Now that computers can see and understand the world around them through artificial intelligence (AI), how can they be used to help the architecture, engineering, and construction industry? In a 2016 ENR photo competition, an AI agent reviewed photo submissions to look for potential job-site safety risks. The AI processed all 1,080 images in less than 5 minutes, while a team of human experts took more than 5 hours to do a similar review. Skanska is committed to using these same technologies to reduce job-site risk. In this session, Ryan Salvas of Skanska will review how to expand the types of risk indicators seen by the AI through BIM 360 Field software, a software platform used for the collection of site imagery. The presenters will highlight pilot projects where the technology is being expanded to handle additional types of visual information, including videos with voice narration and real-time image streams from job-site cameras, all in the name of protecting our most valuable asset-our people.
- Understand the types of visual documentation coming from the field
- Comprehend the basics of machine learning for speech and vision
- Discover BIM-driven reality-capture workflows during construction
- Understand the different types of visual documentation devices in the field today
Oliver Smith has over 18 years of experience within the AECO industry focusing on design and construction, BIM, sustainability as well as technologies such as AR/VR, laser scanning, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, rovers, and UAS’ . In his efforts, he has helped to facilitate the adoption and integration of innovation by engaging with clients, project teams, and other stakeholders in the building process. Currently, Oliver serves as the Director of VDC for the Southeast region (DC, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, LA, and PR) in addition to creating and leading UAS standardization and operations within Skanska.
Josh Kanner is Founder & CEO of Smartvid.io, a cloud platform for the intelligent management, collaboration and analytics of industrial video and photos. Most recently he was co-founder of Vela Systems, a pioneer in the use of web and tablet workflows for construction and capital projects. There he led the company’s product, marketing and business development functions. Vela Systems grew from bootstrapped beginnings to include over 50% of the ENR Top Contractors as customers and deployments all over the globe. The company was successfully acquired by Autodesk in 2012 and has been rebranded as BIM 360 Field. Prior to founding Vela Systems, Josh was responsible for product management and strategy at Emptoris (now part of IBM), a web-based strategic sourcing software company with customers including Motorola, GlaxoSmithKline, Bank of America, and American Express. Kanner graduated from Brown University and earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He still gets excited to put on a hard hat and walk a job.