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Top 100 Most Innovative And Disruptive Construction Companies

  • 22 August 2017
  • Cas Proffitt

People often say that the construction industry is well overdue for disruption by new technology. These 100 companies seem to agree, and all of them are making an impact on how the construction industry functions. Using 3D printing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, IoT, robotics, SaaS solutions, and more, these companies are merging tech and construction for a better tomorrow.

Check out the top 100 most innovative and disruptive companies in construction:


3D Printing

Apis Cor

Apis Cor 3D prints buildings, including homes. Thanks to this novel on-site printing technology, they can cut construction costs by 40% versus traditional methods. It only takes them 24 hours to build a 100m house, so Apis Cor is substantially cutting back on time and labor as well. Aside from printing full buildings, they are also involved in printing aerated blocks and making people aware of bio-friendly options such as geocement.


Branch Technology

Branch Technology combines robotics and 3D printing for the construction industry. They are looking to nature for insight into a sustainable and efficient building. It is this curiosity that has brought them into “cellular fabrication” which mimics natural building methods to create durable, sustainable structures in record time.

Rather than use clunky designs, Branch Technology uses as little material as possible to build efficiently using optimized geometries thanks to their specialized robots and 3D printing prowess.


Cazza

Cazza offers design, engineering, construction, and consulting services when it comes to incorporating 3D printing into construction projects. They can help convert your pre-existing plans into schemes for 3D printing and also provide equipment on-site to make your 3D printed project a reality. They use sustainable materials and custom-built 3D printing robots.

 

 


World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP)

WASP is all about new technology and making the planet a better place through sustainable projects and continuous research into the state of the art. WASP created a 3D printed village called the SHAMBALLA Technological Village which used their 12-meter high printer, the Big Delta WASP. The Big Delta WASP came about thanks to their research into sustainable housing solutions. The village has 3D printed houses, vertical gardens, and the team will use 3D printers to print other necessities and joys such as biomedical supplies and jewelry.

 


Zhuoda Group

Zhuoda group 3D printed components of a building and quickly assembled them to create an earthquake-ready housing structure. This sort of modular building can also be applied to larger buildings to speed up production times and safety.

 


MX3D

The MX3D bridge project will end a massive display of this promising technology by way of a 3D printed bridge over Amsterdam. They use 6-axis industrial robots to make this happen because they can print in any shape needed.

They also use sustainable materials, a great benefit to the environment and the promise of new technologies to end our assault on our atmosphere.

The bridge itself was designed by Joris Laarman Lab.


Countour Crafting

Contour Crafting is looking at all of the disruptive potential in 3D printing for construction to include homes, commercial buildings, infrastructure such as bridges, and even space applications. According to Zverse, they are researching ways to print not just the walls and foundations of buildings, but the entire building from start to finish, including pipes and electrical wiring.  

 

 


Defacto

Defacto is an experiential agency that is merging sustainability and 3D printing from multiple angles. The team used multiple 3D printers to print poly-blocks from sustainable filament.

The blocks were assembled into a pavilion in China, and, after disassembly, the blocks are once again being repurposed to create new objects such as vases and lamps. They are a great example of reduce and reuse principles that can be applied to construction.

 


Pixelstone

Pixelstone is also taking the block approach to 3D printed construction projects. While some companies are using huge robots to print in one fell swoop, Pixelstone prints very small, cubic ceramic bricks (which look like pixels) to create building facades in any pattern for total look customization.   

 


WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co.

WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. has built a pair of massive apartment buildings in China using 3D printing technology.

According to the 3D Printer World, the material used to print the structure is made from construction waste products such as “concrete dust, fiberglass strands, sand and a hardening agent to build walls and ceilings tough enough to withstand earthquake damage.” This sounds like a win for 3D printing technology and the environment alike.


De Slaapfabriek

De Slaapfabriek is building Europe’s first zero-footprint 3D printed building. This meeting facility is not only beautiful, ut is also highly sustainable.

