AI based solutions can play a role in the construction process. They can help with planning, updating construction sequences and task management, all the while keeping the stakeholders informed.

Automated tools could detect possible clashes, delays, and changes within the construction process by comparing the BIM digital twin against the actual physical representation. It can make construction sites safer by monitoring for safety hazards and alerting when accidents happen.

Progress monitoring

Images and 3D scans of building can provide the necessary input so that the AI can track the timely progress of the physical building against the plan stored in the BIM project.

Furthermore, comparing the physical building progress against the digital twin enables automatic identification of errors/deviations from the original building plan during the construction phase.

Parametric modeling

Point clouds can be automatically converted into textured 3D meshes and BIM objects. By defining its components and their relations through parameters, the model maintains an internal logic and needs less manual intervention.

For example, a rule might be extracted that ensures that walls must start at floor level and reach the underside of the ceiling. Then, if the floor-to-ceiling height is changed, the walls will automatically adjust.

Automate back office tasks

There are numerous construction related forms from which structured data needs to be extracted. Most businesses do this manually.

By automating the process, your company can auto-generate regular reports that are required to inform managers and ensure everyone in the company is aligned. Easily auto-generate reports, analyze their content, and email them to relevant stakeholders.

Safety hazards and accident alerts

The use of AI in the form of computer vision in combination with cameras at the construction site might mitigate risks and reduce the number of accidents greatly.

It can help detect when a tool is not stored correctly or workers are not wearing safety gear.

Find equipment

On-site AI enabled cameras can scan and indicate the location of the closest tool or equipment.

Improves both the utilization of tools and productivity, as construction workers do not have to walk around the construction site spending hours searching for tools and equipment.

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