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SPECIAL SECTION: CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY Imagine, Design, Print: The Jobsite of the Future BY BRETT CASSON CONSTRUCTION EXECUTIVE | SEPTEMBER 2016 50 MX3D A lmost 30 years ago, computer-aided design revolutionized the building and infrastructure design process and created an important vehicle for accurate and often automated documentation. In addition, using a computer as a drafting board enabled the effective flow of a large amount of data from design to construction, promising a revolution in the industry. Fast forward to 2016, and it could be argued that the promise of this revolution may not have been fully realized. Construction reports and the quantitative metrics point to projects with high risk, low margin, productivity inefficiencies and labor shortages. This has driven some governments to completely reform the construction sector, and for some to tie efficiency targets back to largescale digitization. In the drive to solve some of these challenges, technology is helping bridge the gap between the office and the construction site. Modular or prefabricated construction is making inroads to closing the productivity gap in MX3D, an Amsterdam-based research and development company, is experimenting with groundbreaking robotic 3-D technology that would print sustainable materials such as metals and synthetics in virtually any size or shape. part due to optimized integrated project delivery, improvements in collaboration technology and the proliferation of the cloud for information management across the entire project life cycle. Having a deep understanding of the supply chain is critical to the success of modular construction projects. A surge in work that incorporates advanced fabrication technologies will radically change the entire industry in the near future. Automated Labor One of these technologies is automation. U.S.-based Construction Robotics has developed a Semi Autonomous Mason (SAM) that can lay as many bricks as three men in a day and does not require any of the additional cost associated with labor. Ultimately, SAM solves the age-old problem of labor supply, which is a critical issue in a construction industry struggling with retention brought about by economic peaks http://www.construction-robotics.com/sam100.html

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Executive - September 2016

Industry Insider
In Brief
Washington Update
Construction Markets
Risk
Safety
Workforce
No Bounds to Success
Special Section: Construction Technology
Business Development
Community Outreach
Viewpoints
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Construction Executive - September 2016 - Industry Insider
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Construction Executive - September 2016 - Washington Update
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