Canam Group Inc., a leading provider of structural steel components, is standardizing, digitizing and automating its estimating process. To achieve this goal, Canam is collaborating with experts in AI technology, structural steel engineering and construction management. AI algorithms will use structural steel assembly data collected from projects in different sectors at various stages of completion and observed production data to predict assemblies’ structural connections and production costs on new projects.
“The proposed solution leverages AI algorithms and uses proprietary data to predict costs and project schedules in the pre-construction stage. This will provide actionable information rapidly to all players in the supply chain allowing for better decisions early in the project life cycle.”— Sébastien Paré, Vice President, Engineering and Estimation Service, Canam Group