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Tools, Equipment, & Robotics – Track Introduction

April 24, 2024

Tools, Equipment, & Robotics INTRODUCTION Innovations surrounding tools, equipment, and robotics can propel the construction industry forward. But all too often, stakeholders are overwhelmed with options and don’t know where to begin their transformation journey. The BuiltWorlds’ Tools, Equipment, and Robotics research track aims to provide an industry overview of […]

Q1 2024 Venture Report: State of the Built World Venture Market

April 23, 2024

Table of Contents Introduction BuiltWorlds Startups: Market Sentiment Survey Built World VC Investments by Technology Category Infrastructure Tech Building Tech Construction Tech AI/ML Built World VC Investments by Stage Institutional Activity Fund Launches Mergers & Acquisitions Conclusion Introduction The AEC venture capital markets in Q1 largely remain in accordance with […]

2024 Annual Sustainable Jobsites Benchmarking Report

April 10, 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 and potential improvement opportunities. Since its inception, the BuiltWorlds Benchmarking Program has aimed to identify […]

2024 Annual Preconstruction Benchmarking Report

March 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 […]

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 […]

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Top Lists

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 […]

2023 Tools & Equipment Top 50 List

September 20, 2023

2023 Robotics Top 50 List

August 23, 2023

2023 Smart Jobsites Top 50 List

July 12, 2023

2023 Project Software Top 50 List – List Released!

May 25, 2023

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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