For me, the most important point the below video outlines regarding the adoption of more automation within our industry is the reduction in costs to the recipient.  Although it's quite obvious, the ongoing issue of skill shortages across the built environment and the increased demand (especially on affordable housing) equals increased costs to the customer.

The video is quick to outline that workers should not feel that such technology will replace their jobs.  More so, its introduction takes the burden off of firms struggling to find workers to satisfy demand.  I guess time will tell with regards to the ongoing advancements made, however.

From 3D printing to Engineers and Architects adopting predictive design software to optimise design, advancements are becoming more available across the industry.  As the video demonstrates, such software massively decreases the design stage by "learning" from previous, similar projects and adopting these learnings to future designs.  

Onsite, plant manufacturers are adopting the use of information models and GPS to more accurately perform groundworks.  And on building sites, machines with "shared consciousness" can and will be used to transport materials to gangs performing skilled tasks.

Drones have long been used within surveying work.  If nothing else, I would urge you to watch how they've been used in "swarm construction" at about 4 minutes 40 seconds into the video.  Quite fascinating.