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Construction 4.0: A Literature Review

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universidad del Bío-Bío, Concepción 4051381, Chile
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Department of Building Construction, Universidad del Bío-Bío, Concepción 4051381, Chile
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Sustainability 2020, 12(22), 9755; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229755
Received: 14 October 2020 / Revised: 11 November 2020 / Accepted: 18 November 2020 / Published: 23 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Construction and Architecture 2020)
The construction industry is experiencing changes in its processes and work methods, and the advancement of new technologies in recent decades has led to a new concept known as Construction 4.0, coined in 2016 in Germany. Since its definition is still diffuse, it was deemed necessary to conduct a review on the publications in this field to grasp how this concept is being understood. For that purpose, a bibliometric analysis was conducted among 260 research articles using seven keywords. The results reveal that the number of publications is growing exponentially, with the USA, the UK, and China being leaders in this field; besides, four technologies are essential to understand Construction 4.0 at present time: 3D printing, big data, virtual reality, and Internet of Things. The results of this review suggest that further reviews should be conducted every 3 years to grasp the rapid evolution of Construction 4.0. View Full-Text
Keywords: Construction 4.0; bibliometric analysis; new materials; 3D printing; artificial intelligence and robotics; big data; virtual and augmented reality; Building Information Modeling (BIM); internet of things Construction 4.0; bibliometric analysis; new materials; 3D printing; artificial intelligence and robotics; big data; virtual and augmented reality; Building Information Modeling (BIM); internet of things
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Forcael, Eric, Isabella Ferrari, Alexander Opazo-Vega, and Jesús A. Pulido-Arcas. 2020. "Construction 4.0: A Literature Review" Sustainability 12, no. 22: 9755. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229755

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