Assessment of the Level of Awareness of Robotics and Construction Automation in South African

Opeoluwa Akinradewo, Ayodeji Oke, Clinton Aigbavboa, Mashangoane Molau

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Abstract

South African economy is dependent on infrastructural development, which plays a major role in the country’s economy. The Construction Industry has shown a slow increase in the adaptation of robotics and construction automation. Hence, it is facing construction accidents, poor quality of work, and sometimes projects result in cost overrun of which accident occurs as the results of low level of supervision on site. The study focused on assessing the level of awareness of robotics and construction automation in South Africa. The research was carried out using information from the literature review and findings obtained from the questionnaire to achieve the objective of the study. A sample of respondents was chosen to represent the entire population of the construction professional, questionnaires were distributed to relevant respondents including Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers, Construction Managers and Contractors as well as Civil Engineers and the analysis was based on the returned questionnaires. Data obtained were analysed, and the study revealed that construction professionals are fully aware of robotics and construction automation in the South African construction industry. The study concluded by indicating that construction automation and robotics would have positive effects on the delivery of the construction project by increasing quality of the construction product, enhancing supervision, working conditions, cost effectiveness and it reduces construction accidents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages129-132
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
ISSN (Print)2522-8714
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8722

Keywords

  • Automation and robotics
  • Building information modelling
  • Computer-aided design
  • Computer-aided manufacturing
  • Industrialised building system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Chemistry

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