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Research Reports

2020 Buildings Annual Report

February 17, 2020

We’ll help define “smart” buildings, explore the advantages and drawbacks of various building materials, investigate how BIM is being effectively utilized, showcase innovative buildings from around the world, and more!

2019 Construction Technology Annual Report

August 28, 2019

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 European Market Annual Report

July 31, 2019

The conversation surrounding the advancement of the European built environment has become increasingly global. BuiltWorlds learned first hand how the industries in Europe and the United States compare. The development of infrastructure and the use of P3s is markedly different across the pond than it is in the US. In this report, we’ll parse these differences and break down the biggest players. This report will also feature insights on technical innovations machine learning, automation, and the funding backing it all. Compare the similarities and differences between the European and American markets.

2019 Modular Construction Update

May 15, 2019

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.

M&A Activity Spells a New Future for the Built World

April 10, 2019

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

March 27, 2019

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.

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Top Lists

2020 Venture Deals 50 List (of 2019)

February 19, 2020

BuiltWorlds lays out the top 50 venture deals that took place in 2019 within the built industry. You know the biggest deals, but the rest might surprise you.

BuiltWorlds 2020 Building Tech 50 List

2020 Building Tech 50 List

January 6, 2020

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 2020.

BuiltWorlds 2019 Venture Investors 50-min

2019 Venture Investors 50 List

October 16, 2019

The Venture Investors 50 list features the leading companies, both traditional venture capitalists and corporate venture capitalists, that have invested significantly into built industry technology in 2019.

BuiltWorlds 2019 Smart Jobsite 50 (Winners)-min

2019 Smart Jobsite 50 List

August 21, 2019

The Smart Jobsite 50 list features 50 innovative field solutions impacting how we build and operate onsite – from scanning & visualization to site & progress monitoring to wearables and more.

2019 Infrastructure Tech 50 List

July 24, 2019

The Infrastructure Tech 50 list features 50 innovative solutions impacting how we design, build, and maintain our infrastructure assets – from planning & design to safety & security to transportation and more.

Project Software, Project Delivery, Construction, ConstrucTech

2019 Project Software 50 List

June 19, 2019

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.

News & Analysis

Articles & Feature Stories that cover the latest news & trending topics

Analyst Briefing: Leveraging IoT Solutions to Address Construction Worker Safety in Relation to COVID-19

The rapid acceleration of COVID-19 has seemingly brought the global economy to a near halt, and has caused a constant state of uncertainty across jobsites. In the U.S., as certain projects supporting critical infrastructure remain open, our ever-changing environment brings new challenges in respect to worker safety. On top of […]

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Verified Contributor Post: Potential Subcontract Default Risks due to COVID-19 and Recommended Risk Mitigation Strategies

This article was written by Kirk Chamberlain, EVP – National Construction Practices Leader at Hub International as part of the BuiltWorlds Verified Contributor Program. Overview The purpose of this paper is to highlight potential impacts of COVID-19 on subcontractor default risk on construction projects. The paper also identifies risk mitigation […]

Data Collection and Project Impact Events: The Construction Technologist’s Role

This is the third and final installment of a 3-part series on construction tech categories with the biggest potential to prevent problem projects, contributed by BuiltWorlds Member Dave Hettinger, Senior Manager at LitCon Group.  The previous two were on scheduling and 3D modeling tools.  In this one, we’ll focus on […]

Case Study: Walbridge Embraces Digital Construction with Reconstruct

This case study was originally included in BuiltWorlds’ 2019 Construction Technology Report. To access more case studies on how industry leaders such as Walbridge are leveraging technology to drive productivity, efficiency, and safety, check out our full library of Analyst Briefings and be on the look out for the BuiltWorlds […]

Verified Contributor Post: 4D/5D Construction – Now for Heavy Civil Projects Too!

This article was written by Richard Humphrey, Senior Director of Construction Products at Bentley Systems as part of the BuiltWorlds Verified Contributor Program. What is 4D Construction? As Design Engineers have moved to 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) as the technology enabled process for design delivery, construction firms have looked […]

Innovation in Action Case Study: Suffolk Ups The Analytics Maturity Curve

The following is a case study of one BuiltWorlds Member’s effort to put innovation into action. In BuiltWorlds’ continued effort to provide insights into technology adoption and other innovative practices, we’ve detailed how Suffolk is advancing the construction industry through the application of AI-enabled risk management. This case study, among […]

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Analyst Calls & Videos

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2019 BuiltWorlds Machines Conference Analyst Call

Our Machines Conference brings together contractors, architects, suppliers, and technologists to discuss the future of offsite construction, machinery, and equipment. We’ll be covering modular construction and prefabrication, autonomous equipment, and equipment management in the hopes of stimulating discussion and changes in processes. Equipment and machinery are proving beneficial to all […]

BuiltWorlds 2019 Summit Chicago Analyst Call

2019 BuiltWorlds Summit Analyst Call

Hear from two of BuiltWorlds’ Summit 2019 speakers, Emma Hendry (Hendry Group) and Jim Quanci (Autodesk) as they share their expertise.

HCSS’ JP Giometti talks integrating data from machines

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.

PARAFIN Co-Founder Adam Hengels talks machine learning and the future of design

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.

Building McDonald’s corporate headquarters and renovating Chicago’s Old Post Office

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 […]

Robotics on the job site

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 […]