Provider: Mason Contractors Association of America
With the masonry industry's pursuit of Building Information Modeling (BIM), a very special future component of BIM which could tie together nicely is the use of robotics on a masonry job site. This may sound as if it is something off in the distant future, however, MCAA member “Construction Robotics” recently unveiled a robot that assists the bricklayer with the installation process.
Construction Robotics will present on this new technological advance for half this session while the other half of the session will be conducted by Michael Silver from the University at Buffalo who is in the very early stages of development of what is called “swarmbots”. The MCAA has been working with him to help secure grants to further develop the use of swarmbots on the job site. Swarmbots would consist of 5-6 small inexpensive robots who would navigate the rough terrain of a job site and would bring supplies to the bricklayer. They would be precisely scheduled to deliver the material needed at the exact time it were needed thus the potential incorporation of BIM into this project.
Learn more about how these robots are set to potentially transform our traditional job sites.
For more information please visit www.masoncontractors.org or contact Mason Contractors Association of America at 800-536-2225.
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