Welcome to the 2022 Infrastructure 50 List! The Infrastructure 50 List identifies the top technology solutions related to infrastructure construction in the following categories: Reality Capture / AI-based Tracking, Engineering & Design, Preconstruction Planning, Construction Management, Asset Management & Maintenance, Materials Management, and Equipment & Machinery. The list provides a brief description of each company along with it's name and logo. Each company is linked to it's associated company page for more detailed information. Additionally, a dive into the state of infrastructure technology and solutions is provided in the 2022 Infrastructure Report.
BuiltWorlds Top List Overview
As innovation and adoption in the construction space continues to increase, the sheer quantity of solutions and solution information available can be overwhelming. These top lists are BuiltWorlds answer to the problem of "what solutions exist for the problems contractors are facing?" Of course, a list of 50 is certainly not exhaustive for any category of construction. In fact, the BuiltWorlds database has identified and aggregated thousands of technology solutions that seek to solve the issues constantly plaguing the industry. These top 50 lists identify the top solutions in a variety of categories and sub-categories that have been identified to be the most relevant players in the market today. From this list, solution adopters, solution providers, experts, and investors can gain an introductory understanding of the top players in the market, and can use this information to guide them on the much more robust journey of understanding all of the relevant players.
Who Makes the List?
As mentioned above, this list is by no means exhaustive. It is more accurately described as a representation of the top solutions in the market today as identified by BuiltWorlds research. Top solutions in each category include a mix of the later stage, established solutions that dominate the market today alongside those companies still earlier on in their growth stages. BuiltWorlds growing analyst team works both within and outside of its member network to develop a global understanding of the solution providers for construction technology today. Some of these research efforts include the Benchmarking Program, solution provider surveys / top list applications, weekly analyst calls, forums, conferences, as well as other efforts. That said, as there are thousands of potential candidates for the top lists, the BEST way to ensure your company will not be overlooked is to take the solution provider survey. This will by no means guarantee your company a spot on the list, but it will guarantee the BuiltWorlds research team will review the data provided.
Reality Capture and AI Based Tracking
Skydio 3D Scan™ is a first-of-its-kind adaptive scanning software to automate the data capture process needed to generate 3D models with comprehensive coverage and ultra-high resolution. Perform higher quality inspections faster with minimal pilot training.
TraceAir is a land development platform which helps to measure, verify, and quantify progress of construction during the site work stage, significantly reducing budget and timeline uncertainty for developers, contractors and other parties involved in a project.
Evercam is a provider of construction Timelapse camera software that is used for project management, marketing and dispute avoidance. Since 2010, Evercam has worked with some of the biggest construction companies globally to develop a solution that solves real problems on construction sites each day.
Ception is removing the boundaries of what is possible for a vehicle by providing it with an accurate representation of the real world, presenting a new way to increase the safety, improve the efficiency, and enhance the experience of advanced mobility.
Engineering & Design
Valerann is a leading data provider helping to accelerate the revolution of the intelligent transportation industry. This is made possible through the “Smart Road” system, an end-to-end solution integrating innovative sensing technologies into roads and transforming them towards future-ready, connected infrastructures that provide a whole new source of data.
GIS/Mapping Company building a digital twin of the globe and which is enabling smart city projects of all kinds. Voxelmaps is able to produce this digital twin with positional accuracy of 10 cm.
InEight Software is an integrated construction management, cloud-based solution that provides real-time insights to minimize risks, improve efficiency, and control project costs. The software platform covers the customer’s full project lifecycle – from pre-planning to design, from estimating to scheduling, and from field execution to turnover. InEight has powered more than $1 trillion in projects globally across infrastructure, public sector, energy and power, oil, gas and chemical, mining, and commercial.
CivilGrid is a construction intelligence platform combining layers of utility, environmental, and geotechnical site data. CivilGrid aggregates and curates datasets that developers, engineers, and construction companies need to make critical planning and project implementation decisions. By partnering with local utilities and agencies, CivilGrid gains access to the most current GIS datasets. These datasets help you accelerate project due diligence, reduce utility research and project engineering cost, and improve risk identification and construction planning.
The AEC Collection provides designers, engineers, and contractors a set of BIM and CAD tools supported by a cloud-based common data environment that facilitates project delivery from early-stage design through to construction.
WinEst serves the quantity takeoff and cost estimating needs of building construction clients, large and small, all around the globe. Trimble WinEst serves the complete range of industry niches and customers—from regional single-office builders to global general contractors, facility owners, specialty contractors, and public/government agencies with accurate and responsive cost estimating allowing them to know and fully understand how to get the most out of this powerful software system.
ALICE Technologies is the world’s first AI-powered construction simulation platform. Founded in 2015 based on research from Stanford University, ALICE leverages artificial intelligence to analyze a project’s complex building requirements, generate highly efficient building schedules, and tune those schedules as needed during construction. ALICE enables contractors and owners
to plan, bid, and build more effectively, reducing construction times and labor costs by $30 million for a typical $500 million construction project. ALICE Technologies works with construction leaders in the infrastructure and commercial construction segments, such as Parsons, HDCC, and Kajima Corporation.
