ALEC, Hilti partner to pilot Jaibot, a drilling robot in the UAE

ALEC partners with Hilti to pilot Jaibot a first of its kind drilling robot in the UAEALEC, one of the leading construction groups in the UAE, has collaborated with Hilti, a multinational construction company, to pilot Jaibot, a first-of-its-kind semi-autonomous robot in the UAE, and GCC, which increases the efficiency of drilling tasks

Since March 2019, ALEC has been working with Hilti to test the productivity of the robot on a number of ALEC projects, including the flagship One Za’abeel.

Kez Taylor, CEO of ALEC, said, “It is incredibly exciting to witness the transformation of the construction industry up close through our collaboration with Hilti. We are passionate about continually championing innovation and digital transformation in the industry, and via Jaibot, we can see how the future of construction is shaped, whilst unlocking new levels of efficiency in our processes.”

Hilti Jaibot is a robot that helps increase the productivity of project installation. This innovative construction robot takes over the execution of the installation while allowing the project manager to track progress and status of the project through data. Using digital plans, Jaibot marks and drills holes, relieves construction workers from the strenuous task of overhead drilling and allows them to focus on the operation of the construction robot.

Nathan Hanns, general manager of ALEMCO, said, “We have witnessed great improvements in productivity, quality and safety upon using Jaibot for One Za’abeel and our other sites. The accuracy and efficiency in the installation process has demonstrated the value of being 3D driven as an organisation. Our investment in world-class technology is a testament to our commitment to continually improving our processes so that we can deliver quality projects and go above and beyond for our clients.”

ALEC is the main contractor of One Za’abeel, which will see retail, residential, hospitality and offices coming together as part of its mixed-use status, giving its guests, tenants and visitors an unparalleled 360-degree view of the city.

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