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This book examines the burgeoning revolution in the construction industry known as Construction 4.0, the attendant need for re-skilling human resources, and key stakeholders' roles in developing the required skills for Construction 4.0. It views the lack of 21st-century skills and skills gap in the industry as significant challenges limiting the uptake and implementation of Construction 4.0 technologies, especially in developing countries. In order to determine the skills required, this book examines the critical technologies of Construction 4.0, such as building information modelling (BIM), robotic construction, 3D printing and drones, which have transformed the construction industry, thereby creating digital, intelligent and sustainable construction solutions. Furthermore, the book considers the benefits, risks and relevant skills required to implement Construction 4.0 technologies.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Frontmatter

Introduction and Background to Reskilling and Upskilling for Construction 4.0 Technologies

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Abstract
The construction industry, a significant driver of economic growth of nations, is currently experiencing transformation through advancements in technology ushered by the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0. This transformation is demanding new approaches and specific skills requirements for effective implementation.
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Chapter 2. Construction 4.0

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The present-day is increasing in technological innovations. Technology has transformed practically all sectors, and this has provided new ways of doing things in every aspect of human endeavour.
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Construction 4.0 Technologies

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Chapter 3. Building Information Modelling

Abstract
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is one of the most promising developments in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industries. It is a process for creating and managing information about a project all through the project lifecycle. The digital description of every aspect of the physical project is considered the resulting output known as a Building Information Model. The Building Information Model creates a centralized data model where all the project stakeholders can work together effectively. BIM is an intelligent model, which provides insights that enhance the planning, designing, construction, and management of infrastructure. The model is incorporated into all stages of construction and includes data collection, construction design, equipment, construction process, renovation, and demolition.
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Chapter 4. Drone/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Technology

Abstract
Drone technology, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), has digitally transformed the construction industry and gained much application in architecture, engineering, and construction operations. The digitalization of the construction industry, recently known as construction 4.0, has made drone technologies a piece of essential equipment for proper monitoring of construction activities from commencement to completion of the project.
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Chapter 5. Prefabrication

Abstract
Prefabrication is a building technique that has made it possible for incomprehensible building structures to be built within a little time. Although this building method is considered one of construction 4.0 technologies, it has earlier existed during the post-war era but later went into extinction.
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Chapter 6. 3D Printing/Addictive Manufacturing

Abstract
3D printing, also referred to as Addictive Manufacturing (AM) is categorized as one of the Construction 4.0 technologies. Technology is considered one of the fastest-growing technology in almost all industries, including construction. This technology involves the construction of a Three-Dimensional solid object from a digital model.
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Chapter 7. Robotic Construction Technology

Abstract
Robotics, also known as automation, have contributed to improving the construction process in all aspects. Over the years, the construction industry has been with an image of hard work of long hours in a hazardous working environment. However, the introduction of automation and robotics technology has brought about a solution to this problem. Robotics and automation often go hand-in-hand.
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Chapter 8. Internet of Things (IoT)

Abstract
Technology today is an inevitable necessity for organization productivity, development of industries, economic growth, increment in a human development capacity, and livelihood improvement. Also, the advent of internet connection in technology has made it the cornerstone for every industry and a necessary fulcrum for effectiveness, efficiency and optimality. Among several industries, the construction industry is a formidable pillar in which construction projects are directly proportional to the economic development of countries. However, the construction industry has been faced with inadequacies in acquisition, management, utilization and forecasting of construction data, which has led to fluctuated productivity and inconsistent business value. Therefore, with the advent of several technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) technology can recognise, configure, and transform data to optimize construction operations, leading to high productivity, increased business value, and cost-effectiveness.
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Reskilling and Roles of Stakeholders for Implementation of Construction 4.0

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Chapter 9. Reskilling for Construction 4.0

Abstract
The world is constantly changing on the wheels of technological advancements which demand human capital development and acquisition of relevant skills. Over the years, the world has witnessed three different revolutions and is currently in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). The fourth industrial revolution has altered and is still altering how we live, learn, work, eat and communicate. In the world of works, this revolution greatly affects how products are imagined, manufactured, distributed, acquired, and consumed. The expectations from businesses, employees and society as a whole have taken a new turn. Ultimately, these changes are redefining job requirements. As a result, it becomes necessary to get familiar with the demands that come with the revolution for quick adaptability.
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