Calling all Distruptors and Doers

Opportunities for everyone within the built space! Apply to be featured on a top list, nominate yourself or a peer to be recognized, or apply to judge one of our many top list competitions.


Machines 50 - Top List

The Machines 50 features innovative equipment, machinery, and tools being used at the frontier of the built environment. From robotics to 3D printing technology to autonomous vehicle fleets and beyond, these impressive machines are advancing our ability to build efficiently and cost-effectively.

Machines Conference - In the Shop & Field


Venture Deals 50 - Top List

The Venture Deals 50 features the most impactful venture deals of the past year. The list highlights the investor(s), investee, and dollar amount for each deal, along with a short breakdown from our analyst team.
Click here to view the 2018 List

Venture Chicago Conference

Demo Day

BuiltWorlds has many opportunities to hear from some of the industry's leading technology startups. Our two Demo Day’s provide the opportunity for startups to present their game-changing solutions to actual investors interested in built world technology across categories like ConstrucTech, PropTech, Smart City Tech, and FinTech.

Venture Chicago Conference & Venture West Conference

Maverick Awards

The Mavericks 50 is our list of the built environment’s most forward-thinking and impactful leaders from the past year. We look to call-out people who have pushed boundaries in creating a smarter, more efficient, and more connected world. The Mavericks awards features leaders across the entire built environment, with architects, engineers, technologists, contractors, real estate moguls, venture investors, urban designers, and more.
Click here to view the 2018 List

BuiltWorlds Global Summit 2019


Project Software 50 - Top List

The Project Software 50 features the innovative software platforms behind construction projects. Transforming jobsite data into valuable insights and assisting with resource planning and reporting, these project management solutions are forging connectivity in the building process.

Projects Chicago Conference - Project Oversight


Infrastructure Tech 50 - Top List

The Infrastructure Tech 50 features emerging solutions in the smart infrastructure space. Enabling cities to become more resource-efficient and resilient, companies on the list are categorized by infrastructure system: (1) communication, (2) water, (3) energy, (4) mobility, and (5) waste.

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Cities Conference


Connected Jobsite 50 - Top List

The Connected Jobsite 50 features innovative technologies that are reshaping the modern construction jobsite. Companies featured on the list have developed solutions that fall within one of 6 categories: (1) drones/mapping, (2) tools & equipment/machinery, (3) people/collaboration, (4) materials, (5) site monitoring/safety, and (6) scanners.
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Projects Conference LA – The Smart JobSite
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Venture Investors 50 - Top List

The Venture Investors 50 identifies the most significant venture players in the built environment. Investors are evaluated along a variety of metrics, including dollars invested and number of deals. The list will feature strategic investors, accelerators, and venture funds, among others.
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Venture West Conference
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Adoption Leaders 50

The Adoption Leaders 50 features individuals in in emerging positions that are driving the adoption of new technologies and processes in the construction industry. From Chief Technology Officers and Innovation Officers to Heads of VDC and BIM Coordinators, the Adoption Leaders are playing a central role in the digitization of construction.
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Future Workforce Conference

Building Tech 50 - Top List

The Building Tech 50 features leading companies in the smart buildings space, with each offering innovative solutions to improve operational efficiency in buildings. Within we will categorize companies by 10 building system types.

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Buildings 2.0 Conference

Judging Guidelines/FAQs

Core to BuiltWorlds Research advantage is the power of our platform to "crowdsource" information. about trends, technologies, and players in the industry. As we grow, we are able to aggregate more data through polls, surveys, and other crowd leveraging techniques, and instead of sharing what we learn with advertisers, we share it with our members via our research.
Another great way to benefit from the growing power of the BuiltWorlds Platform is to serve as a judge.  When you serve as a judge, you get see primary data from our survey efforts, provide your objective third party evaluations of the applications submitted, and then - especially if you are a standard member of BuiltWorlds - you can see the results of the process as filtered through the evaluations of the group of judges. It is a great way to get more deeply informed about a topic of particular interest to you and also support BuiltWorlds broader peer-supported research efforts.

Do I have to be a member or sponsor to be a judge?

While some levels of membership may give people a first call on judging opportunities, we are looking for a broad sampling of the most expert people in on the topic being surveyed. So, judging opportunities are open to all.

What about conflicts?

We try hard to screen for conflicts and also to ensure that judges are knowledgeable consumers or otherwise objective experts in the fields in question. The BuiltWorlds team will make its best efforts to disqualify applications from people who are also solutions providers of the technology in question or otherwise have apparent conflicts of interest in rendering opinions.

How scientific is the process?

Like everything else we do at BuiltWorlds, we start slow and build from there. So, right now, the feedback is primarily subjective and qualitative. judges are asked to rank solutions based on how likely they think they are to impact a certain metric or how likely they are to be commercially successful in their expert opinion. Or whether how likely they are to use or recommend a solution.

What is required of me as a judge?

Right now, judging is conducted electronically. Judges typically receive free passes to the conference or event associated with their judging as consideration for their efforts. However, they are not required to attend events to participate.