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Smart Construction: Build Smarter with Artificial Intelligence

Omji Mehrotra By Omji Mehrotra | October 1, 2020
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Artificial intelligence in construction industry is the base of any economy!

After serving various domains like hospitality, healthcare, on-demand economy, food delivery, insurance, finance, banking, and others, Artificial intelligence in construction industry has a great number of benefits and awesome results. 

AI has the ability to help the construction industry company for being more productive, efficient, accurate, and highly predictable. With technology, the quality and safety of artificial intelligence in construction businesses also surge high. 

Also, the concept of smart cities also depends upon the community’s needs before finally implementing infrastructural and technological changes. With the implementation of AI into the field, the technology is highly transforming and revolutionizing the way of doing things in a smarter way for smarter people. 

Here in this blog, we will be discussing how AI after entering many domains is now transforming the artificial intelligence construction domain too. 

But before that, let us give you an understanding of why to invest in Artificial intelligence development. Once done with it, you can get ahead with the beginning- How AI can help the construction industry!

How Artificial Intelligence In Construction Industry Helps?

how ai helps in construction industry

Process Orchestration

In the artificial intelligence construction industry, tracking the processes from the very beginning to the end is quite challenging. But with the help of AI-based applications, managing various task scheduling and reallocation is becoming a little easier and under control.

One of the examples is a smart schedule that can help the managers or business owners plan their workload easily and efficiently. The planning that results in avoiding any possible delays while offering the option for tracking the events.

Developing Infrastructure

The artificial intelligence construction  process often changes with the coming of technologies and the needs of the users. This changing process can be easily managed with the help of AI. AI Technology has the potential to boost alternative electricity through solar panels and wind turbines.

Also, with the help of AI-powered tools, analyzing the industrial plans for artificial intelligence construction  is easy and convenient too. With the technology-enabled, gaining data about users’ needs about the building helps in analyzing and build smart construction plans. 

HVAC Management

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. The smart home automation systems are quite common between users that can maintain specific elements of the house like light, pressures, temperature, and others. Managing the elements at home is still manageable, however, when it comes to a huge plant or modern office building, maintaining everything there is complicated.

Here AI technology can operate various parts of the building’s elements while operating the sensor data simultaneously too. Correlated with AL, Machine Learning can also easily predict collisions and accidents of the issues. 

Thus, HVAC based applications can easily manage the process of these smart elements be it in big organizations, hotels, or in other places resulting in easy management. 

Digitized Planning

The application of artificial intelligence in construction management industry is often stuck with complex issues like data extraction like pipeline layouts, manufacturing schemes, maps obtained, industrial plans, and others.

Furthermore, these data are categorized into different groups to many patterns, and later these patterns are required for creating templates. The algorithms based on them then use templates for extracting data from documents. 

These requirements arise the need for businesses to look for third parties for data extraction. On the other hand, there are also issues with data privacy, security due to personal data and information depending on business interests also arises. 

All these together are quite costly and time-consuming. This results in making engineers create and build solutions for engineering drawings powered by AI assisting one to extract data from on paper maps, schemes, and other technical documents. 

Accident Reduction Probability

The artificial intelligence in construction industry is quite a risky affair with a considerable amount of risks with various different accidents. This makes the industry analyze the prerequisites along with seeing how to avoid possible risks in the future too. 

Furthermore, the accidents are majorly divided into groups-human & equipment based. For preventing any human-based accidents, companies often look for developing policies and rules. 

Also, for the smooth and streamlined process, open-source libraries are there for analyzing images and videos from the safety cameras in real-time. These tools are also capable of detecting abnormal behavior while alerting the artificial intelligence and construction company too. And with the help of ML-based models, detecting anomalies or issues through photos can be made while managing additional expenses too.

Concluding all the processes, AL along with the power of ML can track possible accidents, issues, predicting issues, and staving off damaging situations too. 

Big Data Processing

The robust technology AI is capable of processing and analyzing volumes of data and information. Also, the algorithms that are self-learned can let one unstructure the complex data in hours that might take years to process manually. 

The data scientists precisely map and cleanses the given data and create them into sample datasets. All the data are being processed using technology in hours which would otherwise take a year for the completion. 

With it, let us now check out what advantages a business or an organization can take from artificial intelligence in construction projects. 

What Are The Benefits Of Artificial Intelligence In Construction?

benefits of ai in construction industry

Preventing Cost Overruns

There is a maximum number of chances when the budget of the projects often go beyond the estimated planning. For making the decision precise and nice, Artificial Neural Networks are being employed for predicting cost overruns based on several factors like contract type, project size, the competence level of project managers. 

Also, with AI, historical data like planner start and the finish are also used by predictive models for envisioning a realistic approach for future projects. Also, with robust technology, AI can access real-life training material helping one to enhance their knowledge and skill sets. Altogether, the technology simply reduces the time taken for onboarding new resources for the projects. 

Generative Design For Designing Buildings

Information modeling is a 3D model-based approach offering architecture, artificial intelligence construction, and engineering professionals insight for planning, designing, constructing, and managing buildings and infrastructure. 

