Robotics, Automation and Digitization in Construction

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 134

Special Issue Editors

Züblin Endowed Junior-Professor, Chair of Digital Transformation in Construction, University of Stuttgart, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: renovation; automation; robotics; BIM
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Emeritus Professor Doctor, Chair of Building Realization and Robotics, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Interests: construction robotics; robotic prefabrication of building components; automated on site construction robotics; ambient integrated robotics for aging society; robot oriented design
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Construction sector needs a transformation. There are several reasons. For instance, the productivity rate in Construction is below other sectors such as Manufacturing Industry. Moreover, the Construction sector is facing a lack of personnel in all of its phases, from planning to execution. Finally, the accident rate is very high in Construction. For all these reasons, digitization, automation, and robotics are playing a crucial role in order to gain better conditions and performance in all phases of the construction phases.

This Special Issue entitled “Robotics, Automation, and Digitization in Construction” aims to cover topics related to the technological improvement of Construction in all its phases, such as:

  • Automated Data Acquisition of the Built Environment;
  • Robot Oriented Design in Construction, that facilitates a lean manufacturing and assembly process;
  • Data flow, from data acquisition to on-site works;
  • Robotic Off-site Manufacturing;
  • Robotic On-site Execution and Maintenance;
  • Computational Design Oriented to Robotics.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Kepa Iturralde
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bock
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • robots
  • automation
  • prefabrication
  • robot oriented design
  • data flow
  • data acquisition
  • digitization
  • computational design

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