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2024 Building Tech Annual Benchmarking Report

February 20, 2024

Summary The Benchmarking program offers BuiltWorld’s Engineering, Construction, and Real Estate Company members an opportunity to gauge their technology adoption against their peers so they can identify and prioritize the gaps in their technology stack they need to address to be a leading firm in terms of digitization. Since its […]

State of the Built World: Annual Venture Report

January 23, 2024

Executive Summary Setting the Stage If the defining colloquialism of last year’s State of the Built World Annual Report was “follow the leader,” then this year’s would be “flight to quality.” Bank runs, inflation, quantitative tightening, strained trade relations with China, conflict in the Middle East, approaching two years since […]

BuiltWorlds Q3 2023 Venture & Investment Report

October 17, 2023

Table of Contents Quarterly VC activity Average Check Sizes by Round The Three Billion Dollar Deals of Q3 International Interest Balancing The Global Cap-Tables Climate Tech VC’s Take on Built World Tech Built-World Funds Launched In Q3 The Macro Narrative Interest Rate Trajectory The Ten Million Dollar ConTech Revenue Hurdle […]

2023 Offsite Construction Benchmarking Report

October 11, 2023

SUMMARY The Benchmarking program offers BuiltWorld’s Engineering and Construction Company members an opportunity to gauge their technology adoption against their peers. In doing so, respondents can identify and prioritize gaps in their technology stack that can be addressed to emerge as a leading firm in terms of digitization and innovation. […]

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2023 Annual Tools, Equipment, & Robotics Benchmarking Report

August 16, 2023

Summary The Benchmarking program offers BuiltWorld’s Engineering and Construction Company members an opportunity to gauge their technology adoption against their peers so they can identify and prioritize the gaps in their technology stack they need to address to be a leading firm in terms of digitization. Since its inception, the […]

State Of The Built Worlds: Q2 2023 Venture Report

July 18, 2023

Table of Contents VC Inflows by Category US Construction Spending The Macroeconomic Story Decelerating Inflationary Pressures Understanding The Deal Flow Average Deal Size by Stage Top VCs of H1 2023 Infrastructure Tech Sub-Categories Average Check Size M&A Activity The Outliers Construction Tech M&A Activity The Outliers   Building Tech Average […]

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Top Lists

2024 Building Tech 50 List

February 28, 2024

Welcome to the 2024 Building Tech 50! The Building Tech 50 List was derived from a combination of the 2024 Building Tech Survey data, direct industry research, member conversations & feedback, and case studies. The Building Tech Survey inquired about solutions being leveraged in the following categories: High-Performance Materials, Planning & Design, Energy Systems / HVAC […]

2023 BuiltWorlds’ Top 50 Deals List

January 30, 2024

The BuiltWorlds 2023 Top Deals 50 is a list of the largest venture deals, VC funds raised, and acquisitions in the built world over the course of the year. Since 2017, BuiltWorlds has tracked venture deals, VC funding, and M&A activity in the construction and broader real estate ecosystem with a global purview. This year’s […]

2023 Global Innovators 50 List

December 12, 2023

BuiltWorlds 4th annual list of 50 Global Innovators Welcome to the 4th annual Global Innovators List. BuiltWorlds recognition of a Global Innovator is a tribute to the industry-advancing role that leading global AECO organizations play in preparing the built environment for the future. The technology that these world-building giants are fully embracing is at the […]

2023 Top 50 Adoption Leaders List

November 30, 2023

  The BuiltWorlds Adoption Leaders Top 50 List recognizes members who actively engage in the BuiltWorlds member network. These individuals exhibit a high level of interest in learning and participating in our offerings to expand their knowledge base and contribute to the BuiltWorlds community. BY THE NUMBERS Our adoption leaders list features individuals from 47 […]

2023 Infrastructure Top 50

November 2, 2023

2023 Venture Investors 50

October 2, 2023

Introduction The BuiltWorlds 2023 Venture Investors 50 is a list of the most active venture capital firms and strategic corporate funds investing in the built world today. Since 2017, BuiltWorlds has tracked venture deals in the construction and broader real estate ecosystem with a global purview. This year’s list includes inventors that you may recognize […]

