How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve the Construction Industry

How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve the Construction Industry

by Proforma Construction, September 10, 2019

How artificial intelligence (AI) can revolutionize the world of construction.

AI refers to technology that allows computers and machines to mimic humans.  AI essentially enables machines to learn, think, and reason in a very human-like fashion.  As AI technology improves, it is having a major impact across countless industries.  In the construction industry, there are several AI applications that are already changing how construction planning and work are being done.  Curious to learn more?  Then read on as your Pleasanton contractor reports on the impact of AI in the construction industry.

  • Job Site Safety

Having a safe worksite is a top priority on every construction project.  However, because construction work does not take place in a controlled environment, it can be difficult to keep workers safe when conditions are constantly changing.  However, new AI applications are working to assess both workers and work conditions and alert project managers to potential dangers.  Tests have shown that AI software can successfully identify more safety violations that a team of five human construction professionals working together.  As this tech continues to evolve, experts predict AI being able to monitor workers and alert them to risks in real-time.

  • Autonomous Construction Equipment

Like self-driving cars, AI is being used to develop self-operating construction equipment.  This advancement will help boost job site efficiency as the construction industry continues to see a considerable shortage of skilled labor.  Autonomous construction equipment uses 3D mapping, sensors, cameras, and GPS to feed information to the AI system.  The AI then instructs the machine on what to do.  While this technology is still in the works, its integration could mean major improvements in project efficiency and timelines.

These are some of the ways in which the development of AI technology can improve the construction industry as we know it.  Are you interested in keeping up with the latest construction tech trends?  If so, then contact your Pleasanton contractor at Proforma Construction.   Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.