2024 Building Tech 50 List

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, and case studies.

The Building Tech Survey inquired about solutions being leveraged in the following categories: High-Performance Materials, Planning & Design, Energy Systems / HVAC Technology, and tenant Services / User Experience Solutions. This list illustrates both legacy and emerging building technology solutions being leveraged by some of the largest contractors, engineers, and specialty contractors from around the world.

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The 2024 Building Tech 50 List is part of our ongoing effort to provide objective, non-biased research to Real Estate and AECO professionals as it relates to building technology. Recently, we released the 2024 Annual Building Tech Benchmarking Report and Tech Specialty Reports. Members can view the report by using the links provided. If you are interested in joining our growing member network, email or for more details, or use this link to learn more.

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May 22-23 in New York City, leading developers, engineers, architects, designers, materials suppliers and more will converge to tackle the largest issues and opportunities persisting in the Building Tech ecosystem. Join us for two days of information-packed sessions and networking by using the links to the right:


High-Performance Materials



binderholz produces well-thought-out solid wood solutions. Their responsible handling of this exceptional raw material, from seedling to full utilization based on the zero waste principle guarantees premium solid wood products and densified biofuels. Their solid wood products range from lumber, profiled timber, single and multi-ply laminated solid wood panels and glulam to binderholz CLT BBS. Waste wood from production is processed into densified biofuels, green electricity, pressboard pallets, and pressed pallet blocks.


Huber Engineered Woods

Huber is a Portfolio Management Company providing industrial products & engineered materials solutions.

Huber Engineered Woods creates innovative specialty products—AdvanTech® subflooring and subfloor adhesive and ZIP System® roof and wall sheathing—that provide residential and commercial builders with improved performance, easy installation, and overall peace of mind.



TimberLab is on a bold mission: to innovate, produce, and deliver mass timber solutions like no other - transforming the built environment and changing the planet’s future.

They are driven to test new ideas and reach new heights through transparency, collaboration, and creativity. Breaking boundaries and pushing forward with inspired motivation — they see projects through the eyes of the builder.



CarbonBuilt’s Carbon XPrize-winning technology enables the production of very low-carbon concrete products, driving gigatonne-scale greenhouse gas reductions through the cost-effective mineralization of carbon dioxide. Our revolutionary approach reduces overall carbon dioxide emissions by 70-100%+, with no compromise on price, performance, or plant operations.



Cemex is a leading sustainable construction materials and solutions company with innovation and sustainability at its core working to create value for its stakeholders. Cemex delivers high-quality products and services that exceed its customers' expectations through its vertically integrated approach to production and distribution—combined with expertise in cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urbanization solutions.



CRH is a leading provider of building materials & solutions that build, connect, and improve our world. Employing 75,800 people at 3,160 operating locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and Europe.

CRH’s unique offering of materials, products, and value-added services helps to deliver a more resilient and sustainable built environment. The company is ranked among sector leaders by ESG rating agencies.

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GCP Applied Technologies

GCP Applied Technologies is inspired to influence how the world is built. They are dedicated to the development of high-performance products, the continued pursuit of advancement in construction technologies, simplifying the complexities of construction worldwide, and delivering value to our customers.



Holcim is a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure, and improved living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy, Holcim is becoming a net zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success. Holcim is the company behind some of the world’s most trusted brands in the building sector including Aggregate Industries, Disensa, Firestone Building Products, Geocycle, Holcim, Lafarge, and Malarkey Roofing Products. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates, and Solutions & Products.



Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 101 countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories.



aquatherm is a leading manufacturer of polypropylene pipe systems for plant engineering and building services. The numerous product lines provide superior solutions in potable water applications, heating systems, fire sprinkler systems, air-conditioning and refrigeration technology, as well as surface heating and cooling systems. The product range comprises more than 17,000 articles in six product lines.



Gerdau is a leading global steel producer. Each year, Gerdau transforms more than 11 million tons of recycled scrap metal into new, world-class steel products.

In North America, Gerdau operates a network of metals recycling locations, steel mills, and downstream facilities, manufacturing a wide range of steel products, including: merchant bar; structural steel; piling; special bar quality; and rebar. Gerdau provides its business partners with outstanding products and services, generating value for all.


