AI in construction forecast to explode in next five years


Artificial intelligence in construction is forecast to skyrocket in the next five years, according to a new report published by MarketsandMarkets

Researchers estimate that artificial intelligence in construction will balloon from US$407.2 million ($537 million) in 2018 to US$1.83 billion ($2.41 billion) by 2023.

The report in The Urban Developer highlights several important issues for the stakeholders, including which market segments to focus on in the next two to five years for prioritising efforts and investments.

AI in the construction market was segmented into residential, institutional commercials, heavy construction among others.

The residential sector is forecast to experience the most growth due to an increasing demand for luxurious and high-rise residential buildings.

Currently, AI technologies are effectively used for various applications in construction, including project management, field management, risk management, schedule management, supply chain management, equipment and materials management, resource management, subcontractor management, and cost management.

The report found that early adopters were benefiting from AI solutions and services by reducing the duration and cost of construction, while also being able to increase return on investment.

The Asia-Pacific region is set to grow at the fastest rate, with construction companies in rapidly growing economies, such as China, Japan, and Singapore, using AI tools via AI platforms across different industries to provide effective solutions.

North America continues to have the largest market size, where construction firms have made sizeable investments, while several vendors have modernised to cater to the rapidly growing market.

Last year Australian robotic technology company Fastbrick Robotics Limited entered into a an agreement with construction giant Caterpillar, to discuss and develop a potential framework for collaboration regarding the development, manufacturing, sales, and services.