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Research Reports

2019 Construction Technology Annual Report

August 28, 2019

A deep dive market report on the status of construction technology as it stands today in the industry. The report highlights companies providing solutions across technology that are causing disruption paired with case studies from the leading construction companies putting them into action. We seek to provide a ‘how-to’ for the industry when considering taking steps toward future-proofing their business.

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.

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Top Lists

BuiltWorlds 2019 Venture Investors 50-min

2019 Venture Investors 50 List

October 16, 2019

The Venture Investors 50 list features the leading companies, both traditional venture capitalists and corporate venture capitalists, that have invested significantly into built industry technology in 2019.

BuiltWorlds 2019 Smart Jobsite 50 (Winners)-min

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.

News & Analysis

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

Urban lessons offer second chance at natural harmony

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”. 

Top 4 Handheld 3D Scanners

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.

Can modular construction solve NYC’s housing shortage?

Experts recently convened in NYC to tackle this question: Can modular
construction lower costs and utilize space efficiently enough to
‘solve housing’ in one of the world’s most crowded and expensive real
estate markets?

Demo Night dazzles in multiple dimensions

General contractors were out in strength last week, joining more than 100
other visitors from architects, subs, owners, and tech vendors who
flocked to BW to play with toys like DAQRI’s ‘Smart Helmet’ and IrisVR’s 3D
headset.

VR Night a success, virtual, real, all kinds

VR Night this week became more than a tuneup for Demo Night, as members of
VR Chicago visited BuiltWorlds to try out new Augmented Reality headsets
and listen to presentations from IrisVR and virtual guest Damon Hernandez.

New $1.4B Falcons Stadium will soar on sustainability

Atlanta’s Falcons are already on vacation, but construction crews are
working through the winter on the team’s new home, on track to make it the
first-ever LEED platinum-certified football stadium when it opens in 2017.

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Video & Webinar Vault

Explore videos covering expansive topics in the built world

2019 BuiltWorlds Venture West Conference Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ 2019 Venture West Conference speakers, Cutler Knupp (Dysruptek, Haskell) and Meg Paulus (HOLT Ventures) as they share their expertise.

2019 BuiltWorlds Smart Jobsite Conference Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ 2019 Smart Jobsite Conference speakers, David Gaw (Sensera Systems) and Travis Voss (Mechanical Inc.) as they share their expertise.

2019 BuiltWorlds Project Delivery Conference Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ 2019 Project Delivery Conference speakers, Michelle Frye (Trimble) and Josh Kanner (SmartVid.io) as they share their expertise.

BuiltWorlds 2019 Global Summit Analyst Call-01

2019 BuiltWorlds Global Summit Analyst Call

Hear from one of BuiltWorlds’ Global Summit 2019 speakers, David Vauthrin (FINALCAD) as they share their expertise.

2019 BuiltWorlds Machines Conference Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ 2019 Machines Conference speakers, Angela Spadoni (Skender) and Brendan Shannon (United Rentals) as they share their expertise.

BuiltWorlds 2019 Summit Chicago Analyst Call

2019 BuiltWorlds Summit Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ Summit 2019 speakers, Emma Hendry (Hendry Group) and Jim Quanci (Autodesk) as they share their expertise.