First Pre-Stressed, Steel-Reinforced 3D-Printed Bridge To Be Put Into Service

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) in Netherlands reports the following: Today the Built Environment department’s concrete printer starts printing the world’s first 3D printed reinforced, pre-stressed concrete bridge. The cycle bridge will be part of a new section of ring road around Gemert in which the BAM Infra construction company is using innovative techniques. One of … Continue reading First Pre-Stressed, Steel-Reinforced 3D-Printed Bridge To Be Put Into Service

New construction technique uses Robots and 3D Printing

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, a technical school in Zurich, reports on a fascinating project that several ETH Zurich professors are collaborating with some outside business interests on. It involves both robots AND 3D printing. At the DFAB HOUSE, four construction methods are for the first time being transferred from research to architectural applications. Construction work … Continue reading New construction technique uses Robots and 3D Printing

How can design and construction firms survive the massive changes taking place in the industry?

Disruption is a word that is overused in Silicon Valley, and elsewhere in the tech world. The idea is that sometimes a new player comes along with an approach to doing things in such a radically different way that it disrupts the entire industry. With advancements such as building information modeling (BIM), virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), … Continue reading How can design and construction firms survive the massive changes taking place in the industry?

3D-Printing an entire building is reality, no longer just a theory

Researchers at MIT have confirmed that the future of the A/E/C industry is now in fact here. In the proof-of-concept, a vehicle of sorts, moving along a track, carries a robotic arm that utilizes a precision-controlled nozzle to place a variety of materials including spray foam insulation and concrete. ScienceDaily reports: Structures built with this system could … Continue reading 3D-Printing an entire building is reality, no longer just a theory

The game-changing economic impacts of 3D printing on the built environment

Writing for Forbes, Richard A. D'Aveni weighs in on how he perceives the economic impact of 3D printing on the construction industry: Take construction. It’s a huge industry worldwide, accounting for $9 trillion in revenues and 6% of global GDP. It’s also been a technology laggard, with productivity barely rising over the past few decades. Even … Continue reading The game-changing economic impacts of 3D printing on the built environment