The USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported in December that 89% of contractors are having at least a moderate level of difficulty finding skilled workers. “As a result, contractors say they are asking skilled labor to do more,” the press release notes.
As the labor shortage continues to make headlines, doors also open for new opportunities. High-tech advancements have allowed construction technology to boom, and many firms are working diligently to provide the industry with options to help bridge the labor shortage gap.
For example, robotics are easing the burden of the labor shortage, improving the quality of the builds and shortening the time to complete a project.
Robots, like those of Scaled Robotics, are being introduced to the job site to increase efficiency and reduce risk. These robots navigate autonomously to create detailed maps, process data and compare it to the BIM model to catch errors before they become costly mistakes.