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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.

Building Toward Infrastructure Resilience

January 30, 2019

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?

AI & Machine Learning in Preconstruction

January 16, 2019

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.

Avoid Added Delays with Jobsite Monitoring

December 12, 2018

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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Top Lists

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

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

BuiltWorlds Holiday Gift Guide 2018

November 16, 2018

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 […]

Adoption Leaders 50 List 2018

October 24, 2018

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 […]

Venture Investors 50 List 2018

October 3, 2018

Earlier this year BuiltWorlds released its first ever list highlighting venture investors within the built environment. We saw major names like Brick & Mortar, Tech Stars, and the Autodesk Forge Fund, among other venture funds, accelerators, and strategic investors. It’s time we expand on that. We have found it imperative to keep our network informed […]

Connected Job Site 50 List 2018

August 22, 2018

We are excited to present to you the 2018 Connected Job Site 50 List, the easiest way to understand the companies changing the future of job sites through IoT-enabled, data collecting products and systems. Read on to see who made the list.

News & Analysis

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

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 […]

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 […]

Fireside Q&A: Procore’s Kristopher Lengieza

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 […]

Mobility is Key: Q&A with Dustin Anderson, Vice President of Sage Construction & Real Estate

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 […]

Fireside Q&A: Jamie Roche, HELIX RE’s CEO

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 […]

(Re)Built For Speed

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 […]

How Mobile and IoT Technology Are Meeting The Needs Of The Future Workforce

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 […]

How Chicago retail is meeting consumers’ desire for “experiences”

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 […]

Shifting Gears: It’s Time to Focus on the Industry’s Mounting Skills Gap

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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Video Vault

Explore videos covering expansive topics in the built world

Building Smart Cities – Paul Doherty talks the future of urban development

Paul Doherty, the CEO of The Digit Group spoke at BuitlWorlds’ Cities Conference about the developments in smart cities construction taking place all around the world including Nashville; Qingdao, China; and Medina, Saudi Arabia. In his keynote, Doherty highlights some exciting new technologies including AR/VR, smart cars, and autonomous smart […]

The Pros and Cons of Construction Tech

Raffi Holzer, CEO of Avvir; Taralinda Willis, Co-Founder and CEO of Curate; Dave Wald, CEO of Aclaimant; and Dan Weisman, Executive Director of Strategic Business Developments at Penta Technologies talk construction technologies, and how solutions are are moving the built industry forward. This panel was held at our Projects Chicago […]

Increasing investment in the built world – Darren Bechtel discusses how new tech is influencing financing

At BuiltWorlds’ Venture Conference in May, Brick & Mortar’s Darren Bechtel delivered a keynote about investing in the built industry. In his talk, Bechtel specifically highlighted the importance of collaboration and consistency as construction tech further develops. Read the coverage from our first Venture Chicago conference here. For further info […]

Tooled Up – Making sense of new digital tools for construction

As projects has grown more complex, with more stakeholders, digital tools have streamlined many construction projects. The panelists examine how these tools improve ROI and help projects from going over-budget.

Bridging the Gap – How Fifth Wall is facilitating tech innovation in real estate

Fifth Wall Ventures is the world’s largest venture fund focusing on the built environment. One of the fund’s major focuses is the real estate industry, which is going through a transformative change, spurred on by the development of new technology. In his keynote at BuiltWorlds’ Venture Conference, Fifth Wall principal Roelof […]

Reach for the Sky – How Drones are Changing the Built Industry

While FAA regulations have somewhat hindered the growth of the drone industry, they are being put to excellent use into AEC space.

Partner Up – Cat Ventures and busybusy discuss strategic partnerships

BuiltWorlds CoFounder Matt Gray sits down with Brian Lowry, investment manager at Cat Ventures, and Isaac Barlow, CEO of busybusy at the BuiltWorlds Venture Conference in May. 

Behind the scenes at Venture with Zach Scheel, CEO of Rhumbix

During our Venture: Chicago conference, we caught up with the CEO of software telematics company, Rhumbix, Zach Scheel. Here, he speaks in a wide-reaching conversation about funding, the future of the paperless jobsite and much more.

Spilling Beans: Key Figures in the Building of World’s Largest Starbucks Talk Shop

The new four-level Starbucks flagship coming to Michigan Avenue in 2019 will be the world’s largest for the popular American coffee giant. At our Projects: Chicago Conference, Todd Siegel, VP at CBRE spoke about how he, along with partners, secured and completed a transaction for the largest Starbucks Roastery in the world–45,000 SF on the Mag Mile for one of four Reserve Roasters globally.