Transforming Construction: Empowering Efficiency and Sustainability

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Aug 2, 2023
Posted by Maria Begouleva


Innovative approach

Many technology company, employs AI, wireless sensors, and cloud technology in their solution, to revolutionize the construction lifecycle. For exapmle, by embedding wireless sensors into concrete pours, real-time curing data is collected and used to create a predictive digital twin through Autodesk Platform Services.

An AI-based engine generates strength predictions, allowing project managers to determine the best time to progress the jobsite, reducing waste and optimizing concrete mix design for sustainability. This approach results in up to 30% faster jobsite progress, cost savings, and a reduction in embodied carbon in the construction process.

Engineering companies that harnessing AI, the cloud, and wireless sensors to revolutionize the construction lifecycle with actionable data insights that drive jobsite productivity and sustainability.

To further enhance the innovative approach we as an engineering company could offer the following suggestions.

Integration of IoT Technologies.

Integrate Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to expand the range of data collected from construction sites. By incorporating additional sensor types, such as temperature and humidity sensors, the digital twin can provide more comprehensive insights into the curing process.

Advanced AI Algorithms.

Develop advanced AI algorithms that not only predict concrete strength but also analyze other critical aspects of construction, such as structural integrity and safety. This would enable project managers to make more informed decisions and mitigate potential risks.

Real-time Collaboration Platform.

Create a real-time collaboration platform that allows stakeholders, including engineers, architects, and contractors, to access and share data seamlessly. This platform would foster effective communication, streamline decision-making, and promote better coordination throughout the construction lifecycle.

Energy Efficiency Optimization.

Implement AI-driven energy optimization solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of construction projects. By analyzing energy usage patterns, the system can suggest energy-efficient practices and materials, further contributing to sustainability goals.

Data Visualization and Reporting.

Develop intuitive data visualization tools and detailed reporting mechanisms that present the digital twin’s insights in a user-friendly format. This will empower project managers to quickly identify trends and make data-driven decisions.

Predictive Maintenance.

Extend the use of AI to implement predictive maintenance strategies for construction equipment and machinery. By monitoring equipment health in real-time, construction companies can proactively schedule maintenance, minimizing downtime and improving overall project efficiency.

Scalability and Flexibility.

Ensure that the technology solutions provided are scalable and adaptable to different project scales and construction types. This flexibility will enable construction companies of varying sizes to benefit from the advancements.

By incorporating these suggestions into their offerings, an engineering company can further contribute to the evolution of construction practices, driving even greater productivity, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness in the industry. 


Maria Begouleva
Director of Engineering (CTO), PMtech Group

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