Robotics

Canvas, a construction robotics startup that is building the future in bold new ways, announced its public launch and disclosed its participation in a number of high-profile projects as part of multi-year partnerships with leading construction developers, as well as its local painters union.

Felling Trailers has always strived to be at the forefront of innovation — from the trailers it manufactures to the equipment its team uses to build them. In the fall of 2019, Felling acquired a 2-Cell Gantry Robot with Fanuc R-100iC Robotic Arms.

Fanning the flame of innovation in our youth is the responsibility of every company, especially those in the manufacturing trades. As we see many of today's skilled tradesmen/women moving closer towards retirement, we as an industry need to be proactive instead of reactive.

A Markets and Markets report recently showed that the global construction robot market is expected to grow from $76.6 million to about $166.4 million by 2023. Lately, the construction industry has seen significant robotic developments, allowing for autonomous site prep, aerial photography, bricklaying and much more, Engineering.com reported.

A new primary school in China will be built by robots. Zaha Hadid Architects designed the Jiangxi Province school that will be made up of structures with barrel and parabolic vaults, Curbed reported. In an effort to cut down on construction time, project costs and the pieces that would need to be brought to the site, the firm suggested combining in-situ concrete production with automated hot-wire cut formwork made of foam, built by robots, Curbed reported.

Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labor shortages at Japanese construction sites, though their use will be limited to night shifts when no human workers will be nearby due to safety and regulatory concerns. Major Japanese construction company Shimizu Corp.

At the Delaware Contractors Association’s (DCA) annual meeting on Oct. 24, 2007, Richard P. DiSabatino Jr. presented the Ninth Annual Richard P. DiSabatino Sr. Award to Robert P. Hopkins of Joseph T. Hardy & Son. The Richard P. DiSabatino Sr. Award is presented to an individual who has worked most diligently on behalf of the association during the past year.