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.
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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.
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 […]
Later this month, BuiltWorlds will host its first major conference outside the U.S. with our Summit in Paris. While the event covers many aspects of the built industry, one particular topic we’ll spend a great deal of time talking about is technology investment. As the built industry continues to adopt […]
My name is Alistair Michener and I’m the founder of Drawboard. What is Drawboard? Well, first of all, we are Australian. We just opened an office in the United States, so it’s an exciting time for us. Our vision is to get the design and construction industries to work with […]
This is a Contributor Post from FMI. If you are interested in having your thought leadership pieces appear in BuiltWorlds’ News Section, distributed across our Member Network, and included in our weekly newsletter, apply to be a Contributor here. How E&C firms can take their huge data sets and transform them into […]
Fireside Chat: Josh Cheney, Industry Manager – Construction Technology at Autodesk Construction Solutions
I’m Josh Cheney. My title is Industry Manager – Construction Technology at Autodesk Construction Solutions. What does that entail? I help build out an ecosystem of integration partnerships across our entire project lifecycle management portfolio. Autodesk is a huge player in the construction industry, but can you describe for the […]
My name is Kristopher Lengieza and I am the business development manager for Procore Marketplace Can you explain your title a little bit? The team that I work on, we handle all of the technical partnership and strategic partnerships for anyone who wants to integrate and use our API or […]
I’m Dustin Anderson, and I am vice president of Sage Construction and Real Estate. What do you do for Sage? I am responsible for Sage’s Construction and Real Estate Business Unit. I work collaboratively with my colleagues to set the strategy on everything from product direction and marketing, to sales […]
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Back in 2012, the City of Chicago announced a major project to construct a new “EL” station at the intersection of Wabash Avenue and Washington Boulevard, one of the busiest sections of The Loop.
Construction of the $75 million station began in 2015 and is slated to open in late 2017. Come take a behind-the-scenes tour with us as we catch a glimpse of what designing, engineering, and constructing a train station is like in a live environment, without interrupting transportation service.
In the built industry, we’re often wondering — how can we encourage the next generation to pursue careers in AEC and beyond? Here, we learn how equipment giant Caterpillar is getting a jump start by partnering with the University of Illinois at Chicago to create interdisciplinary challenges for students in the CATLab. “Having new and fresh minds is very important for the business,” says Samantha Melchiori, Marketing and Digital Applied Research Team at Caterpillar. It’s not all just about the industry, though. Students benefit from the real-world experience with a large company, faculty, and students of other UIC colleges. A bonus: They might even see their product ideas, research, and prototypes eventually brought to market. Join us as we take a tour of their labs and learn more about the program.
We drove to Ohio to spend a day with middle-market concrete contractor, Lithko, whose unique town-based model has allowed them to grow their business to 16 operating units (and counting) while maintaining a tight-knit, family-like culture. We talked to several Lithko employees and their CEO to learn why their company culture is so important and ingrained in their day-to-day operations.
In this episode of BW Sessions, we head to Austin to visit the Construction Industry Institute, based at The University of Texas at Austin. The CII is a consortium of more than 130 owner, engineering-contractor, and supplier firms from across the public and private arenas. These organizations have joined together to combine researchers and the field to bring the theoretical into the real world.
Hardware. Software. Analytics. Data. In this episode of All Hands on Tech, we traveled to Austin, TX to visit Bractlet, a new technology that harnesses all of the above to optimize and increase energy efficiency in large commercial buildings. It’s not as simple as setting back thermostats. Watch to see […]
Explore the user-centered architectural design of Zurich Insurance Group’s brand new North American headquarters in this episode of Project Innovation. We hear from Zurich (owner), Clayco (general contractor), and Goettsch Partners (building architect) on how they incorporated feedback from Zurich employees in the design process. The result? A workplace that […]