Building information modeling (BIM), which was created at the dawn of the 21st century, has made it possible to streamline the entire construction process, from conception through execution. Revit is a powerful 3D design software that allows users to visualize and make changes to the final product. BIM also improves communication between different sectors, including engineers, architects, and construction workers (AEC).
We talked about the use of AI in technology companies. It is also used in many other companies. Although AI is the most popular topic of discussion, BIM and other technologies complement it.
Despite this, the construction industry is still not able to harness its immense potential. Although artificially intelligent systems have been integrated into nearly every home, the AEC sector is still yet to reap the benefits of AI.
It should also make more use of AI-assisted embedded systems, which can include anything from sensors nodes to self-operating machines and vehicles. These systems will not only speed up construction projects but will also provide more data that can be used to create precise building information models.
BIM and AI are complementary. BIM is a powerful database that AI can use. AI can also help with accurate predictions and informed decision-making, which results in incredible workflow efficiency.
How BIM and AI Can Complement Each Other
Artificial intelligence (AI), is a form of artificial intelligence that allows a machine to imitate human behavior and cognition. It can also use new information and internalize knowledge to make improvements on itself. The more information that the machine receives, the more intelligent they become. AI can interpret data and make adjustments as well as new methods of doing so. AI can greatly benefit because BIM is an invaluable and abundant source of data.
AI can also be used to enhance BIM and bring it up to a new level. AI-assisted BIM excels where human calculations and estimates fall short. This can lead to costly setbacks or incidents. AI will most likely play an important role in the creation and maintenance of construction robots, embedded systems that are specifically designed to aid construction workers with manual labor.
The potential for almost all steps in the process to be digitized and automated is apparent. This will significantly reduce the need to have human intervention. While AI could take over most of the work, it will not eliminate jobs. It will instead create new jobs. The creativity the human brain has is unmatched to this day.
The Advantages of Using AI in BIM
AI-assisted BIM is armed with past project knowledge and can analyze models thoroughly, spot clashes, discrepancies, and other potential failure points. It could also make designers’ lives easier. AI can also be trained to perform repetitive tasks.
Instead of designing a bathroom from scratch, designers can hire AI to do the job for them at a faster pace. Engineers can also use machine learning to convert thousands of AutoCAD layer names into Revit elements.
AI is not known for its creativity. It can however help architects create unique parametric designs that rival some of the most prized works of art today. AI can also help us achieve sustainability goals faster by helping to design buildings that are resource-efficient, environmentally responsible, and sustainable.
AI has made it easier than ever to implement changes. The rest of the model automatically adjusts to any adjustment made by the designer, regardless of its scope. Each sector member is also made aware of any changes. They have always access to the latest and most relevant version of each model. We can finally say goodbye to miscommunications and “he said, she pronounced”.
Using embedded systems on-site allows models to achieve unprecedented levels of accuracy. Wireless sensor networks, such as mote, can be used to measure the building and monitor the temperature.
Cost and Time Management
Already, BIM has had a significant impact on AEC project time and cost management. AI can take this even further: AI can manage budget and scheduling issues and eliminate overruns and delays.
This advantage could prove to be a huge benefit given the size of construction projects. AI-assisted BIM is able to draw up the best plan for future projects thanks to its vast knowledge of past projects. It can even coordinate and prioritize tasks.
Risk mitigation is the greatest benefit of AI implementation in BIM. AI-assisted BIM is able to quickly scan the entire model and identify potential errors and irregularities. Engineers can catch potential errors early and prevent them from happening on-site.
Construction is prone to errors. Workers are often injured when they work in dangerous environments or with machines that can be damaged. Artificial intelligence could improve safety on-site by replacing humans with repetitive, demanding tasks. It could eliminate human supervision entirely.
AI appears to be the right time, given the growing population and the increasing demand. AI-helped BIM could bring many benefits to the AEC industry, including increased safety and efficiency, cost reduction, and risk mitigation. It can also learn from past failures and successes, which allows it to improve every second.