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Robots and recycling

15 October 2000

Next month (November) will see the announcement of the Construction Associate Programme\'s vision for the future, listing priorities for action.

Contributing to the vision will be comments on the ideas put forward in a consultation paper, Building Our Future, published as part of the UK\'s Government-led Foresight programme.

Among the visions in the paper was that of a building site of the future having robots assembling pre-fabricated elements. The concept was perhaps one of the more far fetched.

The paper was intended to spark a debate about the big issues facing the construction industry - issues like the re-use of buildings and building materials, globalisation, information technology, flexible trading networks using information technology, the environment, health and safety and education.

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