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Teaching automation as part of the construction curriculum
Automation in Construction 5 (4) (1996) pp. 301-311
Engineers have to be taught the emerging construction automation (CA) technology. Departments pursuing CA face issues concerning the contents of CA-related courses and pertinent teaching methods. In this paper the author's experience of over six years in teaching CA-related courses is shared. The paper starts with a description of the Construction Engineering and Management Program at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, continues with a description of five CA-related courses, at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels, with an emphasis on two courses that are totally devoted to CA. The paper also demonstrates what can be achieved by students without prior knowledge in automation.