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Accents of added value in construction 4.0

Ethical observations in dealing with digitization and AI

  • Shows how the digital transformation can be managed constructively

  • Outlines the ethical problems of AI in construction

  • Identifies the key factors for sustainable use of AI in construction

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Introduction

    • Bianca Christina Weber-Lewerenz
    Pages 1-9
  3. Highlights and Outlook

    • Bianca Christina Weber-Lewerenz
    Pages 11-15
  4. Evolution of Ethics in the World of Technology: Philosophical Origins

    • Bianca Christina Weber-Lewerenz
    Pages 17-36
  5. Engineering Science and Philosophy/Ethics—How Do They Fit Together?

    • Bianca Christina Weber-Lewerenz
    Pages 37-48
  6. State-of-the-Art

    • Bianca Christina Weber-Lewerenz
    Pages 49-80
  7. Use Cases—Empirical Values from User Practice

    • Bianca Christina Weber-Lewerenz
    Pages 107-203
  8. Construction 4.0—Key Factors for the Digital Change

    • Bianca Christina Weber-Lewerenz
    Pages 205-373
  9. Outlook and Closing Words

    • Bianca Christina Weber-Lewerenz
    Pages 421-426
  10. Interview with the Author

    • Bianca Christina Weber-Lewerenz
    Pages 427-437
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 455-462

About this book

The book wants to do justice to the complexity surrounding the Digital Transformation and AI in the Construction Industry. User practice experiences show how digital change can be shaped sensibly and constructively, what kind of methods and technologies do exist or can be developed, which fields of application can be explored, by keeping an eye on risks and opportunities.

The book works out key factors and core competencies at all levels, which are decisive both for sustainably using innovative technologies and for setting the Seal of Quality of the Construction Industry at home and abroad.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aichtal, Germany

    Bianca Christina Weber-Lewerenz

About the author

The Author

With the desire for more courage Bianca Weber-Lewerenz, Civil Engineer, wants to increase the awareness by deepening knowledge and to reach a fundamental reorientation of the Construction Industry. Knowledge creates trust, fears create prejudices. Especially from the building trade, where a lot of strength, self-confidence and potential lie, one expects this courage.

She has been following the technological development and the culture of values in Construction since becoming the 1st female bricklayer in Baden-Württemberg. She shows ethically aligned ways for a successful, sustainable digital transformation.

With the "Excellence initiative for Sustainable, Human-Led AI in Construction" founded in 2020 she brings the Construction Industry into the general debate on a trustworthy, sustainable AI. For her research she cooperates with the INaB at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, RWTH Aachen University.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Accents of added value in construction 4.0

  • Book Subtitle: Ethical observations in dealing with digitization and AI

  • Authors: Bianca Christina Weber-Lewerenz

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-39407-3

  • Publisher: Springer Wiesbaden

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-658-39406-6Published: 18 December 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-658-39407-3Published: 17 December 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXVIII, 462

  • Number of Illustrations: 23 b/w illustrations, 105 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Civil Engineering, Construction Management

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eBook USD 34.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
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  • Read on any device
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  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 44.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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