Automated and Intelligent Tools in the Construction Industry

  • Rita Yi Man LiEmail author


Hong Kong is a city which has many high-rise buildings, civil engineering and refurbishment projects. In this chapter, we study the accident-prone factors that lead to accidents on building sites by interviewing various stakeholders. In the second part of the study, we extract the causes of accidents from court case reports. Finally, we include a single case study based on the activities of one of the largest construction companies in Hong Kong—who use AI chatbot for filling the accident report, smart concrete sensors, robotics, drone photogrammetry, three-dimensional (3D) printing, virtual reality, wearable robotics, etc. on their construction sites. We look at whether innovative tools can be useful in improving safety performance on construction sites.


Construction safety AI chatbot Smart concrete sensor Holographic mixed reality Drone photogrammetry Infographics 



An earlier version of the chapter was included in the conference proceeding: Li, Rita Yi Man and Leung, Tat Ho (2017) Construction safety in Hong Kong: an automated approach, 34th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Taipei, Taiwan, 28 June 1 July 2017. We would also like to thank an interviewee from Gammon in providing their latest development in smart concrete sensor and AI Chatbot in 2018.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and FinanceHong Kong Shue Yan UniversityHong KongChina

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