So apparently there is a group that is working on a robot that can paint your room! Painters get ready to become machine operators.
This is mind-blowing tech:
As long as the robot doesn't go haywire and self-destruct, sending paint everywhere, this is a great, neat idea.
That’s awesome. You can find China already using some interesting technology to lay bricks. I can’t remember the ridiculous numbers exactly but it built a 16-17 story building in just a couple weeks or less.
As a very forward preparing GC, we are getting ready and prepared to be sensor installers (plumbing pipes, wood rot detection, foundation shift, etc etc.). With the amazing shortage of skilled tradesmen and labor in our country (it’s getting worse every day,) the only way is to change the job and culture of the job completely. There are many predictions that blue collar and white collar are on the verge of a major flip and it’s just obvious by numbers. A plumber with knowledge making more than a doctor has been written about in major business publications. On the ground level as I am-it’s obvious. Decades of college degrees and debt and negative image of construction jobs is catching up with us quickly. The skill is aging out. If you have 50 homeowners all competing for 5 people that can repair or replace you will have skyrocketing prices. Or 5 people who know code in the city. DYI is solution but if a homeowner can make more once they learn than being in a quickly automated broker type job why would they stay?
Robotics and the internet of things is the best solution and will hopefully bring Z generation into the construction field-they are a go getter generation and think more pragmatically than Millennial and X. So instead of a machine painting a room-a longterm solution to turn walls into screens where they are protected more from abuse and can have colors change by hitting a button. Installing sensors on plumbing to be aware of issues so the very few plumbers can repair every issue and “almost an issue” at one time. Sensors in roof, siding, surrounding soil, etc.
I think the coming generation will implement and figure out cost saving ways to keep buildings in good shape with an ever decreasing construction pool of workers.
Many in construction are attempting to introduce construction jobs to more young people but they fail to realize the product is the issue and not the marketing.
We have to implement technology. The construction worker will change. I know hundreds of real estate investors per every contractor able to handle a project. And that’s simply because the skilled worker is retiring and not being replaced very well.
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