Transect is an online tool that provides instant answers for environmental concerns, anticipated permitting pathways and timelines, and recommendations for next steps. Each report includes comprehensive, current data and is reviewed by an in-house environmental expert.
Transcend’s generative design platform fully automates the preliminary engineering process for wastewater treatment plants. Transcend’s mission is to transform the way engineering firms, utilities, and technology suppliers assess and design critical infrastructure. Their software helps lowers costs, increases revenue (bid on more projects, faster, with more detail in less time), and frees up engineers to evaluate innovative technologies and sustainable design approaches, transcending the standard and sub-optimal solutions of years past.
Edgevanta is a construction technology company focused on solving the project acquisition process for public works contractors. Edgevanta's mission is to provide construction teams with a solution to maximize competitiveness using predictive bidding, planning, and analytics platform.
Run projects more efficiently, easily schedule your team, protect yourself from claims, and grow your business with construction software built by industry professionals to simplify your operations.
Today, OnStation is deployed at multiple DOTs, 200+ contractors, has integration to major industry software, and is becoming the leading location and communication app across all roadway projects. Knowing that crews across the country start their days with an instant station from OnStation provides fuel to continue to deliver an easy-to-use app that increases productivity, worker safety, and project quality.
Ideally suited to design-build projects, Aconex seamlessly connects design and delivery teams, driving collaboration and data sharing. Highly configurable process management provides visibility and control while built-in model coordination connects teams, models, and data.
Civalgo offers a cloud-based construction management solution designed to help managers, subcontractors, engineers, and businesses manage project planning, dispatching, communication, field execution, and more. Civalgo assists in the ability to deliver projects on time and on budget with the help of our easy-to-use and highly configurable tools.
Datumate is a construction technology company offering a cloud-based 4D infrastructure construction data analytics platform. The AI Construction Engine (ACE) analyzes multi-dimensional data models consisting of digital as-built, design and project schedules. It provides deviation analysis and predictive intelligence to reduce uncertainty and accelerate project delivery.
The company’s flagship Aegis platform uses complexity science and structured project data to help project managers simulate scenarios, identify complex risks and mitigate them in real-time. As a result, projects are delivered faster and at less cost.
Unearth is an integrated field operations platform that helps critical infrastructure providers connect assets, data, and field teams. Unearth improves productivity in construction by providing collaboration software powered by IoT and remote sensing.
RodRadar is at the forefront of the sensors’ world with innovative RADAR solutions, uniquely capable of detecting obstacles in challenging environments and conditions. The company is focused on disruptive solutions for the Construction industry, delivering breakthrough in both efficiency and safety.
SymTerra is an integrated communication app built for site teams. And you have to trust us when we tell you that it’s much, much more exciting than it sounds.
Connect the entire team on site, including subcontractors. Add users, control permissions and keep everyone in the loop in real time. Easily record your works through voice, text, video and images. Safely store the data forever to document, showcase and cover your works.
With the use of Project Maps and ICDs (Intelligent Construction Drawings) users, at all levels have the most comprehensive method to access or input all critical project data from a single, visually coordinated interface.
The Design and Owner teams require models and calculation, the Field and Jurisdictions require drawings, permits, and tracking tools. Inertia seamlessly connect them all for the project and field teams.
Asset Management and Maintenance
Mastt is a cloud enterprise software solution that helps owners & PMOs deliver better capital works projects. Mastt's software helps protect against surprise costs, schedule delays, and potential disputes with contractors. Real time dashboards, automated systems and unlimited historical data give program managers a more reliable, accurate & predictive way to deliver projects.
World's First Artificial Intelligence-Based Predictive Analytics SaaS Platform for Infrastructure Asset Management. AUTOSPEX uses artificial intelligence and data fusion techniques to automatically map and quantify damage (cracks, spalling, alkali-aggregate reaction) on a concrete infrastructure. Niricson also specializes in using artificial intelligence to process acoustic frequency data collected by a UAV-mounted device.
Create 3D geological and geographical visualisations for a project and enable AI driven automation of early-stage planning using 6,697 construction datasets. No more license issues and expensive fees, less dependency on CAD drafting, no more hours of tutorials & user manuals. All information is on the browser.
Civils.Ai is building the world’s first open-source database of construction industry knowledge along with tools to unleash it’s potential. Always a click away from essential Engineering data & expertise, anywhere in the world. Civils.AI is building an AI assistant for Geotechnical Engineers (named GEORGE for short) to help gather essential data and model your project's environment above and below ground.
There’s a lot of uncertainty when it comes to inventorying service lines. The BlueConduit platform applies sound statistical principles to characterize and reduce these uncertainties and guide water systems in their compliance and replacement programs. This data-driven approach helps water systems accurately budget their replacement programs, as well as target their excavations at homes with highest probability of lead.
