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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.

The Built World Investment Report Card

March 27, 2019

The Built World Investment Report Card is meant to summarize where we are as an industry and where we’re going. We’ll cover large-scale themes like the growth in investment entering the space, the solutions that solve pain points in the market, strategic investment and its importance, and vertical integration.

Streamlining Bid Management

February 27, 2019

Bidding and estimating is a crucial component of preconstruction planning. New construction software platforms are making that process easier for owners, general contractors, and subcontractors with intuitive digital bid management tools.

Managing Financial Risk in Construction

February 19, 2019

Financial risk is apparent throughout the construction industry, often causing delays, cost overruns, and issues in the payment process. Major technology players offer more transparent, digital communication networks, all under the guise of reducing the risk that’s associated with a given construction project.

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Top Lists

20 Infrastructure Solutions Toward a Smarter City

June 25, 2018

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 […]

Top 27 Venture Players

May 10, 2018

Updated 5/14: As we approach our first ever BuiltWorlds Venture Conference, we wanted to bring back our report highlighting 27 Venture Players in the Built World. If you have already looked through our report, we recommend taking a second look as you prepare for thought-provoking panels and discussion at the conference. If this is the […]

Automation

15 Key Players in Construction Automation

April 24, 2018

Leading up to our Machines Conference, we wanted to present you with some of the leading emerging players in built world machinery innovation. As we pulled together the most trailblazing players, one theme was clear: the future of construction machinery is increasingly automated. It’s one of the fastest developing sectors in construction industry technologies, as […]

The Three Waves of Built Worlds Project Software: 33 Systems over 40 Years

February 20, 2018

Project management systems are not new to the industry. For decades, AEC and real estate firms have benefitted from streamlined solutions to scheduling, asset management, data organization, and team correspondence, but in the past few years, the pool of software companies offering these services has dramatically deepened. Why? With building projects increasing in scale and […]

The 19 Biggest Venture Deals of 2017 (and early 2018)

January 30, 2018

Dovetailing off our Top 27 Venture Players report, we’ve put together the 19 largest AEC and real estate venture rounds of the past year. There were plenty of surprises. Perhaps first and foremost is that our list kicks off with a $4.4 billion solo investment, which is fairly indicative of the sheer scale of funding […]

The BuiltWorlds Innovation Report 2017

December 20, 2017

As we approach the end of 2017 and look back on the last 12 months, it’s clear that it’s been a standout year for the AEC industry. From emerging technology to stunning venture rounds, 2017 has been loaded with dynamic built industry news. And we don’t want to keep you out of the loop. To […]

News & Analysis

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

Key Integration: Autodesk and Rhumbix team up

Technology solutions connecting the jobsite and the office are quickly becoming mainstays in the construction industry. The built world is charging into the future, and builders are adopting digital solutions on their projects at a massive rate. However, it is clear that the only way the industry will continue this […]

Europe’s Built World Industry Leaders

One of the things we’re most excited to explore at our Global Summit in Paris is how the major players in the region are fueling innovation. As we did with the investors and emerging tech players, here are a few of the many disruptors and innovators who are changing the […]

Top Emerging European AEC Technology Solutions

Last week, we counted down some of the most exciting European investment funds in preparation to our Summit in Paris. The thing that makes these investors so great is that they are actually pouring money and resources into technology companies offering solutions that will push the built industry forward. As […]

Europe’s Leading Built Industry Tech Investors

Later this month, BuiltWorlds will host its first major conference outside the U.S. with our Summit in Paris. While the event covers many aspects of the built industry, one particular topic we’ll spend a great deal of time talking about is technology investment. As the built industry continues to adopt […]

Fireside Q&A: Alistair Michener, Founder of Drawboard

My name is Alistair Michener and I’m the founder of Drawboard. What is Drawboard? Well, first of all, we are Australian. We just opened an office in the United States, so it’s an exciting time for us. Our vision is to get the design and construction industries to work with […]

How to Turn Big Data Into A Strategic Business Advantage

This is a Contributor Post from FMI. If you are interested in having your thought leadership pieces appear in BuiltWorlds’ News Section, distributed across our Member Network, and included in our weekly newsletter, apply to be a Contributor here. How E&C firms can take their huge data sets and transform them into […]

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Video Vault

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HCSS’ JP Giometti talks integrating data from machines

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.

PARAFIN Co-Founder Adam Hengels talks machine learning and the future of design

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.

Building McDonald’s corporate headquarters and renovating Chicago’s Old Post Office

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 […]

Robotics on the job site

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 […]

High Tech Offices – The workspace of the future is here

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.

A Smarter Home: Tech in Residential Buildings

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 […]