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VTT Workshop on Construction automation and productivity

01/01/2013 00:00 - 01/01/2013 00:00  


The construction industry is a vital part of the economy. Companies are looking for remedies to enhance their productivity. Construction automation and robotics emerged to overcome these issues, since they have the potential to respond to increasing quality expectations from customers as well as ensure tighter safety regulations, greater attention to computerized project control and technological breakthroughs led by equipment manufacturers. This workshop has been organised to highlight construction automation research and applications from around the world. Participants will learn what is new (existing) and what is to come (future). The workshop will also provide an industry perspective on construction automation and productivity.

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Welcoming words, Vice President Matti Kokkala, VTT

Key note:Challenges and opportunities associated with modular and offsite construction technology: practice in North America, Prof Mohamed Al-Hussein, University of Alberta

Key note: Automation and robotics in prefabrication and on-site, Prof Thomas Bock, Technical University of Munich

Construction automation and productivity - Industry perspective, Senior Vice President Juha Hetemäki, Skanska Oy

Machine Automation - Improvements in productivity, working conditions and safety, CEO Hannu Mäkelä, Navitec Systems Oy