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The Role of AI and Machine Learning in the Construction Industry

The Role of AI and Machine Learning in the Construction Industry

by Proforma Construction, June 13, 2019

How AI is making its mark on the construction sector.

While AI, or artificial intelligence, was once the subject of futuristic movies and sci-fi novels, this technology has developed faster than anyone had anticipated.  Today, it is not uncommon for AI enabled technologies to infiltrate the hospitality, healthcare, food, entertainment, and many other sectors.  As for the commercial construction industry, AI is also making an impact.  Here’s what you should know about the use of AI technology in construction.

Benefits of Using AI in Construction

There are many construction tasks and procedures that need careful handling, and managing such tasks manually can be very tedious.  Using AI to manage such tasks can free up key employees as well as eliminate the chance of human error.  When correctly implemented, AI technology can save time, reduce risk, and keep project costs down.

  • Saving Time and Boosting Productivity

When AI enabled construction management software is used on construction projects, it can monitor daily operations and oversee procedures such as brickwork, masonry, flooring, and so on.  If something goes wrong, the system alerts relevant parties and generates a plan that will help mitigate the problem.  This ensures that issues are addressed quickly and efficiently, keeping project timelines intact.  Additionally, when project management is left to AI technologies, workers are free to focus on being productive in other roles.

  • Risk Management and Increased Safety

Risk is an unavoidable part of the construction industry.  While health and safety training, on-site supervisors, and personal protective equipment do help to reduce the risk of injuries, this isn’t enough to completely eliminate sources of risk.  However, employing AI enabled alarms and surveillance cameras can take on-site safety to the next level.  These upgraded safety features can alert supervisors to potential risks as well as gather information on emerging risks.  This will allow construction teams to predict issues and address them before they lead to injury or project delays.  Not only will this create safer environments for workers, but it will also ensure that construction projects remain on schedule.

  • Reducing Project Costs

As the previous points illustrate, implementing AI enabled technologies can help avoid major project delays.  When projects remain on schedule and within the original timeline, it saves time and money.  The more companies that embrace AI technology, the greater the benefits for both construction workers and clients alike.

This is what you should know about the growing role of AI in the commercial construction industry.  Curious to learn more about the newest tech trends in the construction industry?  If so, then turn to 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.