All through the month of October we have been looking at how companies have been organizing to be adapt successful to the many changes emerging technology is fueling in the industry. First, in our VDC Staffing Report, we looked at the result of our benchmarking survey to understand how companies were establishing and growing virtual design and construction groups, the first place we saw tech adoption happening in the industry players outside of the traditional IT groups.
Following our look at Virtual Design and Construction Group trends, we published our Adoption Leaders 50 List, providing a broader look at the kinds of positions companies are putting in place to help support their efforts to evolve in the face of emerging tech.
This year, spotting another interesting trend, we decided to launch our Advisors 50 List, and examination of the growing array of third party companies aiming to help the industry develop and implement strategies to adapt successfully to the changes taking place across the industry.
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BuiltWorlds Member: David Bowcott
Job Title: Global Director - Growth, Innovation, & Insight
BuiltWorlds Member: Donais Deetz
Job Title: Director - Construction and Energy
Advisor Bite: AON was one of the first major companies to partner with BuiltWorlds to bring resources to the industry to help companies understand the potential of emerging technology to manage project risks across the full life cycle of buildings and infrastructure. Below, AON's Global Director - Growth, Innovation, and Insight moderates a discussion on the topic at our Spring 2018 US Summit. Joining him in the discussion were of, of and , of Worley's .
BuiltWorlds Member: Sean Reid
Job Title: Senior BIM/VDC Specialist
BuiltWorlds Member: Christian Burger
Job Title: Founder and President
Advisory Category: Management Strategy
Below are two recent sessions featuring Christian Burger moderating discussions on construction management technology in Infrastructure and integrating ERPs and Project Management Systems.
BuiltWorlds Member: Owen Newman
Job Title: Attorney
BuiltWorlds Member: Chris Chasin
Job Title: Associate
Advisor Bite: With a well established practice in the engineering and construction space and also in technology sector, Duane Morris is one of a small group of leading legal firms that is also work to assist clients at the intersection of those practice areas.
Read Contributed Thought Leadership from David Hettinger:
(BuiltWorlds Member Contributor Post) Introduction Who cares…? Sorry, that came out wrong. I meant, who cares … as in who benefits from … “Quality” in construction? The answer: most everyone cares—or should care—about Quality. But what about measuring it? Who benefits from that? I asked a lot of people—and I got some interesting responses. Many […]
This is the third and final installment of a 3-part series on construction tech categories with the biggest potential to prevent problem projects, contributed by BuiltWorlds Member Dave Hettinger, Senior Manager at LitCon Group. The previous two were on scheduling and 3D modeling tools. In this one, we’ll focus on construction data collection. This article […]
In the first article of this three-part contributor series, we talked about how problem projects present a tremendous opportunity, and some of the startups tackling the “hard problem” of scheduling. In this article, we’ll shift focus to the second of three recently reported categories of construction tech that can help prevent problem projects: 3D modeling […]
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 megaprojects: Those were just a […]
BuiltWorlds Member: Mo Fahim
Job Title: Practice Leader, Intelligent Building Technologies
BuiltWorlds Member: Saagar Patel
Job Title: Studio Leader Energy+Eco
Advisory Bite: From Smart Cities to Smart Buildings to Energy Management and Sustainability, ESD engineers have been regular expert resources at BuiltWorlds events and in BuiltWorlds reports. Below is a sampling of some of what they've offered our community over the years.
