Rise of the Jobsite Robot
How automation can help save the construction industry
Construction robots are here and ready to help us tackle our biggest challenges: inefficiencies, low productivity and labor shortages. Want the whole story? Download the full whitepaper below.
Jobsite productivity challenges
While the industry grows, productivity stalls
Construction productivity has barely grown in 20 years. But even a small bump in productivity could make a big difference: By some estimates, a 1% rise in productivity could save the industry up to $100 billion a year.
Can technology help?
of construction companies
say they can’t find the workers they need
of construction tasks
could potentially be automated
of construction companies
already invest in technology to supplement worker duties
could be saved in 10 years
by the non-residential global construction industry with full-scale digitization
Prepare for the future with construction automation
Evaluate all workflows from end to end
Identify inefficiencies within the processes
Find ways to automate these processes
Thanks in part to BIM, automated technologies are already making inroads, and these two technologies can work together to deliver even more value. BIM’s digitized workflows create data that robots can access and utilize.
What can robots do for you?
They’re best doing the mundane, repetitive or dangerous tasks that require extraordinary strength, accuracy or speed.
Automation can help you...
Robots can free up humans to do the more satisfying, high-value jobs.
Robots can help slash timelines by working overnight and avoiding rework due to human error.
Robots can help cut insurance costs, for example, by mitigating human risk.
But humans will always be better suited for tasks that demand improvised decision-making.
Automation in construction can also help ease labor shortages by combining human and robot talents. For example, robots need humans to manage their resources and program their tasks. That can extend the productivity of older, experienced workers while also helping attract more digital-native candidates.
Getting started with automation
Hint: Identify opportunities before your competitors do
A digital strategy that embraces automation begins with a simple ROI assessment. You can then establish budgets and KPIs that empower your managers to try new technologies. Once you can identify long-term productivity gains through construction robotics, you'll be far better positioned in the future.
Get in touch with us
Have questions or feedback? Curious about the future of construction? Want to chat about robots and the digitization of the jobsite? Looking to optimize your business? Contact us today.