How is Artificial Intelligence Going to Help the Construction Industry into the Next Decade?July 20, 2017
As someone who works in the construction industry, have you ever thought about how you can apply the latest technologies for more efficiency? Artificial intelligence might not initially sound like something you can use. After all, with construction being one of the oldest industries, AI might sound like something you see in car manufacturing or in hi-tech offices.
In truth, artificial intelligence is beginning to play a major part in the construction field. It’s becoming comprehensive in AI changing the entire industry to alleviate manual task pressures.
Some key areas where you’re seeing the most growth include human resources, business management, as well as digital collaborations.
With AI acting as a form of business process automation, you can basically streamline your entire business without worry of manual systems.
How AI Applies to Human Resources in Construction
As AEM notes, AI in HR is already helping many industries. In construction, it can help tremendously in the hiring process, and in addressing your team’s needs.
Imagine being able to use a program that helps you pick better job candidates based on cumulative data about their experience. The same goes with a program being able to provide immediate solutions to worker issues.
Companies like SAP are already creating software platforms using AI to enhance HR in construction. Their program lets you empower, engage, and develop the talent you hire. It works on an international scale as well during times when you’re taking on big projects overseas.
AI brings more collaborative tools in the above case for better management of scheduling and payroll.
Business Management for Better Forecasting
The competition in construction continues to increase. Therefore, using AI to help with forecasting and management is essential. Since AI frequently uses big data to essentially “learn”, it’s going to help in bringing superior metrics so you understand how to move forward.
Some areas where it can help include examining what your competitors do, and keeping up with the latest construction trends.
Most importantly, though, AI is going to help in the design process and in collaborations during the building stage.
Exchanging Blueprints on Mobile Devices
A tech company called PlanGrid has an app available where AI helps share blueprints on any device. This technology is going to become more prevalent since mobile devices play a big factor in managing construction sites.
As a construction manager, you likely rely on your mobile device every day to assure proper communication. Being able to share designs across the country (or internationally) while on the go saves exponential time with virtual meetings.
To extend this further, AI now plays a major part in project control through the cloud.
Integrating AI into the Cloud for Project Management
You’re seeing companies like Oracle integrating the cloud with AI lately through their Oracle Engineering and Construction Global Business Unity. Being able to manage your construction projects in the cloud gives you a smarter way to handle large projects without consulting separate sources.
Now you can manage everything on your mobile device, and be able to access information 24/7. The AI aspect lets you be able to find smart solutions and read metrics in real-time for better strategies.
Adding AI Into Buildings
One thing many construction companies add in home or commercial buildings is smart AI technologies. Most of this occurs through The Internet of Things, or smart devices. Samsung C&T is one of the big players construction companies employ into structures.
Keep in mind AI-based IoT can work in your own company to keep costs low. Smart devices keep your energy usage down, as well as better manage how you use your equipment.
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