Robotics In Construction Industry

Convenience and efficiency are the two most desired qualities by humans. Technology is becoming an integral part of our lifestyle. We live in a world that thrives on the fact that things can be made increasingly easier if we have the right tools and processes. In construction, usage of technology is pertinent in the modern era.

In India, economic liberalization has paved the way for rapid growth within the companies. In construction industry, Robotic technology can offer a lot of advantage. For faster work flows, new processes are being designed which can increase productivity. Robotics is one major automation tool that can boost productivity in construction.

Automated technology

Out of the several aspects of construction, automation is most required in manufacturing, packing and building. As technology keeps improving, so does robotics and construction companies are adopting it at a rapid rate.  Robotic technology can drive traditional construction processes like welding, material handling, packing, dispensing, cutting and packing to be fully automated. With automation comes precision and accuracy throughout all the activities in construction. Automation leads to savings in finances and time to a great deal.

If automation is adopted, it will be a continuous process which in turn with reduce the construction time. Organizations adopting automation will thus have huge financial savings. Automation will also enhance the quality of work.

Construction, if automated, can deal with different kinds of issues. For instance, substandard quality of product delivered, shortage of skilled labor, safety, adverse weather condition, and short construction period are some debatable outcomes of manual labor, which will require automation in the future.

What are some advantages of automation?

  • Automation and robotics in construction helps achieve uniformity, precision and accuracy of final products as compared to products produced by manual labor.
  • It replaces labors in those tasks which involves difficult physical work.
  • Through automation and robotics, jobs can be carried out in a much easier way which required lot of manual labor.
  • Through Robotics and machinery, labor tasks that are seemingly impossible can be carried out. For example, some tasks at a substantial height, where humans cannot reach.

A popular belief exists in the construction industry that robotics can be used for modern processes only. This is but a myth. For instance, machines can be developed for a task as basic as laying of bricks. Speeding the demolition at construction site is another task where robotics was adopted early. In residential construction, robotics has not been widely adopted as yet, but brick laying is one task which should be taken within the ambit of automation.