Building and Construction

Artificial intelligence will have numerous applications in construction and maintenance of buildings. From assisted project planning, cost control, and safety management, to automated HVAC optimization, energy and air quality management, and more, AI will help construction groups optimize operations and building managers serve tenants more efficiently. is an AI software development firm focused on helping B2B businesses gain access to custom and affordable artificial intelligence solutions that meet their particular needs. Below are just a few examples of how AI can help optimize construction and building maintenance.

Artificial Intelligence in Construction

AI for Building Information Modeling (BIM) Generative Design

Construction companies can work with architects and other construction project planners using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to help plan the construction process to attain goals for the building or infrastructure with maximum efficiency. Artificial intelligence can leverage wide data sets that factor in architectural, engineering mechanical, electrical, and plumbing plans to help put an overall construction plan in place. Once established, teams can be assigned to ensure all sites get a the best mix of skills while optimizing overall operations. Then, the tasks of each site's project are sequenced and assigned to individual workers to maximize the use of time. Such an AI BIM program will be able to leverage the information it acquires about past construction jobs to inform better planning and decision-making for subsequent work, allowing the software to evolve into greater sophistication and accuracy over time.

AI for Construction Risk Mitigation and Cost Control

Cost control can be challenging in any business, especially those that rely heavily on human labor for production. The construction industry can be notoriously challenging in this regard. Construction projects often reveal challenges mid-process that can't be predicted. Artificial intelligence can help construction project managers better mitigate the effects of unanticipated contingencies without destroying timelines and budgets. AI can be used in construction to monitor risks and prioritize handling the most important factors affecting the final quality, budget, and deadline. AI can also be used to manage overall productivity in construction projects, helping to alert managers about specific tasks that may be off track and help them correct before major problems occur. As with BIM software, AI cost control can learn from its acquired history and help support better project planning and management both to ensure timelines and budgets are adhered to and risks are dealt with in the most productive and efficient manner, thus making construction projects proceed more successfully.

AI for Automated Construction

Artificial intelligence can also be used to power specialized robotics programs that allow machines to take the place of human labor for highly routine and repetitive tasks. From brick-laying and pouring concrete to bulldozing and more, AI can make for autonomous and/or semi-autonomous machines that reduce the amount of labor required to complete a construction project while maintaining the quality of the end result.

Artificial Intelligence for Building Engineering and Management

AI for Energy Management

Artificial intelligence can leverage IoT devices in a building, and/or power draw information from specific outlets, to help building engineers have a greater understanding of where and how energy is used to determine potential cost savings. Building engineers and managers can receive notifications on their smartphones when specific rooms, devices, and/or outlets are drawing larger amounts of power than is typical for a given schedule. Such notifications may be adjusted depending upon known changes to tenants or events that may impact energy draw. This will give building managers the ability to determine if any mitigation may be in order to reduce power consumption, and could even identify problems with particular devices that are no longer using energy efficiently and thus require attention.

AI for Automated and Dynamic Climate Control

Automated HVAC systems have been in place for years, and some of them boast rather sophisticated algorithms for adjusting heating and cooling based on time of day, day of week, and other variables. Artificial intelligence can build upon this legacy of increasing sophistication of central heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems by incorporating automated adjustments based on use. Benefitting large buildings with varying tenant occupancies and usage in particular, AI can help optimize the use of heating and air conditioning so that it is more targeted towards the rooms that need it most. Such a system may rely upon data about tenant schedules as well as present power usage and more to determine who is where and what rooms demand more attention from the HVAC system than others. This also allows the HVAC system to cut back on climate control in unoccupied rooms to the extent it does not negatively affect climate control in occupied rooms, thus substantially reducing the energy expenditure on climate control for the building as a whole. Ventilation can also be automatically managed to use air flows to circulate climate control effects where needed while reducing them between occupied and unoccupied rooms.

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