Construction companies work under very strict schedules, putting a significant focus on avoiding delays. These delays can be caused by several parameters, some of which, such as the complexity of the building or the suppliers' constraints, can be anticipated whereas others are harder to predict.
Weather can cause significant delays for construction companies, as the workers are working outside most of the time. Frost, heat, wind and rain prevents the workers from carrying out certain operations in safe conditions and cause lengthy delays.
This bot aims to anticipate the delays caused by weather on construction projects. In order to do this, it uses a database of meteorological data of three variables: temperature, wind and rain over the last 30 years.
For a given construction site, the bot calculates an average delay based on the historical weather and some defined thresholds for each variable, such as the location of the site and the time of year when the project is to be carried out. It also makes a distinction between three different phases of a project: earthwork, structural works, and interior finishing. For example, the effect of wind will only be taken into account during the structural works phase when cranes are operating.