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.
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
It’s that time of year as Cyber Monday approaches where you spend hours scouring the internet to find the perfect gift for your nephew, sister, parent, or co-worker. We’ve come across lists laying out the most popular gifts of this holiday season but what about a list with double meaning? Where can you find a […]
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 […]
INTRODUCTION Welcome to the 2018 Building Tech 50 List, your guide to the companies paving the way for the connected buildings of the future. Read on to see who made the list. Download the full List with descriptions below. WINDOWS 1. View Removing the need for blinds altogether, View’s Dynamic Glass […]
In advance of the BuiltWorlds Cities Conference, we wanted to showcase 20 companies with some of the most exciting and innovative solutions to common infrastructure problems in the areas of: communication, water, energy, mobility and waste. Read on to explore how each of these key areas have already begun to be disrupted today while setting […]
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Introduction We all know that traditional practices for construction progress monitoring, site surveying, and safety monitoring are slow and unwieldy. Drones are on a course to fundamentally alter these processes by providing a comprehensive visual record of the job site. Drone use in construction has increased by 239% in the […]
Introduction We all know that the construction industry has the potential to greatly improve its productivity. The industry’s productivity levels are currently suboptimal due to the way that project teams store and process data. 2D models do not allow project teams to carry out thorough performance analyses of a building […]
Approximately 30% of our energy in commercial buildings goes to waste due to outdated energy systems and inefficient heating and cooling processes. Whether you are a building operator or a tenant, energy consumption in our buildings affects us a great deal. Our energy demands are growing but our budgets aren’t. Let’s fix that! Join the discussion […]
Introduction Generative design is the contemporary frontier of building design. It has the potential to fundamentally shift the way architects, engineers, developers, and contractors design and collaborate. It helps developers value engineer projects more efficiently, allows architects to quickly explore an almost infinite number of design options, and promotes early […]
Connectivity, shared space, cultural exchange, economic opportunity – the core values of urban living are long-standing and have shaped the way people interact with cities for millennia. Today, we find ourselves at the crest of a tidal wave of urbanization. With more and more people seeking out shared experiences and […]
With new tech fads entering the market each day it is important to stay ahead of what trends are here for the long-term. That is exactly what we intend to answer by educating our readers on how immersive reality technologies like VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality), and MR (Mixed […]
As mobile devices begin to replace notepads on more job sites worldwide, connecting service technicians with their customers becomes not only possible but imperative to a successful relationship. The systems and equipment entering our homes and buildings are only getting more complex and as such we must be particular about […]
Approximately 50 percent of the current positions in the construction sector, according to The Economist, could be automated. That’s a good thing, too. With disruptive changes to business models expected to have a profound impact on the employment landscape in the coming years, the push toward using more automation and […]
Next week, the BuiltWorlds team will be jetting off to the Big Apple for our Project New York City Conference. There, we’ll be talking all about the innovations happening in preconstruction. As we begin moving toward the event, we thought it would be helpful to lay out the most exciting trends and […]
During the final days of World of Concrete, our News Analyst, Jim Lichtenwalter, crisscrossed the gargantuan Las Vegas Convention Center, walking over eight miles one day, trying to take in as much of the massive expo as humanly possible. During his travels, Jim stopped in on the many BuiltWorlds Members […]
Dianna Liu is trying to make oil refineries safer. A former ExxonMobil engineer, she has first-hand experience with the dangerous conditions people face working in refineries, such as cracking and rusting pipes. Often times, workers put themselves in precarious positions to fix these problems. “A lot of what I experienced […]
In less than a decade, the construction industry has been transformed by virtual construction – providing contractors and stakeholders with the ability to see a space and walk through it virtually before construction even begins. Virtual construction is the process of creating true-to-size computer-based descriptions of a project, using Building […]
After making his way through Autodesk University in November, BuiltWorlds’ News Analyst, Jim Lichtenwalter, returned to the desert oasis of Las Vegas to cover one of the largest events in the built industry: World of Concrete. The massive exposition is the place to showcase and announce new products, softwares, and […]
Each day new technology and software are used to accomplish what was previously impossible. Drones fly over buildings and measure their thermal envelopes, lasers produce exact measurements of buildings, and AR/VR technologies let owners and financiers see a completed project before a single brick is even laid. Construction software is […]
2018 was a big year, both for BuiltWorlds and the built world. Our industry saw a lot of changes and new trends. As we sign off 2018 and turn our attention to 2019, we wanted to look at the most popular news articles from each month, chart the path the […]
Weekly Round-Up: News from Aon, Pype, Flo, Cityzenith, Baumann Consulting, and Dodge Data & Analytics
What happened this week in the built world? Here’s our Friday round up of news and announcements from members of the BuiltWorlds network. Want to be included? Send your press releases or story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. 1. Aon profiles Pype Aon, a leading professional services firm in risk management, published […]
What happened this week in the built world? Here’s our Friday round up of news and announcements from members of the BuiltWorlds network. Want to be included? Send your press releases or story ideas to email@example.com. 1. Ozinga named employer of the year The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & […]
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During this discussion, JP Giometti, Digital Transformation of IoT, and Growth at HCSS Software explored the way in which HCSS is aggregating mixed-fleet telematics data beyond asset tracking to drive project productivity and efficiency.
Generative design, an approach based in machine learning, is the contemporary frontier of building design and pushing this frontier even further is the tech start-up PARAFIN.
Two of the hottest projects in Chicago were the renovation of the city’s Old Post Office building and the construction of 110 Carpenter, McDonalds corporate headquarters. At BuiltWorlds’ Projects Chicago Conference earlier this summer, Grant Uhlir, Principal of Gensler and Dan Brooks, Senior VP of Sales at KONE talked about the their work in these […]
We are always thinking of new ways to make job sites safer places. Today, one of the most obvious methods for safe construction is through the use of robotics, ranging from autonomous rebar-tying to bricklaying robots. In this panel from our Machines conference, Michael Lawrence (True Autonomy), Rafael Astacio (Construction Robotics), Yaron J. Schwarcz (Skyline Robotics), Samrudhdi […]
Buildings are not static objects, they morph and change. The technology revolution has come for the cubicle farm. Now, there are management apps to turn your phone into a remote control for your office, smart lighting apps to make sure the lights are actually turned off at night and so many others.
While many large-scale buildings have become increasingly intelligent and sophisticated, smaller scale domestic dwellings often lack the benefits of these advancements. Though a wide range of incentive programs and technology advancements continue to enter the market, many existing homes have yet to be modernized. At the same time, new homes […]
At BuiltWorlds’ Retail Day, GrubHub’s Adam DeWitt, Listen’s Jeff Cantalupo, Boni’s Paul Colgan, Interior Define’s Rob Royer, and InContext Solutions Mark Hardy discussed ways the retail industry is changing as technology makes things like shopping and dining more and more convenient.