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Research Reports

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.

Streamlining Bid Management

February 27, 2019

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.

Managing Financial Risk in Construction

February 19, 2019

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.

Damping Systems in Supertall Buildings

February 13, 2019

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.

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Top Lists

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.

2019 Machines 50 List

May 1, 2019

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.

2019 Mavericks 50 List

April 3, 2019

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.

2019 Venture Deals 50 List (of 2018)

March 6, 2019

We’re laying out the top 50 venture deals that took place in 2018 within the built industry. You know the biggest deals, but the rest might surprise you.

Building Tech 50 List 2019

February 6, 2019

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.

Top 20 Built World Moments of 2018

December 19, 2018

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

News & Analysis

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

Key Integration: Autodesk and Rhumbix team up

Technology solutions connecting the jobsite and the office are quickly becoming mainstays in the construction industry. The built world is charging into the future, and builders are adopting digital solutions on their projects at a massive rate. However, it is clear that the only way the industry will continue this […]

Europe’s Built World Industry Leaders

One of the things we’re most excited to explore at our Global Summit in Paris is how the major players in the region are fueling innovation. As we did with the investors and emerging tech players, here are a few of the many disruptors and innovators who are changing the […]

Top Emerging European AEC Technology Solutions

Last week, we counted down some of the most exciting European investment funds in preparation to our Summit in Paris. The thing that makes these investors so great is that they are actually pouring money and resources into technology companies offering solutions that will push the built industry forward. As […]

Europe’s Leading Built Industry Tech Investors

Later this month, BuiltWorlds will host its first major conference outside the U.S. with our Summit in Paris. While the event covers many aspects of the built industry, one particular topic we’ll spend a great deal of time talking about is technology investment. As the built industry continues to adopt […]

Fireside Q&A: Alistair Michener, Founder of Drawboard

My name is Alistair Michener and I’m the founder of Drawboard. What is Drawboard? Well, first of all, we are Australian. We just opened an office in the United States, so it’s an exciting time for us. Our vision is to get the design and construction industries to work with […]

How to Turn Big Data Into A Strategic Business Advantage

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 […]

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Video Vault

Explore videos covering expansive topics in the built world

Investing during the early and growth stages

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 […]

Bye bye Big Box? Cultivating an interactive retail experience

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 […]

Data Lakes Decoded: How owners are improving building efficiency leveraging IoT

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 […]

Retail in Willis Tower – How the iconic office building is being renovated for retail

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, […]