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.
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 portions of the construction process. […]
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, both contractors and solutions providers […]
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 the Operations and Maintenance of […]
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 (e.g., entire sections of a […]
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 own niche in the broader […]
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 modeling are some areas that […]
While the Buildings Conference, now in its fifth year, has become a central event in the BuiltWorlds conversation over the years, there is too much happening at the intersection of emerging technology and high performing buildings to cover in one conference – even a three day conference. Emerging technology is increasingly impacting everything from how […]
We’ve been hearing about the potential benefits of streamlining project delivery with offsite production for years–shorter project schedules, relief for budgets, improved conditions for workers, more control over the quality of the product and the schedule–but now we’re actually seeing it in action. Real-world examples of modular projects are not only becoming taller and more […]
BuiltWorlds is a community, where the members of the community are also experts in their fields, and so a major benefit to the community is the facilitation of spaces where individuals with similar interests and areas of expertise can informally gather to trade ideas and insights. In the digital world, you can call these public […]
Technology planning is an involved process, requiring time and resources. To make good decisions, a contractor needs to understand key aspects of technology with the opportunity for significant productivity gains. Join us Thursday, March 25th at 10 am CT with Mortenson as we discuss how to improve the coordination between IT and our project […]
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.
Salla Eckhardt leads this panel, alongside an esteemed group of industry experts, focused on digital twins and the future of BIM.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WaveScan is an A*STAR spin-off company specializing in the R&D of disruptive beamforming electromagnetics based smart sensor systems and advanced AI algorithms. Our proprietary technology builds upon nearly a decade-long R&D on microwave & millimeter-wave wireless sensors and is capable of high-resolution 4D sensing for non-destructive testing (NDT) applications. We provide an end-to-end AI-enabled asset inspection solution, addressing the specific needs of the built environment sector.
We are a young, dynamic team that strives for growth and profitability right from the start. Construyo is funded by the European Social Fund and the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Enterprises. We have set ourselves the task of supporting small and medium-sized companies in the field of digitalization. Industry trends such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) are inaccessible to SMEs, which is why smaller construction companies have to rely on other partners.
Brett Grendahl, CEO at Built Data, shares how they are aiming to eliminate wasted time, money and effort by streamlining project communications.
Matthew Kleiman, CEO at Cumulus, explains how they are applying the power of IoT to gauge the level of work and accuracy that is being applied to different aspects of a project.
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.