Drivers to the adoption of automation and robotics in the construction industry

Ayodeji Oke, Clinton Aigbavboa, Olayinka Omole

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The Construction world is swiftly moving towards the simplification and computerization of virtually all construction processes. Automation and Robotics have been singled out by previous studies as a means of achieving this feat. A lot of countries have adopted these ideas to a large extent; however, some other regions are yet to do so. This study therefore seeks to identify and assess the drivers to aid the adoption of Automation and Robotics in the Ondo state construction industry. The review of literature was done briefly to identify some of these factors. Survey design was used in the Research Methodology and design; and questionnaires were administered to Built Environment Professionals (Architects, Civil Engineers, Quantity Surveyors) based on the number of samples drawn from the overall population of professionals present in Ondo State, Nigeria. Data was collected and using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Results showed that the biggest drivers to the adoption of Automation and Robotics were Size of firm, Performance Increment and Familiarity with the concepts of Automation and Robotics. It was recommended that construction firms should try embracing these concepts as the benefits are potentially limitless.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019
PublisherIEOM Society
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781532359507
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 23 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767


Conference4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019


  • Automation
  • Construction
  • Drivers
  • Ondo state
  • Robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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