The construction industry is a major sector of the world economy. Artificial intelligence (AI) has a lot of potential in the construction industry. AI solutions that have made an impact in other industries are beginning to emerge in the construction industry. It’s beginning to change the way buildings are designed, constructed and utilised after construction. The technology combination of IoT and AI will change construction for the long term with new business opportunities.
Following are 10 methods incorporated with AI, to help us improve construction, and further develop the processes involved:
E&C stakeholders can use neural networks, using drone-generated images and laser generated data capturing project progress, to teach an AI how to create 3-D “twin models” to match BIM-generated models. These applications would dramatically reduce decision-making cycles in a construction project from a monthly basis to a daily basis—through full automation of the project scheduling and budgeting update on the combination of BIM, AI, drone, and laser capabilities.
Labor shortage and a desire to boost the industry’s low productivity are compelling construction firms to invest in AI and data science. Construction companies are starting to use AI and machine learning to better plan for distribution of labor and machinery across jobs. A robot constantly evaluating job progress and the location of workers and equipment enables project managers to tell instantly which job sites have enough workers and equipment to complete the project on schedule, and which might be falling behind where additional labor could be deployed. Experts expect construction robots to become more intelligent and autonomous with AI techniques.