With the evolution of technology with time, artificial intelligence or AI is progressing with time as well. One can remember watching the wonders of artificial intelligence in sci-fi movies and reading them in novels. Today, it is a reality in multiple industries. They are taking advantage of the convenience and the effectiveness of AI in their projects.
Reddy Kancharla – Evolution in the construction industry
Reddy Kancharla is an esteemed name in the construction and civil engineering industry in the USA. He obtained his master’s degree in the field of civil engineering from Texas Tech University at Lubbock. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. He has a successful career in the field of civil construction, construction QA/QC, and geotechnical consultation that covers 25 years with ten years of experience in senior management.
In his opinion, he says that those companies in construction that use artificial intelligence in their projects get them completed more effectively and safely. Moreover, there is an improvement of quality in these projects as well.
AI and its role today
Contrary to popular and common belief, artificial intelligence in civil engineering and the construction industry is not restricted to robotics on job sites that replace machines that humans operate for tasks like laying bricks, dispensing concrete, welding, and other construction site work.
One can roughly define AI as a machine that copies human cognitive functions, including recognizing patterns, problem-solving, learning from data that is fed into it, and more. It is due to the above reason that AI can be deployed in several applications that can be divided into four areas and they are-
- Construction methodology, and
Will workers lose their jobs because of AI?
There is huge concern about whether workers on construction sites will lose their jobs and not get other construction opportunities because these tasks have become automated. This apprehension was quite the same as their fear when construction machines were first launched in the industry. With the passage of time, it has been proved that these construction machines, in fact, opened new doors of career opportunities for job seekers and specialists.
On top of this, companies dealing with construction have seen AI be a solution to the prevailing shortage of labor in the industry, especially in the USA.
More focus on productivity
Many tedious and long tasks can plague the process of construction. Often, most of these tasks, if done manually, resulting in wasted resources and time. The project manager should organize the project, assign the work, and ensure all the employees are working as per schedule. With the help of AI, these mundane tasks can be done efficiently with zero error.
There is another key application of AI, and this is the automation of task delegation. With data on employees, the system with AI can automatically delegate tasks based on availability, skills, and experience. This makes the process simple, and the employees get more time to concentrate on productivity on the site.