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A robotic system that installs rebar for concrete and software that compares a building's design to local building codes are among the advances in the construction field at Purdue University. "We've developed new technology in our domain to help with productivity, safety, quality and cost of the products," construction management technology professor Jiansong Zhang says.

Artificial intelligence is a major part of technology in future construction, including the early stages of planning. In his lab, Zhang works on software side with the algorithms of computing technology, which are used to support future automation on the job site.

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