How Artificial Intelligence Assists Designers

Artificial intelligence can assist designers in architecture, engineering and construction industries. It helps with tedious, repetitive tasks and suggests possible viable outcomes for a new approach to design and development. This frees up the time of designers for more creative tasks, such as determining how to make a building more usable, sustainable, and energy-efficient. 

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Dynamic Software Tools That Learn And Adapt

Virtual companions are being developed for designers that not only suggest possible solutions but also learn as the designer chooses between recommended options. Static software tools are being replaced by dynamic ones that keep learning and adapting.

The system stores the actions taken by designers and creates rules about how to react in similar situations in the future. For example, if engineers were working on a proposed new bridge, AI systems could provide a case for how it should be constructed based on successful past projects. 

A Circular Economy

Less variation is an important outcome of an AI-supported process. Designers may use different methods to solve challenges, and with AI, there would be fewer variations in the outcome. This would make the manufacturing of building parts more efficient and make the implementation of a circular economy possible. 

As building parts become more standardized, they fit together better when reused in another project. Additionally, AI could optimize structures based on various criteria, such as reusability or price.

A variety of companies, like Baco Enterprises, involved in the manufacture of items used in the construction industry, could benefit from the introduction of AI-supported processes. 

Bacoent.com is a fastener distributor located in the Bronx, New York, that supplies a complete array of construction bolts. These high strength construction bolts are used in bridges, tunnels, building highways and marine construction. 

Information Stored As Machine-Readable Data

Several companies are in the process of developing more AI for the construction industry. Knowledge and lessons from projects that were previously only stored in the minds of designers are now stored as machine-readable data. 

The quality of data available on every project improves as any designer can access a large collection of design solutions. A process that once took weeks to complete can be completed in a much shorter time frame, thus saving firms time and money. 

Another benefit is that junior designers are able to quickly build up their expertise and improve the quality of their designs. Businesses are also able to proactively offer various alternate solutions to clients. 

BIM and Virtual Assistants

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a development in AI that records the construction process of a building, from the planning stage all the way to its final completion and handover. Virtual assistants give added information in real-time from sensors in a building. For example, engineers are informed about structural problems and how to fix them. 

Artificial intelligence is becoming more of a reality within the construction industry and focused pilot projects are taking place. Only time will tell how much of an effect AI will have on the construction of innovative building designs.