Round up: News from SOM, Unearth Technologies, IrisVR, Walsh, and Ozinga

What’s happening this week in our industry? 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

1. SOM’s Chicago office promotes women in leadership

The SOM Women’s Initiative recently hosted a speed networking event for the Chicago office. Established in 2011, the SOM Women’s Initiative supports women in design through fostering a community by hosting programs and workshops.

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2. Unearth Technologies featured in GeekWire

Unearth Technologies digitally organizes drone footage of construction sites and allows users to plan future steps on top of the footage. GeekWire, a national technology news site, lauded Unearth Technologies in a “Startup Spotlight,” which you can view here.


3. IrisVR announces updates to Scope

IrisVR’s Scope allows users to upload their panorama photographs and share them using a smartphone and mobile VR headset. Users can now send a link of their VR presentations to grant others access. Users can now also preview VR presentations on their desktop.


4. The Walsh Group selected to repair Cleveland bridge

The Walsh Group, a nationally renowned general contractor, will conduct $228 million in repairs on the ODOT’s I-480 Valley View Bridge in Cleveland.


5. Ozinga brings ‘Merry Mixer’ to Comer Children’s Hospital

Ozinga, a family-owned concrete, bulk-materials, and energy solutions contractor, decked out one of its signature red and white striped mixer trucks in LED lights and drove it to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago. The children were so pleased that there were smiles cemented to their faces!