H2 Green Steel

H2 Green Steel was founded in 2020 with the ambition to accelerate the decarbonization of industry using Green Hydrogen. Steel is the company’s first industry vertical due to its technological and commercial maturity when it comes to CO2 reduction possibilities. H2 Green Steel accelerates decarbonization of the European steel industry, one of the largest carbon dioxide emitters. H2 Green Steel is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with its first plant under development in Boden, northern Sweden.



Kingspan is on a mission to transform the built environment through inspiration, innovation and insight. As a global leader in high-performance insulation and building envelope solutions for the construction market, Kingspan's goal is to improve building performance and contribute to a more sustainable, energy-efficient future for our customers and the environment.



ROCKWOOL uses the natural power of stone to enrich modern living. ROCKWOOL Group is a focused industrial company with leading positions in insulation, acoustic ceilings, and horticultural growing media based on proprietary stone wool technology.


Planning & Design


Revit (Autodesk)

Autodesk Revit allows architects, engineers, and construction professionals to model shapes, structures, and systems in 3D with parametric accuracy, precision, and ease. Further, teams can streamline project management with instant revisions to plans, elevations, schedules, sections, and sheets. This brings together multidisciplinary project teams for higher efficiency, collaboration, and impact in the office or on the jobsite.

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AutoCAD (Autodesk)

AutoCAD powers your teams’ creativity with the automation, collaboration, and machine-learning features of AutoCAD software. Architects, engineers, and construction professionals use AutoCAD to: Design and annotate 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects; automate tasks such as comparing drawings, replacing blocks, counting objects, creating schedules; and create customized workspaces to maximize productivity with add-on apps and APIs.

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Forma (Autodesk)

Autodesk Forma (formerly Spacemaker) helps planning and design teams deliver projects digitally from day one. Use conceptual design capabilities, predictive analytics, and automation to make solid, sustainable, foundations for your projects.


Navisworks (Autodesk)

Navisworks enables teams to review and coordinate software to improve BIM (Building Information Modeling) project delivery. Key capabilities include visualizing and unifying design and construction data within a single federated model; identifying and resolving clash and interference problems before construction begins, saving time on site and in rework; keeping project teams collaborating and connected with Navisworks issues integration in the Autodesk Construction Cloud.


Fabrication CADmep (Autodesk)

Fabrication CADmep software provides an integrated set of tools for MEP specialty contractors. Estimate, detail, and drive fabrication at LOD 400 for mechanical building systems with tight integration to BIM and CAD design workflows and deliverables.



OpenBuildings Designer (Bentley)

OpenBuildings is a multidiscipline building design software that enables BIM workflows to provide information-rich models for the design, analysis, simulation, and documentation of buildings. It incorporates computational design and energy services for building performance evaluation. OpenBuildings immerses you in a 3D modeling environment and provides site context by referencing reality models. With OpenBuildings Designer, you can optimize designs, meet tight deadlines, and avoid errors. OpenBuildings comes in three versions, so you can choose which is most suitable for you.


ProStructures (Bentley)

ProStructures is a comprehensive steel and concrete design application used to increase your productivity and profitability. With ProStructures, you can create and automatically update 3D models that include structural steel and reinforced concrete structures.


MicroStation (Bentley)

MicroStation is a computer-aided design (CAD) software that users worldwide trust for creating precise 2D and 3D drawings for infrastructure projects. With MicroStation, minimize risks, accelerate automation, and win more work.


SYNCHRO (Bentley)

SYNCHRO 4D is a real-time cloud solution that interoperates with all major 3D modeling and scheduling tools in the market. You can count on SYNCHRO 4D to handle your most simple to complex construction projects. It enables digitally enhanced construction planning and operations and combines 4D authoring capabilities and third-party software to use applications designed for each unique role in the project delivery process.


SOLIDWORKS (Dassault Systèmes)

SOLIDWORKS provides powerful, yet easy-to-use 2D and 3D product development solutions accessible to any business. SOLIDWORKS solutions are trusted by leading engineers and designers to create, collaborate, and deliver innovative product experiences.

Focused on enabling users with powerful design workflows, the next generation of SOLIDWORKS browser-based and mobile-ready applications also bring leading-edge capabilities, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and generative design, to every designer.


DraftSight (Dassault Systèmes)

DraftSight is a 2D CAD Design and Drafting Software that is a productivity tool and an API to create, edit, view, and share 2D and 3D DWG files. DraftSight is a trusted 2D CAD drafting and 3D design experience with a familiar and easy-to-learn interface that is a complete set of edit, design, and automation tools for your essential 2D design and drafting needs.