They are bringing in some of the top names in the 3D printing and construction industries including: “The Form Foundation, Witteveen + Bos, CyBe, Van Wijnen, Engie, TU / e, Revelating, Elma Media, Lexence Lawyers, De Slaapfabriek / De Vergaderfabriek / De Beleefffabriek and Center4Moods.


Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

 DAQRI Smart Helmet

DAQRI Smart Helmet® is an innovative safety helmet with a durable and rugged high-visibility augmented reality display that is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

The Smart Helmet® is equipped with an Intel processor, a high-speed, wide-angle AR tracking camera, integrated depth sensor using Intel® RealSense™ which harnesses the integrated RGB camera, stereo infrared cameras, and infrared light projector.

The Smart Helmet® is also equipped with a thermal camera for passive thermal monitoring.

This is the construction helmet of the future.


Holobuilder

Holobuilder offers 360-degree reality capture for construction teams to share in both the field and the office.

Holobuilder makes it easy to attach notes to captures to provide information exactly where it’s needed–on the objects and areas themselves. It works great to save time on documenting conditions on-site and is easy to download for handover.

 

 


ContextVR

ContextVR lets users in the construction industry use 360-degree photography and augmented reality to record progress on projects and even look through walls.

The photos can be used in unison with blueprints and to document existing conditions, safety conditions, project closeout, and more. ContextVR makes it easier than ever to track and share progress at every step of a construction project.

 


Shapespark

Shapespark lets users visit an interior, even before it’s built. You can view in-browser or in VR interior scenery that is the product of 3D modeling software with accurate lighting for a realistic experience to help ensure client satisfaction before ever beginning on the project in the physical world.

 

 


Encscape 3D

Enscape 3D links directly to your BIM software with real-time rendering to create beautiful virtual walkthroughs without the need to learn additional software. It works seamlessly with both Revit and Sketchup. This is a one-click solution to incorporate virtual reality into construction and design projects in a stunning and artful way.


Matterport

Matterport is virtual reality for the real-world. Their solution lets users create immersive, 3D experiences that are true to life.

They can be used to create realistic walkthroughs of homes and other buildings that utilize real-world 360 degree photography as well as 3D rendering software. Full teams can collaborate and view spaces from anywhere in the world. You can also try it on their website.


Fuzor

Fuzor is an all-in-one AEC solution that offers analysis and 4D scheduling as well as a virtual reality solution to take projects from planning to implementation within the same software. With Fuzor VR, all users need to do is click one button.

Through Fuzor, users can collaborate on projects within VR and make real-time changes, limited in user numbers only by the hardware of the users themselves.


Unity

Unity is a gaming engine that also provides AEC professionals an intuitive solution for highly-customizable VR experiences using their own Revit files or those from another 3D modeling software.

 

 

 


Stambol Studios

Stambol Studios has created a solution to generate immersive 3D virtual reality environments that can help architects and others involved in the construction cycle to generate realistic scenes that can be used from everything from planning to tracking progress.

 

 


IrisVR

IrisVR can be used by construction professionals, architects, and engineers to provide clients and teams a look into the space to be built before physical-world construction ever begins. By offering true-to-scale VR experiences directly from many 3D modeling software, professionals can work with clients to get things “just right” before beginning implementation.

With Iris, you can also share 360-degree panoramas with anyone, a great opportunity to show progress and conditions on a work site.


InsiteVR

InsiteVR can help construction professionals avoid costly surprises by offering and understanding of the space to be built from a human perspective using virtual reality. This helps increase client engagement and trust to ensure a smooth construction process and satisfaction on all fronts.

Plus, with InsiteVR, it is easier to make decisions by making the differences more important. Of course, this also a great benefit when making the initial sale as well, thanks to the ease of communication that it fosters.  


Cubic VR

Cubic VR is combining architecture, engineering, and construction, virtual reality and gamification. They can design VR experiences from your own CAD drawings, or design the experience themselves using their own models.

This way, client communication can come intuitively even before building begins, saving those in the field time and money from costly mistakes and miscommunications.

 


Around Media

Trying to close a construction deal? What better way than to walk you client through projects that you’ve already completed to show them your skill and expertise in your area. Plus, the addition of a VR experience can be the factor that sets you apart so you can land the job.  

