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.
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, […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I am Jamie Roche, CEO HELIX RE Can you describe what Helix does for readers who might not be as familiar with you all? HELIX Digital Twins are accurate, shareable, digital models of buildings including plans, 3D models and panoramic photographs. HELIX Digital Twins are more accurate and more comprehensive […]
This is a Contributor Post from BuildPay. 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. “Built for speed” is one thing construction payment is definitely not. If you […]
This is a Contributor Post from Openpath. 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. The conversations and debates around the future of work all revolve […]
It’s no secret that the retail industry is changing. Over 4,000 legacy retail stores locations – including Payless ShoeSource – are expected to shut their doors this year alone, and Sears is on the endangered list. Simply put, customers’ tastes and needs are changing. In 2006, customers under 25 did […]
This is a Contributor Post from Assignar. If you are interested in having your thought leadership pieces appear in BuiltWorlds’ News Section and distributed across our Member Network, apply to be a Contributor here A Well-Trained Workforce Can Help Retain Workers, Enhance Productivity and Boost Profits There’s been a lot […]
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As the AEC industry grapples with a labor shortage, it is all-the-more vital to use technology to train manage your workforce. In this panel from our Future Workforce conference, Serious Labs’ Jim Colvin, Rhumbix’s Guy Skilett, Plumbers Local 130 UA’s Jim Majerowicz, and BuiltWorlds’ own Walker Thisted discuss tech-based management […]
There are a number of factors that influence energy performance and can reduce a building’s operating expenses. At BuiltWorlds’ Buildings 2.0 conference, Pepper Construction’s Susan Heinking, Abundant Power’s Derek McGarry, 75F’s Deepinder Singh, and Seventhwave’s Drew Morrison staffed a panel examining the factors that influence energy performance, and the methods that can be […]
Technology is changing the landscape of many fields, including the construction industry.
At a panel focusing on venture capital in early and growth stages, Jacob Olsen of Linq/DEWALT, Matt Knight of Shadow Ventures, David Hindley of Autodesk, and David Bowcott of Aon discuss the importance of strategic partners and using data to inform a new product solution. This panel took place at our first-annual Venture Chicago conference […]
How PowerNest can change the world – IBIS Power’s Alex Suma makes a case for the innovative energy solution
The world needs new, bold energy solutions. Answering this need, IBIS Power created PowerNest, an efficient, economic, and aesthetically-pleasing energy solution that can be installed on a building’s roof. At BuiltWorlds’ Buildings 2.0 Conference, IBIS’s CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Suma made a strong case for this technology and demonstrated the […]
The old days of the simple act of going to a store and purchasing an item are changing, very rapidly. Say goodbye to boxes and containers piled high on shelves and say hello to interactive showrooms and experiential coffee shops. During this panel at our supplemental Retail Day event before […]
Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. You’ve heard the buzz terms hundreds of times. At the end of the day, how does it get building smarter? Beyond energy efficiency, the promise of smart buildings is simple – through one software platform, owners and developers can take control of their […]
Keynote: Scott Seyer, Principal at Goettsch, lays out how tenants are changing the construction of buildings
Scott Seyer, Principal and Senior Project Designer from Goettsch Partners, delivered a keynote address at our Buildings 2.0 Conference earlier this month. His talk focused on the way high-performance buildings are changing and how tenants and driving these changes. Click here to learn more about Scott Seyer Click here […]
Ten years after the name change that shook Chicago (RIP Sears Tower), the Willis Tower is undergoing another major facelift – a $500 million overhaul that will create 300,000 square feet of destination retail and entertainment space at the base of the tower. In his panel, Jason Westrope, Andrew Lehrer, […]