology players offer more transparent, digital communication networks, all under the guise of reducing the risk that’s associated with a given construction project.

February 27   |   Research Report

Streamlining Bid Management

Bidding and estimating is a crucial component of preconstruction planning. New construction software platforms are making that process easier for owners, general contractors, and subcontractors with intuitive digital bid management tools.

MARCH 13   |   Top List

Venture Deals 50

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The Venture Deals 50 features the most impactful venture deals of the past year. The list highlights the investor(s), investee, and dollar amount for each deal, along with a short breakdown from our analyst team.
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March 27   |   Research Report

Built World Investment Report Card

We have tracked how much has been invested into built tech over the past five years and are here to show you the winners and loser. Where has all of that funding gone and how has it been utilized by some of the industry's most promising startups.

April 3   |   Top List

Mavericks 50

Apply for the 2019 Mavericks 25 List

The Mavericks 50 is our list of the built environment’s most forward-thinking and impactful leaders from the past year. We look to call-out people who have pushed boundaries in creating a smarter, more efficient, and more connected world. The Mavericks awards features leaders across the entire built environment, with architects, engineers, technologists, contractors, real estate moguls, venture investors, urban designers, and more.
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April 10   |   Research Report

M&A Activity in Real Estate & Construction

Who are the buyers, why are they buying, and what are they looking for? We'll gain insights from some of BuiltWorld's largest venture-related members on why we are seeing investment in the space and how corporate acquisitions are changing how startups think about valuations.

April 17   |   Research Report

Future-Proofing Urban Mobility

April 24   |   Research Report

Startup Business Strategy: Innovation Labs

Launching a successful startup is hard enough with the support you need. This is why innovation houses, accelerator programs, and generally non-financial assistance might be just as important if not more so than typical funding for startups. 

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May 1   |   TOP LIST

Machines 50

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The Machines 50 features innovative equipment, machinery, and tools being used at the frontier of the built environment. From robotics to 3D printing technology to autonomous vehicle fleets and beyond, these impressive machines are advancing our ability to build efficiently and cost-effectively.

May 15   |   Research Report

Modularization in Construction: 2019 Update

Labor costs comprise 20 - 50% of total project costs. Labor productivity has declined, hours have been increased, and overall output has decreased. In reality, about 50% of current positions in the construction sector can be automated. Modular construction might just be the answer, offering up time savings and process efficiencies only capable through automation.

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May 22   |   Research Report

High-Performance Warehousing

Warehouses today are looking more like futuristic factories than the simple storage facilities of the past. With innovations like automation and equipment tracking, smarter warehouses are saving companies time and energy while providing safer locations to store one of the largest expenses on a project: equipment.

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May 29   |   Research Report

Investing in a Bear Market

The investment landscape can at times look drastically different depending on whether we're in a bear or bull market. On the expectation of a market shift headed our way in the coming years, we're taking a look back at prior bear markets and their impact on how our industry's innovative leaders operate.

June 12   |   Research Report

Business Management Systems

Beyond the project lies a complex web of systems that manage the rest of how a design, real estate, construction or architecture firm operates. CRM's, accounting systems, human resource management systems and other applications provide vital information and efficiencies for organizations. We're diving into the leading systems for these processes, what advantages they offer, and how and where they connect with project management and other operational systems.

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June 19   |   TOP LIST

Project Software 50

Apply for the 2019 Project Software 50 List

The Project Software 50 features the innovative software platforms behind construction projects. Transforming jobsite data into valuable insights and assisting with resource planning and reporting, these project management solutions are forging connectivity in the building process.

July 3   |   Research Report

Interoperability in Smart Building Technology

Interoperability is the idea that a product or system is completely understood and able to work with other products or systems in either implementation or access, without any restrictions. From engineering firm to construction company, the adoption of emerging technology relies on the idea that systems can speak with one another fluidly and at ease.

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July 10   |   TOP LIST

Infrastructure Tech 50

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The Infrastructure Tech 50 features emerging solutions in the smart infrastructure space. Enabling cities to become more resource-efficient and resilient, companies on the list are categorized by infrastructure system: (1) communication, (2) water, (3) energy, (4) mobility, and (5) waste.
Click here to view the 2018 List

July 24   |   Research Report

Emerging Technology & Safety in Construction

Safety should be a priority on every construction job. Certain functions on the job site come with significant risk, but luckily there are products and solutions coming to market to address just this. From predictive analytics to tracking and monitoring, the state of business intelligence in preventing accidents has never looked brighter.

August 7   |   Top List

Connected Jobsite 50

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The Connected Jobsite 50 features innovative technologies that are reshaping the modern construction jobsite. Companies featured on the list have developed solutions that fall within one of 6 categories: (1) drones/mapping, (2) tools & equipment/machinery, (3) people/collaboration, (4) materials, (5) site monitoring/safety, and (6) scanners.
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August 21   |   Research Report

WiFi, Cellular & Infrastructure of the Connected Job Site

We've touched on the products in use on the most connected job sites being drones and scanners, among others, but it's equally as important to understand the unsung heroes of the job site: WiFi, cellular, and general connectivity.

September 4   |   Research Report

Best Practices in Technology Adoption in Construction

August 28   |   Research Report

Machines Report: Coming Soon

We'll be releasing a report focused on our Venture theme.

September 18   |   Research Report

Global Report: Smart Infrastructure

Our Global Report on Smart Infrastructure will look at case studies from around the world highlighting what is regarded as some of the most successful implementations of smart infrastructure.

September 25   |   Research Report

Blockchain Applications in Real Estate & Construction

Blockchain has been a topic of mystery for many individuals, how it works, what industries can benefit from it, and what timeline until it demonstrates its commercial use cases. The construction industry has battled with these exact questions and we are here to discover the applications for blockchain in the built world and the emerging tech companies leveraging those technologies to bring new solutions to market.

October 2   |   Top List

Venture Investors 50

Apply for the 2019 Venture Investors 50 List

The Venture Investors 50 identifies the most significant venture players in the built environment. Investors are evaluated along a variety of metrics, including dollars invested and number of deals. The list will feature strategic investors, accelerators, and venture funds, among others.
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October 16   |   Research Report

Global Investment Survey

October 30   |   Research Report

Equipment Management Systems

Equipment management systems are essential to a modern project's workflow. We're looking how emerging technology's are influencing equipment tracking, maintenance, and rental, while diving into the companies that are leading the charge on innovation in this arena.

November 6   |   Top List

Adoption Leaders 50

Apply for the 2019 Adoption Leaders 50 List

The Adoption Leaders 50 features individuals in in emerging positions that are driving the adoption of new technologies and processes in the construction industry. From Chief Technology Officers and Innovation Officers to Heads of VDC and BIM Coordinators, the Adoption Leaders are playing a central role in the digitization of construction.
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November 20   |   Research Report

The Future Construction Superintendent

What skills, attributes, and tools will the superintendent of the future bring to the job site? We will be diving into the software and hardware solutions that are changing the role of superintendent and compare to previous decades.

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December 18   |   Top List

Innovation Year-in-Review

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The Innovation Year-in-Review is your one-stop-shop for the year’s biggest news in the built environment. We’ll re-cap and breakdown major events—from large scale acquisitions to technological developments and feats of construction—and assess how they fit into the larger trends we’ve been following all year.
Click here to view the 2018 List

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