Considering modern inflation and its ultimate impacts on housing, BotBuilt has taken significant steps to lower the cost of homebuilding with the help of robots. The company was founded back in 2020, and since then, it has been providing its users with the best strategies for affordable housing. In 2023, the housing cost jumped from $88,000 to $107,000, as per the details revealed by the National Association of Realtors. BotBuilt has aimed to make the home construction more accessible. The owners, Brent Wadas, Colin Devine, and Barrett Ames, have announced the development of an advanced proprietary software named Axl and Slash.
The Housing Crisis
The housing crisis in 2023 has gained enormous importance as there is a significant shortage of labor. The industry group Associated Builders and Contractors has revealed that the construction sector required 546,000 additional jobs to maintain the normal pace. However, not enough workers were there to fulfill the requirement. This is the point where BotBuilt comes to the party with its ideas to benefit humans. The company possesses the potential of robots to perform tasks that humans can traditionally complete on-site. The company can fill gaps in labor more accurately and safely than humans, which are capable of avoiding common mistakes in measuring.
BotBuilt has launched its tremendous quality robots, named Axl and Slash. Both weigh more than a ton but possess the power to nail wood without splitting. The company has developed them on an advanced basis and integrated the 3D layout models in them to maneuver wood planks and bind them into customized panels. Additionally, the company ships these panels to residential construction sites and gives them appropriate numbers to make the assembly easier and more comfortable. As the robots developed by BotBuilt are highly efficient and fast-paced in their functioning, they can significantly reduce the construction time. With their help, the time to create a house frame is reduced from weeks or months to hours only.
The Future of Homebuilding
BotBuilt has proved itself as one of the best construction companies to bring automation to developing houses. So far, the company has played its role in developing six homes. All of them have different dimensions. The robots generated by the company have spent almost two weeks on every project. Although the numbers may look significantly incredible as it will save enough time for other activities, some homebuilders may find this approach threatening, and their point of view is valid to a great extent.
The BotBuilt robots are highly powerful in automating the construction task. Thus, the workers are afraid that integrating them into the industry will replace their jobs. However, a balanced usage will not cause such horrible outcomes. Ames has recently confirmed in his interview that the increased interest rates have caused a huge rise in the demand for new housing. Therefore, they have directed the company’s approach to allow builders to construct as many houses as possible to make up for delays in the underbuilding projects.