Opportunities in Civil Projects with Artificial Intelligence
Paper in proceeding, 2023

To analyse and compare different production methods, innovative designs and sustainability are essential keys in civil projects. A promising approach is to combine automated design methods supported by artificial intelligence (AI). The purpose of this study was to identify and describe knowledge gaps in this field and necessary method development. A series of interviews were performed with experienced personnel from the construction business in order to point out how evaluation of alternatives in today’s tender processes are performed. Furthermore, a literature review was carried out to determine the possibilities with AI. It can be concluded that requirement documents, and information management need to improve. Furthermore, several methods for multi-objective constrained optimization exists today. If this is combined with a set-based parametric design approach, contractors could increase their ability in finding opportunities.


multi-objective optimization

artificial intelligence



Alexander Kjellgren


Per Kettil


Rasmus Rempling

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Mats Karlsson

Swedish Transport Administration

IABSE Congress New Delhi 2023 Engineering for Sustainable Development

9781713883128 (ISBN)

IABSE Congress
New Delhi, India,

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