Disadvantages In Construction

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Introduction: Innovations and advances in technology are constantly passing new milestones in today’s world. As these advances develop, older and more traditional methods for accomplishing tasks slowly fade into history. An industry that still has manual labor at its core, but has the potential to be updated, is the construction industry. Working in the construction industry involves completing many physical and excruciating tasks, for example, laying bricks, poring concrete, operating machinery, and lifting heavy objects. While all these examples are very common in the construction industry, why do they have to be completed by humans? Human’s have the ability to design and create robots that assemble cars, drive cars, and even think on…show more content…
There are multiple resources highlighting the pros and cons for every aspect of this idea, and each site brings a different view to this topic. I will be looking at the opinions of professionals, publications on the subject, and government data sets to analyze the feasibility of this topic. I hope to use direct quotes from professionals of the construction industry to help prove points in my report. I also plan on using the data charts from the government to look at employment records and injury records that have occurred in the past decade, to see if automation could solve any issues presented in the data. Finally, I plan to use publications on the topic found on the Colorado State University’s library database in determining the feasibility of this topic. Using this site, I can find reports on this topic that can potentially show whether automation of the construction industry is actually possible. I plan to use figures and graphs in my report to simplify any data that might prove the feasibility of this topic, so that my report will be appealing and readable to multiple audiences that may or may not have any experience with robotics or the construction industry. A few topics I plan to highlight when analyzing the feasibility of this topic are: employment numbers of the construction industry; the safety of the…show more content…
In high school, I was exposed to the basic operations of building and forming different structures on a ranch, and was able to learn how to use heavy equipment in the process. After graduating high school and completing my first year of college, I acquired an internship as a field engineer for a construction company called Balfour Beatty. I was assigned to work on the Overhead Centenary System, of a light rail system, on the North Metro Rail Line Project in Denver, Colorado. Working as a field engineer on this project gave me first hand experience in the construction industry. I worked manual labor in the field, as well as, completed paperwork and mathematical calculations in the office. I strongly believe that the level of experience I have in this field perfectly qualifies me to conduct my feasibility report on this topic. I plan to collect data from multiple source to help analyze the feasibility of this topic. A few sources I plan to obtain data from are: The Bureau of Labor Statistics data on employment in the construction sector; The United States Department of Labor for it’s safety reports; and multiple publications found on the Colorado State University Library database. I believe that these sources will report accurate and legitimate data to use for this
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