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Research Reports

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. […]

Elements of a Great Construction Management Program

November 8, 2018

Introduction As a hiring manager, you know that the construction industry is hungry for young talent. Nearly 20% of field managers and 15% of project managers will retire within the next five years and we need college graduates to quickly replace them. Construction Management (CM) programs are gearing up to […]

Professional Development Technologies for AEC

October 25, 2018

Introduction We all know the construction industry has a people problem. 89% of construction firms report a talent shortage. Our workforce is quickly aging. By 2020, individuals under the age of 40 will make up 50% of the U.S. workforce. However, the median age of U.S. construction workers is currently […]

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Top Lists

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 […]

20 Infrastructure Solutions Toward a Smarter City

June 25, 2018

In advance of the BuiltWorlds Cities Conference, we wanted to showcase 20 companies with some of the most exciting and innovative solutions to common infrastructure problems in the areas of: communication, water, energy, mobility and waste. Read on to explore how each of these key areas have already begun to be disrupted today while setting […]

News & Analysis

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

Maverick Award Winner Q&A: Suffolk’s Jit Kee Chin, talks data and the jobsite

We sat down with Jit Lee Chin, Suffolk’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer, a new role we’re seeing cropping up in the industry. One of our Maverick Award winner, Chin is doing a lot of exciting things to leverage data on the jobsite. BuiltWorlds’s News Analyst, Jim […]

How Ozinga’s CarbonCure-treated concrete was leveraged in McDonald’s Chicago flagship restaurant

The new McDonald’s flagship store in Chicago’s River North neighborhood is unlike any McDonalds’ restaurant you’ve ever seen. Designed by the iconic Ross Barney Architects firm, this beautiful structure of glass and steel has more in common with an Apple store than your run-of-the-mill restaurant. Aside from its striking appearance, […]

Office Transition Survival Guide

Thousands of businesses across the country have some sort of office transition each year. In some cases, it’s because they have grown too large for their current spaces, or maybe it’s because they are downsizing to smaller, more cost-efficient real estate. It could also be a strategic move to be […]

Reach for the sky: 3 technologies allowing us to build taller skyscrapers

Humans are always looking for hurdles to overcome, challenges to conquer. We are always building better, taller, faster things. This is especially true in the construction industry. Ever since we began constructing shelters and living spaces, humans have been trying to reach the sky with increasingly taller and taller buildings. […]

5 Top Trends and Players in Fast-Changing Building Technology

“Building Tech” is a fascinating space right now because technology in this context includes everything from new systems for planning better buildings to new systems and products for smarter and efficient buildings. As we move from our Project Planning Conference to Buildings 2.0, the next conference in our series, we […]

6-Dimension BIM and Beyond | From a material supplier’s perspective

This article is a Contributor Post written by Matthew Carli of Laticrete. If you are interested in the BuiltWorlds Contributor Program, click here.  Understanding construction has meant a cryptic world with a backbone of sweat and heavy hard work for as long as people have built structures, which undoubtedly has produced rewarding […]

Three Key Takeaways from Projects NYC 2019

Last week, the BuiltWorlds team left snowy Chicago for New York City for our Projects NYC Conference. Focusing on the crucial preconstruction phase, this gathering of industry professionals featured discussions about the emerging solutions that builders are using to get their projects off the ground more efficiently. The conference was […]

Permits – Floodplains, FEMA, and the Fifty Percent Rule

This article is a Contributor Post, and written by Erin Watson of Permits.com. If you are interested in the BuiltWorlds Contributor Program, click here.  Last week, I was planting this year’s garden. Today, I’m salvaging the belongings that matter most before flood waters creep past the threshold and destroy my […]

Three ways AI and machine learning are making preconstruction easier

A construction project can be a time-consuming undertaking, stretching across several months– and even years–depending on the scope and complexity of the building in question. While not every project is the same, no matter what type of job you are working on, the most vital time period in any project […]

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Video Vault

Explore videos covering expansive topics in the built world

How Virtual Reality is Radically Changing Architecture and Design | IrisVR – All Hands on Tech

CEO and Co-founder of IrisVR, Shane Scranton recently stopped by the BuiltWorlds studio for a demo and a chat about how their new products allow clients to take their 3D plans and blueprints and turn them into Virtual Reality experiences seen on devices like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung GearVR, and Google Cardboard.

How Data Improves Results for Leasing and Asset Management | Tech In Real Estate

In this episode of Technology in Real Estate, we explore how the role of data has positively influenced and improved results for leasing and asset management. In the first segment: – Cartofront – Realync Learn how brokers navigate an extensive amount of mined data and how they leverage real-time cloud-based video to provide virtual tours for their clients.

TYNTK: Constructing Twenty-Four Billion Dollars Worth of Tunnels Under the Hudson River

On this week’s Things You Need To Know, we looked at how construction jobs are at their highest in eight years, but a labor shortage still remains, a triple net zero university expansion project in California, a 24 billion dollar infrastructure project underneath the Hudson river, and more!

The Easy Way to Manage Construction Lien Rights: Zlien | BW Sessions

Getting paid in the construction industry can be challenging, but one company’s trying to make managing lien rights easy and painless. Watch as Martin Roth from zlien talks about building trust across owners and contractors and improving risk for all parties involved.

TYNTK: Hilton Develops Modular Hotels, LEED Building Software in Beta Testing

On this week’s Things You Need to Know, we take a look a new software program that allows owners to see the cost benefit of constructing LEED certified buildings, Hilton’s modular hotels in Ghana, and more! 

TYNTK: World’s First Virtual Groundbreak, the New Penn Station, Mapping Infrastructure Underground

On this week’s Things You Need to Know, we dive into some of the week’s top stories. From revamping Penn Station in New York, the first virtual groundbreaking in the world to Chevrolet debuting their heavy-duty
sustainable truck for the US Army, it’s been a busy week. 

Building & Designing the Theater of Tomorrow | Project Innovation: The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

In this episode of Project Innovation, BuiltWorlds dons its hard hats to take you behind the scenes at The Yard at Shakespeare Theatre on Chicago’s famous Navy Pier. Slated to open in Spring of 2017, The Yard will be
Chicago Shakespeare’s third stage and it introduces a new trend in theater architecture.

TYNTK: Human Colonies on Mars, Bentley Debuts BIM Software, Smart Cities Week

On this week’s Things You Need to Know, Elon Musk introduces his plans to develop human colonies on Mars, One World Trade Center is awarded LEED Gold, safe animal crossing on I-90, and more! 

A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of an Innovative Recycling Plant | SmartWorlds: Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Take a trip with us to Lakeshore Recycling. They provide recycling and 100% waste diversion programs and comprehensive waste removal to businesses and residential homeowners. They do all of this without any plans of ever owning a landfill.

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