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.
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 […]
It’s that special time on the calendar, again. Yes, we are ready for some
football. The fans on Sunday heading to all the games know the fields will
be green, but will the stadiums they’ll be sitting in? As the NFL kicks
off another season, BuiltWorlds takes a look at the top five sustainable
stadiums in the league.
When just their idea for a new safety app garnered a national award three
months ago, Capital Construction Solutions knew it was on to something.
Now, as the product’s full market rollout nears, CEO Cory Davis tells
There is no one BIM approach or strategy that is right for all. Everyone
needs to tailor their BIM usage to their individual needs, the needs of
those they are collaborating with, and the specific project objectives,
writes Beca’s Jon Williams.
When the Minnesota Vikings’ shimmering new U.S. Bank Stadium opens in 2016,
the team and its hardy fans hope the $1-billion facility will capture the
best of both worlds: an indoor stadium with an outdoor feel. Right now,
that magic, and more, is being achieved virtually.
In an era of corporate conglomerates, construction still has more than its
share of family-owned businesses. Chicago boasts long-standing firms like
Pepper, Walsh, McHugh, and Graycor, all still led by members of the
founding families. This Fathers’ Day tribute comes from one such grateful
Aspiring AEC students on summer break take note. Houston-based Assemble
Systems announced June 11 that it will give students and teachers a
complimentary head start on learning its BIM software.
VR has come a long way from its novelty days in shopping malls 20
years ago. Flash forward to today where vendors are flooding the AEC
industry with a smorgasbord of VR options. Here, VIATechnik takes a snap
shot of current options to help us all keep track.
The industrial city evolved in opposition to nature. But today, as existing
infrastructure requires replacement and demographics predict a crowded
urban future, we now have the opportunity to create a city in harmony with
nature. Here, architect Peter Ellis previews his June 4 talk at BW
on “Restructuring American Cities”.
With both 3D handheld and just scanners, in general, currently have
a breakthrough year, we had to catch up with our friend and resident
authority on the subject, 3D Imaging Specialist and Industrial Engineer
at Studio MGI Christopher Wilkes for a well needed brain picking session.
Check out the handheld scanners that most interested him.
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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.