Your VR experiences are accessible from anywhere, even on mobile. Plus, you can make your tour yourself, saving time and money for everyone.

 


theConstruct

theConstruct is a design review platform that uses AR and VR to view project potential in an immersive and intuitive way. With their system, you can meet clients within VR to review designs while being fully immersed in the world you’re discussing.

Even better, the system allows for the use of magic links so users don’t even need an account, reducing friction and upping communication.


Archilogic  

Archilogic turns floor plans into 3D virtual tours that can be used on client-facing media like websites. For those in the construction industry, being able to see what should be built before putting tools to resources can save a lot by avoiding mistakes in communication.

One thing that sets Archilogic apart from the rest is that they offer the first model free, simply upload your floorplan.

 


SmartMobileVision

SmartMobileVision creates mobile software solutions that can be of great benefit to the construction industry. These include:

Distance which allows users to use their mobile phone to measure the distance between any two items.

Scann3D lets users make 3D models of real-world objects with ease using their mobile devices.

 


Internet of Things (IoT)

ORBCOMM

ORBCOMM offers heavy equipment tracking, monitor, and control. For construction companies, this can mean creating maintenance logs to make preventive repairs, track equipment in the field, avoid theft, receive sensor alerts, and lower costs thanks to decreased equipment costs over time and optimized efficiency.

 


Pillar Technologies

Pillar Technologies deploys sensors on job site for risk management for contractors and construction companies.

Their sensors can automatically monitor conditions such as noise levels, particulate, temperature, VOC levels, and more.

With this system, companies can prevent damages, reduce paperwork, and document sensor data to keep a safe, efficient work site.


AutoDesk Fusion Connect

AutoDesk Fusion Connect offers a whitelabel IoT solution that can be used for construction projects to track equipment and monitor equipment data such as internal sensor feedback. Having this data helps companies track their assets and cut costs.

Their SITESENSR project also helps companies comply with noise and vibration regulations.

 


SmartSite

SmartSite Safety harnesses IoT to keep construction workers safe and compliant. Their sensors monitor harmful factors on site and automatically log the data in the cloud. These include noise, UV radiation, and particulates. Equipped with lights and sirens, the sensors can also be activated remotely in case of an emergency.

They also help users track data and track OH breaches, near misses, and close calls for automatic reporting.


Primal Sensors

Primal Sensors is helping with a costly problem–the $750 billion of resources, materials, and supplies that are lost on construction sites in the US every year.

Primal Sensors “is a construction operations platform that provides the current location of all your resources on a job site.”

Not only does it keep supplies from going missing, it also mitigates wasted time spent searching for supplies on site, since users can simply access an app in the field to determine where any given piece of equipment or resource is located on the jobsite.


Giatec Scientific

Giatec Scientific offers IoT solutions specifically for construction that include smart concrete testing solutions. This includes “wireless monitoring of concrete properties, accurate condition assessment of infrastructure, and durability-based quality control of concrete.” They also offer corrosion mapping and detection, among several other connected solutions for the construction industry. Giatec also makes self-healing bio-concrete.


 

Drones

Identified Technologies

Identified Technologies is using drones to enhance the construction process, especially when it comes to information gathering.

Not only do they manage the process of FAA onboarding and registration, their drones retain accuracy to less than a centimeter.

 


Kespry

Kespry is the go-to construction drone for earthwork progress tracking and jobsite mapping. These drones are perfect for gathering survey-grade topographic information in an efficient way to keep downtime to a minimum, make progress tracking easy, and to better be able to manage resources.

The high-resolution from the drone as well as the GPS data is effortlessly transferred to the cloud for automatic processing.  The drone offers both 2D and 3D data for both pre-construction tasks as well as tracking throughout the lifetime of the project.


Multivista

Multivista optimizes drones for any construction project size. Their drones can collect photo, video, and panoramic aerial imagery that is automatically uploaded to the cloud to supplement ground-based documentation.

They also stay in consistent and up-to-date compliance with aviation regulations which are constantly changing.


