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Research Reports

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

2020 Venture Deals 50 List (of 2019)

February 19, 2020

BuiltWorlds lays out the top 50 venture deals that took place in 2019 within the built industry. You know the biggest deals, but the rest might surprise you.

BuiltWorlds 2020 Building Tech 50 List

2020 Building Tech 50 List

January 6, 2020

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 2020.

BuiltWorlds 2019 Venture Investors 50-min

2019 Venture Investors 50 List

October 16, 2019

The Venture Investors 50 list features the leading companies, both traditional venture capitalists and corporate venture capitalists, that have invested significantly into built industry technology in 2019.

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2019 Smart Jobsite 50 List

August 21, 2019

The Smart Jobsite 50 list features 50 innovative field solutions impacting how we build and operate onsite – from scanning & visualization to site & progress monitoring to wearables and more.

2019 Infrastructure Tech 50 List

July 24, 2019

The Infrastructure Tech 50 list features 50 innovative solutions impacting how we design, build, and maintain our infrastructure assets – from planning & design to safety & security to transportation and more.

Project Software, Project Delivery, Construction, ConstrucTech

2019 Project Software 50 List

June 19, 2019

The Project Software 50 list features 50 innovative solutions advancing how we deliver construction projects of every size and scope – from ERP to collaboration & document management to field management and more.

News & Analysis

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

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 […]

The Digital Toolbox: Tool Management Solutions a Value Add for the Construction Industry

  Whether they’re utilized for assembly in a prefabrication facility or installation in the field, the hand tools and equipment that empower trade workers are critical assets for the success of any project. Contractors often leverage a central location for the storage and distribution of their tools, but keeping track […]

Optimized Material Management: Digitizing the Construction Supply Chain

  At nearly every BuiltWorlds Conference there is a strong conversation about the needed improvements surrounding the construction supply chain, and there’s no denying the major impact that materials management solutions can have in that area. However, in our 2019 Construction Technology Survey, less than 20 percent of the contractors […]

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Equipment Management and the Possibilities of 5G Tech

There’s a lot of talk, and anticipation, concerning 5G. Major investment from all four powerhouse US cellular carriers is well underway as they race to become the first to roll out the newest generation of wireless technology to their networks. Global spend for building the 5G mobile infrastructure is projected […]

Con-Tech Categories With The Biggest Potential To Prevent Problem Projects: Scheduling

This article is the first in a three-part series from Dave Hettinger, senior manager at LitCon Group. Stay tuned for his follow-up pieces. Not Surprisingly, Problem Projects Cause Problems Bankruptcy, restructuring, plagued by cost overruns and delays, prompted by troubled projects, dispute avoidance and resolution strategies, and move away from […]

3 Safety System Innovations Shaping Super-tall Buildings

What’s Going On:  In the wee hours of June 14, 2017, a catastrophic fire broke out in the Grenfell Tower–a high-rise residential building home to about 350 people–in West London. What initially started as a simple malfunction of a resident’s refrigerator quickly compounded into one of the deadliest structural disasters […]

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Analyst Calls & Videos

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Upcoming BuiltWorlds Analyst Call: Building a Technology Roadmap

April 8th, 2020 – 10am CT. To register, please visit the Analyst Call page. Join us for a sit down with leading construction companies to discuss their business strategies for technology adoption and a preview of the BuiltWorlds 2020 Summit. Panelists: –  Kim Arrant, Vice President, Business Transformation at APTIM […]

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BuiltWorlds 2020 Analyst Call – Tech Considerations for Job Impacts Due to Covid-19

Our panel of industry experts dive into the interrelationship between the impact of the Coronavirus, and the insurance and legal world, and what it means for contractors and technologists. We’ll also navigate the issues of safety and social distancing onsite, from an insurance and contract perspective by leveraging existing data […]

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 […]