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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

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

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

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 […]