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Research Reports

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.

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.

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Top Lists

2019 Machines 50 List

May 1, 2019

The Machines 50 list features 50 innovative solutions advancing equipment, machinery, and tools at the frontier of the built environment – from 3D printing to field robotics to equipment tracking systems and more.

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 […]

News & Analysis

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

SKUR’s Adam Cohen on Increasing Productivity in Construction

Engineers and architects meticulously plan for every piece of a building. The built world, however, is not always created according to plan. The differences between built environments and plans can cost significant amounts of money, especially if the errors are not caught immediately. Adam Cohen, a venture capitalist turned construction […]

Round up

Round up: News from DEB, WeatherBuild, ENGworks, StructionSite, and IrisVR

What’s happening this week in our industry? Here’s our Friday round up of news and announcements from members of the BuiltWorlds network. Want to be included? Send your press releases or story ideas to news@builtworlds.com. 1. DEB Construction named top workplace of 2017 The Orange County Register selected DEB Construction as one […]

Round up

Higher Learning: Practitioners Teach Real-World Skills

Raymond J. Krizek, Ph.D., P.E., Hon.M.ASCE, the Stanley F. Pepper Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, runs the program that confers a master of science (M.S.) in executive management for design and construction (EMDC). This innovative program for professionals in engineering and architecture […]

BuiltWorlds Gear Guide 2017

After browsing dozens of holiday gift guides this year, we felt a gaping hole in our hearts. Where’s the list for you, Mr./Mrs. Built Industry Tech Leader? Introducing the BuiltWorlds Gear Guide 2017. It’s a master list of the 40 most groundbreaking and impactful technological gear for industry professionals today. Think […]

Top mechanical contractor taps tech manager to take on ‘digital transformation’

Mechanical, Inc.’s Travis Voss is undertaking numerous initiatives to improve efficiency, from removing data silos to adopting virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

Fixing the Industry’s Embarrassing “People” Struggle: Takeaways From BuiltWorlds’ 2017 Future Workforce Conference

It is widely known that the architecture, engineering, and construction industries are facing a massive labor shortage. In construction alone, some estimate a shortage of roughly 500,000 workers. If infrastructure spending increases, the industry could require an additional 700,000 workers. At the same time, there are many within the United […]

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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 […]