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In an industry where architects, engineers, contractors, and various stakeholders must work seamlessly together, miscommunications can lead to costly delays and errors.

Enter Large Language Models (LLMs)--groundbreaking AI technology that is set to transform how construction people collaborate.

In this week’s episode, my co-host Nathan Wood and I sit down with Hugh Seaton, construction technology enthusiast, book author, and CEO at The Link.

The Link is an AI-powered software dedicated to making construction documents consumable for owners, contractors, and everyone who needs access to these. Prior to starting The Link, Hugh served as a general manager at the Construction Specifications Institute.

Today, Hugh shares invaluable insights on the real power of LLMs, their impact on the construction industry, how to leverage them, and what the future looks like in construction with the rise of AI technology!

Make sure to tune in now. You don’t want to miss it!


Key Takeaways:

Introduction (00:00)
What is The Link? (05:33)
Hugh and his The Construction Technology Handbook (08:01)
Is the construction industry ready for AI? (10:07)
The availability and reliability of data (12:41)
Structured vs. semi-structured data and large language models explained (15:48)
How AI technology augments people’s jobs and not replace them (23:24)
How to manage risks in construction when using AI technology (25:23)
Strategies and competition in construction (28:29)
What the future looks like in construction (39:05)
How to better utilize AI technology in construction (42:25)
Episode wrap-up (45:33)
Construction technology news of the week (47:02)


Additional Resources:

Listen to the show at http://thecontechcrew.com

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecontechcrew



Follow Hugh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hughseaton/

Visit The Link website for more: https://www.thelink.ai/

Listen to Hugh’s podcast: https://constructedfutures.com/



See this week’s news articles! 🗞️⬇️

➡️ OSHA electronic recordkeeping rule to take effect in 2024
https://www.hrdive.com/news/osha-electronic-recordkeeping-final-rule-to-take-effect-in-2024/687973/

➡️ Inflation cools, but material prices remain high
https://www.constructiondive.com/news/inflation-cools-construction-input-prices-stay-flat/687486

➡️ Is now the time to consider AVD?!
https://www.integy.co.uk/time-to-consider-azure-virtual-desktop

➡️ Offsite Construction: Why We Don’t Build Cars in Your Driveway!
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/offsite-construction-why-we-dont-build-cars-your-driveway-dave-verna/


The ConTech Crew is a construction news podcast dedicated to keeping you up to date with all the latest in construction technology.

Give us a follow so you never miss an episode!


🏗️ Learn more at http://thecontechcrew.com In an industry where architects, engineers, contractors, and various stakeholders must work seamlessly together, miscommunications can lead to costly delays and errors. Enter Large Language Models (LLMs)--groundbreaking AI technology that is set to transform how construction people collaborate. In this week’s episode, my co-host Nathan Wood and I sit down with Hugh Seaton, construction technology enthusiast, book author, and CEO at The Link. The Link is an AI-powered software dedicated to making construction documents consumable for owners, contractors, and everyone who needs access to these. Prior to starting The Link, Hugh served as a general manager at the Construction Specifications Institute. Today, Hugh shares invaluable insights on the real power of LLMs, their impact on the construction industry, how to leverage them, and what the future looks like in construction with the rise of AI technology! Make sure to tune in now. You don’t want to miss it! Key Takeaways: Introduction (00:00) What is The Link? (05:33) Hugh and his The Construction Technology Handbook (08:01) Is the construction industry ready for AI? (10:07) The availability and reliability of data (12:41) Structured vs. semi-structured data and large language models explained (15:48) How AI technology augments people’s jobs and not replace them (23:24) How to manage risks in construction when using AI technology (25:23) Strategies and competition in construction (28:29) What the future looks like in construction (39:05) How to better utilize AI technology in construction (42:25) Episode wrap-up (45:33) Construction technology news of the week (47:02) Additional Resources: Listen to the show at http://thecontechcrew.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecontechcrew – Follow Hugh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hughseaton/ Visit The Link website for more: https://www.thelink.ai/ Listen to Hugh’s podcast: https://constructedfutures.com/ – See this week’s news articles! 🗞️⬇️ ➡️ OSHA electronic recordkeeping rule to take effect in 2024 https://www.hrdive.com/news/osha-electronic-recordkeeping-final-rule-to-take-effect-in-2024/687973/ ➡️ Inflation cools, but material prices remain high https://www.constructiondive.com/news/inflation-cools-construction-input-prices-stay-flat/687486 ➡️ Is now the time to consider AVD?! https://www.integy.co.uk/time-to-consider-azure-virtual-desktop ➡️ Offsite Construction: Why We Don’t Build Cars in Your Driveway! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/offsite-construction-why-we-dont-build-cars-your-driveway-dave-verna/ — The ConTech Crew is a construction news podcast dedicated to keeping you up to date with all the latest in construction technology. Give us a follow so you never miss an episode! read more read less

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