Construction is a common and ubiquitous part of modern life.
But while most of the construction projects in the world are built in places where humans live, the majority of construction jobs are performed by robots.
Construction projects have become increasingly complex, with the number of workers on each project increasing dramatically.
According to a 2015 report by the American Institute of Architects, “the average construction worker will work on more than 100 different projects a year, including the construction of roads, power plants, and other infrastructure”.
According to one report, “in 2012, more than one-third of all construction jobs in the United States were performed by robot.”
The US Department of Transportation estimates that more than two-thirds of US construction projects were completed by robotic systems, which account for more than half of all jobs in construction.
A 2014 report from the Economic Policy Institute found that construction workers in the US spend more than 50 percent of their working hours on the job.
Construction jobs also represent a large part of the economy in the UK, with more than 3.7 million construction jobs, or 10 percent of all workers employed in the country, according to a study by the British Chambers of Commerce.
While the use of robots to build infrastructure has been a significant part of many construction projects, a new study published by Oxford University has found that the use is actually growing.
Researchers examined the US and UK construction industry over a four-year period, using data from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and the UK Ministry of Defense.
The study found that more construction projects began in the years 2008 to 2012, but the majority began before 2012.
According the Oxford report, construction jobs increased by 8.7 percent between 2008 and 2012.
But the number in construction rose by only 1.3 percent between 2012 and 2014.
“The number of construction projects that are undertaken by robots has risen steadily since 2008, with average job numbers going up by 3.6% between 2008 to 2014,” the study said.
This trend appears to be particularly significant because the overall job market has been stagnant for the past few years.
The US Construction Industry Association said in a statement that “there is no evidence of a rise in construction robots’ employment or use of the robots since 2008”.
It added: “The UK’s Department of Defence has identified that robots are an effective way of delivering services and that they are now making up almost 60 percent of the workforce, but that’s still a significant minority compared to other countries.”
The US and the US are the only two countries in the developed world that have not banned the use and development of robotics for construction work, according the British Chamber of Commerce, which has urged the US to do so.
In its statement, the British construction industry association said that “the construction industry is still at the beginning stages of this transition, and we believe that the development of robots and automation is essential for a future that works for everyone, including all workers, and that protects the environment”.
“We are hopeful that this will lead to a reduction in the number and type of projects that require robots and a decrease in the use that robots may be used in,” the British chamber added.
But the report did find that “in the US, where construction has traditionally been the least regulated sector, construction robots are used on an increasing number of projects, including road construction, rail construction, and the construction and maintenance of hospitals”.
In the UK it is estimated that construction robots account for less than 1 percent of jobs.
There is also evidence that robots in the construction industry are having an impact on health and the environment, with studies by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the British Association of Engineering Occupational Health (BAEH) finding that “robotic technology is increasingly used in the production and installation of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, and plumbing systems”.
And a 2016 study by UK environmental groups found that “companies such as Boeing and Google are employing robots in construction and manufacturing work, and their construction activities have a significant impact on the environment and human health.”
According a recent report from Oxford University, more and more jobs in UK construction are being filled by robots, with over one-fifth of all British jobs being filled with robots.
It also found that in 2017 there were an estimated 20.6 million construction workers, representing 10.6 percent of UK jobs.
The report added that “around 70 percent of construction workers work on site, which is an increase from about 40 percent in 2010.”
It is estimated there are around 1.2 million construction robots in operation in the British economy, according a recent study by Oxford.
Meanwhile, a recent survey by the UK’s Office for National Statistics found that robot activity in the private sector is increasing, with robots becoming more common in “low-skill” and “high-skill’ occupations.