How AI is changing the construction industry

2 April 2024

You might’ve heard the doom and gloom around AI taking all of our jobs. But chances are, if you can hold a conversation, you’re still miles ahead of the AI game. Afterall, who’s going to blab with subbies or builders about what they got up to over the weekend? 

At this stage, what AI is great at is doing the tedious and time-consuming jobs we don’t want to do; the boring stuff that’s probably better left for computers. So let’s set the record straight. AI isn’t here to kick us out of the workforce, it’s more like the ultimate wingman, helping us work smarter, not harder.

In the construction industry, where one little slip-up can cost big time, AI can swoop in and cut down on human errors in things like estimates and takeoffs. That means fewer redos and smoother sailing all around. 

As AI keeps evolving, the whole construction game speeds up – we can leave the competition in the dust and zoom ahead. But let’s dive a bit deeper. AI isn’t just about making our jobs easier—it’s about unleashing our full potential. Imagine having a virtual assistant who knows exactly what you need, when you need it. That’s the power of AI. It’s like having a personal coach cheering you on every step of the way.

And here’s the kicker: AI isn’t just for the big players. Businesses of all sizes can get in on the action too. So, whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, AI has something to offer everyone. It’s not about replacing humans; it’s about empowering them. 

At EstimateOne, we have two major ways we incorporate AI:

  1. Superseding addendums

When you upload documents for addenda into EstimateOne, we’ll look at the file names, find similarities and suggest which documents you should supersede

  1. Finding relevant projects

Every project that enters EstimateOne is scanned for keywords. That way, whenever one of your saved keywords is mentioned in a document, we’ll let you know

Interested in learning more? Get in touch for a demo!