DroneDeploy

DroneDeploy creates shareable drone maps and 3D models for a safer, more efficient construction site. Their drones and software combination offers services that are specifically tailored to the construction industry.

This includes BIM integration and instant measurements, although the drone is also capable of surveying, ensuring safety and compliance, project monitoring, and the ability to share insights among the team of works and stakeholders.


Flystro

Flystro offers drones services for commercial and residential real estate, construction and inspection, and even events. They find the right pilot to suit your needs for any project. This lets construction companies “overlay blueprints on high-resolution aerial photos, make volumetric and surface area calculations of a worksite, or generate geo-referenced maps and orthomosaic terrain maps.”

 


3DR

3DR is the maker of Site Scan construction drone platform, developed specifically for the needs of the construction industry. Using their drone technology, it is easy to manage and communicate about the status of a work site in order to mitigate risks both in terms of safety and decision making.

It integrates directly with AutoDesk to make sure projects are built right the first time. Like many construction drone projects, they also offer data processing the cloud for easy access.


Hangar

Hangar is offering drones as a service (DaaS). Specifically geared toward construction, their drones can help increase ROI and efficiency by delivering aerial insights. Post-processing occurs in the hangar cloud, and Hangar also organizes data and adds context–even over time.

Their JobSight software helps users make more informed decisions, meet deadlines, and showcase progress to stakeholders.


Skyward

Skyward is a Verizon-owned company the offers drones to many industries, construction included. Among the benefits to those in the construction industry includes 3D models, site surveys, and inspections.

Their qualified drone operators can help construction companies standardize procedures, keep a safe, insurable worksite, and even make marketing videos to gain new business.

They also offer a free book on their site about the best practices for drones in construction.


Pix4D

Pix4D is the industry leader in professional drone mapping and photogrammetric software solutions. Site images taken by hand, drones, or any cameras are converted into geo-referenced and scaled 2D maps, 3D models, point clouds, elevation and contour maps.

They are the only one to offer both desktop and cloud processing, allowing to get flexible editing options and higher accuracy.

With built-in timeline, measurement and CAD drawing overlay tools, Pix4Dbim software provides construction professionals with a compelling solution for earthworks management, regular progress monitoring, virtual inspection, project documentation and BIM integration.
Recently, Pix4D expanded its construction offering with the Crane Camera, an end-to-end solution that combines automated data capture with a crane-mounted camera system, automated cloud processing, and online result analysis.

DroneBase

DroneBase uses a team of qualified drone pilots who are vetted for professionalism to assist with aerial imagery on construction projects. They are insured to work on commercial job sites and can provide their clients with high-res images and HD video for use in construction marketing materials, to track progress, and share with stakeholders to verify projects are moving forward safely and on time.

 


SenseHawk

SenseHawk offers enterprise-grade drone solutions that can be useful for the construction industry for processes such as surveying and inspections. SenseHawk has a commitment to precision, accuracy, safety, data security, and availability, making them a perfect solution for construction professionals.

 

 


HiveUAV

HiveUAV offers unmanned aerial vehicles and automated docking stations. These remotely controlled UAVs are available for construction planning, land surveys, monitoring construction progress, inspecting plants and equipment, and monitoring automated vehicles.

 

 


Robotics

Construction Robotics

As the name suggests, Construction Robotics builds, well, construction robots. Their most notable design is the SAM100 unit which is a bricklaying robot that saves humans from needing to do the backbreaking labor that is laying bricks.

It also works more efficiently than humans, so it can save time and money all the while keeping worksites safer.


Ekso Bionics

Ekso Bionics is the creator of wearable robotic technology and bionic suits that enable motion, extra strength, and added safety for the construction industry. Their bionic technology lets construction workers do their jobs without the pain that is normally associated with such hard physical labor, and it also helps them avoid injuries.

Ekso Bionics also has uses in the medical industry.  


Robotic Roads

On one hand, lacking roadways that cover the most convenient pathways to a particular location and those that are worn down or filled with potholes can be annoying. On the other, so is road construction and repair, especially when performed by slow humans. Not to mention the potential dangers associated with working in a roadway.

