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 […]
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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 […]
The built world’s productivity lag is no secret. For a fast-moving and dynamic industry, construction projects still rely on outdated, inefficient practices. From the job site to the office, communication is often limited, access to important information is inconsistent, and scheduling is disjointed. The good news? That is beginning to […]
Introduction Venture capital is flooding the built world and helping numerous tech startups disrupt the industry. As an established enterprise, you may feel threatened by these disruptions. It’s no use trying to beat progress. We’ve all heard the saying, “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” What if you became […]
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 […]
During the final days of World of Concrete, our News Analyst, Jim Lichtenwalter, crisscrossed the gargantuan Las Vegas Convention Center, walking over eight miles one day, trying to take in as much of the massive expo as humanly possible. During his travels, Jim stopped in on the many BuiltWorlds Members […]
Dianna Liu is trying to make oil refineries safer. A former ExxonMobil engineer, she has first-hand experience with the dangerous conditions people face working in refineries, such as cracking and rusting pipes. Often times, workers put themselves in precarious positions to fix these problems. “A lot of what I experienced […]
In less than a decade, the construction industry has been transformed by virtual construction – providing contractors and stakeholders with the ability to see a space and walk through it virtually before construction even begins. Virtual construction is the process of creating true-to-size computer-based descriptions of a project, using Building […]
After making his way through Autodesk University in November, BuiltWorlds’ News Analyst, Jim Lichtenwalter, returned to the desert oasis of Las Vegas to cover one of the largest events in the built industry: World of Concrete. The massive exposition is the place to showcase and announce new products, softwares, and […]
Each day new technology and software are used to accomplish what was previously impossible. Drones fly over buildings and measure their thermal envelopes, lasers produce exact measurements of buildings, and AR/VR technologies let owners and financiers see a completed project before a single brick is even laid. Construction software is […]
2018 was a big year, both for BuiltWorlds and the built world. Our industry saw a lot of changes and new trends. As we sign off 2018 and turn our attention to 2019, we wanted to look at the most popular news articles from each month, chart the path the […]
Weekly Round-Up: News from Aon, Pype, Flo, Cityzenith, Baumann Consulting, and Dodge Data & Analytics
What happened this week in the built world? Here’s our Friday round up of news and announcements from members of the BuiltWorlds network. Want to be included? Send your press releases or story ideas to email@example.com. 1. Aon profiles Pype Aon, a leading professional services firm in risk management, published […]
What happened this week in the built world? Here’s our Friday round up of news and announcements from members of the BuiltWorlds network. Want to be included? Send your press releases or story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. 1. Ozinga named employer of the year The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & […]
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On March 17, BuiltWorlds launched its Project Innovation Series, which kicked off with Goose Island 2.0, an event sponsored by CBRE and presented by Structured Development’s J. Michael Drew, R2’s Matt Garrison, CBRE’s Dan Lyne, and UI Labs’ Caralynn Nowinski. Much more than a beer company, Goose Island is one of Chicago’s most historical, yet underappreciated neighborhoods.
On March 17, BuiltWorlds hosted ‘Goose Island 2.0’, a well-received presentation and panel discussion on creative urban redevelopment in Chicago and elsewhere. Moderated by Dan Lyne of CBRE, the panel included
Matt Garrison of R2 Companies, Caralynn Nowinski of UI Labs, and J. Michael Drew of Structured Development.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) are two complementary tools in today’s AEC toolbox, but that doesn’t mean they always work together harmoniously. With that in mind, HOK’s David Ivey eight years ago started the Chicagoland buildingSMART meetup group for interested industry tech players to discuss “pain […]
Get a glimpse of what you missed at the first ever Chicago AEC Hackathon.
Get a taste of what you missed on Demo Night as general contractors were out in strength, joining more than 100 other visitors from architects, subs, owners, and tech vendors who flocked to BW to play with toys like
DAQRI’s ‘Smart Helmet’ and IrisVR’s 3D headset.
BuiltWorlds in collaboration with the Chicago VR Meetup will be hosting a night centered around VR, with demonstrations and Q & A with VR professionals in architecture. irisVR will be doing a demonstration with
Oculus Rift Technology with founders Shane Scranton and Nate Beatty. Damon Hernandez of Spiral Concepts will be talking with the group as well and discussing VR in the built environment.
Elliot Greenberger of Divvy and Sean Wiedel of CDOT came by BuiltWorlds to discuss how Divvy has changed Chicago’s built environment and what their plans are for expansion in 2015