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Research Reports

2020 U.S. Innovators Report

April 7, 2020

Innovation can come in a variety of forms, especially within a $1.3 Trillion industry with more than 680,000 players. But for the US Construction market, comprised mostly of small to mid-size players, innovation and technology adoption often fails to take shape at all. Project-based businesses operating on low margins, limited […]

2020 Buildings Annual Report

February 17, 2020

We’ll help define “smart” buildings, explore the advantages and drawbacks of various building materials, investigate how BIM is being effectively utilized, showcase innovative buildings from around the world, and more!

2019 Construction Technology Annual Report

August 28, 2019

A deep dive market report on the status of construction technology as it stands today in the industry. The report highlights companies providing solutions across technology that are causing disruption paired with case studies from the leading construction companies putting them into action. We seek to provide a ‘how-to’ for the industry when considering taking steps toward future-proofing their business.

2019 European Market Annual Report

July 31, 2019

The conversation surrounding the advancement of the European built environment has become increasingly global. BuiltWorlds learned first hand how the industries in Europe and the United States compare. The development of infrastructure and the use of P3s is markedly different across the pond than it is in the US. In this report, we’ll parse these differences and break down the biggest players. This report will also feature insights on technical innovations machine learning, automation, and the funding backing it all. Compare the similarities and differences between the European and American markets.

2019 Modular Construction Update

May 15, 2019

2019 was a big year for modular construction. We teamed up with Skender to explore the offsite fabrication and modularization revolution, and to look back at some of the most exciting modular projects of the year.

M&A Activity Spells a New Future for the Built World

April 10, 2019

December 2017 to December 2018 saw a flurry of M&A activity in the construction technology space. Not only did we see the birth of two new “unicorns,” but a few “legacy” technology companies acquired a variety of startup solutions. We set out to figure out why these acquisitions happened and what they mean for the built world moving forward.

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Top Lists

2019 Machines 50 List

May 1, 2019

The Machines 50 list features 50 innovative solutions advancing equipment, machinery, and tools at the frontier of the built environment – from 3D printing to field robotics to equipment tracking systems and more.

2019 Mavericks 50 List

April 3, 2019

The 2019 BuiltWorlds Maverick Awards winners highlights 50 individuals who have acted as trendsetters and innovators in the built world, from architects and engineers to contractors, real estate moguls, technologists, venture investors, and urban designers.

2019 Venture Deals 50 List (of 2018)

March 6, 2019

We’re laying out the top 50 venture deals that took place in 2018 within the built industry. You know the biggest deals, but the rest might surprise you.

Building Tech 50 List 2019

February 6, 2019

The Building Tech 50 list features 50 leading companies and solutions that are pushing the boundaries of how smart buildings are designed, built, operated, and maintained in 2019.

Top 20 Built World Moments of 2018

December 19, 2018

2018 was yet another big year in the built world. Whether through technology, venture financing, or sheer innovative thinking, the construction, architecture, engineering, and real estate industries continued to evolve. At BuiltWorlds, we witnessed that evolution firsthand as the world’s leading thinkers, builders, technologists, and deal-makers pushed the industry onward and upward in the face of new challenges

2018 Adoption Leaders 50 List

October 24, 2018

Following the success of last years Adoption Leaders Top List, we put a call out to our community for nominations for the 2018 List. Individuals were able to nominate themselves or their peers who are not only champions of technology within their organizations but leaders who stepped into newly created roles that exist today as […]

News & Analysis

Articles & Feature Stories that cover the latest news & trending topics

Analyst Briefing: Leveraging IoT Solutions to Address Construction Worker Safety in Relation to COVID-19

The rapid acceleration of COVID-19 has seemingly brought the global economy to a near halt, and has caused a constant state of uncertainty across jobsites. In the U.S., as certain projects supporting critical infrastructure remain open, our ever-changing environment brings new challenges in respect to worker safety. On top of […]

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Verified Contributor Post: Potential Subcontract Default Risks due to COVID-19 and Recommended Risk Mitigation Strategies

This article was written by Kirk Chamberlain, EVP – National Construction Practices Leader at Hub International as part of the BuiltWorlds Verified Contributor Program. Overview The purpose of this paper is to highlight potential impacts of COVID-19 on subcontractor default risk on construction projects. The paper also identifies risk mitigation […]

Data Collection and Project Impact Events: The Construction Technologist’s Role

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 […]

Case Study: Walbridge Embraces Digital Construction with Reconstruct

This case study was originally included in BuiltWorlds’ 2019 Construction Technology Report. To access more case studies on how industry leaders such as Walbridge are leveraging technology to drive productivity, efficiency, and safety, check out our full library of Analyst Briefings and be on the look out for the BuiltWorlds […]

Verified Contributor Post: 4D/5D Construction – Now for Heavy Civil Projects Too!

This article was written by Richard Humphrey, Senior Director of Construction Products at Bentley Systems as part of the BuiltWorlds Verified Contributor Program. What is 4D Construction? As Design Engineers have moved to 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) as the technology enabled process for design delivery, construction firms have looked […]

Innovation in Action Case Study: Suffolk Ups The Analytics Maturity Curve

The following is a case study of one BuiltWorlds Member’s effort to put innovation into action. In BuiltWorlds’ continued effort to provide insights into technology adoption and other innovative practices, we’ve detailed how Suffolk is advancing the construction industry through the application of AI-enabled risk management. This case study, among […]

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Analyst Calls & Videos

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Upcoming BuiltWorlds Analyst Call: Building a Technology Roadmap

April 8th, 2020 – 10am CT. To register, please visit the Analyst Call page. Join us for a sit down with leading construction companies to discuss their business strategies for technology adoption and a preview of the BuiltWorlds 2020 Summit. Panelists: –  Kim Arrant, Vice President, Business Transformation at APTIM […]

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BuiltWorlds 2020 Analyst Call – Tech Considerations for Job Impacts Due to Covid-19

Our panel of industry experts dive into the interrelationship between the impact of the Coronavirus, and the insurance and legal world, and what it means for contractors and technologists. We’ll also navigate the issues of safety and social distancing onsite, from an insurance and contract perspective by leveraging existing data […]

BuiltWorlds 2020 Analyst Call: Offsite Construction

Offsite construction and other building component manufacturing practices have garnered growing interest from key players throughout the built environment. We heard from 2 industry leaders active in modularization and prefabrication as they explained the opportunities, challenges, best practices, and other key insights in offsite construction. Speakers: – Magued Eldaief, CEO, […]

Buildings 2020 – Panel: Smart Buildings and Predictive Maintenance

Predictive maintenance systems, digital twins, and other innovative technologies are optimizing the operations and maintenance of our buildings, making them smarter and more interconnected than ever. We’ll discuss the key indicators for building-operational excellence, data collection and subsequent analysis, and the actionable insights that can be provided.   Contributors: Keith […]

Buildings 2020 – Panel: Building With BIM

According to a survey of our own members, the vast majority of BuiltWorlds Members are utilizing BIM on the majority of their projects. The technology allows builders to increase the quality of their projects, increase safety on the job site, and cut down on necessary rework. In this panel, we’ll […]

Buildings 2020 – Panel: Energy and Sustainability in Net Zero Buildings

Creating energy-efficient buildings is not only environmentally-friendly, but it saves owners and tenants money. A net-zero building, a structure that nets zero energy consumption, is the ideal that a lot of builders chase. In this panel, we’ll examine some of the trends we’re seeing in this field, and the factors […]