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2020 Pre-Construction Report: Bidding, Scheduling, Pre-Qualification, Value Engineering, Modeling and Simulation

September 1, 2020

Learning About The Future of Construction Logistics Plans with HERE Technologies Bid Management, Scheduling, and Estimating Software Have Become Table Stakes When it comes to Project Management, everybody knows that the opportunity to influence project outcomes is much greater in the planning phases prior to construction than once the ground […]

2020 Smart Infrastructure Report: Sidewalk Labs’ Quayside, China’s Chongming Island, and Other Portraits of Challenge and Opportunity

July 9, 2020

At our 2017 Cities Conference Phil Enquist, Leader of SOM’s Urban Planning Group, presented their work on Chongming Island, outside of Shanghai and one of China’s many “smart city” initiatives The Need To Know, Not Only How We Build, but also What We Build. The study of Smart Cities and […]

construction technology report

2020 Construction Technology Report: Adoption and Effectiveness of Preconstruction, Project Management, and In-The-Field Solutions

June 3, 2020

The Built World is changing, accelerated by technological advancement from leading providers, emerging startups, venture players, innovative construction and engineering firms, and many other actors from inside and outside of the built environment. However, with the abundance of solutions available today, construction and technology leaders face difficult challenges when tasked […]

2020 Machines Research Report

2020 Machines Report: Breaking Down the Adoption Rates of Advanced Construction Machinery, Equipment & Robotic Solutions

May 12, 2020

Construction companies continue to have trouble meeting workforce demands, as 80 percent aren’t able to find the workers they need. Not only has construction experienced workforce shortages, but the unpredictable conditions of a jobsite can make for a dangerous experience for workers. From 2014 to 2017, construction worker fatalities rose […]

2020 U.S. Innovators Report

April 7, 2020

The 2020 BuiltWorlds U.S. Innovators Report was produced in conjunction with the 2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit. The production of this engineering and construction industry innovators report was made possible through the support of Sage, Premier Sponsor of the 2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit and BW Member. Innovation can come in a […]

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!

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Preconstruction 50

Pre-Construction 50: Bidding, Scheduling, Pre-Qualification, Value Engineering, Modeling and Simulation

September 1, 2020

The areas of Bid Management and Pre-Qualifications, Estimating, Scheduling, Modeling & Simulation, or Value Engineering and Life Cycle Analysis have seen significant growth in recent years. Companies like BuildingConnected, ALICE Technologies, PYPE, Helix, IRIS, and Join are among the new companies making waves in the space. On this list, we take stock of the sector’s […]

2020 Smart Jobsite 50 List

July 29, 2020

For more in-depth analysis on the technology making the construction jobsite safer, smarter, and more efficient, access the 2020 BuiltWorlds Construction Technology Report (available for BuiltWorlds Members). SEARCH THE BUILTWORLDS COMPANY DIRECTORY BY TYPE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SIMILAR BUILT TECH PROVIDERS Welcome to the 2020 Smart Jobsite 50 List! The construction jobsite is an […]

2020 Infrastructure Tech 50 List

June 17, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Infrastructure Tech 50 List! The Infrastructure Tech 50 List features solutions specifically addressing the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the Built Worlds’ infrastructure assets such as roadways, bridges, tunnels, and more. The list includes leading companies and up-and-coming providers helping built industry players plan, manage, execute, deliver their infrastructure assets […]

2020 Project Software 50

May 20, 2020

For more in-depth analysis on the adoption rate and effective uses of the solutions below (and more!), make sure to read our 2020 Construction Technology Report on June 3rd (available for BuiltWorlds Members). Welcome to the 2020 Project Software 50 List! Technology is changing how the Built World plans, manages, and executes projects. While you […]

BuiltWorlds Mavericks 50 List 2020

2020 Mavericks 50 List

April 28, 2020

The 2020 BuiltWorlds Maverick Awards winners highlights 50 individuals who have acted as trendsetters and innovators in the built world, from architects and engineers to contractors, technologists, influencers, entrepreneurs, and urban designers.

