Sir Robert McAlpine adopts AI tech to analyse data from sites

Building and civil engineering firm Sir Robert McAlpine has announced it is to use Buildots AI technology to analyse data from its UK sites.

AI and computer vision technology will use the data, which will be captured by wearable 360-degree cameras, to generate true-to-life project progress reports.

It is hoped that the adoption of this tech will help to identify risks of delays and opportunities for productivity gains, which will in turn provide project managers with more control and outcome certainty and facilitate shorter project delivery times.

The technology has already been rolled out across a number of Sir Robert McAlpine sites, including the new BEACH Building project at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

The development is being delivered by Integrated Health Projects (IHP), a joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine and VINCI Construction UK.

Sir Robert McAlpine, based in Hemel Hempstead, says it is currently in the planning stages of deploying the technology across a number of additional sites across the UK.

‘A great tool’

Nick Leach, director of Digital Construction at Sir Robert McAlpine, said: “A partnership with an innovative platform such as Buildots aligns perfectly with our growing emphasis on delivering data-driven, efficient, and sustainable projects.

“This type of technology is a great tool, which allows us to deliver value to our clients and the communities that we work within.”

Roy Danon, Buildots CEO and co-founder, added: “Sir Robert McAlpine’s decision to add Buildots to its list of preferred suppliers is a really meaningful testament to the benefits we have been able to provide them on multiple sites.

“We look forward to bringing that transparency and efficiency to many future projects with Sir Robert McAlpine and other leading construction firms in the UK and internationally.”

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