Construction Automation: Post-Pandemic Integrated Robotized Construction Sites

Hazem, Nessrina and Fathi, Amira A. and Bakr, Ali (2021) Construction Automation: Post-Pandemic Integrated Robotized Construction Sites. CITIES 20.50 – Creating Habitats for the 3rd Millennium: Smart – Sustainable – Climate Neutral. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2021, 26th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 201-211. ISSN 2521-3938

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The interest in automation and robotics in the construction field has grown significantly in the last decade. Smart cities and smart construction depend mainly on applying the concepts of industry 3.0 and 4.0 which adopt the smart construction concepts. They include automation, 3D printing and robotics. Virtual and augmented reality along with the internet of things (IoT) can be useful tools for applying automation and coordination between the operators, engineers and autonomous machines. Construction faces problems after the pandemic due to large on-site crew and machines being used by workers side by side; thus automation is an efficient solution for construction after the pandemic providing a safe environment for working. This paper is an analytical research work focusing on using robotics and autonomous machines on-site in different construction tasks to mitigate the pandemic effect. It analyses the impact of on-site automation and the challenges facing it. The case study presents a methodology for using integrated on-site robotics and machines and analyses their impact on tasks planning and execution. It ends up with a concept for applying integrated robotised construction on-site depending on smart construction concepts; thus reducing problems that arise when using single tasks robots as site planning and interference of robotics. Also this allows reducing on-site workers and applying social distancing responding to WHO measures as well as solving congestion on site which is necessary for the pandemic constraints.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Automation, Robotics, On-site factories, Pandemic, Prefabrication, Construction 4.0
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
T Technology > TH Building construction
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 11:25
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2021 17:13

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