Experts report strong growth in the global construction robots’ market between 2015 and 2020, with further growth of more than 10% in the coming years.
Robotics can benefit construction and have been in our factories for many years. This technology is now appearing on building sites where the objective is to relieve workers from repetitive, strenuous, and unsafe tasks, thereby further improving workers' safety.
On 18th June we will discuss the transformation of our industry with robotics experts. We will hear about the latest developments in industry and EU-financed research projects. We wish to look at how these robots handle our construction products, how these are identified and selected. Is there a need for collaboration with the robotics industry? As we take on the EU renovation wave challenge, can this technology come in and support manpower to help us reach the ambitious climate targets? With robotics comes automation, what part of the new build and renovation market will be addressed by this field of construction?
You will have your own questions and opinion so join us and our guests from 11:30 – 12:30 CET.
Keynote: Andrea Cassoni, Managing Director, Business Line General Industry Robotics and Discrete Automation, ABB
The General Industry business line delivers innovative and flexible automation to customers across multiple industry segments – including agriculture, aerospace, construction equipment, education, plastics, chemicals, textiles, metals and education – through a market leading portfolio of robots, complete cells and turnkey solutions.
Andrea has held various positions of increasing responsibility since joining ABB in 1998. Most recently, he was General Manager for ABB’s Robotics business unit in Italy. Prior, Andrea held various local and global managerial positions including
Business Development Manager and Segment Manager in Italy as well as Service Product Manager globally.
Andrea has a master’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Turin. He also holds Senior Leadership qualifications from IMD in Lausanne.
Guest: Julen Astudillo, Architect, Building Technologies, Tecnalia
Degree in Architecture (1997) and Master in Building Restoration (1999). Belonging to Tecnalia since 2001 he is the leader in the field of facades in the Building Technologies Division.
Since 2001 he has been working as senior researcher in several European projects like OSIRYS, HIFIVENT, MeeFS, FACOMP or GLASSCORE. In the last four years he also has been working as project coordinator of the project HEPHAESTUS (Installation of facades using cable robots). He is the organizer of the International Congresses on Architectural Envelopes, which had its VIII edition on June 2018 in San Sebastian (Spain) with more than 400 attendants, 3 scientific sessions and 70 speakers.
Moreover he is one of the members of CEN/TC 33 WG6 “Curtain walling” which is in charge of developing curtain wall standards for the European market and he has been until 2018 the Spanish representative in the Cost Action TU1403 “Adaptive facades network” (Finished on November 2018).
He has published several scientific papers related to envelopes, materials and energy performance and gave oral presentations in 9 International Congresses related to Envelopes, industrialization and Construction.
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