CRB publishes various construction standards, which have been developed and refined by industry experts over a period of decades. Unfortunately, many of these standards are not available in a standardized, digitalized format, which would offer significant added value for CAD providers and other operators in the construction sector.

Our solutions

AI model

for standardization of various construction standards

Front-end/back-end

for visualization and manual processing of digital construction standards

Technical implementation

of the software as a microservice application

Hosting

On-premise hosting on Openshift

Project implementation

This project uses AI to help standardize and store construction standards in a structured format.
It involves analysis of the text of the standards using NLP/NLU and their subdivision into individual attributes. A web application is used to visualize the standardization recommendations for industry experts, whose feedback is used as the basis for further refinement of the AI.

Our approach

A basic understanding of the business and its data was established through several workshops with CRB industry experts, led by ti&m UX Coaches. The resulting findings formed part of the iterative development of the PoC (Proof of Concept). Main components: Appropriate data model for the digital construction standard, development of a suitable AI model. Conversion of the PoC into a productive application with a user interface. On-premise hosting and further workshops to integrate additional construction standards.

Shared goals

Automated standardization and digitalization of a valuable analog dataset using AI. Development of a data model for storing complex data objects from different construction standards. Replacement of Excel-based datasets with the help of a modern, full-stack application.

Challenges

01

Structures

The construction standards, which have been expanded over the decades, have a heterogeneous structure due to the large number of industry experts and the time period concerned.

02

Domain

The semantic nuances in the construction standard texts are highly domain-specific.

03

Integration

The digitalization and standardization of the construction standards are part of a strategic digital transformation and must be integrated into this process.

Pascal Wyss

Head Artificial Intelligence

Pascal Wyss

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