Machine learning is a little bit like yoga: we all know what it is, we all know it’s good for us, but few of us understand how to actually do it. There’s a mystery surrounding machine learning that (even if our colleagues won’t admit) leaves many people in the built environment overwhelmed. Still, machine learning is more than just an industry buzzword at this point; it’s a necessity.
Will 2019 be the year construction will break through its notorious, decades-long productivity doldrums? The arrival of Industry 4.0 has sparked new interest in how technology can be used to boost efficiency and reduce costs. Let’s take a look at how AEC firms are taking advantage of these new tools to shorten their timelines and shrink project costs.
We’re way past the point of buzzword with artificial intelligence in engineering and construction. It’s no longer just an idea, but a make-or-break business reality.