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Research Reports

2020 Buildings Annual Report

February 17, 2020

We’ll help define “smart” buildings, explore the advantages and drawbacks of various building materials, investigate how BIM is being effectively utilized, showcase innovative buildings from around the world, and more!

2019 Construction Technology Annual Report

August 28, 2019

A deep dive market report on the status of construction technology as it stands today in the industry. The report highlights companies providing solutions across technology that are causing disruption paired with case studies from the leading construction companies putting them into action. We seek to provide a ‘how-to’ for the industry when considering taking steps toward future-proofing their business.

2019 European Market Annual Report

July 31, 2019

The conversation surrounding the advancement of the European built environment has become increasingly global. BuiltWorlds learned first hand how the industries in Europe and the United States compare. The development of infrastructure and the use of P3s is markedly different across the pond than it is in the US. In this report, we’ll parse these differences and break down the biggest players. This report will also feature insights on technical innovations machine learning, automation, and the funding backing it all. Compare the similarities and differences between the European and American markets.

2019 Modular Construction Update

May 15, 2019

2019 was a big year for modular construction. We teamed up with Skender to explore the offsite fabrication and modularization revolution, and to look back at some of the most exciting modular projects of the year.

M&A Activity Spells a New Future for the Built World

April 10, 2019

December 2017 to December 2018 saw a flurry of M&A activity in the construction technology space. Not only did we see the birth of two new “unicorns,” but a few “legacy” technology companies acquired a variety of startup solutions. We set out to figure out why these acquisitions happened and what they mean for the built world moving forward.

The Built World Investment Report Card

March 27, 2019

The Built World Investment Report Card is meant to summarize where we are as an industry and where we’re going. We’ll cover large-scale themes like the growth in investment entering the space, the solutions that solve pain points in the market, strategic investment and its importance, and vertical integration.

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Top Lists

2020 Venture Deals 50 List (of 2019)

February 19, 2020

BuiltWorlds lays out the top 50 venture deals that took place in 2019 within the built industry. You know the biggest deals, but the rest might surprise you.

BuiltWorlds 2020 Building Tech 50 List

2020 Building Tech 50 List

January 6, 2020

The Building Tech 50 list features 50 leading companies and solutions that are pushing the boundaries of how smart buildings are designed, built, operated, and maintained in 2020.

BuiltWorlds 2019 Venture Investors 50-min

2019 Venture Investors 50 List

October 16, 2019

The Venture Investors 50 list features the leading companies, both traditional venture capitalists and corporate venture capitalists, that have invested significantly into built industry technology in 2019.

BuiltWorlds 2019 Smart Jobsite 50 (Winners)-min

2019 Smart Jobsite 50 List

August 21, 2019

The Smart Jobsite 50 list features 50 innovative field solutions impacting how we build and operate onsite – from scanning & visualization to site & progress monitoring to wearables and more.

2019 Infrastructure Tech 50 List

July 24, 2019

The Infrastructure Tech 50 list features 50 innovative solutions impacting how we design, build, and maintain our infrastructure assets – from planning & design to safety & security to transportation and more.

Project Software, Project Delivery, Construction, ConstrucTech

2019 Project Software 50 List

June 19, 2019

The Project Software 50 list features 50 innovative solutions advancing how we deliver construction projects of every size and scope – from ERP to collaboration & document management to field management and more.

News & Analysis

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

Optimized Material Management: Digitizing the Construction Supply Chain

  At nearly every BuiltWorlds Conference there is a strong conversation about the needed improvements surrounding the construction supply chain, and there’s no denying the major impact that materials management solutions can have in that area. However, in our 2019 Construction Technology Survey, less than 20 percent of the contractors […]

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Equipment Management and the Possibilities of 5G Tech

There’s a lot of talk, and anticipation, concerning 5G. Major investment from all four powerhouse US cellular carriers is well underway as they race to become the first to roll out the newest generation of wireless technology to their networks. Global spend for building the 5G mobile infrastructure is projected […]

Con-Tech Categories With The Biggest Potential To Prevent Problem Projects: Scheduling

This article is the first in a three-part series from Dave Hettinger, senior manager at LitCon Group. Stay tuned for his follow-up pieces. Not Surprisingly, Problem Projects Cause Problems Bankruptcy, restructuring, plagued by cost overruns and delays, prompted by troubled projects, dispute avoidance and resolution strategies, and move away from […]

3 Safety System Innovations Shaping Super-tall Buildings

What’s Going On:  In the wee hours of June 14, 2017, a catastrophic fire broke out in the Grenfell Tower–a high-rise residential building home to about 350 people–in West London. What initially started as a simple malfunction of a resident’s refrigerator quickly compounded into one of the deadliest structural disasters […]

Is Your Company Ready for the Beta User Experience?

Being a beta customer is not an easy decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here’s how to make sure your experience is a good one. As the built environment seeks out ways to alleviate industry pressures, startup technology solutions are proliferating. These solutions are a welcoming source of options, as […]

How reality capture and jobsite monitoring systems are innovating jobsites

What’s going on? On November 12th, Sensera Systems, a jobsite monitoring system, announced a partnership with Reconstruct, a reality capture solution that allows for as-built comparison to initial design and progress checking against schedules. The partnership will allow users to capture critical data points on-site via Sensera’s imagery collection solutions […]

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Video & Webinar Vault

Explore videos covering expansive topics in the built world

2020 Buildings Analyst Call: Designing a Smart Building

In preparation for our Buildings Conference, we’ll dive into a case study where ESD and Cohesion worked together with John Buck Company to create a “smart building,” complete with connected systems and IoT capabilities. Speakers: Kurt Karnatz, President, ESD Nik Patel, Principal Software Architect, Cohesion

2019 BuiltWorlds Venture West Conference Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ 2019 Venture West Conference speakers, Cutler Knupp (Dysruptek, Haskell) and Meg Paulus (HOLT Ventures) as they share their expertise.

2019 BuiltWorlds Smart Jobsite Conference Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ 2019 Smart Jobsite Conference speakers, David Gaw (Sensera Systems) and Travis Voss (Mechanical Inc.) as they share their expertise.

2019 BuiltWorlds Project Delivery Conference Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ 2019 Project Delivery Conference speakers, Michelle Frye (Trimble) and Josh Kanner (SmartVid.io) as they share their expertise.

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2019 BuiltWorlds Global Summit Analyst Call

Hear from one of BuiltWorlds’ Global Summit 2019 speakers, David Vauthrin (FINALCAD) as they share their expertise.

2019 BuiltWorlds Machines Conference Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ 2019 Machines Conference speakers, Angela Spadoni (Skender) and Brendan Shannon (United Rentals) as they share their expertise.