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Tekla (Trimble)

Industry-leading 3D modeling software
Tekla powers the construction industry by creating technology that increases performance, reduces costly errors, and promotes greater collaboration on projects. From skyscrapers to airline hangers, and athletic stadiums, Tekla users are able to more efficiently design, fabricate, and collaborate on their projects.


SketchUp (Trimble)

SketchUp is a design tool with a low learning curve with free learning resources, intuitive modeling, and efficient user management features. Go from sketch to 3D model and beyond with ease. Their interconnected tools will help you define, refine, and actualize your concepts from the big picture to the smallest details.


Rhino (Grasshopper)

Rhino3D is a commercial 3D computer graphics and computer-aided design (CAD) application software. Rhino geometry is based on the NURBS mathematical model, which focuses on producing a mathematically precise representation of curves and freeform surfaces in computer graphics (as opposed to polygon mesh-based applications).


ArcGIS (Esri)

ArcGIS Online is cloud-based mapping software that enables you to connect people, locations, and data by using interactive maps. Work with smart, data-driven styles and intuitive analysis tools that deliver location intelligence. Share your insights with the world or specific groups.

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Revizto unifies BIM intelligence and makes it immediately accessible and actionable for the entire project team. With Revizto’s advanced Issue Tracker project team members can identify and manage model-based issues in the 3D space and 2D sheets, including addressing clash groups. Revizto provides unified access to a project’s data both for 2D and 3D workflows, so anyone can use it depending on project requirements.


Energy Systems / HVAC



Automated Logic delivers solutions that help customers meet their sustainability goals. Our building automation and control systems help reduce energy consumption, lower utility, operating, and maintenance costs, and improve indoor air quality, occupant comfort, and productivity.

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BrainBox AI

BrainBox AI uses deep learning, cloud-based computing, algorithms and a proprietary process to support a 24/7 self-operating building that requires no human intervention and enables maximum energy efficiency. Pre-commercialization tests have demonstrated that BrainBox AI enables a reduction in total energy costs of up to 25% in less than three months, with low to no CAPEX needed from property owners. It also improves occupant comfort by 60% and decreases the carbon footprint of a building by 20-40%.



Daikin is a leading air conditioning company and innovator providing advanced, high-quality air conditioning and heating solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications across the world.

Their combined focus on air conditioning, fluorochemicals, and filters helps them innovate in ways to advance the health and comfort of people and spaces across the globe.



Honeywell International Inc. is a technology and manufacturing company. that operates through four segments: Aerospace, Home and Building Technologies, Performance Materials and Technologies, and Safety and Productivity Solutions.

The Home and Building Technologies segment provides products, software, solutions, and technologies that help owners of homes stay connected and in control of their comfort, security, and energy use. The Performance Materials and Technologies segment is engaged in developing and manufacturing materials, process technologies, and automation solutions. The Safety and Productivity Solutions segment is engaged in providing products, software, and connected solutions to customers that manage productivity, workplace safety, and asset performance.


ioAirFlow (acquired by PremiseHQ)

ioAirFlow is a data analytics company that provides its customers with a simple solution to collecting and analyzing building health, performance, and energy efficiency data.

Their platform includes access to wireless IoT sensors that collect high-quality data related to a building’s internal environment, and software, which enables its customers to identify problem areas in a building through automated analysis.


Johnson Controls 

Johnson Controls International plc is a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Cork, Ireland, that produces automotive parts such as batteries, electronics, and HVAC equipment for buildings.

Johnson Controls offers one of the world’s largest portfolios of building technology, software, and services. Supported by a team of more than 100,000 dedicated employees working across 150 countries, JC helps customers achieve their sustainability goals and power their mission.


Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is a global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses with its global network of around 1,700 group companies.

MC has 10 Business Groups that operate across virtually every industry: Natural Gas, Industrial Materials, Chemicals Solutions, Mineral Resources, Industrial Infrastructure, Automotive & Mobility, Food Industry, Consumer Industry, Power Solutions, and Urban Development. Through these 10 Business Groups plus the addition of its Industry Digital Transformation Group and Next-Generation Energy Business Group, MC’s current activities have expanded far beyond its traditional trading operations to include project development, production, and manufacturing operations, working in collaboration with our trusted partners around the globe.