By augmenting visual sensing with the missing vehicle-road tactility, actionable insights are fed back to onboard computers to optimize driving decisions in real-time. Data is also anonymized and uploaded to the cloud for big-data analysis, generating a constantly updated crowd-sourced mapping of global road conditions for accurate monitoring. Our two models, VehicleDNATM SurfaceDNATM, cater to real-time auto responses and reliable mapping information.
Soil Connect is an innovative digital marketplace that provides a better, faster, and cheaper way for construction professionals to transport and acquire soil, aggregates, and other building materials. Users are able to transact at shorter distances, which saves Soil Connect's customer's significant amounts of money while also reducing the construction industry’s carbon footprint by minimizing CO2 emissions.
Converge's construction data platform provides optimisation intelligence for the entire construction process, using the power of AI and data from its state of the art sensors that measure concrete strength, structural health, and asset location from factory to installation. On a planet with finite resources, our mission is to build the future more efficiently, safely, and sustainably, by digitising physical reality on the job site
What if our roads were smarter? Integrated Roadways transforms America's network of roadways into self-sustaining smart roads that support the current and future needs of drivers, owners, vehicles and devices.
Where concrete meets our oceans, marine life suffers. ECOncrete® is the only environmental concrete technology that complies with industry standards and provides biological and financial benefits.
Materially is a procurement and supply chain solution for the $200b+ heavy construction materials market, streamlining the outdated paper/phone-based processes. We digitize transactions for contractors, aggregate suppliers, and logistics companies, making the value chain more efficient and seamless for everyone. We started with the aggregates material category and have plans to expand to asphalt and other bulk materials.
Customers can order materials from their trusted suppliers through our app, track their delivery, and pay automatically at the right time for the right amount. No need to make multiple phone calls to place/change orders or spend time reconciling invoices with purchase orders and paper tickets. Materially makes everything digital and accessible.
Wavelogix has developed a proprietary IoT sensing and data analytics platform for infrastructure testing and monitoring for the public infrastructure, vertical and other commercial construction and precast concrete markets. Our award-winning electrical impedance-based sensing technology provides real-time, in-place concrete strength without the need for any pre-established maturity-curve or index, enabling construction engineers to make accurate data-driven decisions with respect to materials selection, construction schedules, budgets, and allocation of other critical resources. Ultimately, the data Wavelogix will collect from thousands of construction projects and structures across the country will enable it to not only assess the current condition of bridges, roadways and other structures but also predict their future stability.
Pretred recycles waste tires and plastics (two of the worst recycling records). We repurpose these materials into industrial use barriers and blocks (solid & durable). Our sustainable products have superior benefits and replace one of the most destructive materials on earth (concrete).
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Equipment and Machinery
FLX Solutions has created an intelligent snake-like inspection and maintenance robot that is miniaturized to operate in spaces that humans can’t easily access. The FLX BOT, is a patented 1” diameter, collaborative robot (cobot) that a worker can use to inspect spaces in existing buildings and perform specified repairs. Its modular configuration is made up of identical, interchangeable links that each have a camera to capture a 3D Building Information Model (BIM) and sensors that provide autonomous obstacle avoidance. Interchangeable end effectors including drills, grippers, vacuums or sprayers allow the FLX BOT to perform real-time maintenance tasks in areas that human technicians can’t get to.
Advanced Construction Robotics is developing a wide range of autonomous solutions for the construction industry, like their robots TyBot and IronBot, that accelerate productivity, reduce schedule risk, increase profits, and improve safety. These robots enable work to be conducted at a consistent and predictable rate that exceeds industry averages. Deployment of our robots is easy and low impact. Ultimately their team combines sensing, artificial intelligence, motion control, software infrastructure, and electro-mechanical systems to solve various industry challenges.
Electro Scan Inc. designs, develops, and markets machine-intelligent non-acoustic pipe condition assessment sensors that locates (1cm accuracy) and measures leaks (GPM or LPS), assesses internal full-length 360-degree pipe wall thicknesses, and certifies Trenchless Cured-In-Place Pipe liners and other pipe materials as watertight.
The RailPod is small, portable, customizable and operator friendly. With a short training period, just about anyone can use our system to collect high quality track and wayside data. The RailPod platform delivers best-in-class data for an assortment of track and wayside inspection services. The highly accurate and repeatable data, combined with low operating costs, allows for predictive maintenance actions to help reduce capital budgets or better optimize maintenance budgets.
Hyperion Robotics was founded in Helsinki in 2019 by a team of passionate academics and professionals in robotics, architecture and engineering. As experts from the construction industry, we are on a mission to bring efficiency and sustainability to the way concrete is being made.
Civ Robotics is a construction tech startup aiming to revolutionize land surveying. Laying out coordinates has never been so simple and efficient thanks to their cutting-edge robotics mechanism and intuitive mission planner that ensures sub-inch accuracy of their markings. One of their products, CivdDone, is a solution for staking out linear and heavy civil projects where coordinates are far from one another.