CONSTRUCTION AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Productivity, quality, working conditions, and skilled labor shortages in the construction industry can be improved through applications of automation and robotics. Since civil engineers play a significant role in construction and infrastructure rehabilitation, issues in construction automation and robotics have been introduced into civil engineering curricula in the last 8 to 10 years. This paper explores the issue of whether dedicated, in-depth courses in construction automation are required or whether the subject is better served as part of other construction engineering courses. A review of the current literature is included as well as responses from colleagues pursuing the subject and alternative methods of incorporating construction automation and robotics topics into civil engineering curricula. The authors conclude that dedicated construction automation courses are not always necessary or appropriate.

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  • Accession Number: 00715338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 12 1996 12:00AM