Robotic Roads is solving this issues through automation using a robot that can use pre-existing specifications to handle processes such as leveling, bitumentation, gravelling, and polishing roads.


Piaggio Fast Forward

Piaggio Fast Forward is the creator of Gita, a robot that is smaller than a car or motorcycle, but bigger than your average drone. This high-performance robot is able to carry cargo while being mindful of safety.  Gita offers multiple speeds and a zero turn radius, so could be a great helper on a construction site.

 

 


Asmbld

Using robotics, Asmbled is creating buildings that are modular and adjustable to help prevent needless demolition.

By extending the lifespans of our buildings, Asmbled is helping the environment as well as saving us all time, money, headaches, and even noise pollution.

Adaptability is the way of the future.


Construction Automation

Construction Automation is bringing robots and automated processes to the construction industry for faster, safer, more efficient building.

 

 

 

Image credit: Construction Automation

Their Construction Bot works alongside human construction workers to “3d print walls, erect and install beams, panels, & windows, wield beams, paint and even transport construction materials onsite.” The bot works with onsite sensors in a closed-loop system.


Blueprint Robotics

Blueprint Robotics is merging the best of human workers with the best of robotics. In only minutes to hours, they can create enough pre-fabricated housing panels to produce a house including walls, ceiling, and roofing. The panels can optionally include roughed in electric insulation, studding, and plumbing.

Once they’re fabricated, they’re ready to install–and in far less time than it would take to create them using traditional construction methods. The professionals on the projects are able to ensure that plumbing and electrical insulation are done to industry standards.


CBot

In another robot-human crossover, CBot and humans work together to lay tile. A human bedlayer prepares the cement, and the CBot can follow behind to use an automated process to lay the tile itself. The project is geared toward large floor tiling. The company is also working to help make machines aware of their surroundings which could lead to practically limitless potential.

 


MABI Robotic

MABI Robotic produces multiple robots for industrial use, including small six-axis robots and heavy-duty robots that can carry 150kg. These robots can be used for “processing or refining of materials, casting, component turning” and much, much more.  

When it comes to construction, having an extra helping hand can mean the difference between injury and fatigue or a speedy project that goes off without a hitch.

Artificial Intelligence


Renewable Energy

Sunconomy

Sunconomy works alongside 3D printing company Apis Cor to build 3D printed smart houses that are self-sufficient with solar energy. These affordable, sustainable homes sport very low electricity costs thanks to solar energy and innovative building techniques.

 

 


Polysolar

Polysolar produces transparent photovoltaic glass. The special coating on this glass can turn an entire building (or that which is covered in the glass) into a giant solar panel to help produce its own energy.

 

 

 

 


Onyx Solar

Onyx Solar also offers transparent photovoltaic glass for building projects. Their glass comes in several transparencies and can save lighting costs. They also offer photovoltaic glass floors, curtain walls, parking lots, and more.

 

 


Tesla Solar Roof

Tesla Solar Roof tiles look like normal shingles from the street, but each piece of a solar roof absorbs the sun’s rays in order to power commercial buildings and homes. Tesla Solar Roof panels come in a variety of aesthetics, from textured to smooth to Tuscan.  A slate option is poised to be released in 2018.

 

 


Aquion Energy

Aquion Energy is the creator of the Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) battery which offers energy storage that is affordable, reliable, and safe. Their energy storage solution uses a water-based electrolyte solution to store energy, such as that which would come from solar panels. 

 

 


Pavegen

Pavegen is the creator of a smart street that harvests energy as well as smart flooring.  This flooring can be used commercially to generate energy and collect data. The smart floor can collect data about footfalls, determine hotspots on a commercial floor, and even translate footsteps into a digital currency that can be used for donation or rewards.


Environmentally Friendly

Renca

Renca is the creator of sustainable construction materials including geopolymer concrete which is heat and water resistant and stands the test of time in environments with acids, sulphates, and salts, such as you might see in a seaside project.

Their geopolymer concrete is perfect for 3D printed construction projects for which they also provide equipment. Their solution can be changed to incorporate local raw materials and the setting time on the geopolymer concrete can be altered which is especially helpful for 3D printed projects.


