AI In Construction Workshop

April 29-30

About Us

The core mission of the institute of AI in Construction is to create the foundational ideas, technologies and technical workforce that allow AI research to support safe, productive, efficient design, construction and maintenance of buildings and national civil infrastructure systems.

Our institute serves as a foothold for integration of academics, tech providers, startups and project stakeholders so we build consensus on the educational programs and compelling and well-defined research problems that will have the most impact on the construction industry and drive general advances in AI.

Our workshop brings all stakeholders together to build a coalition of construction partners and AI researchers. Together, we can address the urgent productivity, safety, and maintenance problems of the construction industry, and by doing so, we will drive foundational advances in AI that enable broader application across many industries.

Participating Organizations

Participants include representatives from some of the world's top Academic, Construction, Design and Technology organizations.

Academic Partners
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Carnegie Mellon University
ETH Zurich
University of Waterloo
Construction Partners
Turner Construction
Clark Construction
Hensel Phelps
and many other construction firms
Technology Partners
Boston Dynamics
EX3 Labs
Bentley Systems
and many startup/ early-stage companies
Owners and Owner Reps
University of Illinois Facilities and Service
NYC Department of Design and Construction
OAC Services
Vermillion Development
And many other real-estate development and owner companies
Design Partners
Perkins & Will
Heitman Architects
Walter P Moore
HDR Architects
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill
DLR Group
Solomon Cordwell Dunez
and many other architecture/engineering firms


April 29-30

The goal of this workshop is to gain a stronger focus and direction for the institute, and to explore the most value-adding form of engaging you, as its key stakeholders.

On day one of the half-day workshop, we will learn about how AI is used in construction today and the quantified cost of not using it.

Day two will focus on the road-blocks towards development and adoption of AI-driven solutions and how to tackle them. We will examine the process of converting ideas into practical solutions, the potential issues surrounding Ethics, Data Sharing, and IP Formulations, and the main gaps in knowledge that the institute should work on.

Agenda (all times are in CST)

Thursday, April 29 - 1:00pm-5:00pm
1:00pm - Welcome Message
1:50pm - Industry Expert Guest Speakers
3:00pm - Breakout Session (Invite Only)
4:15pm - Regroup and Reflect
Friday, April 30 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
9:00am - General Session
9:15am - Panel Discussion
10:30am - Breakout Session (Invite Only)
11:45am - Regroup and Reflect

Organizing Team

Mani Golparvar
Principal Investigator
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Email Mani

Derek Hoiem University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
David Forsyth University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Julia Hockenmaier University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Khaled El-Rayes University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nora El-Gohary University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
EJ Igancio University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Randy Deutsch University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Burcu Akinci Carnegie Mellon University
Pingbo Tang Carnegie Mellon University