Automation has revolutionised factory work. The tech industry has now its sights set on the construction industry and experts forecast robots will be next to take the scene.
All signs point to the fact that the building site of the future is going to look very different to the one we are all used to see nowadays.
It’s a well-known fact that innovation has been slower in the construction industry in comparison to most businesses. Whereas other industries have managed to adapt quickly to technology, construction is still lagging behind, perhaps due to the fact that this technology is not easy to be adopted by small and medium-sized builders and developers.
However, recent news and reports show that this trend is quickly changing among the big construction firms as a result of the recent interest of tech researches, who are now investing their resources and efforts in modernising the way in which we build our houses. Consequently, experts are forecasting that the technology gap may not last for very long.
Automation to tackle labour shortage
With 22% of the current workforce over the age of 50 and numerous construction jobs unfilled across the nation due to a worrisome construction-worker shortage, some of Britain’s biggest construction firms are willing to invest in automation. And slowly, more and more commercial companies will join the ‘race’ to develop innovative solutions to improve efficiency and tackle the industry labour shortage.