Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other

Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other


Safety part of contractors group guide on AI in construction

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Washington — Artificial intelligence in construction is the subject of a new technology guide from Associated Builders and Contractors.

Along with defining common AI terms, the guide provides an overview of AI uses during the span of a construction project – from preconstruction to building maintenance. It also includes best practices for AI policy and links to more information.

AI has the potential to help “contractors complete projects on time, minimize staffing challenges, save money, and improve health and safety,” Matt Abeles, vice president of construction technology and innovation at ABC, said in a press release. “The construction industry is faced with a steep worker shortage of more than half of a million in 2024, and promising technologies like AI can help address this challenge.

“As younger workers become industry leaders, we must approach AI in construction as beneficial with a balanced view that includes continuous evaluation, developing ethical guidelines, and increasing awareness about what AI can and cannot do.”

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Original article published by Safety+Health an NSC publication