Remotely controlled demolition machines, some small enough to fit through doorways, offer new options and advantages over their hand-operated counterparts, reducing physical stresses and dust and noise hazards. Heavier robotic machines controlled by one worker can replace whole human crews.
Change has always been a constant in the construction and demolition industry. Contractors, workers and project managers pushing for safer, more productive solutions have transformed the modern jobsite from a buzzing hive that relied predominantly on manual labor to a streamlined operation dominated by hard-hitting machines.
In today’s competitive market, methods that rely on manual labor are unsustainable—in terms of worker safety, productivity and overall cost-effectiveness. Instead, successful contractors are supplementing experienced crews with machines that increase efficiency in a number of areas.
This mechanization has allowed the industry to continue to thrive and meet challenges, such as safety concerns, environmental issues and shrinking workforces, head on.
Within demolition, remote-controlled machines provide an innovative mechanical solution, enabling contractors to continue moving forward despite ever-changing industry conditions. These machines also pave the way for new opportunities in industries like processing, concrete cutting, mining and tunneling.
For centuries, people have employed mechanization as a way of making strenuous tasks easier and more efficient. On a demolition jobsite, where the use of handheld pneumatic breakers and other highly physical methods have been commonplace, employing a remote-controlled demolition machine can revolutionize productivity.