Monthly Archives: November 2018

Why robots will build the cities of the future | BBC

And New York company, Construction Robotics, recently built a semi-automated bricklayer or mason – SAM for short – which laid 250,000 bricks for the Poff Federal Building in Roanoke, Virginia.

Laying 380 bricks an hour, it is six times faster than a human bricklayer, its makers say.

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Transforming the Construction Industry, One Robot at a Time | Construction Executive

Becoming an innovative force is not an easy feat for any company, and this is especially the case within construction. Industry practices have changed very little over time, as most contractors continue to approach projects similar to way it was done in the early 20th century.

The tides are changing, however, as modern technology begins to proliferate at construction sites around the globe. On-site trailers are becoming mini Silicon Valleys of the industry, and the sight of superintendents walking through a project with an iPad in hand is no longer a shocking experience. Software innovations are crucial for Building Information Modeling and Virtual Design and Construction, which are giving contractors the ability to see before they do, and act before it’s too late (i.e. too costly). But why should innovation stop there?

While most technological changes in construction thus far have—and will continue to—reimagine some of the intangibles that affect every project, the actual building process has become an undeniable hurdle to creating a full industry transformation. For contractors like Michigan-based Barton Malow, though, that challenge is being met head-on.

INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

Industry revolution often begins with a shrewd investment. Over the years, Barton Malow has kept its ear to the ground to discover unexplored opportunities. That’s exactly what happened with Construction Robotics, a New York-based company dedicated to developing leading-edge robotics and automation equipment.

 

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Robots that Print Together, Stay Together | The ConTechCrew

The ConTechCrew was joined by guest Scott Peters of Construction Robotics, inventor of SAM! ConTech news topics include robots for construction, remembering the lifetime of a tech superstar, rise of the CIO, and more!

 

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3 robots mechanizing construction sites, plus 3 to watch | ConstructionDive

The future has arrived. Robots, once the fodder of sci-fi movies and futuristic novels, now are working alongside humans to augment and, at times, replace them. Manufacturing has been increasingly more automated for years, but it’s only more recently that construction applied to its jobsites the computer engineering of robotics. QY Research Inc. valued the global construction robotics market at $200 million in 2017 and found that projects to which it applies will be valued at $420 million by the end of 2025 with a 10% compound annual growth rate from 2018 to 2025.

 

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