News & Analysis

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How Sustainability is Reshaping the Construction Industry

This article excerpt appears with permission from BuiltWorlds Member EY. The engineering and construction industry is facing increasing demands for decarbonization and environmentally friendly practices. New regulatory requirements will compel companies to disclose information about greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related risks. Industry executives must actively recognize and address these developments. […]

Meet the Next Equipment Safety Solutions

Our Feb. 28 analyst call (members can watch the full recording here) was the first of seven Tools, Equipment, and Robotics-focused sessions scheduled for 2024, and covered a critical topic within the AEC industry: equipment safety. On the call, BuiltWorlds members learned from three companies leading the charge with innovative […]

Building Technologies Molding the AEC Industry

Annual Building Tech Report Reveals Key Trends in Materials, Decarbonization Strategies Catalyzed by increasing pressures to conform to rapidly changing sustainable standards, the adoption of various building technologies across projects and assets is on the rise. The 2024 Annual Building Tech Benchmarking Report is designed to illuminate this transition, specifically […]

Zacua Ventures Closes $56M Fund to Back Next-Gen Construction Tech

With the close of its inaugural fund, announced Tuesday, Zacua Ventures said it will continue to focus on investing in early stage technology for the construction industry and built environment. The driving thesis for the $56 million fund centers on the global need for technology that improves the construction industry’s […]

What is AIoT & Why Does It Matter In The Built World?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a central part of conversations from the board room to the boiler room as people speculate how this transformational technology will impact their lives. The advancements of AI-enabled technology are going to change not only the way we live and work but the way we […]

Kajima Looking Outside of Just Contech Startups for Solutions

On Monday BuiltWorlds was treated to a visit from Dai Ohama, General Manager, Innovation and Incubation Office, Kajima for a presentation on how Kajima is pushing open innovation in the field of construction technology. Kajima, which was founded in 1840 in Tokyo and currently has over 19,000 employees, has a […]

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Analyst Calls & Videos

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Analyst Call: Tools, Equipment, and Robotics – Equipment Safety

Our Feb. 28 analyst call (members can watch the full recording here) was the first of seven Tools, Equipment, and Robotics-focused sessions scheduled for 2024, and covered a critical topic within the AEC industry: equipment safety. On the call, BuiltWorlds members learned from three companies leading the charge with innovative […]

Demo Drop: Whistle Rewards

Whistle Rewards: Transforming Loyalty in the Construction Industry In an industry as competitive and demanding as construction, building and maintaining strong relationships with customers and stakeholders is essential for success. Recognizing this need, Whistle Rewards, a leading provider of loyalty and engagement solutions, is making waves in the construction sector […]

Analyst Call: Project Software I: Project Management

Using Data Collaboration & Actionable Insights to Streamline Project Management In the ever-evolving landscape of the construction industry, efficient project management is a key to success. Project management software solutions have become indispensable tools, revolutionizing how construction projects are planned, executed, and monitored. What you don’t know can hurt you […]

Analyst Call: Offsite Construction I: Prefab Design Solutions

In the realm of construction, innovation is reshaping the landscape, quite literally. Among the most transformative developments is the widespread adoption of prefabrication solutions. From towering skyscrapers to cozy homes, prefabrication is revolutionizing how structures are conceived, built, and inhabited. Prefabrication, also known as off-site construction, involves assembling building components […]

Demo Drop: Flowlly

During our January Venture Forum Meeting and Demo Day Competition, members heard from Roberto Cervantes, CEO, Flowlly on how their all-inclusive AI assistant is helping project managers be more effective in their decision making. Flowlly is an AI project management assistant that takes over administrative tasks allowing key stakeholders to […]

Demo Drop: PhotoGauge

PhotoGauge is a cutting-edge technology company specializing in innovative solutions for the automotive industry. The company has rapidly emerged as a frontrunner in the field of automotive measurement and inspection. Photo Gauge’s primary focus lies in developing advanced optical measurement systems that offer precise and efficient solutions for quality control […]