Artificial intelligence (AI) has become all but an inevitability for the vast majority of industries, and construction is no different.

It stands as one of humanity’s oldest disciplines, refined over millennia and swayed in new directions by every civilisation and major cultural shift to reach the job sites of today. Construction on the scale of the modern day, growing at pace as globalisation and urbanisation have accelerated over the past century, is replete with challenges that will define our own epoch’s chapter in the industry’s long history.

Environmentalism, space limitations, ethics and human rights, health and safety, and efficiency and productivity summarise the bulk of the challenges that modern construction faces, and AI appears poised to address each of them whilst fulfilling that most essential of business needs: cost reduction.