The Will Group & GE Make 150,000 LEDs for Chicago | Yard & Shop

The Will Group & GE Make 150,000 LEDs for Chicago | Yard & Shop

In this episode of Yard & Shop, we visit The Will Group's lighting fabrication shop, where they show us how they're building and assembling 150,000+ LED lights in partnership with General Electric (GE).

Energy Execs Talk What's Next for Smart Grid & Microgrid Technology | SmartWorlds

Energy Execs Talk What's Next for Smart Grid & Microgrid Technology | SmartWorlds

On this episode of SmartWorlds, we speak with experts from ComEd, GI Energy, Clean Energy Trust, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, and Energy Foundry about the investments, policies, and consumer teaching that go into growing smart grids and microgrids. What's next for smart grids and microgrids?

CES 2017 New Tech for the Built Industry | All Hands on Tech

CES 2017 New Tech for the Built Industry | All Hands on Tech

BuiltWorlds headed to Las Vegas for the biggest technology conference in the world, the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). We combed through thousands of new products on the floor and found which companies are poised to impact the AEC industry - check out drones, robots, virtual reality, mixed reality, smart homes, smart cars, and much, much more!

Why should we invest in U.S. infrastructure and clean energy? | Venture: Amy Francetic, Invenergy

Why should we invest in U.S. infrastructure and clean energy? | Venture: Amy Francetic, Invenergy

Amy Francetic, VP of New Corporate Ventures and Corporate Affairs at Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately held renewable energy provider, sat down with us on this episode of Venture.

Francetic shares what Invenergy's looking to invest in today and why it's important to inject money into U.S. infrastructure and clean energy around the globe. At a time when energy policies are squarely at the forefront of American government action, there was no better time to have Amy in our studio. 

Building the 1st-Ever Public Housing Museum | Project Innovation: National Public Housing Museum

Building the 1st-Ever Public Housing Museum | Project Innovation: National Public Housing Museum

On this episode of Project Innovation, we get an inside look into the design and construction of the new National Public Housing Museum. Architect Pete Baker and curator Todd Parker talk us through their intentions for converting the Jane Addams homes designed by John Holabird in 1938 in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood.

How New Tech Is Improving Crane Safety (with OSHA + La Grange Crane) | Safe Insight

How New Tech Is Improving Crane Safety (with OSHA + La Grange Crane) | Safe Insight

On this episode of Safe Insight, we looked at the important, yet dangerous, world of crane safety. Tour La Grange Crane with us to learn about the training, software, and tech innovations that have improved planning and crane performance on construction jobsites.

Software Solutions for Construction Contractors | All Hands on Tech

Software Solutions for Construction Contractors | All Hands on Tech

With so many different software options available in the construction field today, it can be difficult choosing which solutions is the best fit for your company. On this episode of All Hands on Tech, our expert panel discusses the current software landscape in the field and what solutions are coming in the near future. 

$120M Project to Redevelop the Chicago Riverwalk | Project Innovation: Chicago Riverwalk

$120M Project to Redevelop the Chicago Riverwalk | Project Innovation: Chicago Riverwalk

On this episode of Project Innovation, we explore the ongoing redevelopment of the iconic Chicago Riverwalk. We talked to the project stakeholders to understand what made the construction of this 15-year, $200 million project challenging and what contributed to its success. 

Starting to Invest in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Technology | Venture

Starting to Invest in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Technology | Venture

On this episode of Venture, we look at what it’s like for an established investment firm diving into the AEC space. Greg Barnes from Hyde Park Ventures sat down with us as they have begun to dip their toe into the wide world of investment into the architecture, engineering, and construction technology space. 

Upgrading Our Lighting Infrastructure to LED | SmartWorlds

Upgrading Our Lighting Infrastructure to LED | SmartWorlds

On this episode of SmartWorlds, we delve inside the city of Chicago's efforts to upgrade their lighting infrastructure to LED technology. Speaking to several key players, we tackled this initiative from financing, to design to manufacturing.

