Increased automation – including robotics, artificially intelligent (AI) software and smart machines -- - is expected to dramatically disrupt worldwide employment as early as 2020. In the construction industry, which is still suffering from the massive job losses in the Great Recession, automation could help mitigate the impact of current labor shortages and improve efficiency.
StoPanel Technology saved time and money in the restoration of 309 East Paces – a 12-story Atlanta landmark built in 1963 and located in the trendy Buckhead area of Atlanta. The owners wanted to preserve the buildings aesthetics, selecting a brick design with large industrial-style windows. They had limited time and budget. A StoPanel Classic NExt ci was used for the cladding with StoCreativ Brick and StoCreativ Granite to achieve the look of natural substances without the cost, weight & labor. Using StoPanel Technology saved the owners $500,000, enhanced the energy efficiency of the building and proved to be a faster and safer method of construction on the busy Atlanta streets. The panels were installed in 22 working days.