AI, Robotics Dominate 2024’s Construction Tech Forecast

Expect machines trained on “large behavior models,” 3D printing and more prefab. But always keep jobsite safety in mind, experts say.

Construction Dive

January 11, 2024

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It’s been another whirlwind year for the construction industry, and technology wasn’t a calming influence.

The hubbub surrounding artificial intelligence — particularly generative AI — consumed much of the construction technology industry’s focus. Experts told Construction Dive how important the technology would be to the industry in coming years.

Those same pros also emphasized other areas contractors should be mindful of, especially advancements aimed at 

solving the labor crisis. These include software-based tools that use artificial intelligence as well as robotics and new building materials and processes.

Artificial intelligence

Following the floodgates that opened after OpenAI released ChatGPT last year, experts across industries have been examining how the burgeoning technology will change their work.

“It’s the only thing that people want to talk about on panels,” said Kelly Benedict, the head of innovation and transformation for Providence, Rhode Island-based Gilbane Building Co. “How are construction companies starting to use generative AI?”
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