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!
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 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.
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 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At nearly every BuiltWorlds Conference there is a strong conversation about the needed improvements surrounding the construction supply chain, and there’s no denying the major impact that materials management solutions can have in that area. However, in our 2019 Construction Technology Survey, less than 20 percent of the contractors […]
There’s a lot of talk, and anticipation, concerning 5G. Major investment from all four powerhouse US cellular carriers is well underway as they race to become the first to roll out the newest generation of wireless technology to their networks. Global spend for building the 5G mobile infrastructure is projected […]
This article is the first in a three-part series from Dave Hettinger, senior manager at LitCon Group. Stay tuned for his follow-up pieces. Not Surprisingly, Problem Projects Cause Problems Bankruptcy, restructuring, plagued by cost overruns and delays, prompted by troubled projects, dispute avoidance and resolution strategies, and move away from […]
What’s Going On: In the wee hours of June 14, 2017, a catastrophic fire broke out in the Grenfell Tower–a high-rise residential building home to about 350 people–in West London. What initially started as a simple malfunction of a resident’s refrigerator quickly compounded into one of the deadliest structural disasters […]
Being a beta customer is not an easy decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here’s how to make sure your experience is a good one. As the built environment seeks out ways to alleviate industry pressures, startup technology solutions are proliferating. These solutions are a welcoming source of options, as […]
What’s going on? On November 12th, Sensera Systems, a jobsite monitoring system, announced a partnership with Reconstruct, a reality capture solution that allows for as-built comparison to initial design and progress checking against schedules. The partnership will allow users to capture critical data points on-site via Sensera’s imagery collection solutions […]
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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.