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Modeling the robotics implementation barriers for construction projects in developing countries

Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke (Department of Quantity Surveying, Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure, Nigeria)
Ahmed Farouk Kineber (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Technologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar, Malaysia)
Ibraheem Albukhari (Department of Islamic Architecture, College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia)
Adeyemi James Dada (Department of Quantity Surveying, Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure, Nigeria)

International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation

ISSN: 2398-4708

Article publication date: 3 November 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the barriers militating against the adoption of robotics in the construction industry.

Design/methodology/approach

Robotics implementation barriers were obtained from the previous studies and then through questionnaire survey construction stakeholders in Nigeria evaluate these barriers. Consequently, these barriers were examined via the exploratory factor analysis (EFA) technique. Furthermore, a model of these barriers was implemented by means of a partial least square structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM).

Findings

The EFA results showed that these barriers could be categorized into two: cost and technology. Results obtained from the proposed model showed that platform tools were crucial tools for implementing cloud computing.

Originality/value

The novelty of this research work will be provided a solid foundation for critically assessing and appreciating the different barriers affecting the adoption of robotics.

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Citation

Oke, A.E., Kineber, A.F., Albukhari, I. and Dada, A.J. (2021), "Modeling the robotics implementation barriers for construction projects in developing countries", International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-06-2021-0093

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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