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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.

Damping Systems in Supertall Buildings

February 13, 2019

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.

Building Toward Infrastructure Resilience

January 30, 2019

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?

AI & Machine Learning in Preconstruction

January 16, 2019

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.

Avoid Added Delays with Jobsite Monitoring

December 12, 2018

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, […]

Going Lean: Toward Waste-Free Building

November 15, 2018

A recent report produced by Transparency Market Research projects that the world will generate nearly 2.2 billion annual tons of solid waste by the year 2025, up from 1.3 billion tons in 2012. Astonishingly, it is estimated that nearly half of that waste is generated on the construction job site. […]

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Top Lists

2019 Mavericks 50

April 3, 2019

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.

2019 Venture Deals 50 List (of 2018)

March 6, 2019

We’re laying out the top 50 venture deals that took place in 2018 within the built industry. You know the biggest deals, but the rest might surprise you.

Building Tech 50 List 2019

February 6, 2019

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.

Top 20 Built World Moments of 2018

December 19, 2018

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

BuiltWorlds Holiday Gift Guide 2018

November 16, 2018

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 […]

Adoption Leaders 50 List 2018

October 24, 2018

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 […]

Venture Investors 50 List 2018

October 3, 2018

Earlier this year BuiltWorlds released its first ever list highlighting venture investors within the built environment. We saw major names like Brick & Mortar, Tech Stars, and the Autodesk Forge Fund, among other venture funds, accelerators, and strategic investors. It’s time we expand on that. We have found it imperative to keep our network informed […]

Connected Job Site 50 List 2018

August 22, 2018

We are excited to present to you the 2018 Connected Job Site 50 List, the easiest way to understand the companies changing the future of job sites through IoT-enabled, data collecting products and systems. Read on to see who made the list.

Building Tech 50 List 2018

July 24, 2018

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 […]

News & Analysis

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

Virtual Construction – A highly interactive roadmap

In less than a decade, the construction industry has been transformed by virtual construction – providing contractors and stakeholders with the ability to see a space and walk through it virtually before construction even begins. Virtual construction is the process of creating true-to-size computer-based descriptions of a project, using Building […]

Dispatches from World of Concrete – The promise of technology

After making his way through Autodesk University in November, BuiltWorlds’ News Analyst, Jim Lichtenwalter, returned to the desert oasis of Las Vegas to cover one of the largest events in the built industry: World of Concrete. The massive exposition is the place to showcase and announce new products, softwares, and […]

Okland & Autodesk Partners Teamup; IMS Raceway Stays Open During Mass Renovation

Each day new technology and software are used to accomplish what was previously impossible. Drones fly over buildings and measure their thermal envelopes, lasers produce exact measurements of buildings, and AR/VR technologies let owners and financiers see a completed project before a single brick is even laid. Construction software is […]

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2018 News Rewind – BuiltWorlds’ Most Popular News Stories

2018 was a big year, both for BuiltWorlds and the built world. Our industry saw a lot of changes and new trends. As we sign off 2018 and turn our attention to 2019, we wanted to look at the most popular news articles from each month, chart the path the […]

5 Construction Podcast Episodes Worth Your Attention

If you’re looking for some fresh perspectives on some of the construction industry’s most pressing topics, you might want to tune into the podcast series A Viewpoint on Construction. This podcast series, just six months old, has already tackled some of the biggest issues facing the construction industry, from mitigating […]

CEMEX Ventures Invests in Development of Worksite Digital Twin Through StructionSite

StructionSite automatizes the process of measuring advancements at a worksite and improves decision-making based on graphic visual information. Through this investment in digital construction, CEMEX reinforces its innovative position within the construction ecosystem. CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX’s open innovation and venture capital unit, announced today its investment in StructionSite, a US-based […]

With big funding news from Building Ventures, BuiltWorlds confirms Jesse Devitte for Venture Chicago

This morning, Building Ventures announced that it closed a $53 million round of fundraising. The early-stage investor is dedicated to the built world, and will be pouring its resources into startup companies producing innovative, sustainable solutions that will push the industry forward. The company was founded by Jesse Devitte and […]

Facilio raises USD 6.4 million Series A funding led by Tiger Global and existing investor Accel

Strong performance, clear vision and a sharp go-to-market strategy underpin VC’s choice to fund Facilio Facilio, an Atlanta and Chennai-based Facilities Management Tech start-up offering the world’s first unified IoT and AI-driven facilities optimization software, has announced a funding of $6.4 million USD led by international venture capitalists Tiger Global […]

3 Takeaways From Greenbuild Chicago 2018

The BuiltWorld’s team has been on the move but we couldn’t resist stopping by the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Chicago to explore more of what’s in store in the community of green building. The conference, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Informa Exhibitions, is now […]

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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 […]

Pop-up shops and the placemaking of retail

Latent Design’s Katherine Darnstadt and Related Midwest’s Dani Sassower closed down Retail Day with a discussion on BoxTops, a pop-up retail experience in Chicago that reuses shipping containers. 

Retail gets more convenient – Ways technology are changing the way we shop and dine

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.

Speedcore: Constructing Supertall buildings super-fast explained by Joe Dardis

Constructing Supertall buildings super-fast, there’s a new, safer way to do that: SpeedCore!