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Optimizing Form with Generative Design

August 1, 2018

Introduction Generative design is the contemporary frontier of building design. It has the potential to fundamentally shift the way architects, engineers, developers, and contractors design and collaborate. It helps developers value engineer projects more efficiently, allows architects to quickly explore an almost infinite number of design options, and promotes early […]

Thinking Smarter: The Next Step in City Infrastructure

July 9, 2018

Connectivity, shared space, cultural exchange, economic opportunity – the core values of urban living are long-standing and have shaped the way people interact with cities for millennia. Today, we find ourselves at the crest of a tidal wave of urbanization. With more and more people seeking out shared experiences and […]

Digesting the Immersive Reality Experience

June 5, 2018

With new tech fads entering the market each day it is important to stay ahead of what trends are here for the long-term. That is exactly what we intend to answer by educating our readers on how immersive reality technologies like VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality), and MR (Mixed […]

Field Services

Field Services in an Increasingly Impatient World

May 8, 2018

As mobile devices begin to replace notepads on more job sites worldwide, connecting service technicians with their customers becomes not only possible but imperative to a successful relationship. The systems and equipment entering our homes and buildings are only getting more complex and as such we must be particular about […]

Automation & Robotics: Rethinking Engineering and Construction Jobs

May 2, 2018

Approximately 50 percent of the current positions in the construction sector, according to The Economist, could be automated. That’s a good thing, too. With disruptive changes to business models expected to have a profound impact on the employment landscape in the coming years, the push toward using more automation and […]

A New Era for Modular Design and Construction

April 9, 2018

Over 90 percent of all global infrastructure projects, according to The Economist, are either over budget or late, perhaps due to today’s worldwide capital projects getting evermore complex and larger in scope. Labor costs comprise 20 to 50 percent of total project costs. Labor productivity has declined, hours have been […]

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Top Lists

2024 Sustainable Jobsites Top 50

April 17, 2024

Welcome to the 2024 Sustainable Jobsites 50! The Sustainable Jobsite 50 List was derived from a combination of the 2024 Sustainable Jobsite Survey data, direct industry research, member conversations & […]

2024 Preconstruction Top 50 List

March 27, 2024

Welcome to the 2024 Preconstruction 50! The Preconstruction 50 List was derived from a combination of the 2024 Preconstruction Survey data, direct industry research, member conversations & feedback, and case […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

News & Analysis

Articles & Feature Stories that cover the latest news & trending topics

The Case for Construction Robotics

This article was submitted as part of BuiltWorlds’ Verified Contributor Program.  Recent advancements in robotics, paired with the tailwinds of a worsening skilled labor shortage, are steadily driving interest and acceptance in integrating robots into construction sites. Many on the frontlines, ourselves included, are finally witnessing the impact of robots […]

Modular Roundup: The State of Offsite Construction in the Built World

The Role of Alternative Construction Methods in the AEC Industry Offsite construction, encompassing both modular and prefabrication methods, has gained considerable interest in the construction industry in recent years. Despite not being a novel idea, this innovative approach involves assembling building components offsite in controlled factory conditions before transporting them […]

Decarbonizing Buildings with Retrofit: Understanding the Economic Ecosystem and Adoption Barriers

This article excerpt was submitted as part of BuiltWorlds’ Verified Contributor Program.  Nearly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings, thus reducing the carbon footprint of buildings is crucial for a sustainable future. We are currently at a pivotal moment in this effort, with increased alignment between government, […]

Construction’s Poor Productivity Costs U.S. Economy $2.8 Trillion Each Year, According to University of Chicago Economist

At last week’s BuiltWorlds CEO Forum Meeting, University of Chicago economist and co-author of a recent report on productivity in construction Chad Syverson sparked heated debate when he suggested that the gap between productivity growth in the broader U.S. economy as compared to the lag in construction industry productivity over […]

Saint-Gobain’s Sustainability Podcast Aims for Accessibility to Capture Broad Audience

Every industry has its techno-speak and sustainable construction is no different. Clinkerization? Embodied emissions? Xeriscaping? These terms may be familiar to sustainability-focused AEC professionals, but that’s not the audience global construction giant Saint-Gobain is after with its podcast Constructing New Wor(l)ds, which launched earlier this year and recently added 20 […]

The AI Supercycle: AI’s Emerging Impact on the Built World

This is a sponsored message from BlackHorn Ventures. Driving Construction Productivity, Profitability and Safety Welcome to the AI Supercycle – a time of rapid growth and innovation in artificial intelligence (AI) with far-reaching implications for the $14 trillion global construction industry! Breakthroughs in machine learning infrastructure, vector databases, natural language processing […]

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Analyst Calls & Videos

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Analyst Call: Building Tech II: Planning & Design

In the realm of architecture and urban development, the integration of advanced technology has become more than just a trend—it’s a necessity. Building planning and design technology play a pivotal role in shaping the landscapes of our cities and the functionality of our living and working spaces. This technological advancement […]

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