SketchDeck.ai was formed in 2021 as a partnership between Milad and Daniel. Daniel had just finished graduate school and was interested in delivering the power of AI and ML to companies within the industry he had worked in for almost 7 years. Milad had also finished his PhD and had been working as an AI Engineer for 2 years.
After reconnecting in 2020, they began exploring pain points and opportunities that could be solved using AI and ML technologies. They’ve since built a team that is focused on understanding client pain points and the potential of AI/ML technologies to empower clients with tools and platforms that automate, save time, drive innovation, and unlock unused data.
Their broad goal is to deliver innovation into an industry that has traditionally struggled with adopting disruptive technologies.
SketchDeck.ai is a startup, focused on building Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) powered tools and platforms for the construction industry.
To accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in achieving better design and more efficient construction.
We serve with a spirit of excellence, a commitment to integrity, and a strong dedication to leveraging the power of AI and ML in driving innovations for your organization.
From the moment fellow co-founder Daniel Kamau discussed his passion for bringing AI/ML to the construction industry, Milad knew it was a challenge worth accepting. With his deep and broad skill set in mathematics, computational science and software and ML engineering, Milad brings a holistic, no-nonsense approach to building robust technical assets for SketchDeck.ai. Most recently, Milad worked as an AI Engineer before founding his first company in 2020. Prior to this, he completed a PhD at the University of Adelaide in Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Atomic Physics while teaching at the School of Mathematical Sciences. He is a father of one (cat) and enjoys taking long walks with his wife along the beautiful South Australian coast.
After reading a Mckinsey article about the potential that AI/ML could have in the construction industry back in 2017, Daniel quit his job as a structural engineer and went back to graduate school to understand how he could deliver the value of automation into the construction industry. He earned his MBA and Master of Engineering degree in Construction management at the University of Alberta where he was exposed to some of the top researchers and work in AI/ML in Construction. Daniel has managed engineering projects, led teams, and currently serves on the board of a non-profit organization called Kids-on-Track. He loves spending time with people and is driven by a strong desire to leave every job, industry, organization, project, and individual(s) a lot better than where he found them. He is a father of two and enjoys taking long walks with his wife in the Edmonton river valley.
MEET THE FOUNDERS
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Our founders, Daniel Kamau, a professional structural engineer, and Dr. Milad Dakka, a computational physicist and AI engineer, believe that intelligent machines with humans-in-the-loop can be catalysts for better decision making during the design, construction, and operations phases of the built environment.
We are therefore building a core set of tools that will enable companies to leverage all forms of their existing data to drive innovation and deliver transformational business objectives and project outcomes.