Future of Work in Industrialized Construction
Define the impact of Industrialized Construction on the work, the worker, and the workplace.
After completing this Module, students will be able to:
- Investigate the new tasks, job functions, and job roles needed in Industrialized Construction
- Identify the skills and competencies required as the industry transitions to Industrialized Construction
- Understand the role of various stakeholders in defining and implementing the future of work in Industrialized Construction
The future of the industry is highly dependent on the competence of graduates entering the workforce. In the face of troubling skilled-labor shortages, new employees must enter the industry with the abilities and exposure to technologies to drive digital construction, the IC processes, and higher levels of precision in construction. This panel discussion highlights the current status and defines a road map aimed at helping stakeholders work together to enable graduates knowledgeable in the required interdisciplinary skills embrace IC fully.
Learn how automation will shape the future of work in construction to automate tasks and create demand for higher skilled workforce enabled by technology.
The technological disruption of the AEC industry calls for a change in the pedagogic methods in AEC education to address the Future of Work. The advent of IC technology such as prefabrication, additive manufacturing (3D printing), robotics, big data and predictive analysis, and IoT should have a major influence on AEC education.
Workforce training for latest advances in design continues to be an essential element in the delivery of successful construction projects. In this class, we’ll build upon the design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) workflows and methods discussed in previous sessions and demonstrate recent efforts within United Association training to improve the DfMA and modular assembly fabrication and installation skills of installers of mechanical piping and plumbing systems.
This module will determine what you retained from this course.