The report, highlighted in slides below, evaluated the likelihood of specific construction jobs being automated in 20 years, based on current robotic trends.
The report, from NPR, noted that even jobs such as building inspector will be largely obsolete in 20 years, replaced by technology. They note that low-paid, labor intensive jobs such as roofing will be among the hardest hit. Only certain specific trades such electricians are relatively safe from the wave of technological change likely to sweep over the building industry. Researchers looked at nine traits of current jobs, focusing especially on the four highlighted in the graphs below.Read More