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 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.
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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.
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.
As Amazon Business continues to make headway in the building products distribution industry, we’re beginning to see the Amazon effect disrupt the purchase and delivery of building products to the job site. Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) ought to be thinking about Amazon’s impact on the way business is being done: […]
Offsite Construction Adoption: Leading Construction Companies are Recognizing the Benefits of Prefabrication
What’s going on? Off-site construction and other building component manufacturing practices have garnered growing interest from key players throughout the built environment. From companies such as Katerra, which raised more than $865 million in 2018, to Blokable, which raised $23 million in August of this year, dozens of prefab-focused startups […]
Using business analytics to create a data-driven culture that helps E&C companies fine-tune their business strategies and continually improve their operations. As the volume of data that the world is generating continues to proliferate, companies across all industries are finding new and unique ways to put that intelligence to work. […]
Chicago’s West Loop and Fulton Market: A nexus for smart technology Formerly dotted with meatpacking plants and warehouses, the West Loop and Fulton Market are now home to corporate headquarters, high-tech startups, world-class restaurants, retail stores, a host of businesses and attractions ranging from the United Center to the WNDR […]
What’s going on? Scania, a leading manufacturer of trucks, buses, and other transport solutions, has developed a biofuel self-driving truck, primarily for material hauling in mining and other large construction settings. Scania’s fully autonomous truck, AXL, does not have a cab and operates on an intelligent logistics system based on […]
Earlier this week, the BuiltWorlds team traded an all-too-early Chicago winter for sunny California and traveled to the heart of Palo Alto for our Venture West Conference. It was a great event, featuring some of the most influential players and stakeholders in the construction venture field. We know some of […]
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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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]