Artificial intelligence and machine learning help building designers, but also those who want to make construction sites safer. Here are my picks from recent construction-related AI news.
Big construction companies are testing technology that could save lives
A number of big construction companies are testing AI-aided computer vision that could save lives, and money, by predicting when accidents will happen. Boston-based Suffolk persuaded several of its competitors to join a consortium that would share data to improve the technology.
Source: MIT Technology Review
Autodesk’s machine learning tool ranks job site risks
Autodesk has released a preview version of BIM 360 Construction IQ, a machine learning tool that analyzes large swaths of project data to rate safety and quality issues by risk level.
AI to assist and guide planners through the process of building a project plan
InEight, a leading developer of construction project management software, announced that Clark Construction will now use InEight’s project planning and scheduling application InEight Basis to enhance its process.
Spacemaker raises $25 million to power urban construction projects with AI
Founded out of Oslo in 2016, Spacemaker has created simulation software that manages the computational side of designing structural layouts in multi-building residential developments. On June 9, the company announced a $25 million round of funding co-led by Atomico and Northzone, with participation from a host of industry investors.
Investigating the future of generative design through architectural style learning
Stanislas Chaillou recently presented his thesis, Bias & Architectural Style: A New Frontier for AI In Architecture, at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, in the Master of Architecture program. Chaillou built an entire generation methodology using Generative Adversarial Neural Networks (GANs).