Specifx Data, Inc. specializes in on-demand data enrichment and metadata retrieval for the HVAC industry. Their proprietary technology delivers visibility, context, and insights into your entire HVAC asset portfolio – helping organizations understand and optimize their HVAC investments and carbon footprint at the enterprise scale.

Their mission is to transform the HVAC data acquisition and solutions experience for owners, occupiers, investors, and service providers of commercial real estate – reducing the effort to acquire essential information for day-to-day operations while supporting strategic, enterprise-scale scenario planning for HVAC investment and decarbonization initiatives.

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Schneider Electric

Schneider's mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.

Schneider drives digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software, and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure, and industries.



Siemens is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with the purpose of adding real value for customers.

By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power.


Trane Technologies

Trane Inc. is a manufacturer of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and building management systems and controls.

Trane is the building technology and energy solutions leader who deploys a depth and breadth of expertise, backgrounds, and perspectives to innovate new technologies and individualize solutions that get it right for you today and the world tomorrow.


Tenant Services / User Experience 



AppFolio provides innovative software, services, and data analytics to the real estate industry. Our industry-specific, cloud-based business management solutions are designed to enable our customers to digitally transform their businesses, address critical business operations, and enable exceptional customer service.


Building Engines (JLL)

Property Management Software that is available on your mobile device for Commercial Real Estate work orders, preventative maintenance, and inspections.

Building Engines helps owners and operators deliver an exceptional experience for occupants while maximizing efficiency and profitability. Built from the ground up with enterprise-class scalability and security at its core, Building Engines is critical to any CRE tech stack because its open platform connects all elements of building operations and their related workflows in a single, easy-to-use interface.


Corrigo (acquired by JLL Technologies)

Corrigo delivers a single, powerful computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) uniting your operations, asset & work order management, maintenance, and analytics to deliver smarter facilities management. Corrigo empowers facility managers to navigate high-volume work orders, asset, and vendor management at scale.



cove is building a one-stop-shop technology platform that transforms your building experience. cove sits at the intersection of owners, operators, and tenants, empowering them to unlock the full potential of their physical space. This is the modern experience — register guests, book amenities, lease flex office space and submit work orders — all at your fingertips.



Leading commercial real estate firms rely on the HqO tenant experience platform, tenant engagement services, and tenant engagement app to adapt to evolving market needs, maximize asset value, and deliver a modern tenant experience.

HqO's Real Estate Experience (REX) Platform converges data, technology, and the customer through the only end-to-end experience solution transforming real estate to drive tenant and employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention.

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King Energy

King Energy enables commercial-scale solar at shopping centers and office buildings, bringing financial benefit to property owners and their tenants. Using the OneBill software platform, energy savings are shared across many tenants. King Energy puts substantial effort into ensuring that its tenants have a professional, simple, and low-hassle experience when they register for and participate in their solar program.



NavigatorCRE represents the gold standard in data analytics, data management, data security, and UI/UX for commercial real estate. This is an evergreen platform that continues to evolve and innovate on the leading edge of technology.

NaviGPT integrates the power of the OpenAI and GPT toolkits into your Navi experience giving you unprecedented access to interact with your data, ask questions, get answers, and utilize the incredible power of AI.


Nest Labs (Google)

While Nest initially gained popularity in residential settings, its products have been adopted by commercial entities for various applications.

Commercial buildings, including offices, retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and other types of businesses, have implemented Nest thermostats to improve energy efficiency, enhance occupant comfort, and reduce operational costs. These smart thermostats offer features such as remote temperature control, energy usage monitoring, and scheduling capabilities, making them attractive options for commercial building owners and managers seeking to optimize their HVAC systems.



VTS is a technology platform for the CRE industry that transforms how strategic decisions are made and executed across the asset lifecycle. In 2013, VTS revolutionized the commercial real estate industry’s leasing operations with what is now VTS Lease. Today, the VTS Platform is the largest first-party data source in the industry and delivers data insights and solutions for everyone in commercial real estate to fuel their investment and asset strategy, leasing and marketing automation, property operations, and tenant experience. With the VTS Platform, consisting of VTS Data, VTS Market, VTS Rise, and VTS Lease, every business stakeholder in commercial real estate is given real-time market information and execution capabilities to do their job with unparalleled speed and intelligence.