What is the role of AI in Construction Industry?
Robotics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things can cut construction costs by up to 20%. Engineers can put on virtual reality goggles and send mini-robots into under-construction buildings. These robots use cameras to track the progress of the work. In modern buildings, artificial intelligence is being used to plan the routing of electrical and plumbing systems.
AI is being used by businesses to create worksite safety systems. Artificial intelligence is being used to track the real-time interactions of workers, machinery, and objects on the job site and alert supervisors of potential safety issues, construction errors, and productivity issues.
9 Benefits of Artificial Intelligence in Construction
Avoid expense overruns
On projects, Artificial Neural Networks are used to anticipate cost overruns based on parameters such as project size, contract type, and project manager competency.
Through generative design, AI may be used to improve architectural design
When a user enters requirements into the model, the generative design software develops 3D models that are optimized for the restrictions, learning from each iteration until the optimal model is found.
AI is used to give priority to issues automatically. Construction managers can engage closely with high-risk teams to decrease risk by assigning a risk score to subcontractors.
Planning a project
Algorithms may learn through trial and error using this method. It can evaluate an infinite number of combinations and alternatives depending on previous work. Because it optimizes the optimal path and corrects itself over time, it helps with project planning.
Improves the efficiency of work places
Project managers may keep track of work on the job site in real time. They monitor worker productivity and process compliance using face recognition, onsite cameras, and other comparable technology.
Construction safety using artificial intelligence
An algorithm that analyses photographs from its working sites, checks them for safety dangers like employees not wearing protective gear, and compares the images to its accident data.
Artificial intelligence will help to alleviate labour shortages
Project managers can quickly know which job sites have enough people and equipment to finish the project on time, and which are lagging behind and might use more personnel, thanks to a robot that is continually analyzing task progress and the placement of workers and equipment.
Walls, for example, may be built more effectively on an assembly line by autonomous machines than by humans, leaving human employees to handle the specific work such as plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems once the building is put together.
AI in the post-construction phase
Long after the work is finished, building managers can employ AI. Advanced analytics and AI-powered algorithms generate useful insights into the operation and performance of a building, bridge, roads, and nearly anything in the built environment by gathering information about a structure using sensors, drones, and other wireless technologies.
6 types of construction technology that you might use in the future:
Data Collection Apps
Building Information Modeling (BIM) Software
Virtual Reality and Wearables