Construction Automation

The aim of this paper is to contribute to the promotion of Construction Automation and to encourage Universities, Institutes and Industries to invest more effort in this important subject.

Construction Automation eliminates the need for workers to operate in uncomfortable and hazardous conditions, while concurrently saving time, reducing costs and improving the quality of the work place in the construction industry. It is well known that in spite of the employment of sophisticated machinery and equipment and some recent efforts to improve on-site working conditions, construction sites in general offer some of the worst working conditions existing today. As has already been experienced in other industries, the application of automation and robotics can cuts costs, environmental pollution, and dramatically improves safety and quality control to the benefit of living standards in general.