THE READINESS OF CONTRACTORS TOWARDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY IN MALAYSIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Manoharan, Elamaran (2018) THE READINESS OF CONTRACTORS TOWARDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY IN MALAYSIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. Other thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).

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Abstract

The construction industry has become one of the important areas in the field of robotics. In Malaysian construction industry, the level of implementation of this robotic technology is still at the early stage. The main difficulty of applying Robotics and Automation in Construction (RAC) is related to the nature of the work environment. Working in this construction environment involves handling heavy objects, low standardisation, industrialization, and pre-fabrication. Therefore, a big effort needs to be made in order to increase the level of automation of this important sector and to coordinate more the involved processes in order to improve its productivity. The objectives of this research were to identify the level of knowledge among contractors regarding the implementation of robotic technology in construction industry, to investigate the perception of Malaysian contractor towards the introduction of robots in the construction industry, and to suggest improvement methods to increase the implementation of robotic technology in Malaysian construction industry. 320 questionnaires were distributed to G7 construction companies around Klang Valley and 43 complete sets received were analysed through Microsoft Excel software. Findings of the study showed that majority of the contractors had medium level of knowledge about the robotic technology. Most of the contractors were supporting the robotic technology but the barriers towards the implementation were the main reason for this technology still in low adoption. Thus, this study is believed to be useful information in improving the implementation of robotic technology in construction projects around Klang Valley.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Haryati Shafii
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 09:44
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 09:44
URI: http://ethesis.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/683

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