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Research Reports

Ahead Of The American Jobs Plan, Built Industry Venture Deals See A Boost In Q1 2021 – Request

April 12, 2021

Complete the form within to get an in depth look at the Built Industry Venture activity that took place during Q1 2021.

2020 Full Year Pre-Construction Survey Report: Contractor Adoption Rates and the Solutions Gaining the Most Use

February 24, 2021

Learning About The Future of Construction Logistics Plans with HERE Technologies Report Overview, Introduction As engineering and construction companies look to keep up with or even lead the industry in adoption of technology, BuiltWorlds’ Benchmarking and Survey Program provides the members a yardstick to see where they are actually adopting […]

2020 VDC Staffing Report

Virtual Design and Construction Benchmarking Report: Team Sizes, Staffing Plans, Trends

October 3, 2020

While venture investors and technologists tend to focus on exciting new developments in construction technology, that technology cannot gain traction if industry players are unprepared to assimilate it.  In two of our benchmarking surveys conducted this year, our Pre-Construction Benchmarking Survey and our Buildings Benchmarking Survey, we have identified important […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Top Lists

2021 Robotics 50 List

April 19, 2021

The 2021 Robotics 50 list features companies & solutions in 3D Printing, Autonomous Heavy Equipment, Monitoring Robotics, and Service Robotics.

2021 Equipment Management 50 List

March 22, 2021

The Equipment Management 50 list features companies & solutions enabling the management, monitoring, and use of equipment in 2021.

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2021 Building Tech 50 List

February 18, 2021

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 2021.

2021 Venture Deals 50 List (of 2020)

December 31, 2020

BuiltWorlds lays out the top 50 venture deals that took place in 2020 within the built industry.

2020 BuiltWorlds Startup Members Point To the Rise of AI, IoT, and User-Centered Design

November 21, 2020

Below, we feature 50 earlier stage and more recently founded BuiltWorlds Member companies.  This new generation of industry tech goes beyond the mobile, cloud-based apps that gained prominence a decade ago and reflects an industry that is forging deeper into AI and Machine Learning and also IoT Sensors, Scanners, and Reality Capture technology.

Venture Investors 50 2020

2020 Venture Investors 50 List

November 19, 2020

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 2020.

News & Analysis

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

Predictive Maintenance: Real-Time Analytics and Sensors to Prevent Downtime

Predictive maintenance detects possible failures before they occur – letting you correct the problem to mitigate any potential downtime or failures during construction. The industry is using the latest in IoT (Internet of Things), fatigue-sensors, machine learning, and predictive analytics to understand how long our tools can last during critical […]

Around The Network: Igor Hires New Director of Field Operations Chip Poland

  As we discussed last week on Day Two of our Buildings Conference, the ability to bring new innovations can lead to improved building efficiencies, waste reduction, and cost savings when it comes to the construction of modern smart buildings. As recent posts to the BuiltWorlds Job Board make clear, […]

Day Two Buildings Conference: Intelligence and Sustainability in Materials, Products, and Systems

We met Wednesday, April 7th from 9:00 am – 12:15 pm CT and explored Smart Sustainability and how emerging technologies are influencing Building Products, Materials, and Systems. Building off Buildings Conference Day One in which we explored technologies impacting planning and building design, we discussed how these innovations are impacting […]

Day Three Buildings Conference: Modularization and Prefabrication

Moving Construction from Jobsites and Into Factories To Improve Productivity Spanning across different sectors from single-family housing to high-rise office buildings, modularization impacts how we build. More fabrication of modular buildings occurs offsite, resulting in faster builds. This can be small (e.g., the stairs of a building) – to medium […]

Future Infrastructure

BuiltWorlds Infrastructure: Five Themes and 50 Solutions for the Future

As the United States debates the shape of an historic, new infrastructure bill, one question that people may pose is whether this may also be an opportunity to advance new and more efficient ways to approach the infrastructure projects that might stem from the bill. Infrastructure tech is really its […]

Day One Building Conference: Emerging Technology in Planning and Design

We met Tuesday, April 6 from 9:00 am – 12:15 pm CT and reviewed advances in technologies that impact how we plan buildings, from architecture to engineering and developers to preconstruction. This panel serves as a bridge for digital solutions. Evolving Technologies in Construction Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and digital […]

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Analyst Calls & Videos

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Buildings ’21 Conference: Digital Twins and the Future of BIM

Salla Eckhardt leads this panel, alongside an esteemed group of industry experts, focused on digital twins and the future of BIM.

BuiltWorlds Venture Forum Demo Drop – DADO

Bridging the Digital Divide For Trade Contractors and Trade Workers. Much like a dado cut, DADO joins all your data and documents from many sources into one searchable system. A growing digital divide is being caused by the increased adoption of software in construction offices and the field. DADO bridges that divide as the only construction-specific, data-and-documentation search engine for shop drawings, plans, specifications, submittals, spool drawings, and more.

BuiltWorlds Venture Forum Demo Drop – Modulous (Jury Winner CSC2020)

Congrats to Modulous! The Jury’s Selected Winner for the Construction Startup Challenge 2020! The Modulous Fastrack solution is a digitally integrated process enabling the rapid design, assembly and delivery of high quality, affordable, sustainable and smart homes.

BuiltWorlds Venture Forum Demo Drop – Hiboo (Audience Winner CSC2020)

Congrats to Hiboo! The People’s Choice Winner for the Construction Startup Challenge 2020! Hiboo is a SaaS application that helps the construction industry to re-invent the way operations are being managed based on the data collected from all equipment. Hiboo collects and centralizes data from multiple sources on a single platform and turns it into actionable insights.

Buildings Conference Keynote: Vision 2030

Dustin DeVan, CEO of Awair and Founder of BuildingConnected, shares his outlook on how technologies such as blockchain, fintech, IoT Data Democratization and ML/AI are going to continue to shape and mold the processes and functions within the built environment in the coming years.

BuiltWorlds Venture Forum Demo Drop – SmartBarrel

SmartBarrel drastically reduces construction labor fraud with a sign in kiosk equipped with a facial detection camera. Rugged, solar powered and self-contained, with no app or RFID tags required, Smart Barrel provides instant, “tag-buddy proof” time sheets with indisputable audit trails.