Robotic micro-factories for housebuilding? Listen to April’s 21CC podcast

promotional image for the April 21CC podcast episode featuring ABB Robotics
ABB has teamed up with UK architect Automated Architecture to develop novel housebuilding techniques (Image: ABB)

The April episode of the 21CC podcast is out, featuring a play by Swiss high-tech manufacturer ABB to promote site-based robotic micro-factories for UK affordable housing.

High-tech companies through the years have often seen construction as a tantalising frontier, ripe for disruption by new ways of putting things together. Now, the Swiss multinational has entered the fray, with an idea for building affordable housing using robots at site-based micro-factories.

It has teamed up with UK architect Automated Architecture to develop the approach.

In the April 21CC episode, Global Construction Review’s David Rogers speaks to Craig McDonnell, managing director of ABB Robotics, to learn more.

UCEM goes to schools

Also in the April 21CC episode, the University College of Estate Management (UCEM) has launched a campaign of outreach to schools.

It says tapping into young people’s naturally fertile imaginations can help enthuse them about the interesting careers available in construction.

CIOB People editor Nadine Buddoo speaks to Charlotte Thackeray, UCEM’s outreach and inclusion lead, to find out more.

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