Autodesk, a Maker of software services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment sectors, has introduced Construction IQ, an Artificial Intelligence service. Trained with data from 30,000 building projects, Construction IQ works with Autodesk’s BIM 360 project management platform. According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction is consistently one of the highest-fatality jobs in the U.S.
Construction IQ, formerly known as Project IQ, for quality and safety analysis, started in private preview in 3 years back in 2016. The algorithm was built with 150 million construction issues and checklist observations, as well as subcontractor assignments and previous data, are also utilized to foresee safety conditions on a construction site. By using the AI algorithm to determine which subcontractors bear the most risk, it details the impact to quality, schedule, and cost of a flagged subcontractor. The highest-risk open issues are then surfaced in a BIM 360 dashboard for project managers to deal with. Autodesk’s Construction IQ further assesses open issues to determine which are most likely to result in the wound from a fall, as falls are the leading cause of the workers’ death on construction site, Autodesk BIM 360 director Pat Keaney said.
This is not the first time that Autodesk utilizing AI to advance on-the-job safety conditions. Tech giant Microsoft has also manifested computer vision systems for the workplace aimed to find out when something happens wrong in a manufacturing facility or factories.