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Research Reports

2019 Construction Technology Annual Report

August 28, 2019

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 European Market Annual Report

July 31, 2019

The conversation surrounding the advancement of the European built environment has become increasingly global. BuiltWorlds learned first hand how the industries in Europe and the United States compare. The development of infrastructure and the use of P3s is markedly different across the pond than it is in the US. In this report, we’ll parse these differences and break down the biggest players. This report will also feature insights on technical innovations machine learning, automation, and the funding backing it all. Compare the similarities and differences between the European and American markets.

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.

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Top Lists

BuiltWorlds 2019 Venture Investors 50-min

2019 Venture Investors 50 List

October 16, 2019

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.

BuiltWorlds 2019 Smart Jobsite 50 (Winners)-min

2019 Smart Jobsite 50 List

August 21, 2019

The Smart Jobsite 50 list features 50 innovative field solutions impacting how we build and operate onsite – from scanning & visualization to site & progress monitoring to wearables and more.

2019 Infrastructure Tech 50 List

July 24, 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.

Project Software, Project Delivery, Construction, ConstrucTech

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.

News & Analysis

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

Amazon Business Shakes Up Building Product Manufacturers

As Amazon Business continues to make headway in the building products distribution industry, we’re beginning to see the Amazon effect disrupt the purchase and delivery of building products to the job site. Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) ought to be thinking about Amazon’s impact on the way business is being done: […]

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Offsite Construction Adoption: Leading Construction Companies are Recognizing the Benefits of Prefabrication

What’s going on? Off-site construction and other building component manufacturing practices have garnered growing interest from key players throughout the built environment. From companies such as Katerra, which raised more than $865 million in 2018, to Blokable, which raised $23 million in August of this year, dozens of prefab-focused startups […]

Creating a Dynamic Strategy Through Business Analytics

Using business analytics to create a data-driven culture that helps E&C companies fine-tune their business strategies and continually improve their operations. As the volume of data that the world is generating continues to proliferate, companies across all industries are finding new and unique ways to put that intelligence to work. […]

Going from smarter to smart: Putting the pieces together

Chicago’s West Loop and Fulton Market: A nexus for smart technology Formerly dotted with meatpacking plants and warehouses, the West Loop and Fulton Market are now home to corporate headquarters, high-tech startups, world-class restaurants, retail stores, a host of businesses and attractions ranging from the United Center to the WNDR […]

Equipment, Sans Operator: Driverless Equipment Development in Construction

What’s going on? Scania, a leading manufacturer of trucks, buses, and other transport solutions, has developed a biofuel self-driving truck, primarily for material hauling in mining and other large construction settings. Scania’s fully autonomous truck, AXL, does not have a cab and operates on an intelligent logistics system based on […]

3 Key Takeaways from Venture West 2019

Earlier this week, the BuiltWorlds team traded an all-too-early Chicago winter for sunny California and traveled to the heart of Palo Alto for our Venture West Conference. It was a great event, featuring some of the most influential players and stakeholders in the construction venture field. We know some of […]

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Video & Webinar Vault

Explore videos covering expansive topics in the built world

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

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Divvy Luncheon with BuiltWorlds

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