Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) is crucial in promoting Industry 4.0 worldwide. AI has the potential to revolutionize the engineering and construction industry by automating tasks, improving project efficiency and accuracy, and enabling new capabilities. One application of AI in engineering and construction is in the design and planning phase of projects. AI algorithms can analyse data from previous projects and make recommendations for optimal designs, materials, and construction methods. This can lead to cost savings and improved project outcomes. AI can also be used in the construction phase to assist with surveying, quality control, and equipment maintenance tasks. For example, drones equipped with AI can survey construction sites and generate accurate 3D models, which can be used for progress tracking and identifying potential issues. Another area where AI can have a significant impact is in operation and maintenance of buildings. AI-powered building management systems can optimize energy usage, detect and diagnose equipment malfunctions, and predict maintenance needs. Overall, integrating AI into engineering and construction can improve project efficiency, reduce costs, and increase the safety and reliability of projects. However, it is essential to consider the ethical implications of using AI in the industry, such as potential job displacement and the need for proper training and oversight.

Keywords: AI, Construction engineering, Supply chain, Automation, Quality control, ROI

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2023.12205

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