Economic Assessment of Selected Integration and Automation Technologies.
Economic Assessment of Selected Integration and
Chapman, R. E.
NIST SP 989; September 2002.
International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in
Construction, 19th (ISARC). Proceedings. National
Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg,
Maryland. September 23-25, 2002, 275-280 pp, 2002.
Available from: Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
Government Printing Office, Mail Stop SSOP, Washington,
Order number: PB2002-108230
robotics; building economics; commercial buildings;
construction; industrial buildings
This paper presents a critical analysis of the economic
impacts of past, ongoing, and planned research of BFRL's
construction systems integration and automation
technologies (CONSIAT) Program. The CONSIAT program is
an interdisciplinary research effort within BFRL to
develop key enabling technologies, standard
communication protocols, and advanced measurement
technologies needed to facilitate the delivery of
fully-integrated and automated project process (FIAPP)
products and services to the construction industry. BFRL
is participating in a public-private partnership focused
on early commercialization of FIAPP products and
Services. The results of this analysis demonstrate that
the use of FIAPP products and services will generate
substantial cost savings to the capital facilities
industry. The present value of savings nationwide
expected from the use of FIAPP products and services in
capital facilities over the next 15 years exceeds $3.5
billion. The present value of cost savings due to the
public-private partnership's efforts focused on early
commercialization of FIAPP products and services is
expected to exceed $280 million.