Turn your interest in AI into a real qualification

AI in Construction Certification

Enroll and become an AI in Construction Specialist with our online certification.
AI skills are one of the most sought after qualifications in 2024 by employers.
Master the fundamental AI concepts and strategies for implementing AI on construction projects taught by one of the world's leading Construction Tech AI startups.
Professional Certificate
Beginner level
Suitable for those without coding / AI experience
7 lesson series
6 hours of teaching with 4.5 hours of practical.

What you'll learn on this online course

AI Fundamentals
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Understand the theory, terminology, history and foundations of how AI systems are built.
We give you everything you need to create an AI strategy for your team or company.
  • Get a first principles understanding of AI
  • Understand costs of using AI, ROI, strengths and limitations of AI solutions.
  • Analyse the tech stack behind your AI apps.
Build AI with no-code tools
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Implement and test AI tools on your construction project. Learn how to use no-code AI Agents to automate your workflows.
We customise no-code AI for 3 construction use cases:
✍️ AI to analyse PDF Construction Contracts
πŸ—οΈ AI to write site inspections from photos
πŸ“• AI to search building codes, CAD & reports
Build AI with Python
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Learn by building. Create in-house AI tools customised to your construction workflows, with beginner friendly Python.
We build 4 Python AI apps using Construction specific templates:
πŸ“‹ AI to create bill of quantities from CAD PDFs
✍️ AI to analyse PDF Construction Contracts
πŸ—οΈ AI to write site inspections from photos
🏑 AI to restyle buildings with photos + prompt
AI Safety Regulations
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Become an AI Ambassador for your company
  • Understand the latest global AI safety regulations and privacy laws which apply to AI systems
  • Check that your company is using these systems safely and securely

Enjoy 3 complimentary benefits with your training enrollment

12 Months Access to our AI Software
Put into practice things you've learnt with complimentary access to Civils.ai
10k+ Useful Datasets
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Access a library of 10k+ open-source construction datasets:
  • Data related to famous building, tunnel, bridge & dam projects
  • Material & equipment data
Join a 300+ community
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You're invited to our Discord Server community
  • Ask questions whilst learning on the course
  • Get ideas for your final project
  • Share your final project with others and see what they think

Who is this training most suitable for?

Learn to use AI to turn site photos into a draft inspection report

  • Civil Engineers are the jack of all trades in the construction industry.
  • Unfortunately they also frequently get caught up in needing to perform repetitive, mundane data entry and document control.
  • We explain how AI can be the perfect side-kick in helping you automate some of the manual tasks and focus on the thing you love about the job.
  • In this course we will show you how you can both customise no code tools and develop your own in-house tools with simple Python scripts.
    • We will show you how to build and use an AI for analysing site photos and writing a draft site inspection report as a word document.
    • This application we build can be further customised and adapted to gather and structure information from other visual data sources and create first draft reports.

Learn to use AI to analyse Construction contracts & highlight risks

  • Project Managers have to spin many plates and know everything about their project all at once.
  • This can sometimes be more than is humanely possible, leading to stress and burnout.
  • We explain how AI can help you flag issues to the surface without you getting lost in the detail.
  • In this course we will show you how you can both customise no code tools and develop your own with simple Python scripts.
    • We will show you how to build and use an AI for analysing construction contracts, creating a table of the risky clauses which have been identified, along with page numbers, even drafting you a renegotiation email
    • This will be an example application to show and inspire you how straightforward it is to use AI to help you derisk your project

Learn to use AI to redesign buildings from photos + prompts

  • Architects need to bring the creativity and the design spark to a project thinking through thousands of interlinked factors and avoiding pitfalls.
  • Visualising and testing your ideas can be time consuming and costly and the number of ideas you can test is linked to the overall success of your project.
  • We explain how AI can help you experiment with different design styles and finishes without needing manual effort.
  • In this course we will show you how you can both customise no code tools and develop your own with simple Python scripts.
    • We will show you how to build and use an AI for restyling the interior and exterior of buildings using diffusion models.
    • This will be an example application which can be further iterated on to improve resemblance.

Learn to use AI to automatically create take-offs from CAD PDFs

  • Estimators are needed on every project need to win the work and price jobs accurately, they also need to outperform their competition to win the work.
  • Unfortunately estimators also need to do lots of repetitive counting, measuring and quantifying.
  • Forunately vision intelligence AI can give estimators a great advantage over their competitors, not only speeding up the estimating process but improving accuracy.
  • In this course we will show you how you can both customise no code tools and develop your own with simple Python scripts.
    • We will show you how to build and use an AI for creating Excel bill of quantities and material take offs directly from PDF CAD Drawings.
    • This will be an example application which can be further iterated on to further categorise and organise the data being extracted.

Learn to use AI to automatically find design details from CAD PDFs

  • CAD Managers are the gatekeepers for the most key details in the company, the CAD drawings and BIM models.
  • Unfortunately drawings are constantly being changed, details get lost and it can be impossible to find key information from past projects.
  • AI can help CAD Managers organise their entire repository of CAD Drawings, read or add metadata and enable details to be easily reused.
  • In this course we will show you how you can both customise no code tools and develop your own with simple Python scripts.
    • We will show you how to use Civils.ai to automatically organise your companies PDF CAD Drawing archive.
    • We will also show you how to build an example AI application to read and extract quantities from CAD Drawings which can be further adapted to collect different types of data automatically from PDF drawings.
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Complete the course by implementing a customised AI solution for yourself

In the course modules we give you everything you need to either implement an AI solution using no-code solutions or using Python.
We also offer two 1 to 1 coaching calls to help you with anything covered on the course or to help with your solution.
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Hi I'm Stevan

Before starting Civils.ai I worked as a Civil Engineer for Arup. I worked on Tunnel Projects in the UK & then in Singapore from 2019, where I still live to this day.

