The Future of Tall: Robotics, Smart Technologies, Modular and other Advances

Benjamin Piper
Partner & Design Principal
Killa Design, Dubai

Javier Sesma
Vice President of Business Development
TK Elevator GmbH, Bilbao

Simon Smithson
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, London

Dylan Wright
Engineering Lead
Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd, London

Marija Zima-Bockarjova
R&D and Marketing Manager for Smart Cities and Solutions
ABB, Zurich

The construction industry is routinely identified as one of the slowest to adopt technological advances. And yet, the need to rapidly construct new buildings for a growing urban population, counteract the aging of the workforce and high labor costs, and reduce on-site waste, all point toward the advantages of automating construction. This session delves into both the obstacles and opportunities related to the tall building industry as it seeks to boost efficiency, worker safety, and connectivity through robotics, smart technology, modular construction, drones, exoskeletons, and many other concepts that are still in the development stage.