Webinar: Artificial Intelligence and Project Information (Recording Option)

12:00pm Tuesday, 30 January 2024
Recorded Webinar

This webinar seeks to refine the way that information is utilised in construction projects. Join Dr Matt Stevens and Mr John Smolders AM to learn how:

  • Formalising information collection and confirmation is a system challenge. Early and detailed information gives many options to the construction organisation, such as the time and context to address unpleasant situations or disingenuous stakeholders.
  • Imperfect and late information manifests in many ills, such as rework, loss of confidence and stakeholder conflict, while profit margins decrease.
  • The recent news about Artificial Intelligence’s (AI) abilities is daunting, but may assist contractor's with their information challenges. For example, AI can scan commodity pricing trends and inform when to negotiate depending on trailing data and future projections. Other applications include reading, categorising and disseminating project information.

About the speakers:


Matt Stevens PhD

Matt Stevens, PhD, FAIB, is a Senior Lecturer at Western Sydney University. He teaches and researches construction contracting issues. Since arriving at WSU in 2018, he has authored over 70 academic and professional papers. He instructs several subjects, including Modern Construction Enterprises and Modern Construction Projects. 

Matt’s recent text book, co-authored with John Smolders, Understanding Australian Construction Contractors: A Guide for Emerging Professionals (Routledge), was published in 2023. His other industry books include The Construction MBA and Managing a Construction on Just 24 Hours a Day (McGraw-Hill). His 2024 book with Smolders titled Construction Contracting Business Management will encompass over 1,000 pages.

Before 2018, Stevens advised over 100 construction firms in Australia, Canada and the US. His credentials, experience, and body of work all focus on construction contracting. 

John Smolders AM

John is a practicing construction professional. Grounded by onsite and offsite training and practice over many years, he now shares these insights with his students and peers.

Having served and represented the industry through professional organisations, John was awarded Member of the Order of Australia for significant services to the Construction Industry and to Higher Education in 2019.

About the webinar:

Cost: AIQS Members - $28 (incl. GST) // AIQS Non-Members $40 (incl. GST)
CPD: 1 point

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