So we’ve already seen the introduction of bricklaying robots into the construction industry but according to a new study, the automation of the construction process is likely to transform the industry from a more physical one to a knowledge intensive one.
With an aging workforce, Australia is going to have 20 per cent of its population over the age of 65 by 2034/35, with the construction industry already feeling the impact.
This older workforce will require less labour intensive roles, which is why the industry is turning to task automation and technology, and will continue to do so in the future.
In fact roles in the construction industry are expected to change so drastically over the next decade that dangerous tasks will be done by robots. Read more at: http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/08/what-construction-jobs-will-look-like-when-robots-can-build-things/`