Sunil Discusses the Potential for AI in Construction Executive
November 2, 2019
In his article written for Construction Executive, Pype Co-Founder and CEO, Sunil Dorairajan, explores the uses for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology to further digitize the construction industry while solving several industry-wide pain points such as the labor shortage and risk mitigation.
“There are still so many pain points that can be addressed through digital technology, which can target workflows, process automation and business process improvements. AI will not remain confined to processing intangible data, however. Its presence will be felt in the physical world, helping guide the physical tasks that are already targeted for automation — from bricklaying to assembling prefabricated components offsite. AI-driven automation will continue to transform the industry. It offers a more efficient future that is not about replacing workers — but adding more value to their roles.”
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Sunil Dorairajan is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pype, the construction industry’s premier SaaS provider for submittal log management and project closeout. Sunil drives the company’s strategic direction and overall product vision by bringing over a decade of experience working on residential and commercial construction projects valued up to a billion dollars. Under Sunil’s leadership, Pype’s patented solutions have taken the trillion dollar construction industry by storm, dramatically improving project performance and mitigating risk.
A tenured general contractor, Sunil was well acquainted with the inefficiencies that plagued critical project-based workflows. Seeing those pain points go continuously unaddressed, Sunil seized the initiative to pioneer technological solutions that bring construction processes into the 21st century. Since 2015, Sunil’s brainchild has evolved into four products that employ two patents (and counting) to help ensure contract compliance on billions of dollars of construction projects.
A graduate of IIT Madras and Virginia Tech, Sunil has championed new ideas and improved work processes every step of his career. He was recently honored as an ENR MidAtlantic Top 20-under-40 Young Professional, and enjoys teaching young entrepreneurs at George Mason University about product-based SaaS business principles. In addition to managing Pype’s daily operations, Sunil is an active member of Associated Builders and Contractors and Mindshare Alumni CEO Network.
Connect with Sunil on LinkedIn.