Intelligent machines are here, rapidly changing the way our society works, including the way we design, build, manage and inhabit the built environment. Huge advances in robotic equipment, construction materials and manufacturing techniques are completely changing the way construction work is carried out, putting the construction industry at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
This session explores the technological advances in some core construction activities: concrete 3D printing, robotic bricklaying, robotic welding, and UAV site surveying. In addition, we’ll show how applications of machine learning, augmented and virtual reality and the integration of advanced sensors are disrupting the industry.
As self-driving cars emerge to become the future standard in personal transportation, expect the same level of autonomy and technological sophistication by the construction industry on tomorrow’s work sites.