Construction automation: What does it mean for the future of the industry?

| May 13, 2019

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For the past 200 years, humans have been constructing buildings in the same way – until now. Technology, which experts say is developing at an astounding pace, is bringing the possibility of an unprecedented change to how we make our cities and the places we live in. This would, however, necessitate a major shift in strategy with a focus on training.

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