The business & project management sector is utilizing advancements in the field of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to modernize and streamline all aspects of the construction process. As a result, time and money—two of the most valuable assets in the industry—are being saved drastically. Join us Wednesday, June 16th at 10 am CT with […]
Technology has rapidly changed during our lifetimes. A calculator, novel, CD player, and computer now fit neatly within our pockets in the form of a smartphone. Technology revolutionized the landscape for factories, travel agencies, banks, and taxis. What impact will technology have on construction? Join us, Wednesday, June 2nd at 10 am CT, with our […]
In the early years of the past decade, the primary focus of tech investing had been in places like California, Boston, and New York. However, we are increasingly seeing a host of startups gaining major investment traction in other places around the world. As outlined in our Q1 Investment Report, two of the top three […]
The long anticipated Procore IPO has arrived, and it has not failed to deliver. Rumors have swirled for some time about when and how big the construction software startups offering would be. Speculation intensified from 2016 through 2108 as players like Trimble, Oracle and Autodesk spent billions snapping up Procore competitors like ACONEX, BuildingConnected, Plangrid, […]
New Bechtel Chief Innovation Officer to Keynote Summit, Reflecting Depth of Construction Giant’s Technology Bench
The agenda for our U.S. Summit is rapidly coalescing and this week we are pleased to announce that Keith Churchill of Bechtel will be capping off two full days of discussion around the most potent trends fueling the construction industry with a Keynote Presentation that will look out over the next five years of innovation. Keith […]
The infrastructure planning sector is taking advantage of the revolution trailblazed by smartphones. Infrastructure planners and cities are leveraging sensors on real-world assets (roads, tools, dams, etc.) for an integrated digital ecosystem. Critical improvements in analytics help decision-makers prioritize relevant data – optimizing operations and asset management. Join us Wednesday, May 19th at 10 am […]
Look Back at Summit 2020’s Leaders in the Grips of Covid 19 Shows How Much Has Changed as We Look to the 2021 Summit
As we look toward our 2021 US Summit, it is an opportune time to look back at the talks from the 2020 Summit to see where our focus was then and how those themes might carry forward this year. Last May, the world was in the grips of the Covid 19 pandemic, and talks at […]
Sustainability & Investing in the Built Environment Infrastructure, construction, and how we approach the built environment is at a critical moment. From the recent $2T infrastructure proposal to rapid urbanization, increasing raw material prices (lumber) to the oft-discussed shortage of skilled workers, the construction industry is embracing innovations from software (augmented reality, artificial intelligence, etc.) […]
Around The Network: Leonard by VINCI’s May 27th Demo Day is The Latest Stop on a Long Journey Along the Leading Edge of Innovation
Longtime BuiltWorlds member Leonard by VINCI’s May 27th Online Demo Day is the final graduation for the startups that have enrolled in Leonard’s SEED Accelerator Program. These innovative companies will be showing their stuff in front of a panel of international investors looking for the most promising early stage projects seeking funding, and it promises […]
Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms can provide a framework to evaluate the chaotic nature of a real-world jobsite. For example, an AI system can take vast lakes of incoming data and optimize millions of project scheduling options to give Project Managers better tools for making decisions. Join us on Wednesday, May 12th, as we focus on actionable […]
BuiltWorlds Member: Fernando Gonzalez Cuervo
Job Title: EY Partner - EMEIA Construction Leader
BuiltWorlds Member: Benjamin Luxenberg
Job Title: Senior Associate
Advisor Bite: EY's construction leaders have helped us understand how contractors and owners are leveraging analytics for risk management, while other thought leaders at EY such as Tom Budescu and Benjamin Luxenburg in the recording below have helped us understand trends in smart infrastructure and infrastructure development.
Advisory Bite: Watch the video below to meet several of FMI's advisors with specialties across a variety of areas including Technology, Business Excellence, Strategy, and Organization. For years, FMI has been one of the top firms focused exclusively on the industry.
BuiltWorlds Member: Ben Disney
Job Title: Senior Business Development Consultant
Advisor Bite: Honeywell is a long established leader in the smart buildings arena as well as in Industrial IoT. As both sectors grow at BuiltWorlds and beyond, Honeywell is helping people understand how best to leverage that technology.
BuiltWorlds Member: Scott Kolbrenner
Job Title: Managing Director
BuiltWorlds Member: Vik Pandit
Job Title: Director
Advisor Bite: With the active participation of members Scott Kolbrenner and Vik Pandit, Houlihan Lokey brings the BuiltWorlds ecosystem value perspectives informed by decades of experience in M&A in Construction and in Technology, respectively. Drawing deep experience from two different practice areas, Houlihan Lokey represents another example of larger advisory firms bridging their own worlds to bring more comprehensive support to industry and technology players in the sector.
BuiltWorlds Member: Kirk Chamberlain
Job Title: EVP, National Construction Practice Leader
Advisory Bite: Even as the insurance market began "hardening" earlier this year, potentially driving up premium and project costs across the industry, Kirk Chamberlain, Nation Construction Practice Leader for Hub marshalled a group of insurance industry and technology experts to lead a discussion around the expanding relationships between technology companies and the industry's insurance industry and how smart contractors can think strategically about technology to manage risk and also insurance programs and costs. BuiltWorlds members can click below to watch the full discussion or find it in the Call Recordings and Videos Library under our research tab.
BuiltWorlds Member: Benjamin Welle
Job Title: Director of Energy Lab
Advisor Bite: At Perkins + Will, Benjamin Welle has been focused on the development and management of a firm-wide web-based, cloud-based, energy, daylighting, and solar design and analysis platform called the Simulation Platform for Energy-Efficient Design (SPEED) enabling the firm to provide clients broader insights about the performance of their designs.
