- It replaces workers in tasks that involve difficult or dangerous physical work.
- Automation provides more uniform and precise quality product as compared to the products produced by skilled workers.
- It reduces costs and enhances productivity and efficiency at the same time. Also, it is claimed that many countries like Germany and Japan have improved their gross income and living standard substantially by employing automation in construction.
- Automated construction enhances work environment as it saves workers from uncomfortable and unsafe work positions.
Automation in Construction and its Advantages
Construction automation has a wide scope and involves all the construction stages, such as the production of building materials, prefabrication of building components, on-site construction, operations and management, maintenance of building, and demolition of structures. Automation of construction counters various problems related to construction, such as shortage of skilled labour, low quality of products, poor weather conditions, safety of labour, and limited construction period which is nowadays a feature of projects.