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 […]
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 […]
Next week, the BuiltWorlds team will be jetting off to the Big Apple for our Project New York City Conference. There, we’ll be talking all about the innovations happening in preconstruction. As we begin moving toward the event, we thought it would be helpful to lay out the most exciting trends and […]
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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, […]