In his latest blog on the CSI website, Gregory Ceton, CSI, CDT, talks about the benefits of employing AI-powered tools to fulfil some of the time-consuming, clerical tasks that is neither creative work nor demands the full faculties of a building professional.
Bradford Perkins, FAIA, and Mary-Jean Eastman, FAIA, co-founders of the global architecture and design firm Perkins Eastman, and J. David Hoglund, FAIA, president of Perkins Eastman, are implementing a leadership change in the firm. Shawn Basler, AIA, Nick Leahy, AIA, and Andrew Adelhardt III, Esq., will lead the 1000-person firm as co-CEOs.
Illinois-based architecture, engineering, and forensics consulting firm Raths, Raths & Johnson (RRJ), expands its leadership team. George R. Mulholland, SE, PE, The Construction Specifier author Sarah K. Flock, NCARB, BECxP, CxA+BE, and Patrick E. Reicher, SE, REWC, REWO, CCS, CCCA have been promoted to principals of the 53-year old forensic consulting practice.
The price of new nonresidential buildings accelerated in October as contractors attempted to recoup fast-rising costs for materials and labor, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA) of new Labor Department data. Association officials said trade tensions and labor shortages are contributing to higher construction prices, making it harder for public officials to improve aging and over-burdened infrastructure.
Machine learning, algorithms, and specialized artificial intelligence (AI) are impacting the construction industry, largely in the area of design. While jobs may not be eliminated, it will change. Certain aspects of a specifier’s work, such as activities requiring minimal complex thinking, can be done better and faster by some form of AI. Removing these job functions may also be welcomed by many professionals.