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To position to win, in a time of change, BuiltWorlds offers an industry-leading platform to help you learn strategically, stay connected as trends shift, share your own knowledge, and build valuable new relationships.

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Briefings & Reports

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Autodesk $240 Million Acquisition of Norway-Based Spacemaker Further Evidence of Global Tie-Ups In Buildings & Infrastructure

News of Autodesk’s $240 million acquisition of Oslo, Norway-based, Spacemaker.AI offers the latest evidence of the maturation of Europe’s Buildings and Infrastructure technology sector and the increasing trend toward international deals, as leading edge technology companies are cropping up far beyond early centers in places like San Francisco, Boston, and London and as the industry’s growing […]

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Home Depot $8 Billion HD Supply Acquisition Further Shakes Up Building Materials Supply Market

As we indicated last August ( $4 Billion White Cap, Construction Supply Group Merger Highlights Changing Construction Supply Chain), mergers and acquisitions have been heating up the construction materials supply sector this year, driven by a variety of factors including technology. Within that context, news this week of Home Depot’s $8 billion acquisition of HD […]

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Equipment Management Technology Deals in Overdrive, As Investors Converge on Sector

Project Collaboration Software seems to get all the attention in the world of construction technology, and not without merit. Companies like Aconex, Bentley, Plangrid, and PROCORE continue to grab headlines with valuations for the category pushing closer and closer to the $10 billion dollar range.  Despite all the headlines around digitization of project management workflows, […]

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A Look at Northwestern University’s Leading Edge MPM and EMDC Programs And What’s In Store For Our Partnership This Year

Even as traditional architecture, engineering, and construction companies look to recruit and train for new skills, leading universities are evolving curricula and approach to keep pace. There is no better illustration of this than Northwestern University. The school emerged as an industry leader nearly thirty years ago when it took the risk of launching its […]

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How Mechanical Contractors Are Leading the Industry in Modular Construction

We first visited Hill Mechanical Group’s modular fabrication shop back in 2017. Captured in the video shown above, we learned then about Hill’s process of leveraging building modeling, digital fabrication, and other advanced techniques in the prefabrication and modularization of everything from ductwork to modularized hospital bathroom pods. This year we have heard from leaders […]

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Smart Cities Shift: As The World Launches Mega Infrastructure Projects, These Presenters Show How Infrastructure Thinking is Changing

Listening to talks at our Global Summit earlier this month, one would think the United States is lagging far behind the rest of the world on Infrastructure and falling farther behind every day. The D+ Report Card on America’s Infrastructure from the American Association of Civil Engineers, citing the dire need for repair and replacement […]

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Analytics and IoT Technology is Coming to Infrastructure Projects: Three Presentations on Pre-Construction, Construction, and Maintenance

Technology companies, large and small, have their sights on infrastructure this year. Across a spectrum of drones, sensor technology, predictive analytics, and other technologies, applications are being honed specifically to help better plan, build, operate and maintain transit, water, energy, waste, communications and other non-building projects. As pictured above, large companies like Autodesk, Bentley, and […]

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In Focus: Five Reasons Building Materials May Be the Key to the Built World’s Transformation

Building products and materials companies are facing an unprecedented period of disruption, and that change, fueled by digital trends, is key to the building and infrastructure sectors’ overall transformation. Buying software is influencing the selection of materials. IoT technologies provide more data about the actual performance of materials.  Robotics and modular fabrication is driving changes […]

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Global Innovators: Inside Leonard, Vinci’s Industry-Leading Open Innovation Accelerator

Among global innovation leaders (catalogued on our Global Innovators 50 List), few have worked as hard in as short a period of time to engage the global innovation ecosystem as Vinci. Launched in 2017, Leonard has emerged as physical and digital hub in the global leadership of the innovation conversation. Beyond being a physical space […]

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Global Innovators: David Wilson, CIO and Other Bechtel Leaders on Digital Transformation

This week’s Global Summit offers conversations with leaders fostering vibrant startup communities in their home countries, while also forging strong ties around the world. The result is a global marketplace of ideas, companies, and technologies propelling the industry into an unprecedented period of technology-leveraged gains in productivity and sustainability. One leading player in this mix […]

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Conferences & Calls

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BuiltWorlds Check In with Trimble

12/9/20 10:00am CST – Join us as we check-in with the latest happenings at Trimble. They have made major investments in recent years in building their cloud based collaboration software business, and this will be an opportunity to learn about where they are going from here.

