Publications / 1991 Proceedings of the 8th ISARC, Stuttgart, Germany

Survey Results and Further Issues in Construction Automation Education

R. Navon, L. Demsetz
Pages 327-332 (1991 Proceedings of the 8th ISARC, Stuttgart, Germany, ISSN 2413-5844)

At the seventh ISARC, we compared two graduate courses in construction automation. This paper continues the discussion of automation as a component of a college or university construction programme. The results of a survey of construction educators are presented. At over 40 % of responding institution, the automation of construction process is covered either in a course specifically on automation or as a part of another course. Over 25 % of survey respondents stated that one reason their college or university does not currently offer a course on construction automation is a lack of faculty knowledgeable in the area. A similar number noted that their curriculum did not have a room for a course on automation. These results indicate that a standard module on automation might be of use to many construction programmes. We discuss the merits and draw backs of such an approach.

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