Saying Goodbye to Boring Buildings with 3D Concrete Printing

Construction is one the largest industries in the world and one of the top 4 in Australia however it is hindered by the high cost.

Due to the manual nature of construction, poor productivity can also be a factor limiting growth however 3D printed concrete structures may be the solution to all that.

Two of the major factors of construction that are causing problems is lack of efficiency and high accident rates. The 3D printed method can address these issues.

In the video below, a 3D printed concrete house was built in just 24 hours in the freezing cold of a Russian winter with everything built in a single location.

See more at http://www.swinburne.edu.au/news/latest-news/2018/11/3d-concrete-printing-could-free-the-world-from-boring-buildings.php

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There has been a development in 3D printing in construction which could revolutionize the industry, or least where bridge design is concerned.

Researchers have created the first 3D printed bridge in a park in Madrid.

The bridge, made from micro-refined concrete stands at 12 metres long and 1.75 metres wide.

The architectural design of the bridge was in the hands of The Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and a team led by Ms Areti Markopoulou.

The bridge is an important architectural development and is expected to open up more opportunities for using 3D printing in civil engineering.

As Ms Markopoulou highlighted, prefabrication minimises costs and is a more sustainable option, making this development a triumph for the future of bridge construction.

Find out more at http://www.themarshalltown.com/worlds-first-3d-printed-pedestrian-bridge-in-madrid/18001