This Issue of ConstructionAI brings you the second in our latest eBook series on communication management, looking at information requirements during the project construction phase. A new ChatGPT plugin called Doc Maker can speed the development of written plans and procedures to comply with regulatory requirements—David Dunham shows us how.

We also interview Ryan Worley, data manager at Truebeck Construction in California about the need for clean data to benefit from AI. Worley and Truebeck are examples of AI in construction—believers with eyes wide open about where the technology is, taking baby steps, finding small, practical applications, and looking ahead to more ways AI will positively impact construction.

Meanwhile, we came across this comment from writer Om Malik: “A lot of what people are calling 'artificial intelligence' is really data analytics - in other words, business as usual. If the hype leaves you asking, 'What is AI, really?' don't worry, you're not alone.”

AI is a broad term. In terms of its application to the construction industry, it might be best thought of as powered-up technology—helping us process much more information much faster than we as individuals can. It is a productivity booster. At this point, it can speed up mundane but necessary tasks. Its capability will continue to expand, and it promises tremendous construction time and cost savings. Small steps, such as those described in these pages, are well warranted as you learn about "AI."

Some people call this artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us. So instead of artificial intelligence, I think we'll augment our intelligence.” – Ginni Rometty