Interesting article recently on the potential future of housebuilding, and a proposal to automate the construction industry, with reference to brick laying.
Does this spell the end for our faithful bricklayers? Well, initially for the speed and quality, it does appear to meet of requirements. Although there does not appear to be cavity wall or any DPC.
Of course this is only one of many trades, required in the construction of the house, so it remains to be seen, what else can and should be automated?
Hadrian X builder bot that can lay 1,000 bricks an hour and build a house in two days backed by construction giant Caterpillar It can lay 1,000 bricks an hour and work around the clock, 24 hours a day A robotic 'hand' lays the brick, and applies adhesive instead of mortar, which improves the thermal efficiency It 3D scans its surroundings to work out exactly where to place bricks - and is simply parked next to site