BuiltWorlds Member: Brian Kramer
Job Title: CEO
BuiltWorlds Member: William Bridgeman
Job Title: Chief Revenue Officer
Advisor Bite: Quality Built is the United States’ largest and most respected third-party quality assurance inspection and risk management solution provider for new building construction. Part of a growing breed of industry players providing a technology platform married with consulting services.
BuiltWorlds Member: Christopher Hoyes
Job Title: Principal
Advisor Bite: Christopher is a Principal in the Building Technology practice at Roland Berger. Roland Berger is a global management consulting firm serving clients in Building Technology and other industries. Roland Berger helps its clients to take decisions by exploring and proposing the best strategic options to solve business challenges (digital transformation, economic growth, disruption in traditional markets, etc).
BuiltWorlds Member: Abhishek Dalmia
Job Title: Chairman
Advisor Bite: Semac is one of the oldest Architectural and Engineering Design (AE) firms, offering ASMEPF services (Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire suppression, Air conditioning, IT systems, access control, security systems, etc.).
BuiltWorlds Member: Bob Mazer
Job Title: Founder
Advisor Bite: Smart City Works provides business acceleration services to start-ups, mature companies, and cities to help transition new ideas or inventions into high-value, high-growth ventures that deliver impactful solutions to improve the livability, operations, and resilience of cities.
30. Syska Hennessy
BuiltWorlds Member: Gary Brennan
Job Title: Co-President
BuiltWorlds Member: Cyrus Izzo
Job Title: Co-President
COVID-19 has only heightened attention to the field of Smart Buildings, and Syska Hennessy's SMART Buildings Team works with clients on Building Management Systems, meeting WELL Building Standards, ROI enhancing energy efficiency, and more.
BuiltWorlds Member: Ray Dadazzio
Job Title: Senior Consultant
BuiltWorlds Member: Badri Hiriyur
Job Title: Vice President & Director CORE.AI
BuiltWorlds Member: Gary Mancini
Job Title: Managing Principal
Advisor Bite: From the use of BIM and parametric design technology to model major structures, to the use of drones, to modularization, and even how to build a leading corporate accelerator program, Thorton Thomasetti's experts have helped the BuiltWorlds community understand a wide array of topics of interest.
Reconstruct’s technology development has optimized documentation, progress tracking, and quality control efficiency across corporate & commercial development, infrastructure/heavy civil, and general contracting. The implications of this unique technology are endless and will help the built world move past its’ outdated ideologies.
On the management side of construction technology, Jacobs Engineering is developing and utilizing predictive analytics and machine learning to assess risk, reduce uncertainty, and close the talent gap from labor shortages.
The business & project management sector is utilizing advancements in the field of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to modernize and streamline all aspects of the construction process. As a result, time and money—two of the most valuable assets in the industry—are being saved drastically.
Joe Beck’s presentation from our June Venture Call focused on SPACs & later stage investments in Built Industry Tech.
SPACs have quickly emerged as one of the new favorite ways to take a company public. In addition, talk of new Infrastructure work and the emerging technologies that accompany it has been a hot topic lately, coinciding with the proposed $2 Trillion American Jobs Plan. As construction technology continues to grow, and as the early players begin to mature many are eyeing later stage and public exits, with SPACs becoming an increasingly attractive option. This call features perspectives from professionals involved in later stage Built Tech exit opportunities, specifically focused around SPACs.
Brad Molotsky’s presentation from our June Venture Call focused on SPACs & later stage investments in Built Industry Tech.
We invite you to an engaging discussion to interactively discover successful strategies that can lead to the digital transformation of construction in the built environment, and the integration of digital inputs and management controls for the supply chain to impact planning and delivery.
Touchless technology is now synonymous with hygiene & health. Good2Go’s advanced no-touch access platform helps everyone feel more confident returning to businesses & buildings through smart access, real-time digital credentials, and virtual queueing.
Building Operators hold a key to achieving healthy buildings. But it requires us to rethink how buildings are funded, operated, and maintained.
In this session, we take a look at how tenant health concerns are continuing to be addressed as we move into the post-pandemic phase of building operations and maintenance.
BuiltWorlds Member: Dilip Choudhuri
Job Title: President & CEO
Advisor Bite: Walter P. Moore's Digital Practice encompasses many services including Building Information Modeling, Building Performance Modeling, Facilities Information Management, Generative Design,Modeling for Fabrication, and Traffic Modeling.
BuiltWorlds Member: Hermann Schneider
Advisor Bite: After his own successful entrepreneurial career, including leading and then selling innovative concrete technology company, Ductilecrete Technologies to GCP Applied Technologies, he now sits on the Board of several midsized companies and provides consulting in areas such as business strategy, value creation, and exit strategies.