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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

BuiltWorlds Holiday Gift Guide 2018

November 16, 2018

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 […]

Adoption Leaders 50 List 2018

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 […]

Venture Investors 50 List 2018

October 3, 2018

Earlier this year BuiltWorlds released its first ever list highlighting venture investors within the built environment. We saw major names like Brick & Mortar, Tech Stars, and the Autodesk Forge Fund, among other venture funds, accelerators, and strategic investors. It’s time we expand on that. We have found it imperative to keep our network informed […]

Connected Job Site 50 List 2018

August 22, 2018

We are excited to present to you the 2018 Connected Job Site 50 List, the easiest way to understand the companies changing the future of job sites through IoT-enabled, data collecting products and systems. Read on to see who made the list.

Building Tech 50 List 2018

July 24, 2018

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 […]

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 […]

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A New Era for Modular Design and Construction

April 9, 2018

Over 90 percent of all global infrastructure projects, according to The Economist, are either over budget or late, perhaps due to today’s worldwide capital projects getting evermore complex and larger in scope. Labor costs comprise 20 to 50 percent of total project costs. Labor productivity has declined, hours have been […]

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence In Construction

March 7, 2018

From design, to project management, to jobsite safety, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we construct our world. AI comes at the perfect time as demonstrated by Statista’s projection of a 27% increase in construction spending in the coming years. Simultaneously, the construction labor force is shrinking. Therefore, construction […]

News & Analysis

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10 Most Promising Trends and Tech Players in Preconstruction & Planning

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 […]

What BuiltWorlds Members were up to at World of Concrete 2019

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 […]

Stanley Ventures opens the door for startups like ARIX Technologies

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 […]

Virtual Construction – A highly interactive roadmap

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 […]

Dispatches from World of Concrete – The promise of technology

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 […]

Okland & Autodesk Partners Teamup; IMS Raceway Stays Open During Mass Renovation

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 […]

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2018 News Rewind – BuiltWorlds’ Most Popular News Stories

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 news@builtworlds.com. 1. Aon profiles Pype Aon, a leading professional services firm in risk management, published […]

Weekly Round-Up: News from Ozinga, CBRE, Clayco, Facilio, and OnTarget

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 news@builtworlds.com. 1. Ozinga named employer of the year The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & […]

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Video Vault

Explore videos covering expansive topics in the built world

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 […]

Pop-up shops and the placemaking of retail

Latent Design’s Katherine Darnstadt and Related Midwest’s Dani Sassower closed down Retail Day with a discussion on BoxTops, a pop-up retail experience in Chicago that reuses shipping containers. 

Retail gets more convenient – Ways technology are changing the way we shop and dine

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.

Speedcore: Constructing Supertall buildings super-fast explained by Joe Dardis

Constructing Supertall buildings super-fast, there’s a new, safer way to do that: SpeedCore!

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