When compared to other industries such as AI in banking, finance, or healthcare, the AI industry in the construction industry is still at a relatively early stage of development. The majority of new app development company are developing apps in this area and are centered on the process of locating patterns in vast datasets that are either beyond the capacity of humans to manage or would need an excessive amount of time to complete.
The following are some of the most significant uses of AI in Construction Industry that has been developed for use in the industry of construction:
1. Organizing and Execution of Plans
Building Information Modeling, or BIM for short, is an approach that is based on three-dimensional models and gives professionals (in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC)) the information they need to efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. This type of building information modelling (BIM) software, which is also known as “4D BIM” in the construction industry, gives users the ability to generate 3D models of buildings and the components of those buildings, as well as the ability to attach information about the time or schedule of development to those models.
2) Dependability in addition to safety
Autodesk has introduced a new product development programme known as BIM 360 Project IQ. The goal of this product development project is to use connected data and machine learning to predict and rank high-risk issues or project subcontractor risks. Project IQ, which is presently in the pilot stage and is aimed at general contractors that are already actively utilizing Autodesk’s BIM 360 construction management system, requires BIM 360 Field data, which is data from existing Autodesk BIM 360 Field users.
SmartTag by Smartvid.io
The ‘SmartTag’ engine from Smartvid.io organizes and makes searchable the data that is contained in images and videos that were shot at the workplace by utilizing machine learning, speech recognition, as well as image and video recognition.
The proprietary machine learning in construction technology that Smartvid.io has developed is called the Very Intelligent Neural Network for Insight and Evaluation, or VINNIE for short. This system is said to analyse audio and vision using a deep learning model in order to automatically tag construction data and proactively propose safety precautions to the customer.
3. Observation and Upkeep of the System
Customers of commercial spaces and office buildings can request centralized control of the temperature of their thermostats by using the Comfy building automation management software, which was developed by Building Robotics in Oakland, California. According to the company, its software has the capability to change the settings of the thermostat at a location with the push of a button and automatically apply preferences as time passes.
According to Building Robotics and Intel (Intel provides IoT gateways that enable the physical connection of the Building Management System (BMS) to the cloud), the Comfy app can collect data from existing BMS in commercial spaces as well as user request data to dynamically moderate and optimize temperatures in different parts of the building in order to increase cost savings and improve energy efficiencies in commercial spaces. This is done in order to improve cost savings and increase energy efficiencies.
Doxel is a company based in Silicon Valley that promises to offer software that has been upgraded with artificial intelligence and is geared on increasing construction productivity. When it comes to monitoring and scanning building sites, Doxel relies on dependable robots and drones that are fitted with cameras and LiDAR sensors.
The company claims that the visual data is processed by deep learning algorithms in order to measure the currently installed quantities and rate of production. This is accomplished by comparing the data to the client’s anticipated planning and design criteria. The company asserts that its AI in design technology can identify potential construction flaws by performing daily jobsite inspections and running small-scale design models.
What Does the Future Hold for Artificial Intelligence in Construction and Building?
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) data shows that construction sites have a higher fatal injury rate than any other industry in the United States, owing to the presence of heavy machinery and uneven terrain. Construction workers are also more likely to suffer fatal injuries in workplace accidents than workers in any other industry. In the United States, the number of construction site “hit-by deaths,” in which workers are killed after being struck by an object, equipment, or vehicle, has increased by 34% since 2010.
There appears to be widespread agreement in the construction industry (for example, in the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada) that artificial intelligence in construction may significantly reduce safety and efficiency concerns. When data-gathering cameras on heavy equipment and drone-based terrain visualization for the Jobsite become available in the near future, AI is expected to assist operators in making more informed decisions based on improved awareness of their surroundings, as well as monitoring construction equipment for increased efficiency.
As we have come to expect in the early stages of AI adoption in most other industries, the use of machine learning for pattern identification and machine vision for image recognition look to be the most significant AI applications in the construction sector (as we have come to expect in the early stages of AI adoption in most other industries).