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How robots & automation are changing the construction industry

WEBINAR: Wednesday 8th February 2023 at 2:00 pm GMT 


Recruiting and sustaining a highly skilled, and diverse workforce will be a major challenge for the construction industry over the next few years. But how does the industry attract and retain talent? The answer lies in digitisation...

Our expert panel, formed across FUTURECAST, KUKA and WICQI will share facts, offer opinions, and respond to audience questions as we delve into why the construction industry’s evolution, to keep pace with modern-day manufacturing, will feature disruptive technologies, such as robots and automation and how the utilisation of digital technologies will enable the transference of skills into construction, driving equality, diversity and sustain an industry that must embrace change.

 


The FUTURECAST approach is to rethink construction and quarrying to make better use of youngsters’ tech-based skills and to overcome the industry’s image as a dirty and dangerous occupation. The centre also addresses issues like sustainability and embraces solutions such as the adoption of green energy and modern, technology-based methods of construction

Matt Chilton of Industrio, conversing with JJ O’Hara, CEO of FUTURECAST

Robotics, automation and computer technology is paving the way to an industry revolution. Digitisation is enabling the construction industry to attract a whole new demographic of workers and is bringing the outside, inside.

New materials and new processes are being developed, structures are being assembled off-site in smart factories, and the industry is now appealing to our next generation of robot programmers, our Gen Z's, XBox Zoomers and coders, CAD-Designers and engineers in other industries, and women with transferable skills, as the next big thing in large-scale manufacturing.

Robotic production offers many advantages in construction, by removing the physical limitations that may once have constrained employee dynamics. Now, as digitisation drives the adoption of automated construction principles, the industry can diversify and attract new talent.

Mark Elwell, Head of Robot Sales, KUKA Ireland

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