A Hensel Phelps Company

Rethinking Innovation

Invested in the future of innovation, Diverge is bringing together research, development and corporate venture capital for the built environment. Through collaboration, we can change the industry as we know it.

Our Mission

Be the catalyst that empowers our people to innovate the industry and build the future. A strategic approach for investing, sourcing, evaluating, and deploying new innovations.

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The Process


Diverge will harness the innovative energy from our people and network to develop new tools and tech that forge the future of the industry.


By partnering with technology providers, we can help define the solutions in solving our day-to-day needs. Having transparency internally from project to project, sharing best practices, lessons learned and having clear communications on how we absorb innovations will be critical in ensuring the success of Hensel Phelps and our strategy in continuing to be the best builders in the industry.


Diverge will coordinate with our builders and projects to maximize our efforts to create criteria for success and processes to identify the best technologies and innovations for our people.


We will implement successful solutions and standardize new technologies and practices company-wide. 


Hensel Phelps executes an investment with the solution or technology provider.



Real-world feedback from our subject matter experts and end users adds incredible value to our solution partners. Creating pilots in our vast diversity of project types allows us to define true pain points and realize increased benefits from solutions.  With collaboration, we gain an integrated solution and, in many instances, an accelerated path to development that benefits the overall Built Environment. 

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Together, we can change the built environment.