Accoya

Accoya offers acetylated wood that resists rot and the elements for a long-lasting project built from timber that also reduces the impact on the environment. It merges the benefits of tropical hardwoods while creating the products via sustainable sourcing methods.

 

 


Kiran Geopolymer

Kiran Geopolymer is the creator of commercial Geoconcrete, Geopowder, and Geoactivator, both of which harness technologies that are safer and healthier for the environment in order to help reduce carbon emissions. Their powder is composed of byproduct materials such as fly ash, rice husk ash, slag, activated clay, and alumina.

 


Cellulose

Cellulose is the creator of ultra eco-friendly insulation that is not only environmentally safe, but is even created from recycled materials such as old newspapers.  This insulation saves power within buildings, but also saves a lot of CO2-emitting paper from our landfills.

 


Green Building Initiative

GBI understands the importance of building green in order to save our planet. Their green certification program is among the most advanced and fully-featured in the field. They can assess new construction projects and help the world by making sure we are all protecting it.

 

 


Biomicrobics

Biomicrobics offers a pre-fabricated stormwater drainage system that employs permeable pavement. Their d-Rain Joint™ system lets rainwater drain beneath the surface of the pavement to increase usable area of the pavement while also lower damage costs from water erosion and pollution.

 


JB Flooring Group – Kinetex

JB Flooring Group is the creator of a floor covering called Kinetex that merges soft flooring with hard flooring for an environmentally-friendly, long-wearing option. Plus, the flooring is made from 60% recycled content such as old milk jugs and soda bottles.   


Hempcrete

Although there are several companies offering this product, Hempcrete offers a lot of benefits to builders. This innovative idea uses a hemp for a natural, breathable solution instead of traditional concrete or insulation. Sometimes called hemp-lime, Hempcrete UK is one such construction company that uses this technology.


Eco Wood Treatment

Eco Wood Treatment is an organic, inexpensive wood stain that is environmentally-safe. It is a long-term solution that does not require re-application and sealants. Not only does it save the environment, it can also save companies money. It is now available at most major outlets.


Wearable Tech

SPOT-R by TRIAX

SPOT-R is a wearable sensor technology that automatically connects workers on a jobsite. The system can automatically keep a headcount of onsite workers as well as their hours logged. The system also offers real-time safety tracking and mobile alerts to track falls and other safety incidents for quick response to potential hazards and injuries.

SPOT-R also makes it easy to report unsafe site conditions and incidents without the need to leave the site.


Lockheed Martin – HULC

HULC stands for “Human Universal Load Carrier,” an exoskeleton that can bear 200 pounds without a user expending any energy as well as decrease the necessary effort for users to trek distances and complete tasks.

ALthough designed for military use, this concept could greatly impact the construction industry as this technology meets the sector.


Rise Robotics

Rise Robotics creates robotic exoskeletons to augment the strengths and capabilities of the human body. On such projects as construction, where much energy is expended in manual labor, exoskeletons like these could save time and energy all the while protecting workers from injuries.


Redpoint Positioning

Redpoint positioning offers a GPS sensor solution to track workers using smart badges within a construction site. Beyond worker location, their solution can also be employed to track resources and tools as well for real-time monitoring of all assets on the project.

This can offer construction companies tighter workflows, quicker deadlines, and fewer mistakes in terms of both safety and construction itself. The app can alert managers remotely when workers enter high-risk, hazardous, and off-limits areas.


SolePower

SolePower offers military-grade smart boots that recharge themselves with every step. This power goes to embedded sensors, lighting, and GPS.

These boots are perfect for efficiency, safety, and compliance on the jobsite.


Illumagear

Illumagear is the maker of the Halo, a light that is worn on the head, making workers visible up to ¼ mile away and from all directions. This bright light is built with construction workers in mind, with high durability allowing it to survive a 25-foot drop, water immersion, and can even withstand being driven over. This solution is especially useful for construction workers who must work on roadways, since it makes them highly visible to oncoming vehicles.


