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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.

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.

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Top Lists

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 […]

Adoption Leaders 50 List 2017

November 15, 2017

A few weeks ago, we put a call out to our community to nominate themselves or their peers in the built world who are not only champions of technology within their organizations but leaders who stepped into newly created roles that exist today as the result of increased tech adoption — and we’re seeing them becoming increasingly more common across AEC-RE companies today.

45 companies & technologies paving our future in IoT and connected jobsites

October 2, 2017

Here are 45 of the top companies and technologies paving our future in IoT and the connected jobsite in drones, tools/equipment, people/safety, materials, monitoring, and scanners.

The 50 hottest technologies, products, & systems for smart buildings

September 13, 2017

As we approach the Buildings 2.0 conference, here are 50 companies with the some of the most exciting software and hardware products and systems for today’s buildings.

News & Analysis

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

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 […]

Analyst Topic Briefing: 3D Modeling and Preconstruction Tools

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 […]

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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 […]

Buildings 2020 – Panel: Industry Leaders on Innovation

As construction practices and technology adoption continue to advance, building material manufacturers must stay ahead of the shifting built landscape. In this session, we’ll explore how global leaders in the materials supply space are driving innovation within their organization and throughout the built industries, hear how they’re developing and applying […]

2020 Buildings Analyst Call: Designing a Smart Building

In preparation for our Buildings Conference, we’ll dive into a case study where ESD and Cohesion worked together with John Buck Company to create a “smart building,” complete with connected systems and IoT capabilities. Speakers: Kurt Karnatz, President, ESD Nik Patel, Principal Software Architect, Cohesion