Innovative Architecture Design with Award-Winning Design-Build Firm | CannonDesign

Innovative Architecture Design with Award-Winning Design-Build Firm | CannonDesign

On this BW Session, we took a look at the Chicago office of CannonDesign. They're an integrated global design firm that unites a dynamic team of architects, engineers, strategists, researchers, futurists, and industry specialists who are driven by a singular goal — to help solve the greatest challenges brought to them by the society and their clients.

Construction GPS Tracking and Fleet Telematics Platform | Unboxed: Digital Fleet

Construction GPS Tracking and Fleet Telematics Platform | Unboxed: Digital Fleet

On this episode of Unboxed, Tim Muenstermann, president of Digital Fleet, provides an extensive demo of their company's GPS tracking and fleet telematics platform. Check out the customizable workflows and integration with operational systems especially made for the construction materials and ready-mix concrete industries. 

Deconstructing Construction Materials for Reuse | SmartWorlds - Wasted Markets

Deconstructing Construction Materials for Reuse | SmartWorlds - Wasted Markets

On this episode on SmartWorlds, we look into the large waste and building material reuse problem in our built environment. The building industry in the United States is responsible for an estimated 350 million tons of construction debris flowing into landfills per year. Archeworks, a design school based in Chicago, is leading the charge to expand the building material reuse marketplace. Through a collaboration with the Cook County Department of Environmental Control, the Building Material Reuse Association, the ReBuilding Exchange, and leading design firms, this intensive research and design project explores the barriers and opportunities for reuse that exist in current design culture and public policy, and proposes expanding the reuse economy by re-envisioning architectural practice and the built environment. This episode features a panel discussion with the key players leading this sustainable approach. 

Using Virtual and Augmented Reality in Construction Today | All Hands on Tech

Using Virtual and Augmented Reality in Construction Today | All Hands on Tech

On this episode of All Hands on Tech, we explore the new trends in virtual and augmented reality in the construction industry. Put on your headsets and join us as we chat with a panel of experts.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Walsh Construction's Yard, Shop, and Operations | Yard & Shop

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Walsh Construction's Yard, Shop, and Operations | Yard & Shop

On our pilot episode of Yard & Shop, we strapped on our safety vests to meet with Walsh Construction, a full-service construction firm servicing the Chicago area since 1898, to take a behind-the-scenes tour of their yard. Join us as we check out their fleet of more than 10,000 vehicles, learn about machines and equipment, and get a special tour of their facilities.

How Virtual Reality is Radically Changing Architecture and Design | IrisVR - All Hands on Tech

How Virtual Reality is Radically Changing Architecture and Design | IrisVR - All Hands on Tech

CEO and Co-founder of IrisVR, Shane Scranton recently stopped by the BuiltWorlds studio for a demo and a chat about how their new products allow clients to take their 3D plans and blueprints and turn them into Virtual Reality experiences seen on devices like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung GearVR, and Google Cardboard.

How Data Improves Results for Leasing and Asset Management | Tech In Real Estate

How Data Improves Results for Leasing and Asset Management | Tech In Real Estate

In this episode of Technology in Real Estate, we explore how the role of data has positively influenced and improved results for leasing and asset management. In the first segment: - Cartofront - Realync Learn how brokers navigate an extensive amount of mined data and how they leverage real-time cloud-based video to provide virtual tours for their clients.

TYNTK: Constructing Twenty-Four Billion Dollars Worth of Tunnels Under the Hudson River

TYNTK: Constructing Twenty-Four Billion Dollars Worth of Tunnels Under the Hudson River

On this week's Things You Need To Know, we looked at how construction jobs are at their highest in eight years, but a labor shortage still remains, a triple net zero university expansion project in California, a 24 billion dollar infrastructure project underneath the Hudson river, and more!

The Easy Way to Manage Construction Lien Rights: Zlien | BW Sessions

The Easy Way to Manage Construction Lien Rights: Zlien | BW Sessions

Getting paid in the construction industry can be challenging, but one company's trying to make managing lien rights easy and painless. Watch as Martin Roth from zlien talks about building trust across owners and contractors and improving risk for all parties involved.

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