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Measuring Quality In Construction (Part I)

(BuiltWorlds Member Contributor Post)  Introduction Who cares…?  Sorry, that came out wrong.  I meant, who cares … as in who benefits from … “Quality” in construction?  The answer: most everyone cares—or should care—about Quality.  But what about measuring it?  Who benefits from that?  I asked a lot of people—and I got some interesting responses.   Many […]

Equipment Management Software Becomes Table Stakes; Four Key Factors and 20 Leading Players In the Sector Now

In our May Construction Machines Research Report on the trends we follow under the Machines Category of topics, we noted that, despite generally low rates of adoption in the category (see chart below), Construction Equipment Management Software had achieved high ratings among the topics. Based on the finding from our Industry Benchmarking Program, we are […]

Notable Built World Venture Investment Activity – July 2020

Recently, we added our 2020 Venture Dashboard to the suite of tools we offer our members to help them understand investors, investments being made, start ups looking for investment, exits, and more in the Buildings & Infrastructure venture sector.  While these resources are reserved for members, for our broader community, each month we’ll look to […]

Revisiting Pullman and Infrastructure’s Pivotal Role in Fostering Urban Development

When people think about innovative infrastructure, they tend to think of massive tunnels, high speed rail, bridges, or highway projects, and while major transportation projects are certainly important components of our infrastructure spending, there is a lot more to the $300 billion worth of non-building projects put in place in the US, annually.  Some of […]

How Covid Might Influence Priorities for Future Infrastructure Projects

As the Covid Pandemic set in, cities around the world, including Chicago (pictured above), began experimenting with closing down streets to facilitate outdoor dining and socially distance mobility. On the surface, the moves may appear just to be temporary. However, the effort also is providing urban planners a rare laboratory to examine some of the […]

As Big Data City Planning Solutions Proliferate, We Take a Look at the Sector and Some of the Leading and Emerging Players

On August 13th, John Tolva will be returning to BuiltWorlds to update us on his work with city planners around the world. Hailing from IBM and the City of Chicago’s first Chief Technology Officer, John helped us very early to understand how sensors and cloud computing could change our entire approach to planning city scale […]

Material Readiness Programs Helping Digitize The Construction Supply Chain

This conversation was recorded on Day 3 of the 2020 BuiltWorlds Project Delivery Conference. The information below includes the key takeaways and full recording of the session. Session Overview: The Construction Supply Chain has long-served as a bottleneck for successful projects, creating unexpected delays and unwanted problems. In this session, we heard firsthand how Kiewit […]

Toward Pandemic-Resistant Buildings? A Discussion on Covid’s Impact on Smart Building Technology

As we look at the recent flow of investment in smart buildings in recent weeks, we look back at last May when we launched our monthly Buildings Analyst Call Series with a panel focused on Covid-19’s impact on the Smart Buildings segment and what emerging building technologies might gain more adoption in the short and […]

Infrastructure Spending Plans Help Boost Investment in Infrastructure Tech

With the Trump Administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan unveiled in June followed by the Biden Camp’s proposed $2 Trillion Infrastructure and Energy Plan and accompanied by calls from other governments around the world for increased spending on infrastructure, in part as a response to the economic challenges of the Covid pandemic, investors and technology companies […]

Covid Spurs Smart Building Investment: Openpath, Cohesion, and FLO Deals Signal Strong Interest

As we predicted and discussed in our May Venture call, the onset of the Covid Pandemic appears to be helping to spur on onslaught of investment in Smart and Sustainable Building Products and Systems. After presenting at our Buildings Conference this past spring, Thru Shivakumar and her team at CohesionIB announced the closing of a […]

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August Buildings Call: Addressing Quality Assurance in Building Projects

8/19/20 10 am CST –  In the three legged stool of project management (cost, schedule, and quality), quality has traditionally taken a back seat. “On time and on budget” is a contractor mantra, but what about quality?  Long punch lists, nagging warranty work, and expensive construction defect litigation are hallmark’s of the industry’s gaping quality […]

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Venture Forum Startup Pitch Event – 8/25/20

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.  These private pitch events are held monthly, are made fully available to Venture Forum members, and periodically available to Venture+ members.

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August Venture Call: Accelerators & Innovation Labs in the Built Environment

8/26/20 10:00am CT – In the increasingly competitive fundraising environment, startups are advised to consider all options to set solid foundations and grow their companies. One proven way to solidify business plans and gain traction is through participating in Accelerator programs. In this call, hear directly from leaders at Built Environment Accelerators on what they […]

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E&C Technology Leaders Forum – August Meeting

8/27/20 10:00am CT – The E&C Technology Leaders Forum is a private group of technology leaders from the construction and engineering companies in the BW Member Network. The Forum meets monthly (virtually) to discuss pressing construction tech topics, share/compare notes, and, in general, hold a conversation with other industry experts about tech adoption/utilization in the […]

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September Project Management Call: Connecting Project Management & Accounting Systems

9/2/20 10 am CST – Out of our benchmarking surveys and E&C Technology Leader Forum Discussions, earlier this year, it became apparent that companies have moved through selection of their primary project management software systems and are now focusing increasingly on the question of how to tie those project management systems to their accounting systems. […]

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September Venture Call: Pilot Programs – Lessons Learned & Keys to Successful Implementation

9/9/20 10:00am CT – In an ideal scenario, pilot programs should be mutually beneficial experiences that help startups accelerate meaningful growth, and inform contractors of their organization’s receptiveness to change. In this call, hear from contractors and startups that have recently worked together on an overview of their product, their program format, length, users, and […]

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Venture Forum & Venture+ Pitch Event – 9/15/20

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.  These private pitch events are held monthly, are made fully available to Venture Forum members, and periodically available to Venture+ members.

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September Smart Jobsites Call: Advances in Schedule Controls

9/16/20 10:00am CST – We will look at advances in the interface between project management and job site internet of things technology and how that interface is driving efficiency, safety, and risk mitigation.  We’ll examine some of the types of technology on the market and the opportunities and challenges associated with those different technologies.

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September Buildings Call: Timber Buildings

9/23/20 10:00am CST – Timber buildings continue to find growing interest, particularly in Europe where there is more focus on carbon reduction and sustainability than in the United States. That said, we also examined cases of timber buildings in the United States, such as the Adohi Residence Hall at the University of Arkansas, built by […]

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E&C Technology Leaders Forum – September Meeting

9/24/20 10:00am CT – The E&C Technology Leaders Forum is a private group of technology leaders from the construction and engineering companies in the BW Member Network. The Forum meets monthly (virtually) to discuss pressing construction tech topics, share/compare notes, and, in general, hold a conversation with other industry experts about tech adoption/utilization in the […]

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