International VDI Workshop - The Autonomous Construction Site of the Future

The Autonomous Construction Site of the Future - Workshop

The international VDI workshop “The Autonomous Construction Site of the Future” will give you insights based on practical examples and case studies, helping you to understand how smart construction equipment can be used. Discuss current and future applications with international experts in the industry.

Building the construction site of the future

As is the case in many other industries, construction sites and equipment are getting smarter. But what does that mean in practice? Autonomous construction machines, inspection systems and autonomous production processes and machines are changing the face of modern construction and provide many opportunities and challenges.

In a series of breakout sessions, participants at the VDI workshop “The Autonomous Construction Site of the Future” will be able to discuss and learn more about perception and scene understanding, safety on site and various control and interaction concepts. This workshop is essential for professionals and managers who want to understand smart construction in detail and find out how it can best be used to their advantage.

Workshop Chair

Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns, Computer Science Department, TU
Kaiserslautern, Germany

The main topics of the workshop are:

  • Smart construction case studies – best practice and current applications
  • The digitalization of the construction site with the help of smart equipment
  • Health and safety on site and the implications of using automated systems
  • New modes of interaction – how humans and machines can work together
  • The future of the construction sites and the challenges and opportunities current developments will bring

The workshop will take place on the day after the 2nd International VDI Conference “Smart Construction Equipment“. You can benefit from a discounted package price if you book both events together.

December 06, 2018, 10:00 - 16:00


  • Overview of smart construction equipment
  • Autonomous construction machines
  • Inspection systems for construction
  • Autonomous production

Breakout Sessions – Planned topics include: 

  • Perception and scene understanding
  • Safety of smart construction machines 
  • Control and interaction

Discussion and conclusion

  • Main findings of the workshop day
  • Outlook into the future

Who should take part

This workshop is essential for:

  • Managers and senior executives at construction companies
  • Experts and leaders in engineering and planning
  • Suppliers and OEMs
  • Contractors, consultants and advisors
  • Equipment manufacturers and distributors

Book your space now

You’d like to experience the construction site of the future and see how digitalization and automation will change the industry? You’d like to meet with international industry experts to exchange insights and experiences and learn from best practice examples? Then book your space at the international VDI Smart Construction Equipment workshop now.

Eventnumber: 01ST928

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