2020 Machines 50 List

April 22, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Machines 50 List! Emerging technology trends and recent development are transforming the built world – both in the shop and in the field. So, we’re highlighting the companies that are pushing the boundaries of product – through automation, IoT, and more – and process – by applying a manufacturing-like, factory approach […]

News & Analysis

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Hadrian X Commercial Building

Australian Robotic Bricklayer, FBR Breaks Out With “Walls As A Service,” Higher Speeds, Global Deals and Commercial Projects

The industry’s robotics players are on a tear. Moves by Perth, Australia based autonomous bricklayer robotics company FBR, Inc, including faster bricklaying speeds, global expansion of its “walls as a service” model with Mexico based Developer, GP Vivienda, and movement beyond residential into commercial construction are the latest evidence.   With […]

Analyst Briefing Wearables WakeCap

Belgian Construction Giant, Besix, Pilots WakeCap Wearables & Other Construction Tech on Massive Dubai Tower Project

As with other smart job site IoT solutions, wearables are finally starting to make their way into more pilot programs on construction projects, as technologists and industry players sort through issues around ease of deployment, connectivity, and clarity of value propositions. Via this case study of a pilot program run […]

Bentley IPO Briefing

Bentley’s Strong IPO Signals More Construction Tech Exits Coming

The news that Bentley Systems has gone public on the NASDAQ signals strong interest in construction tech companies serving the Buildings and Infrastructure market and almost certainly will lead to more such infrastructure technology exits in the months to come. According to a September 23rd article by Seeking Alpha, Bentley […]

WM Jordan on Natarus Reality Capture Crane Camers

W.M. Jordan and Netarus Case Study: VDC Pros Create Smart Equipment With Reality Capture

We have written at length recently about the changes afoot in the realm of equipment management, but equally interesting are the ways contractors such as W.M. Jordan are modifying their equipment with reality capture cameras and other technology to make it into “smart equipment.”  Frustration with the perception of the […]

Silo Wall Breaking Down

Milwaukee Tool, Autodesk Integration Raises Stakes In Equipment Management Systems

Just days after we posted our Briefing on Equipment Management Systems indicating that project management and equipment management integrations would be the next big opportunity in the sector, major construction industry project management system player, Autodesk, and major tool and equipment company, Milwaukee Tool, announced a partnership to integrate Autodesk’s […]

Bouygues Timber Buildings

European Construction Giant, Bouygues, Bets Big on Timber Buildings

On next week’s Smart Buildings Analyst Call, we will be meeting with Yohann Sberro, head of Business Development for WeWood, Bouygues Construction. A 58,149 employee company with 13.4 billion Euros in annual revenue, Bouygues is one of the largest builders in the world, and WeWood represents a major bet on […]

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2020 Project Delivery Conference – WakeCap Wearables Workshop With Besix

2020 Project Delivery Conference (Day 2) Session Recording – WakeCap Workshop Speakers: Daniel Pifko, VP North America, WakeCap Luis Miguel Monteiro, Project Director, Besix Session Overview:  In this workshop, attendees had the opportunity to interact with the WakeCap team while getting an inside look into a live project dashboard of […]

September Buildings Analyst Call: Timber Buildings

Timber buildings continue to find growing interest, particularly in Europe where there is more focus on carbon reduction and sustainability than in the United States. That said, we also examined cases of timber buildings in the United States, such as the Adohi Residence Hall at the University of Arkansas, built by BuiltWorlds Member Company, Nabholz. The material is becoming an increasingly important contender next to steel and concrete, around the world, and it has significant implications for trends we are watching in modularization, building materials and products, project management, and materials management. We will dive into the topic and trend with leading experts from around the world.

Netarus and W.M. Jordan reality capture in construction

2020 Project Delivery Conference – Digital Solutions for Safer Equipment Operation

Speakers: Chris Machut, Chief Technology Officer, Netarus HoistCam Raynald Morris, CTO & VDC Director, WM Jordan Geoff Bean, Virtual Construction Coordinator, WM Jordan Session Overview:  Operating equipment in a safe and efficient manner is critical to any contractor’s business, but the nature of the construction jobsite often leaves operators and […]

Evercam Demo Drop

BuiltWorlds Venture Forum Demo Drop – Evercam

Avoid Disputes, Increase Productivity & Improve Communications. Construction time-lapse cameras & project management software that is used for marketing content, project management and dispute avoidance in the construction industry.

BuiltWorlds Smart Job Sites Call

September Smart Jobsites Call: Advances in Schedule Controls

This call explored the advances made in the interface between project management & modelling technologies and how that connection is driving efficiency, safety, and risk mitigation.  Dave, Chris, & Brooks also examined some of the types of technology on the market and the opportunities and challenges associated with each of them.

Openspace Demo Drop

BuiltWorlds Venture Forum Demo Drop – Openspace

  Openspace OpenSpace offers photo documentation which is automatically pinned to plan location with AI. About the Demo Drops Weekly Demo Drops are sponsored by BuiltWorlds Venture Forum (BVF).  BVF brings together action-oriented GCs, engineering firms, and other strategic players in the construction sector that share in the belief that […]