XOEye

XOEye offers wearable technology systems for more transparency and better communication between teams. Their smart glasses solution easily shares audio and video communications which can reduce errors, keep workers on task, and increase efficiency and profits.

Collaboration and support is best when it is as intuitive as actually seeing and hearing the problem as if you were there.


CAT Detect for Personnel

Using RFID technology, CAT sensors can be used to monitor workers who are wearing the CAT Detect hardhat or safety vest. This helps keep jobsites safer, as the system can notify workers when someone is behind their equipment through a visual and audible alarm.

Plus, CAT is an already well-known and dependable name for their other products in the construction industry.


Myo

Myo works with smart glasses in the field so construction workers can communicate with gestures and mark off tasks, even if their hands and attention need to remain elsewhere. This wearable bracelet or “smart armband” works with many popular smart glasses such as Google Glass and Recon Jet.


Blockchain

Intelliwave – SiteSense

SiteSense offers a lot to the construction industry through the use of IoT technology and a private blockchain. Through this setup, persistent tracking of resources is stored in a distributed and secure way that makes this data available in way that traditional methods might fail to do because of outages and other similar downtime.

This also makes sharing with stakeholders easy through this verifiable system that records real-time critical information that can be integrated with other services and optimal for automation in conjunction with IoT sensors.


More

PassivDom

PassivDom is the whole package, on every front. PassivDom homes can be delivered in one day, and are completely autonomous. They don’t have to be connected to the power grid. They come with all furnishings, right down to wine glasses. They can even work in the arctic. Plus, all house systems can be controlled right from your smartphone. These are houses for the future.


Unearth Labs

Unearth Labs is using all sorts of disruptive technology to make construction a more efficient, safer industry. They use artificial intelligence, drones, satellites, IoT technology, and more to create an all-encompassing solution for construction teams.

This combination of technology works together with their application for mobile devices and tablets to help teams to communicate the information when they need it, where they need it.


Inertia Systems

Inertia Systems offers a solution that brings all of the fragmented pieces of construction projects together into one unified, collaborative tool. It offers real-time change management, project maps, and asset tracking.

This is just a few of the features in an extensive list in their tool built for even the most demanding construction projects.


Fieldwire

Fieldwire is a construction app meant for the field to help companies save money and time. Fieldwire lets users easily view and share drawings, assign tasks quickly and with associated priorities.

It also lets users track issues and photos from the field, and mobile notifications make task tracking simple. Fieldwire has an internal project search function and integrates with Google Drive, Dropbox, and more.

Plus, it’s totally free for small teams.


Projectmates

Projectmates is a cloud-based capital construction management software that is specifically geared towards owners. Their software is 100% web-based and is browser agnostic for a customizable, secure solution that can also be accessed via mobile.

Their service includes document, project, and workflow management, capital planning, contract management, big management, project dashboards, and more.


Royal Truck and Equipment

Royal Truck and Equipment is creating the future of construction through various projects. For one, they offer virtual reality training, a safer alternative to in-the-field training.

They are also developing self-driving work vehicles for roadside construction that serve as “crash trucks” which can save lives, including those of the people who would normally be required to operate these vehicles.


Tarmac – Topmix Permeable

This concrete pavement allows water to disburse off of roadways, parking lots, walkways, and other paved surfaces. Unlike traditional pavement which can hold water during storms and require substantial upkeep due to water damage, Topmix Permeable allows water to drain and redirect for a safer and cheaper longterm solution.

The following video shows Topmix Permeable “drinking” 1000 gallons of water.  


Aconex

Aconex is a cloud platform to connect construction and engineering projects. This project-wide solution offers both a cloud and mobile platform so it can easily be taken into the field.

Their solution includes workflow management, mail, forms, BIM, quality and safety, bids, reporting, document management, and more.

From their own statistics, they project 4-6% project cost saving, 3x faster approval cycles, and 85% process improvement.

With over 5 million users worldwide, Aconex is a trusted name for construction software, and they are constantly improving with new technologies.


Payzer

Payzer is helping contractors get paid while in the field. This payment solution enables contractors to accept credit card payments on-site through their phone or tablet.

