Back in the days, the mention of artificial intelligence make you think of futuristic robots that look like they belong to sci-fi movies. Today, however, AI has become the technology that paved way to the existence of digital assistants. Consumers can also take advantage of AI right on their smartphones.
This is why it isn’t a surprise that AI is also starting to enter different industries, promising lucrative commercial applications. One of the industries that benefit from AI in so many ways is none other than the construction industry.
Thanks to AI, construction companies have now become more productive while helping improve the safety and quality of the projects.
Here are some other ways AI helps in the flourishing of the construction industry:
AI-Powered Insights Optimize the Stage of Project Design
The construction design is now slow and outdated to make the most out of modern technology. As a result, it slows down the process of building. With the use of AI in the building design, contractors can get insights from material data, building data, as well as the data collected from the environment, for instance, to determine the right way of designing and developing a project.
AI Integration Helps Get Rid of Tiring Tasks
Time-consuming and tedious tasks plague the process of construction. Project managers need to assign work, organize the project, and monitor employees. Usually, the tasks are done manually that result in wasted resources and time. Artificial intelligence efficiently handles all the mundane tasks with zero or few errors. Another advantage of AI is automation of task delegation. Using data on the employees, AI systems automatically assign tasks according to availability, skills, and experience. It makes the process simper and helps employees focus on the productivity.
Drones and Geospatial AI for Land Mapping and Survey
GIS or Geospatial Information Systems, GeoAI or Geospatial AI, and drones substantially lower the time it often requires to collect the job site’s aerial images and accurate survey maps. Drones can also be used to track the updates of the project and track problems at the site of the job. It provides richer insights to improve decision-making and keep the projects right on track.
Capture and Analyze Data of the Job Site
AI construction equipment can be used for autonomously capturing of 3D scans of construction sites. The data can then be feed to the deep neural network classifying the progress of the different areas of the project. It lets the management team for handling small concerns before they turn into major issues.
Algorithms in the future will use the reinforcement learning, which is an AI method that allows algorithms according to trial and error for assessment of endless alternatives and combinations depending on similar projects.
Speedy Delivery of Project with Offsite Construction
Construction is starting to rely more and more on offsite factories that use autonomous robots piecing together the parts of the building that will then be assembled by the employees at the site of the construction. Autonomous machines in assembly line could complete structures like walls in a more efficient manner than employees.
Indeed, AI will be changing the industry of construction for the better in more ways than one.