Since 1984 the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) is IAARC’s annual flagship event where both practitioners and researchers, industry and academic leaders meet. While ISARC has steadily grown over the past years it has always been presaging most of the innovations that have prominently emerged in the construction and infrastructure industries. Topics including 3D reality capture (i.e., laser scanning, drones), augmented/mixed/virtual reality (AR/MR/VR), artificial intelligence (AI), information modeling, 3D printed, automated heavy equipment, lean construction, supply chain management, prefabrication, and modularization have all been researched under the IAARC umbrella.
While the IAARC members come from all over the world, most are from the various industry and academic sectors in construction. Their common tie is to work together to drive innovation in safety, productivity, efficiency, and quality performances in an industry often pointed to lag behind others. The proclaimed goal of IAARC is to improve processes and people in the construction industry by advancing research and education on technology and innovative practices.
The International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC) is the premier global organization dedicated to the advancement of Automation and Robotics in Construction. IAARC represents fields of construction including civil and building engineering, machine automation, robotics applications to construction, information technologies, planning, logistics, etc. IAARC is a non-profit-making organization and it's membership is not just restricted to end-users, manufacturers and researchers, but welcomes participation from other industrial sectors and from government organizations.