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 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.
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.
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.
With increasing urban density and our continuous need to build up, we have become tasked with greater feats of engineering in order to keep people safe and comfortable while surpassing the cloud line. The supertall revolution is impacting all members of the building process from design to construction to maintenance and operation.
The growing risk of extreme weather has placed significant stress on our infrastructure networks. How can the design, operations, and maintenance of critical infrastructure assets evolve to facilitate resilience?
Artificial intelligence and machine learning have already begun taking over the technology landscape in 2019. We’re diving into how these groundbreaking computer-aided softwares are impacting the preconstruction process, diving into what you need to know in order to evaluate new companies and the use cases for your business.
From small residential contracting to large scale infrastructure construction, a project manager’s ability to ensure profitable, timely, and injury-free project delivery depends on their ability to monitor all activities performed on site. This isn’t always feasible or efficient; with crews of workers from different trades, material suppliers, field service technicians, […]
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The 2019 BuiltWorlds Maverick Awards winners highlights 50 individuals who have acted as trendsetters and innovators in the built world, from architects and engineers to contractors, real estate moguls, technologists, venture investors, and urban designers.
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.
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Humans are always looking for hurdles to overcome, challenges to conquer. We are always building better, taller, faster things. This is especially true in the construction industry. Ever since we began constructing shelters and living spaces, humans have been trying to reach the sky with increasingly taller and taller buildings. […]
“Building Tech” is a fascinating space right now because technology in this context includes everything from new systems for planning better buildings to new systems and products for smarter and efficient buildings. As we move from our Project Planning Conference to Buildings 2.0, the next conference in our series, we […]
This article is a Contributor Post written by Matthew Carli of Laticrete. If you are interested in the BuiltWorlds Contributor Program, click here. Understanding construction has meant a cryptic world with a backbone of sweat and heavy hard work for as long as people have built structures, which undoubtedly has produced rewarding […]
Last week, the BuiltWorlds team left snowy Chicago for New York City for our Projects NYC Conference. Focusing on the crucial preconstruction phase, this gathering of industry professionals featured discussions about the emerging solutions that builders are using to get their projects off the ground more efficiently. The conference was […]
This article is a Contributor Post, and written by Erin Watson of Permits.com. If you are interested in the BuiltWorlds Contributor Program, click here. Last week, I was planting this year’s garden. Today, I’m salvaging the belongings that matter most before flood waters creep past the threshold and destroy my […]
A construction project can be a time-consuming undertaking, stretching across several months– and even years–depending on the scope and complexity of the building in question. While not every project is the same, no matter what type of job you are working on, the most vital time period in any project […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.