Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Mechanics, Materials and Structural Engineering (ICMMSE 2017)

Effects of Automation on Construction Industry Performance

Authors
Ayodeji Oke, Clinton Aigbavboa, Siphiwe Mabena
Corresponding Author
Ayodeji Oke
Available Online April 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmmse-17.2017.61How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Automation, Construction industry, Project performance
Abstract

The growth of infrastructure and development in an emerging country like South Africa may requires the construction industry to shift from traditional methods of construction to modern ones in order to improve productivity and enhance performance. However, most of the existing studies have been tailored towards the awareness, willingness, drivers, barriers and benefits of such modern methods, including automation and robotics. Like other technological advancement, there are some negative impacts that should be assessed and understood by stakeholders with a view to managing and minimizing them. In view of this, the purpose of this study is to investigate the extent to which the usage of automation can influence negatively on the delivery of construction projects if fully implemented in the South African construction industry.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Mechanics, Materials and Structural Engineering (ICMMSE 2017)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
April 2017
ISBN
10.2991/icmmse-17.2017.61
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmmse-17.2017.61How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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