In the construction industry, the future is now. New technologies are minimizing some of the industries biggest constraints, including skilled worker shortages and safety issues. This is critical for construction companies because of the amount time and money lost dealing with claims each year. Any Orlando construction attorney would tell you that an investment in new technologies can secure future success.
In the first part of our series on how robots are changing the construction industry, we looked at the benefits of using robots on construction sites and several common tasks that are being enhanced with the new technology. In part two of the series we will look at how robotics is providing innovative solutions for companies.
New FAA rules will surely expand the use of drones on construction sites. Currently, drones are being used to inspect sites prior to construction, give real-time updates, and spot issues. Some drones are even being used to guide unmanned bulldozers during construction.
3D printing will revolutionize how structures are built. With a robotic arm, printers can construct bricks and parts of buildings in record time. They can build new types of bricks to fit specific purposes, like porous, water-logged cool bricks that allow air to flow through them to cool a home’s internal temperature. 3D printers are also being used to construct portions of bridges.
Crane robots or “crabots”are being used by Google at their new headquarters to shift modular office space as needed.
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