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Watch How Building Components Get Made | Yard & Shop: Hill Mechanical

Watch How Building Components Get Made | Yard & Shop: Hill Mechanical

On this episode of Yard & Shop, we visit the shop of Hill Mechanical. In construction and building maintenance, they prefabricate everything in from industrial HVAC units to bathrooms, and modular piping. Click here to learn more about Hill Mechanical

Preventing the #1 Cause of Deaths on Construction Sites | Safe Insight: Power Construction & Spot-R

Preventing the #1 Cause of Deaths on Construction Sites | Safe Insight: Power Construction & Spot-R

On this episode of Safe Insight, we looked at how to best fall prevention on jobsites. We took a tour of a Power Construction site to see what they are doing to improve worker safety. Afterward, we spoke to Chad Hollingsworth about Spot-R, a new wearable sensor that tracks worker safety on the jobsite.

Connecting Our Transportation | SmartWorlds: Future Mobility

Connecting Our Transportation | SmartWorlds: Future Mobility

On this episode of SmartWorlds, we welcome three local transportation experts to speak about the recently enacted Go To 2040 plan. They address the plan's short and long term changes for transportation as it positively affects liveable communities and human mobility.

Designing and Building Super Stadiums | BW Lightbulb

Designing and Building Super Stadiums | BW Lightbulb

On this episode of Lightbulb, we shine the light on the design and build of modern day super stadiums. We spoke with the individuals responsible for Mercedes Benz Stadium, Golden 1 Center, and US Bank Stadium, and they told us how complex these projects can be.

Designing a Building for the Next Generation of Artists | Project Innovation: Gordon Parks Arts Hall

Designing a Building for the Next Generation of Artists | Project Innovation: Gordon Parks Arts Hall

In 2015, construction finished on the 90k sq. ft Gordon Parks Arts Hall educational center. After receiving generous donations from filmmaker and philanthropist George Lucas, Mellody Hobsen, and the Earl Shapiro family totaling over $82 million, classes began at the facility which blends multiple scholastic disciplines into its teaching curriculum. Aiming to produce only the brightest future engineers, architects, and artists, this projects was realized by General Contractor Lendlease and Main Architect Valerio Dewalt Train Associates.

The Basics of Investing in the AEC Industry (feat Hyde Park Ventures) | BW Lightbulb

The Basics of Investing in the AEC Industry (feat Hyde Park Ventures) | BW Lightbulb

"It's a good time to be a company in the built environment," says Greg Barnes from Hyde Park Ventures. Investments in new technology and early-stage startups are heating up in the AEC industry, especially as corporations look to innovate through funding and acquisition.

Rethinking a Centuries-Old Material: Concrete | Lightbulb

Rethinking a Centuries-Old Material: Concrete | Lightbulb

In our pilot episode of Lightbulb, we shine the light on a building material that's been around for centuries — concrete. Ripe for innovation, the #1 most-used building material is changing, not only with its composition but also in the places it's being used. Experts from Lithko Contracting, a concrete contractor, and Ozinga Bros., a ready-mix manufacturer, give us the scoop on what's new and improved in this age-old material.

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.

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