Construction Junction

Construction Junction

How robotic welding helped improve steel erection

Millions of construction companies strive every day to cut production time while maintaining, or even improving, quality. Robert J. Simmons owns a company that has made it happen.

Over several years he found a way to cut structural erection time from seven to eight months to a matter of weeks by combining several technologies, including robotic equipment that helps reduce the amount of welding required on-site.

A 30-year veteran of the structural concrete industry, Simmons developed a concept for constructing midrise residential structures using a steel moment space frame system in the winter of 2000…

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