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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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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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Tools, Equipment, and Robotics II: Fleet Management & Monitoring – Analyst Call

BuiltWorlds Demo Drop: Smart Cocoon

Smart Cocoon is a startup looking to make HVAC systems more efficient by using fans that would be inserted into existing ventilation to force air from the HVAC unit to areas in buildings that might be getting even airflow.

Analyst Call: Preconstruction II: Scheduling

About the Speakers Michael Wong, Head of Customer Success, Outbuild Mike Wong brings 15 years of construction experience from job sites around the world to teach high-performing teams the benefits and successful practice of collaborative project planning. Garrett Harley, Director of Product Marketing, Oracle Construction and Engineering Garrett Harley is an industry […]

BuiltWorlds Demo Drop: Aro Homes

Simon Boarg, Co,Founder of Aro Homes presented the company’s vision for a more sustainable means to build residential homes to the BuiltWorlds Venture Forum group during their monthly meeting and Demo Day pitch in February. Aro Homes is a new company on a mission to redefine residential construction by building […]

Analyst Call: Field Management I: Workforce Management

In the dynamic world of construction, efficiency and productivity are paramount to success. In such a fast-paced industry, where projects are often complex and timelines tight, managing the workforce effectively is crucial. This is where workforce management solutions step in, playing a pivotal role in optimizing operations and driving project […]

BuiltWorlds Demo Drop: Branch

Branch is an AI-automated CAD plugin for solar engineering that is attempting to make the process of engineering modeling with Solar Panels much more efficient while also reducing the risk of human error commonly found in these projects. Branch is helping engineers to reclaim about a third of their time […]