In 2020 I began teaching myself coding and created the early concept of Civils.ai as a final project (whilst on a similar training course). In 2021 I decided to take a leap and jumped into the world of startups aiming to bring AI automation to repetitive tasks on construction projects. At the time there wasn't much interest in AI in our industry (that would soon change).

Since meeting my co-founders & growing Civils.ai to reach hundreds of thousands of users, I wanted to share the lessons we've learnt bringing AI to construction projects and help others get started with this amazing technology.

Why invest in your AI skills in 2024?

βœ… With AI expertise
  1. Calculate the ROI of any AI solutions you are using or plan to use.
  2. Implement solutions to speed up the repetitive tasks which you hate.
  3. Test out a real AI solution (Civils.ai) with the costs fully covered.
  4. Deeply understand the underlying tech stack behind solutions you use.
  5. Audit if the solutions you are using comply with the latest regs.
❌ Without AI expertise
  1. Your competition is always looking for an edge and the fast evolving space of AI provides the perfect opportunity.
  2. Knowledge gaps exist and you end up not fully understanding the logic behind new tools available to you.
  3. An increasing number of construction tasks are being automated with Software & Robotics. Do not get left behind thinking everything is a 'black box'.

Your training modules

Module 1 - Course Introduction
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We kick of the course by explaining exactly how the course works
Lesson duration: 10 mins Lesson type: Theory
Things you will learn:
  1. Structure of the course with theory & practical
  2. Introduction to your instructor
  3. Course resources
Module 2 - History and foundations of AI
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Get a fundamental understanding of foundational AI technologies and how AI applications work
Lesson duration: 30 mins Lesson type: Theory
Things you will learn:
  1. The history of AI going back to the 1800's
  2. Demystifying definitions and terminology
  3. An overview of foundational AI technologies
  4. How AI models are training and deployed
Module 3 - Implementing AI on Construction projects with No-Code solutions
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We show you how to use to AI (and customise it) to boost your productivity on construction projects with no coding required.
Lesson duration: 45 mins Lesson type: Practical
Things you will learn:
  1. What are AI Agents?
  2. How can we use AI Agents in construction?
  3. Implement our own AI Agents for construction tasks:
    1. Create an AI Agent for automatically analysing construction contracts, writing a table of contract risks & drafting a renegotiation email.
    2. Create an AI Agent for analysing site photographs and writing a first draft of a site inspection report.
    3. Create an AI Agent which understands all my building codes, design documents and CAD.
Module 4 - Implementing AI on Construction projects with Python
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This lesson does not require you to have any prior knowledge of Python, we explain key concepts we need for AI development for complete beginners.
We guide you in how to start basic Python scripting and how to interact with Large Language Models with just a few lines of code.
Lesson duration: 60 mins Lesson type: Practical
Things you will learn:
  1. Get started using Python (beginner friendly crash course)
    1. Scripts and algorithms
    2. Data structures
    3. Using open-source libraries
  2. API's and AI model inference
    1. Fetching real time information
    2. Interacting with Large Language Models
  3. Coding your own Autonomous AI agents
    1. Build your own AI for estimating quantities from PDF CAD Drawings
Module 5 - Publishing your AI applications
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Publish your AI application so that others in your team or company can use the solution you've built.
Lesson duration: 50 mins Lesson type: Practical
Things you will learn:
  1. Introduction to hosting web applications
    1. Developing AI apps with Streamlit
    2. Storing code on Github
  2. Creating our AI web application
    1. Publishing our AI for estimating quantities from PDF CAD Drawings
  3. Controlling access to our application
Module 6 - Fine-tuning AI for Construction
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In this final practical session we will bring together everything we've learnt and build 4 complete apps for different construction use cases.
Lesson duration: 60 mins Lesson type: Practical
Things you will learn:
  1. AI for CAD: We will finish off our AI for estimating quantities from PDF CAD Drawings generating a downloadable Excel file.
  2. AI for Civil Engineering: AI for analysing site photographs and writing a draft inspection report as a downloadable Word file.
  3. AI for Contractors: AI for analysing construction contracts and creating a table of the key risks including pages numbers along with a renegotiation email.
  4. AI for Architects: AI for restyling building interiors and exteriors using photographs you've uploaded and a prompt.
Module 7 - AI Safety and Regulations in 2024
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We explain the AI and Privacy regulations you need to know about in 2024 if you are developing or using AI applications
Lesson duration: 20 mins Lesson type: Theory
Things you will learn:
  1. Global AI and privacy regulations which are in effect today from both the developer and user perspective
  2. Regulations on the horizon
  3. How to make sure you stay on the right side of the regulations
Complete the course & recieve your certificate
  • Become an AI in Construction Specialist.
  • Join the 300+ Alumni network.
  • Position your interest in AI & belief in it's power at the heart of your career.
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