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Research Reports

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.

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.

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Top Lists

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.

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 List

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.

News & Analysis

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

Water pressures: 7 hopeful signs

From New Orleans and Amsterdam to Flint, MI, and Teheran, cities across the
globe are frantically racing to upgrade their fragile water systems ahead
of the coming surge in urban repopulation. Here are seven reasons for
urgent optimism about our water future

Persistent problems prompt OSHA to issue new safety guide

OSHA says its publication “Recommended Practices for Safety and Health
Programs in Construction”  may be of particular value to builders that lack
safety and health specialists to develop job-site programs

Reconnecting cities with their waterfronts

In the past, when urban waterways were used as major avenues for industry,
cities turned their back on them as polluted eyesores. We took a look at
several cities that have reconstructed their waterfronts, changing how
tourists, residents, and businesses experience them.

Big data’s Dodge joins with STACK to streamline bidding

Beginning in January, the alliance will integrate biddable blueprints and
specs from Dodge Data and Analytics’ plan rooms with STACK Construction
Technologies’ user-friendly, cloud-based takeoff and estimating tools.

Urban Waterways Week Q&A: Bill Wenk on reworking the LA River

Landscape architect Bill Wenk explains his firm Wenk Associates’ work on
the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan and discusses the
complexities of urban waterway redevelopment.

Alum buys Forest City’s modular assets

Modular Man. Attendees at BuiltWorlds’ first CEO Summit last spring will
remember the author’s one-on-one interview with Roger Krulak, the builder
behind Brooklyn’s record-setting B2 modular tower. Now, Krulak has made the
methodology his own. 

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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 […]