The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of South Korea drew up the 'Sixth Construction Technology Promotion Basic Plan', a road map for construction technology policies that respond to the fourth industrial revolution such as smart construction automation.
According to the basic plan, first of all, the ministry will develop smart construction technology to cope with the fourth industrial revolution. This means utilizing 3D design technology in order to overcome the disadvantages of difficulties in precise construction and accidents as work is done in the field.
Especially, Korea will develop automation technology which produces with 3D printers at plants and enables AI-based construction robots after virtual construction.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport is planning to prepare design standards and manuals to induce the use of BIM technology and to make BIM design obligatory for road projects which cost more than 50 billion won per project by 2020.