We’re generating incredible amounts of data each day, but putting that data to good use is a perennial challenge, especially in the construction and engineering world where 95% of all data captured isn’t acted upon. But how exactly can that data be used?
A new set of capabilities in Autodesk BIM 360 (a unified platform that connects project teams and data in real-time from design through construction), combines machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to minimize risk, keep people safe, and improve quality on jobsites. Construction IQ (piloted as Project IQ),
According to Autodesk, “Construction IQ models have learned from over 150 million construction issues and checklist observations across nearly 30,000 real projects,” to turn data into intelligence. These data points include issues, observations, checklists, subcontractor assignments, related metadata, and historical data to analyze quality and predict safety conditions on a construction site.
Who benefits from Construction IQ?
Talking to VentureBeat, Autodesk BIM 360 director Pat Keaney, said that: “Project sizes can vary from $5 million to $10 million to over $1 billion. In general, projects with hundreds of open issues would benefit from IQ…Construction IQ has been used on many types of building projects, including residential towers, campus housing, office buildings, and airport terminals.”
“Construction IQ also analyzes open issues to determine which are most likely to result in injury from a fall, since falls are the leading cause of worker deaths on construction sites.”
According to Autodesk, an early adopter of Construction IQ, BAM Ireland a large general contractor and civil engineering firm saw a 20% reduction in quality and safety issues on projects by “breaking down traditional construction data silos to automatically identify and understand high risk items using machine learning.”
Construction IQ for quality and safety risk analysis is now available as a free preview release to current BIM 360 Build subscription customers. Learn more about Construction IQ and other enhanced analytics capabilities added to BIM 360.