It is generally acknowledged that there is a great need to increase safety, productivity, and quality in construction. Recent developments in high-tech areas have offered the opportunity to reevaluate production methods and tools believed to be state of the art for decades. While many new construction technologies under investigation would require a revolutionary development in the industry, the potentials for evolutionary improvements of existing construction technologies are vast. This paper discusses one example of high-tech evolution in building construction that has proven to increase the productivity of nailing and promises to counter balance the loss of skilled construction workers. The present study includes both laboratory and field testing of a sensor integrated nailer in construction. The results of these tests are discussed as well as recommendations for further improvements. © ASCE.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Construction Engineering and Management|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1991|