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, […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.