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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.

Building Tech 50 List 2018

July 24, 2018

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 […]

20 Infrastructure Solutions Toward a Smarter City

June 25, 2018

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 […]

Top 27 Venture Players

May 10, 2018

Updated 5/14: As we approach our first ever BuiltWorlds Venture Conference, we wanted to bring back our report highlighting 27 Venture Players in the Built World. If you have already looked through our report, we recommend taking a second look as you prepare for thought-provoking panels and discussion at the conference. If this is the […]

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Research Reports

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, […]

Going Lean: Toward Waste-Free Building

November 15, 2018

A recent report produced by Transparency Market Research projects that the world will generate nearly 2.2 billion annual tons of solid waste by the year 2025, up from 1.3 billion tons in 2012. Astonishingly, it is estimated that nearly half of that waste is generated on the construction job site. […]

Elements of a Great Construction Management Program

November 8, 2018

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 […]

Professional Development Technologies for AEC

October 25, 2018

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 Key To Construction Productivity

October 10, 2018

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 […]

Valuation for the Corporate Venture Capitalist

October 4, 2018

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 […]

News & Analysis

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

10 Most Promising Trends and Tech Players in Preconstruction & Planning

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 […]

What BuiltWorlds Members were up to at World of Concrete 2019

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 […]

Stanley Ventures opens the door for startups like ARIX Technologies

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 […]

Virtual Construction – A highly interactive roadmap

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 […]

Dispatches from World of Concrete – The promise of technology

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 […]

Okland & Autodesk Partners Teamup; IMS Raceway Stays Open During Mass Renovation

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 News Rewind – BuiltWorlds’ Most Popular News Stories

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 news@builtworlds.com. 1. Aon profiles Pype Aon, a leading professional services firm in risk management, published […]

Weekly Round-Up: News from Ozinga, CBRE, Clayco, Facilio, and OnTarget

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 news@builtworlds.com. 1. Ozinga named employer of the year The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & […]

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Video Vault

Explore videos covering expansive topics in the built world

Recap – Goose Island 2.0 | Project Innovation

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.

Goose Island 2.0 | Innovation Plans

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.

Recap | BIM/IPD Night

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 […]

Recap | AEC Hackathon 2015

Get a glimpse of what you missed at the first ever Chicago AEC Hackathon.

Highlights | Demo Night

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 & Chicago VR Meetup | Virtual Reality Night

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.

Lunch Break with Divvy

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

A Few Minutes With… Bridgit

Divvy Luncheon with BuiltWorlds

On January 15th, come learn about how Divvy, the bike sharing system across Chicago, is changing the built environment.

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