Miami-based Togal.AI, a start-up bringing artificial intelligence to construction, was the outright winner of this year’s Start-Up City competition. Togal uses machine learning to automatically calculate the square footage of areas and complete full take offs and manages complex construction documents with online collaboration — compressing weeks of work into seconds. According to Togal, their platform can cut large construction and contracting firms’ workloads by 40 per cent, resulting in millions of dollars and thousands of hours of work saved.
Thrilled at winning not only the cash prize and first place but also sharing the second and third place cash prize, Patrick E. Murphy, CEO of Togal.ai, said; “It has been an amazing experience taking part in the Start-up City Competition, and we’re grateful to the organizers and sponsors for providing us with this opportunity. This win is monumental and crucial to the future of the company, and it only gets bigger and better from here. We look forward to spending more time in the Emirates as we look to grow our business further.”
More than 2,000 participants from 60 countries are taking part in the event this week, which hosts 20 national pavilions – including Italy, KSA, Turkey, Greece, Germany and many others – bringing together the key stakeholders from across the full construction value-chain to network, learn, and do business.