Breakout Topic 1: Can automation help keep us safe? Ola Skoglund, CEO Randek -Normally a pitch for automation, in any industry, would be something like Efficiency, quality, speed, and replacing dull and dirty tasks. -Well, this, unfortunately, is far from normal times. Let´s take look at how automation and prefabrication can help keep your employees and businesses healthy and safe. -Humans, or at least most of us, love to help each other out, to cooperate. It's in our core and it´s a part of what makes us great. However, the way thing has been developing lately shows us that there is even more incentive than just efficiency and profit in automation and prefabrication. -Prefabrication and robotics could end up not just saving money and time, but also lives.
Breakout Topic 2: Ben Hershey, President 4Ward Consulting Group Automation and robotics are changing the landscape for Construction and Offsite Manufacturing -Automation, robotics and advanced technology are raising the level of productivity, efficiency and precision for builders and manufacturers in North America. Demand for additional housing including affordable housing is increasing across North America, while the availability of skill labor is decreasing rapidly. Automation and robotics are allowing builders and manufacturers to better address the need to supplement skilled labor while at the same time increasing productivity, quality and a variety of building methods. Whether the solution be panelization or modular, automation is the key to meet the demands of affordable housing, hotels, and office space and drive the industry forward with increased productivity at an affordable cost.
Breakout Topic 3: Column, slab, ready – the revolution in timber construction – from research into the market! Stefan Zoellig, Timber Engineer, Timber Structures 3.0 AG