Here Umer discusses the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in construction:

How could AI be useful on a construction site?

“It’s no secret that one of the challenges facing construction site managers is ensuring workers and visitors stay safe on site. While the construction industry has been slow in some areas to adapt to a more digital way of working, change is underway, especially for high-risk teams.

AI can be used in construction to ensure a safer site before work even commences. In the planning stages of a project, it can be used to help identify potential hazards. This then helps site managers reduce time further down the line and more importantly, mitigate risks to site workers.”

Will AI take away jobs?

“A criticism often levied at computer-generated systems is that they have the potential to reduce the human workforce. Those in the construction industry will undoubtedly have had concerns about skills shortages. AI can address this by evaluating site productivity and the optimum distribution of site resources.

At Construction Helpline, we believe that it is the combination of better health and safety training courses for site workers and the use of digital advances such as AI that can help to transform safety and productivity.”

How can it help with high-risk teams?

“Managing high-risk teams puts a lot of pressure on site managers, especially if the teams involve sub-contractors working across different sites. AI in construction can help assess which areas are higher risk, helping to prioritise workloads. Digitising site workloads can also help site managers with organisation. They can then assess when further training is required or when safety briefings should be held.

AI can also be useful within the construction sector to help with budget control, productivity and more insightful building designs. Here at Construction Helpline we are looking forward to seeing how AI will continue to shape the construction industry of our future.

We are continually reviewing our training courses, updating them to complement new technological developments. Great health and safety training like the courses we offer at Construction Helpline is irreplaceable but when paired with AI demonstrates real progress for site health and safety.”

Find out more about our construction courses at Construction Helpline on our health and safety courses page.