Publications / 1988 Proceedings of the 5th ISARC, Tokyo, Japan

The Manipulator to Turns Raw Land into Building Lots

Sumio Fukuda
Pages 309-316 (1988 Proceedings of the 5th ISARC, Tokyo, Japan, ISSN 2413-5844)

The construction industry has been confronted with both a stagnation of productivity, and an increase in the number of accidents, as the age of skilled labors increases and their number decreases. In today's booming construction market, these problems have become readily apparent at urban renewal and housing subdivision construction sites. At many of these construction sites, heavy prefabricated concrete materials such as retaining wall blocks and underground pipes, are still conveyed and placed manually. Not only is this method slow, but it is also dangerous. This is why we have developed, and are introducing, a machine that can quickly and efficiently perform a number of tasks,-including excavation, conveyance and placement of heavy prefabricated concrete materials and ready mixed concrete, transportation of ballast, and so on,-without having to change parts of the machine. Our new machine is called "The construction site manipulator that easily turns raw land into building lots”. We know this machine will increase our job site productivity and labor efficiency by quickly and safely laying prefabricated concrete pipes and placing prefabricated blocks.

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