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AI In Construction Laying
The Foundation For BIM

Jim Garlock By: Paul Bracht


The continued growth of urbanization has led to significant challenges within the construction industry. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA), the industry’s leading trade group, reported that rising material costs and continued supply chain issues have postponed and rescheduled 39% of all commercial construction.

The AGCA reported construction firms would continue to utilize technology, including AI and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software resources, to expedite construction, reduce costs, and streamline workflow. Software developers are integral to assisting the industry in realizing its goals. As developers continue enhancing AI and optimizing BIM technology, they provide the vital resources the construction industry needs to mitigate job site accidents, reduce project costs, and create highly nuanced 3D design models.

BIM: Invaluable Resource for Construction Industry

Building Information Modeling (BIM) continues to be utilized not only within the commercial construction industry but also within the residential building markets. This utilization makes BIM technology a versatile resource enabling contractors, architects, and construction personnel to efficiently complete a project while streamlining workflow, successfully addressing finite details of development and elevating client satisfaction.

Building Information Modeling is often exclusively associated with 3D architecture design. Still, continued enhancements from developers have fully optimized its performance, making it a widely embraced option for multiple types of construction. BIM enables project managers to utilize the program in every project phase, no longer relegated to design details. The following BIM features continue to mitigate industry challenges within several project phases.

The Role of AI in Construction is Growing

Artificial Intelligence continues proving its limitless versatility, and the application of AI in construction is growing. BIM enhanced by software developers quickly recognizes data patterns, computes decisions, and automates tasks such as measurements and other critical tasks that reduce human error. This becomes invaluable as a project progresses because measurements of a structure may change. If so, personnel would have to manually input changes on blueprints, which may prove time-consuming when done manually. AI-enhanced BIM technology automates this process, ensuring accuracy and efficiency, while centralized document access enables all project personnel to continue workflow without disruption.

Job site safety is paramount, and utilizing AI in construction facilitates improved safety measures. Coupled with machine learning, enhanced BIM can analyze a job site and identify areas most vulnerable to accidents by measuring heights, weight limits, and structural strength. These key data points enable construction managers to proactively adjust to the job conditions and implement changes before personnel arrival, significantly mitigating potential safety risks that could prove very costly.

Industry Benefits from New Government Initiatives

New initiatives such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are designed to boost support for tech-ed programming and infrastructure maintenance and improvements. This law creates a significant opportunity for the construction industry to bid on lucrative infrastructure opportunities.

Construction firms utilizing BIM built by an expert-level developer would be at an advantage to secure infrastructure projects because enhanced BIM programs enable accurate budgeting, highly nuanced 3D designs, and the ability to monitor projects in real-time accurately. The critical features of AI in construction warrants further attention from officials reviewing and approving construction projects due to stringent budgetary regulations. A firm utilizing real-time budgeting features would earn an advantage during project approval.

The international market share of BIM software has enjoyed notable growth. Recent laws in the U.K. have mandated that BIM technology be used for all Level 2 public sector construction jobs. Germany’s recent law mandating all construction projects valued at €100 million must utilize BIM software. Additionally, Germany’s new requirement for all public contracts for federal infrastructure projects to implement BIM technology highlights the value officials and industry leaders place on the design programs.

The continued trend of international laws mandating BIM technology for the construction industry enables developers to grow revenue streams within and outside U.S. markets, reinforcing BIM’s timeless versatility as an invaluable resource to the construction industry.

The construction industry remains positioned to generate new revenue with newly allocated federal U.S. funding for infrastructure projects. With BIM resources designed and implemented by expert-level software developers, construction firms deploying this invaluable resource will be poised to capture market share.


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