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Wakisaka, T. Furuya, N. Inoue, Y. and Shiokawa, T.
Automated construction system for high-rise reinforced concrete buildings
Automation in Construction 9 (3) (2000) pp. 229-250
An all-weather automated construction system has been developed to reduce the total cost of high-rise reinforced concrete building construction. It was applied for the first time ever to the construction of a 26-story reinforced concrete condominium project located in the Tokyo Metropolitan area in 1995. This system incorporates four major elements: (a) a synchronously climbing all-weather temporary roof; (b) a parallel material delivery system; (c) prefabrication and unification of construction materials; and (d) a material management system. It ensures good quality; improves working and environmental conditions; reduces the construction period, manpower, and waste; and improves overall productivity.