Proceedings of the 2022 European Conference on Computing in Construction


Artificial intelligence feasibility in construction industry

Luca Rampini, Ania Khodabakhshian, Fulvio Re Cecconi
Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Italy

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2022.189
Abstract: Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to boost construction productivity in the coming years, reducing waste, errors and rework. However, few studies have investigated the current adoption rate in the industry and the obstacles that companies perceive on the path towards AI. This research tries to fill this gap by surveying practitioners through a tailored questionnaire. The results show that labour-skilled shortage, data quality, cost-benefit and lack of case studies and standards have been identified as major issues. The findings help to understand the needs of construction practitioners and propose possible solutions.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, digitalisation, construction, adoption, benefits, challenges

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