Demystifying AI for the Construction Industry

Thursday, August 29
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

What is the true state of AI in construction technology today? More is certainly unknown than known in this nascent field with wild concepts and possibilities being thrown around freely. However, there is reasonable frustration over “aspirational-intelligence” and the warehouse of humans - behind the proverbial green curtain - manually annotating captured job site data, being posed as actual AI construction executives are wondering if there is a path to true automation and how we will get there. This webinar will delve into the promises, the shortfalls, the possibilities, and how true Artificial Intelligence will be deployed. Manideep Tummalapudi, Asst. Professor in Construction Management at CSU, Fresno, and Chaitanya Naredla Krishna (NK), Co-founder and CEO of ConstructN, will take the audience behind the curtain and provide real examples of where the field is today and what’s needed to achieve next-level AI adoption with tangible, cost-effective benefits in productivity and project delivery. This discussion will combine technical insights and construction industry experience to explain how AI may impact construction workflows in the very near future.

About the speaker:

Manideep Tummalapudi, Ph.D. - Asst. Professor in Construction Management, California State University

Dr. Manideep Tummalapudi, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Construction Management at California State University, Fresno. Mani holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree in construction management and education sciences from Colorado State University, master’s degree in civil engineering from Bradley University, and bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from GITAM University, India. Before earning his doctorate, Mani worked in the construction industry in roles ranging from construction intern to project manager for more than a dozen construction projects – in the US and India. He provides consulting services to various construction firms in the areas of sustainability, learning and development, and workforce development.

Dr. Tummalapudi’s research focuses on construction finance, transportation construction, construction workforce development, construction education, and emerging technologies in construction. Further, Dr. Tummalapudi is currently exploring the use of artificial intelligence for various applications in the construction industry.

Chaitanya Naredla Krishna (NK), CMIT - CEO & Co-founder, ConstructN

Chaitanya Naredla Krishna (NK) has diverse work experience in the technology industry. He currently is the Co-founder and CEO of, a leader in simplifying and automating construction monitoring across the entire build timeline. His background and established expertise include the convergence of robotics, computer vision, extended reality(XR), ML/AI, and IoT technologies. Previously, NK served as Director of Engineering at Smartron, and Co-founder of Dimensense Technologies. He also served as the Chief Technology Officer of Hug Innovations LLP & Corp. and Chief Technology Officer of Mindmaze and started his career as Co-founder of Inphinity Software Solutions. Chaitanya's extensive experience across various organizations has provided him with a strong background in leadership and technology.


Continuing Education:

CMCI Recertification Points: 1

Professional Development Hours (PDH): 1

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