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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?

80 %

of construction companies
say they can’t find the workers they need

49 %

of construction tasks
could potentially be automated

29 %

of construction companies
already invest in technology to supplement worker duties

1.2 trillion $

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

By simply following the BIM process, you’re already creating a robot-friendly jobsite.


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...

Reallocate resources

Robots can free up humans to do the more satisfying, high-value jobs.

Meet deadlines

Robots can help slash timelines by working overnight and avoiding rework due to human error.

Reduce costs

Robots can help cut insurance costs, for example, by mitigating human risk.

Enhance health and safety

Robots can perform strenuous or dangerous tasks and work in conditions unsafe for humans.

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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.

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Ready to learn more?

Digitization and other technologies can help you increase productivity, optimize your business and enhance safety. How? Find out by exploring our new collection of whitepapers, which include topics such as automation, asset management and human augmentation.

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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.

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