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Analyst Call: Northwestern University – MPM Student Presentations

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BVF Check In Call

1/5/21 10am CT – In this private, bi-weekly meeting, BuiltWorlds Venture Forum Members get together to discuss previous pitches seen, and refine the overall strategy of the group in terms of trends and startup targets.

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January Venture Call

1/13/21 10am CT – Once a month BuiltWorlds looks to feature professionals focused around various areas within the Built Industry Venture Capital space.  These calls typically feature Entrepreneurs, Investors, Educators, Technologists, or a mix of the group.  Stay tuned to this page as we confirm the specific Venture Call topics going into 2021.

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BVF Check In Call

1/19/21 10am CT – In this private, bi-weekly meeting, BuiltWorlds Venture Forum Members get together to discuss previous pitches seen, and refine the overall strategy of the group in terms of trends and startup targets. 

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Venture Forum Pitch Event – 1/26/21

1/26/21 9am CT – BuiltWorlds Demo Days provide the opportunity for startups to present their game-changing solutions directly to BuiltWorlds members who have a strong focus on strategic investing. 

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BVF Check In Call

2/2/21 10am CT – In this private, bi-weekly meeting, BuiltWorlds Venture Forum Members get together to discuss previous pitches seen, and refine the overall strategy of the group in terms of trends and startup targets. 

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February Venture Call

2/10/21 10am CT – Once a month BuiltWorlds looks to feature professionals focused around various areas within the Built Industry Venture Capital space.  These calls typically feature Entrepreneurs, Investors, Educators, Technologists, or a mix of the group.  Stay tuned to this page as we confirm the specific Venture Call topics going into 2021.

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BVF Check In Call

2/16/21 10am CT – In this private, bi-weekly meeting, BuiltWorlds Venture Forum Members get together to discuss previous pitches seen, and refine the overall strategy of the group in terms of trends and startup targets. 

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Venture Forum & Venture+ Pitch Event – 2/23/21

2/23/21 9am CT – BuiltWorlds Demo Days provide the opportunity for startups to present their game-changing solutions directly to BuiltWorlds members who have a strong focus on strategic investing. 

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We’re talking the emerging trends transforming our industry, across:

  • Preconstruction Planning
  • Project Management & Oversight
  • Smart Jobsites
  • Building Operations & Maintenance
  • Smart Building Products & Materials
  • Venture & Funding
  • Robotics
  • Modularization & Prefabrication
  • Infrastructure
  • Robotics & Construction Tools & Equipment
  • Construction Technology
  • And More!

Hear From Our Members Why They Love BuiltWorlds:

"I love this because you're pushing people to think not just smarter, but bigger. Not a lot of industry organizations challenge leaders like this.”

– Jonathan Z, Real Estate Executive

“BuiltWorlds bridges the gap between technology and the built industry. And it’s working. We’re opening our eyes to opportunities we never saw before.”

– Steve C, General Contractor

“BuiltWorlds is raising the level of discourse about what’s happening in this industry. Construction has stagnated. We’ve had productivity loss where all other industries has had productivity gain. BuiltWorlds is filling that gap by getting people to think about technology in a different way.”

– Summit 2018 attendee

"The BuiltWorlds ecosystem has evolved into an incredible intersection of contractors, capital, software, and technology providers. I can't recommend this organization enough."

Brian Kramer, CEO, QualityBuilt

"BuiltWorlds Venture Conference was packed full of great industry content from the leading industry investors to the superstar emerging technology start-ups."

Greg Howard, CEO, TrenLot Inc 

"I love BuiltWorlds. Your meetings have always delivered valuable content and gathered a great mix of leaders driving change in our vertical."

Paul Shahriari, Founder and CEO, ecomedes

“Impressive content delivered in digestible chunks. Well done.”

“Well done, BuiltWorlds. Rather than throw in the towel, you found a different and innovative platform for the Summit. The content was even more relevant in today’s disrupted economy, so I’m very grateful to have been able to participate–even if remotely.” -Jon Pahl, Nabholz Construction.

“BuiltWorlds is a phenomenal resource for those in the AEC industry, in particular their Summit, which brings together thought leadership and practical application of innovation that can impact the industry. Thank you for pivoting to the virtual format this year in response to COVID-19 to bring this valuable content to the masses. Well done event!”

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