Adopting off-site manufacturing, and automation and robotics technologies in energy-efficient building

Wen Pan, Kepa Iturralde, Rongbo Hu, Thomas Linner, Thomas Bock

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Abstract

Delivering energy-efficient buildings or settlements has become a popular topic amongst architects, engineers, and building engineering physicists. There are many methods for improving building energy performances, both for new build projects and for retrofitting existing buildings. However, the construction industry faces some profound challenges to satisfy the increasing demand for energy-efficient buildings or other solutions and to be able to offer them at an affordable cost. A holistic approach has been adopted to validate whether automation robotics and off-site manufacturing technologies can yield positive changes in the delivery of energy-efficient buildings. This paper emphasizes the potential transformations and possible impacts on the design, construction, and installation process of an energy-efficient building once the advanced technologies are implemented. This paper also highlights case studies in multiple ongoing or past European Union (EU) Horizon 2020 research projects as well as private projects to demonstrate the applicability and technical feasibility of the proposed solution. The scenario proposed was used to demonstrate how to apply the proposal in a large-scale residential building project. In addition, the findings from this study will serve as proof of the concept of a larger research project, or as an inspiration for the construction industry to execute energy-efficient building projects in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2020
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot
PublisherInternational Association on Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC)
Pages1549-1555
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789529436347
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction: From Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot, ISARC 2020 - Kitakyushu, Online, Japan
Duration: 27 Oct 202028 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2020: From Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot

Conference

Conference37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction: From Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot, ISARC 2020
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKitakyushu, Online
Period27/10/2028/10/20

Keywords

  • Construction robotic
  • Energyefficient building
  • Prefabrication

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