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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

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

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BW Sessions: NuCurrent

Wireless charging startup NuCurrent was founded in 2009 as a fix
for implanted medical devices. Three years later, the Chicago tech
design firm pivoted toward consumer electronics. In December, it signed a
deal with a local manufacturing partner that will help bring the tech to a
job site near you.

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Six Trends Shaping Construction Software Solutions

Software tends to evolve in stride with enterprise IT, with sector
leaders interpreting overarching trends in a way that benefits their unique
goals. Enterprise resource planning solutions benchmark progress in
that realm. CMiC’s Bassem Hamdy here offers his own interpretations. 

UI Labs launches CityWorks urban incubator

UI LABS has launched CityWorks, a consortium of public and private heavy
hitters aiming to create a global hub of infrastructure innovation. Created
in collaboration with the City of Chicago, local universities and civic
partners, CityWorks’ founding members also
include Microsoft, Accenture, ComEd, and Siemens.

Top 4 Handheld 3D Scanners

With both 3D handheld and just scanners, in general, currently have
a breakthrough year, we had to catch up with our friend and resident
authority on the subject, 3D Imaging Specialist and Industrial Engineer
at Studio MGI Christopher Wilkes for a well needed brain picking session.
 Check out the handheld scanners that most interested him.

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Virtual solutions, real concerns engage experts

The Chicago Building Congress’s first-ever program focused exclusively on
tech was held over lunch last week at the Union League Club downtown. 
Optimizing the Process: CBC’s Virtual Construction Panel drew more than
170 guests and offered varying expert perspectives from virtually every
team tier.

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Goose Island 2.0 panel eyes more sustainable future

Cities are forecast to grow exponentially in the coming decades. So urban
redevelopment needs to be both ‘smart’ and sustainable. On March 17,
CBRE’s Dan Lyne will moderate an expert panel that includes J. Michael Drew
of Structured Development, R2’s Matt Garrison, and UI Labs’ Caralynn
Nowinski, all discussing Goose Island’s role in that larger picture.

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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 […]

Venture West 2024: Demo Day: Voltpost

Venture West 2024: Demo Drop: Swyft Cities

Venture West 2024: The Journey to Net Zero

2024 Venture West Demo Drop Winner – Parspec

Venture West 2024: Go To Market Strategies