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:
Attached is white paper by BuiltWorlds member David Hettinger, Founder and Principle of Entropy.Build seeking to address some common misconceptions or places of confusion around an article published by McKinsey in 2015 entitled, The Construction Productivity Imperative. The article contained a chart comparing “Productivity” in the construction and manufacturing industries. Hettinger seeks to speak to […]
(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.
AquaTrace is an Irish startup bringing leak detection technology to contractors as well as property managers and owners. Recently, AquaTrace notched a partnership with MOY Roof Waterproofing Specialists, a leading global roofing industry player, and the firm is now looking to expand in the US. As solutions to address the industry’s many challenges proliferate, […]
BuiltWorlds member LinkedField released a white paper earlier this year that dived into the latest California law that requires employers to let workers know they may have been exposed to COVID-19. This new rule is different from previous laws because this “puts the primary responsibility on the employer, not the employees that may be infected, to communicate news […]
Bridgit, a Toronto-based workforce intelligence technology company that’s focused on the construction industry, is announcing today that it has raised $24 million CAD in Series B funding. Founded by Chief Executive Officer Mallorie Brodie and Chief Operating Officer Lauren Lake, Bridgit’s post-Series B blueprint includes building out its team, furthering its product development activities, […]
As an ongoing part of our Adoption Leaders Program, this past month, we have been surveying members on their Offsite Construction practices. Results are being discussed in our E & C Adoption Leaders Forum, and are informing follow-ups like next week’s Modularization Analyst Call, and while we have garnered fewer responses in this leg of […]
The new Infrastructure: Connectivity and Technology With more than 68,000 miles of network infrastructure spanning the region, we can partner with you to get Ready for Anything “Infrastructure” has become the word of the year. With the 2020 Cares Act and American Rescue Plan Act dollars making their way into our communities, and a massive […]
While Covid may have moved us from our beautiful Paris setting to the virtual space, we were thrilled to take the opportunity last fall to meet virtually with delegates from around the world. Over four days (and nights), we virtually travelled the globe hearing from technologists, investors, and buildings and infrastructure industry players about how […]
We nominated Raymond Levitt to this year’s BuiltWorlds Mavericks List in the Investor Category because, along with his partners at Blackhorn Ventures, he has become one of the most prolific investors in Built Environment startups. Levitt and his team at Blackhorn Venture, where he is the operating partner, have made at least twenty investments in […]
In a broad and comprehensive move, Grouse Ridge Capital, Advanced Construction Robotics, and Brayman Construction have all joined more than 260 members of the BuiltWorlds network. Grouse Ridge – The Investment Vehicle Joins the BuiltWorlds Venture Forum As an investment vehicle, Grouse Ridge balances an industrial-focused portfolio of construction, manufacturing, and fabricating companies with […]
At the 2021 U.S. Summit, startups selected by our Venture Program members in concert with our Venture Analyst Team will have short opportunities to “pitch” their solutions to a team of judges fielded from our Venture Program Member Companies, for a chance to be the winner of this year’s U.S. Summit Demo Day Competition. Venture […]
With New Deal for Scheduling App, Ipsum, BuiltWorlds Maverick Cutler Knupp Joining Summit Venture Panel
Among the many Mavericks we are looking forward to welcoming at this year’s US Summit is Cutler Knupp, Director, Strategy and Technology Investment at Dysruptek, the venture investment arm of Haskell, a design-build and EPC firm based in Jacksonville, Florida with annual revenue of more than $1 billion. Venture Investing as Part of the Strategic […]
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.
The Venture East Startup Challenge featured six tech startups all looking to make an impact on the built world. A panel of investment experts listened and deliberated and chose the 2021 Venture East Startup Winner: Togal Togal’s construction AI engine uses AIA measurement standards to automatically and accurately detect, label, and measure project spaces & […]
Imagine if you could predict which 20% of your projects are about to experience 80% of your incidents in the following week so you could head those problems off before they happen. That is the aim of Boston-based startup, Newmetrix. In this BuiltWorlds Sessions episode from our 2021 Summit, we had the opportunity to meet […]
New technology rollouts enterprise-wide can require a major investment. Speakers will share innovative ways to adopt new technologies that can have greater benefits while managing cost expectations.
2021 Infrastructure Conference: The Nation’s #1 Dirt and Aggregate Marketplace creates efficiency and transparency and disrupts an age-old industry
From our 2021 Infrastructure Conference, Cliff Fetner, Founder & CEO of Soil Connect, discusses real world examples of how his company Soil Connect created a dirt and aggregates marketplace that has transformed the way construction professionals, like ARCO/Murray, source and/or move dirt from their jobsites and the impact construction tech has had on how they […]
November 17, 2021 Analyst Call: Tech Stack on Projects | Forecasting your Project’s Technology Usage
11/17/2021 10am CT. Project Management, ERP, BI On this call we focused on the process of forecasting the technology stack required for efficient data transfers amongst project stakeholders for the entirety of the project delivery. Thought leaders from top General Contractor firms and technology solution providers joined in on an important conversation around how a […]
Robotics today is not the same as the robotics of the last fifty years, and you can already see disruption starting in the logistics industry, with self-driving cargo.
In addition to being known for its poor safety record relative to other industries and productivity woes, the construction industry is also said to be one of the most litigious. Contract disputes are among the leading causes of this expensive acrimony, and that is where Josh Levy, Co-Founder and CEO of Document Crunch comes in. […]
When it comes to site security, how do you move forward with the right technology and safety plan?
In terms of strategic investors in Built World technology, Hilti Group has emerged as a major force. With 99% of their business direct to their customers, as opposed to through distributors and retailers, Hilti Group is in a relatively unique position to learn about their customers needs and also to support their customers in the […]
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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.