However, the challenge here is that the professionals need to check if the models clash with each other or not. Thus, for the preciseness, the artificial intelligence in construction industry is employing ML for using generative designing that further helps in identifying and mitigating clashes between different models created by different teams in order to prevent rework. 

Mitigating Risk

Artificial intelligence and construction projects are obviously filled with various risks for both the workers and the team in terms of casualties, revenue, and resource losses. Also, the bigger the project will be, the more the risk associated with it. Also, multiple subcontractors also work on different trades in various parallel sites. 

For streamlining the process and mitigating risk, AI and ML are being used for monitoring and prioritizing risk on the job site, making project managers focus on important tasks and resources. The technology then helps in assigning priority as per the needs. 

Project Planning

The technology, robots and AI helps in solving various problems including over-budget artificial intelligence construction technology’s next frontier projects. With the help of technology and the robots, artificial intelligence construction companies capture 3D scans of construction sites and then feed the stored data into deep neural networks for further classifying sub-projects. 

Moreover, as and when the process off tracks the process, the management team deals with the problems before they become huge. Thus, AL and ML together can easily make the process of prediction and preciseness easy and effective. 

Productivity Analysis

There are many artificial intelligence construction companies that employ self-driving artificial intelligence construction machinery for performing various repetitive tasks like pouring concrete, welding, demolition, bricklaying, and others. Also, work like excavation, and prep works are being performed by autonomous and semi-autonomous bulldozers for preparing a job site for exacting specifications. 

This automatic work helps in freeing up the human workers from the monotonous task and employs them to the most important ones. On the other hand, Project managers can also track job sites in real-time. 

For Safety 

As we have already mentioned, the artificial intelligence in construction industry is a risky affair with fatal casualties happening a lot of the time. 

Thus, AI technology can offer an algorithm for analyzing photos from the job sites while scanning the site for safety hazards seeing if workers are wearing protective equipment, and also correlating the images with accident records. 

Labor Issues

Labor shortages are quite obvious in the artificial intelligence construction industry. This shortage creates a need for investing in AI and data science by various organizations and projects. 

Also, with real-time analysis of data, boosting productivity becomes a little easier. The combination of AI, ML, planning for labor distributing, and machinery placement across jobs also becomes precise. 

Moving on, the robot also evaluates job progress and the location of workers along with intimating project managers to see which sites have enough workers & equipment. 

Off-Site Construction

With a new wave of technology and advancement, artificial intelligence construction companies are relying on off-site factories staffed by autonomous robots bringing together different components of the building, and then these components are pieced together by workers on a real site. 

Post-Construction

The managers working on AI in construction scheduling make use of it for completing the building processes. BIM or Building Information Modeling, it stores the information about the building structure nicely for further leading the artificial intelligence construction process. 

Now that we have seen a lot about smart construction and how AI is helping it for the processing of a smarter world.

However, as the pandemic is still on but stopping is not the solution. The process of constructing the building and smarter cities has been changed and effectively supported by AI for a smarter world. 

Let’s check out how COVID 19 world looks like in the artificial intelligence construction domain. 

Application Of Artificial Intelligence In Construction Management Amid COVID-19

Smarter Planning & Designing

As the build smart construction business has already accepted BIM for the digital transformation. Now, in this pandemic time period, BIM is widely used to continue digital and virtual environments under the restriction of meeting people face to face. 

With the collaboration of AI and BIM together, the designing process gets easy and streamlined breaking down the complex algorithms for creating standardized designs at pace. 

The designs further made can be tested on virtual platforms offering the chance of making decisions and commitments at the early stages while speeding up the whole process. 

Safety At Hands

Prefab artificial intelligence construction is seen and experiences safer, faster, and reliable as compared to the conventional building work done prior. 

By enabling technology like AI, ML, they together support the safety processes through analyzing factory activities along with monitoring people’s movements within the factory area. 

Also, the pre-manufactured components eliminate the need for installing labor when comparing it to the traditional approach for construction. 

Predictable Timelines

Digital technologies and prefab artificial intelligence construction help in minimizing the time for the project when making a comparison between it and the conventional building techniques. 

Thus, those projects that are made using factory-made components are predictable and are also not impacted by weather conditions or any other issues. 

During this time of COVID-19, predictable timelines are the need for the business and artificial intelligence construction industry for accurate results without wasting time, effort, and resources. 

Companies Using Artificial Intelligence In Construction

companies using ai in construction
  • Nucon
  • INTSITE
  • Kwant.ai
  • APE Mobile
  • AI CONSTRUCT

If you are willing to know more about build smart construction, its limitations, the future it holds, and how to get started with it, connect with our experts today!

Omji Mehrotra
Omji Mehrotra

Co-Founder and AVP Technology at Appventurez. An accomplished Android and React Native developer who is a fan of clean and optimized code, he is a passionate team builder having smart project managerial skills and has a deep love to provide end to end solution.

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