Reduces Human Error
Machines don’t make errors. They are programmed, meaning they are always going to do the same thing, in the manner it is intended to be done. Humans, regardless of how much attention they pay, make mistakes.
When processes are automated, those human errors are instantly going to decrease on a job site. By automating tasks that employees don’t want to do, and allowing them to focus on more specialized areas of their work, there are fewer errors taking place on a daily basis.
This is not only going to create a safer workplace for all who are on the job site, but it is also going to help improve efficiency, as those tasks don’t have to be completed more than once because they were done incorrectly the first time around.
Some tasks can be automated in the workplace. With AI technologies, this is possible on construction sites. Lifting, moving, shifting, or otherwise transporting materials is one of those tasks.
Or, if there are areas that are too high for workers to reach safely, equipment and technologies are in place to complete those tasks safely. And, if there are tasks that have to get done overnight, AI can do those tasks.
This will reduce the number of employees needed overnight, and also maximize efficiency so that workers can pick up where they left off the previous day. Automation is excellent in work areas where there are several tasks/duties that need to get done each day.
Artificial intelligence has made its way into every industry, including construction. It’s as common to see the utilization of artificial intelligence, as it is to see traffic cones or barricades on a work site.
Location Tracking (Worker Safety)
This is not only great to track where supplies are, but also where workers are. For example, if a crew member is stuck or in a dangerous location, managers instantly learn this information with AI software. Or, if there are GPS trackers on-site, other crew members are alerted of possible dangers, obstructions, or areas they should avoid on-site.
In turn, they will avoid coming into contact or going into an area on the job site, which is dangerous. This, in and of itself, is going to help reduce the number of accidents and injuries that are taking place.
And, in terms of efficiency, with AI tools, if employees aren’t doing what they should be doing, this technology will track their workflow, so managers can better determine how to use employees, and improve their efficiency on the job site, so that work gets done in time, and is completed as it should be.
Undertakes Some Human Tasks
When humans are doing less trivial tasks, there is less of a chance; an injury will occur. AI can handle some of the operational tasks and work alongside humans on construction sites.
So, they can do the jobs which personnel doesn’t want to do, and this will, in turn, help reduce the number of accidents on a job site.
When crews are paying more attention and focused on the specialized tasks they have to do, they aren’t worrying about other jobs. They can pay attention and increase their workflow while making sure the site is safe for themselves, as well as others around them.
Reducing Operating Costs
Work crews are more efficient when there’s less waste. And, obviously, construction companies are going to see a higher ROI as well. Some ways AI can reduce operational costs include
- Track travel expenses, salary, marketing costs
- Help track inventory and shipments
- Manage the costs of materials
These are a few of the many ways in which AI can be implemented into a construction site. By reducing costs and ensuring supplies are delivered on time, crews are more efficient.
When they have what they need in order to complete a job, there are fewer delays in the process. In turn, the last task can be achieved for clients in a timely fashion.