Payzer also offers quick integration with Quickbooks for easy payment tracking, easy downloads of transaction data, and access to customer emails for quick contact.


Jonas Construction – Premier

Specifically designed for the construction industry, Jonas Premier helps those in the industry automate their workflows. Their software solution also offers collaboration and real-time information sharing, and the software can handle accounting, job cost, project and document management.  


Building Radar

Building Radar is built to find leads. They claim it can help construction companies and contractors spot projects 2-3 years in advance. With geofilters and other search parameters, they help clients spot potential worksites and then help them close the deal.  They can even help with tracking projects from specific customers and send custom alerts as well as provide information about key stakeholders so users know just who to contact.  


The Engineering Design

The Engineering Design offers CAD outsourcing for 2D and 3D architectural, mechanical, and structural design. They also offer AEC BIM services and 3D rendering. Their team can help bring a construction company many of the perks of modern technology all the while saving themselves time with increased efficiency.


BuildingEye

BuildingEye is solving problems for governments who need to keep track of construction projects in their vicinity. Using their mobile and desktop apps and harnessing geofilters, city officials are able to visualize on a map “Planning Applications, Building Permits, Code Enforcement, Capital Projects and more.” They offer free demos to government agencies.


FieldLens

FieldLens is a solution for communication on the jobsite. Their software lets everyone connect on their mobile devices, decreasing time to walk from one area to another to communicate and eliminates the need to carry a notepad. The software lets users simply post and even offers daily reports. Users can integrate audio and video for speedier, more efficient, and more compliant jobsites.


Emporis

Emporis is data for the construction industry. They offer a collection of building data for use in research and analysis, architectural photography stock, and a public directory where users can list their own companies.


E-Builder

E-Builder offers construction program management software that manages scheduling and documents within their workflow. It is a cloud-based solution that offers, in their own words, “It allows owners to measure and manage every step of the capital project delivery process from planning, design, procurement, construction and operations.”

It offers solutions for change, cost, and contingency management, fund tracking, business intelligence, compliance, and much, much more.


Formdwell

We don’t have much information about Formdwell yet, but we’re watching. They just received seed funding in May 2017, and their plan is to combine robotics and IoT for the construction industry. Watch this site to go live.


CyberCity3D

CyberCity3D models and streams 3D content for smart cities and the people who work together to build them. Their 3D modeling software allows for high-resolution 3D models and stereo imagery with precise measurements. They use aerial data collection to create the most realistic, accurate 3D models for those in the construction energy who are working on the projects of the future.


Tridom Labs

Tridom Labs offers custom solutions to the construction industry. Their team of industry veterans, inventors, and talented young people help industry leaders identify problems and then create custom-made solutions from “large scale out door robotic systems, from 3d printing and materials engineering to deep learning and artificial intelligence, Communication infrastructure to e-commerce, aeronautics and public speaking and more.” Tridom Lab is a one-stop solution for your most specific problems in the construction industry.


EADoc

EADoc offers collaboration software for construction that integrates the entire project team from construction managers to facility owners. EADoc helps decrease staff hours and deliver on time, track LEED scores, share real-time financial performance, project details, and more.


Procore

Procore offers data-driven software with results for construction professionals. They are the creators of Construction OS which is a complete solution for construction businesses. It offers tools to manage accounting, bidding, documents, material tracking, scheduling, analytics, BIM, photos, and video. Easily view charts from your data, see drawings, daily logs, and so much more.


Synchroteam

Synchroteam is a multi-featured mobile workforce management solution. It helps with job management, scheduling and dispatching through a drag-and-drop list that can assign via availability, skills, or location. The mobile app also offers real-time tracking of your workforce using maps and GPS. They also include job estimates and invoicing in their solution.

 

Do you know of another company that belongs on this list? Let us know in the comments below!

 

About Cas Proffitt

Cas is a B2B Content Marketer and Brand Consultant who specializes in disruptive technology. She covers topics like artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, blockchain, and big data, to name a few. Cas is also co-owner of an esports organization and spends much of her time teaching gamers how to make a living doing what they love while bringing positivity to the gaming community.

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