As Jacksonville construction lawyers, we are fascinated with the future technologies of the construction industry. Whether it’s drones flying above construction sites, materials used to build marvelous structures, or driverless equipment utilized to erect buildings, we live in a fascinating time that will experience many remarkable changes in the way we perform our daily tasks. Hopefully these influential changes result in fewer project delays, accidents, citations, or your need for a Jacksonville construction lawyer as well.
The Foundation of an Impressive Future
One such technology comes from the Perth-based technology company, Fastbrick Robotics. As we discussed in the first section of this article, the Australian company is boldly trying to modernize the task of bricklaying by creating the world’s first driverless equipment that can lay the foundation to a home with minimal human interaction. With United States machinery companies like Caterpillar investing millions of dollars into this exciting new technology, outdoor robotic prototypes like Hadrian X may be utilized in the very near future.
Benefits of Driverless Equipment
There are several benefits that Hadrian X can bring to the workforce.
Fixing the Labor Shortage Problem: With minimal human operation needed for the driverless equipment to perform tasks, this technology could resolve a serious industry dilemma and also lower the costs of housing.
Eliminating Safety Risks: With no need to place workers in vulnerable positions at extreme heights or prone to caught in between accidents, Hadrian X may eliminate the element of danger in the profession of bricklaying.
Circumventing Problems: State-of-the-art technology allows Hadrian X to make real-time adjustments to changes in its surrounding environment. With the ability to make split decisions, this driverless equipment can alter its own course when necessary.
More Precision: With a similar concept of 3D scanning technology, Hadrian X’s computer-aided design (CAD) allows the prototype to lay bricks with such impressive precision that it’s more accurate than an experienced bricklayer.
More Efficient: Hadrian X can literally work around the clock and lay bricks 24-hours per day and 7 days a week. Laying well over 20,000 bricks per day, the impressive autonomous technology is estimated to be approximately twenty times faster than a standard laborer. This efficiency could yield more cost-effective job sites as well.
Of course, bricklaying has existed for thousands of years and such a dramatic change would likely experience some resistance from traditionalists. The biggest change of all would be putting more emphasis on future construction jobs in operating, transporting, and maintaining this equipment. Whether it’s controlling this equipment onsite or remotely, the future of construction is in this groundbreaking technology.
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