Automation in Concrete Construction
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Automation in Concrete Construction book
Concrete construction automation is a broadly deﬁned planning and technical endeavor that includes two distinct areas. The ﬁrst is development of programmable (i.e., robotic) hardware for the execution of construction work tasks; signiﬁcant progress has been achieved in equipment navigation, locomotion systems, and concrete-placement systems. The second is development of computer-based tools for efﬁcient and optimal planning, design, construction, and operation of concrete structures. Of particular importance is the development and practical application of tools for design visualization, quantity takeoff and cost estimation, generation of work schedules and job cost reports, design-construction integration, construction task planning, optimal resource management, and design for constructability and maintainability of concrete structures.