The BRAINS model is a collaborative solution by ALEC & Cundall as part of the Project of the Future initiative
ALEC and Cundall recently launched the Project of the Future initiative designed to engage young professionals at both companies to come up with innovative ideas to contribute towards a better future for the construction industry and overall built environment.
As part of the initiative, participants were required to explore and evaluate challenges specific to the construction industry and built environment, and develop solutions to improve any past mistakes.
Three teams presented their ideas to senior members of ALEC and Cundall.
The winning group, which included Calum Perey, structural engineer for Cundall and Shaun Mahlungu, contract quantity surveyor for ALEC, developed an innovative model called BRAINS – the Built Environment Ranking Artificial Intelligence Network System, which leverages ubiquitous computing and “artificial intelligence fed by global information”, applying it for the built environment and the construction industry.
Construction Week’s editor, Ashley Williams sat down with Perey and Mahlungu to get details on the collaborative project as part of the Construction Week Viewpoint weekly series.