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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.

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.

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Top Lists

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.

8 companies bringing robotics and automation to construction

March 21, 2017

In anticipation of our upcoming “Rise of the Machines Conference” on April 6, we take a look at a few of the participating firms working to mechanize and simplify the building process through a variety of innovations.

News & Analysis

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

Amazon Business Shakes Up Building Product Manufacturers

As Amazon Business continues to make headway in the building products distribution industry, we’re beginning to see the Amazon effect disrupt the purchase and delivery of building products to the job site. Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) ought to be thinking about Amazon’s impact on the way business is being done: […]

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Offsite Construction Adoption: Leading Construction Companies are Recognizing the Benefits of Prefabrication

What’s going on? Off-site construction and other building component manufacturing practices have garnered growing interest from key players throughout the built environment. From companies such as Katerra, which raised more than $865 million in 2018, to Blokable, which raised $23 million in August of this year, dozens of prefab-focused startups […]

Creating a Dynamic Strategy Through Business Analytics

Using business analytics to create a data-driven culture that helps E&C companies fine-tune their business strategies and continually improve their operations. As the volume of data that the world is generating continues to proliferate, companies across all industries are finding new and unique ways to put that intelligence to work. […]

Going from smarter to smart: Putting the pieces together

Chicago’s West Loop and Fulton Market: A nexus for smart technology Formerly dotted with meatpacking plants and warehouses, the West Loop and Fulton Market are now home to corporate headquarters, high-tech startups, world-class restaurants, retail stores, a host of businesses and attractions ranging from the United Center to the WNDR […]

Equipment, Sans Operator: Driverless Equipment Development in Construction

What’s going on? Scania, a leading manufacturer of trucks, buses, and other transport solutions, has developed a biofuel self-driving truck, primarily for material hauling in mining and other large construction settings. Scania’s fully autonomous truck, AXL, does not have a cab and operates on an intelligent logistics system based on […]

3 Key Takeaways from Venture West 2019

Earlier this week, the BuiltWorlds team traded an all-too-early Chicago winter for sunny California and traveled to the heart of Palo Alto for our Venture West Conference. It was a great event, featuring some of the most influential players and stakeholders in the construction venture field. We know some of […]

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2019 BuiltWorlds Venture West Conference Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ 2019 Venture West Conference speakers, Cutler Knupp (Dysruptek, Haskell) and Meg Paulus (HOLT Ventures) as they share their expertise.

2019 BuiltWorlds Smart Jobsite Conference Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ 2019 Smart Jobsite Conference speakers, David Gaw (Sensera Systems) and Travis Voss (Mechanical Inc.) as they share their expertise.

2019 BuiltWorlds Project Delivery Conference Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ 2019 Project Delivery Conference speakers, Michelle Frye (Trimble) and Josh Kanner (SmartVid.io) as they share their expertise.

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2019 BuiltWorlds Global Summit Analyst Call

Hear from one of BuiltWorlds’ Global Summit 2019 speakers, David Vauthrin (FINALCAD) as they share their expertise.

2019 BuiltWorlds Machines Conference Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ 2019 Machines Conference speakers, Angela Spadoni (Skender) and Brendan Shannon (United Rentals) as they share their expertise.

BuiltWorlds 2019 Summit Chicago Analyst Call

2019 BuiltWorlds Summit Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ Summit 2019 speakers, Emma Hendry (Hendry Group) and Jim Quanci (Autodesk) as they share their expertise.