To improve productivity in conventional concrete construction, autonomous robots that perform specific tasks are being developed. Single-task robots are capable of enhancing specific functions, though their impact on the overall productivity remains unclear. A robot that incorporates each task-specific piece of machinery used in the concrete paving process into one fully autonomous unit is evaluated. Assessing potential productivity from the use of a fully automated process is a required step for developing a full scale-system. With the purpose of identifying productivity benefits in an automated concrete paving operation, two concrete paving processes will be compared using simulation tools. One process is the conventional operation using intensive labour, slip form paving machine and auxiliary equipment. The other process is the automated operation using a fully autonomous robot. Applications of this assessment methodology based in simulation will allow for the determination of productivity indicators of automated operations in hazardous environments, using the respective results to complement prototypical tests.