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The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created.

3D printing can play a big role in reducing construction waste, increasing efficiencies during the building process and allowing materials to be reused at the end of the building’s life, rather than ending up as landfill. It is expected to steal most of the construction headlines in the immediate future, as its believed cheap homes, built quickly using 3D printing, will help put an end to the housing crisis.

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How is modular technology helping institutions to build greener portfolios?

Modular technology solutions will be vital in helping institutions build greener portfolios, says Andrew Shepherd, managing director of modular housebuilder TopHat.
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Bring your architectural designs to life with Lumion 12

Now is the time for you to use Lumion to bring your architectural designs to life. It is the pre-eminent 3D rendering software on the market, and the new release of Lumion 12 will enable you to create stunning images and videos for your projects.
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How can graphene-enhanced concrete help build a sustainable future ?

Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien, explores how graphene-enhanced concrete can help the construction industry save time and money and become more sustainable
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Faro launches new end-to-end 3D capture platform

Faro, global leader in 4D digital reality solutions, has launched an ultra-efficient end-to-end 3D capture and collaboration platform.
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How are robots facilitating 3D mapping on construction sites?

Dr. Sen Wang, associate professor in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and Lead on RAS theme at the National Robotarium, discusses how robots can facilitate 3D mapping on construction sites and what the industry can expect in the future robotics.
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How will virtual twins help to reshape building planning?

John Kitchingman, managing director, EuroNorth, Dassault Systèmes, explores how building designs can be reshaped to fit a post-pandemic future with the help of virtual twins
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[Video] First 3D printed home in US handed over by Habitat...

The first 3D printed home to be completed by Habitat for Humanity in the United States was handed over to its new owner on 21 December.
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Designing the future with 3D-printed architecture

AccuCities explores how 3D-printed models enable rapid testing and iteration of architectural designs in an affordable way.
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HS2 to harness 3D printed graphene reinforced concrete

HS2 is deploying ‘Printfrastructure’, a 3D reinforced concrete printing technology, to help cut carbon on the project by up to 50%.
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Trail launched for low carbon 3D construction printing 

A new partnership between United Utilities and Changemaker 3D Ltd has moved forward the possibilities of concrete printing technology in a way that will ultimately benefit construction.

4D visualisation shapes bold addition to London skyline

Digital technology including 3D modelling and 4D visualisation has played a key role in the development of One Crown Place on the boundary of the City of London.
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Engineers develop printed bricks from construction waste

Engineers at Brunel University London have launched a new project to develop printed bricks from waste construction materials.

Smart Construction Network: Business and university collaboration

The newly launched Smart Construction Network brings together academia and leading R&D centres to support the modernisation of the industry. Ian Heptonstall, director of the Supply Chain School, sets out the journey ahead.
Modular Advantage

Modular Advantage: The innovation edition

This edition of Modular Advantage puts the spotlight on innovation and the seismic changes being brought about in construction.
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Reclaiming innovation: How to manage change amid industry tech growth

Embracing the impact of new and disruptive building technology in the construction industry means also managing the organisational change that comes with it.
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Offsite construction with lightweight 3D printing

When you think of 3D printing buildings, you probably picture giant outdoor robot gantries “pooping out concrete”, as John McCabe of Branch Technology puts it. Branch Technology does 3D printing very differently, starting with printing offsite.
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Interserve to deliver £1.4m robotics centre at Sheffield College

Interserve has been awarded a £1.4m contract to refurbish Sheffield Colleges’ Olive Grove Campus to provide a new £1.4m robotics centre for its engineering department.
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Construction technology in an evolving world

Parm Bhangal, managing director of Bhangals Construction Consultants and My Build Estimate, looks at how construction technology is transforming the industry.
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Industry experts collaborate to develop record-tall wind turbines

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD and LafargeHolcim are set to join forces to co-develop wind turbines with optimised 3D printed concrete bases, reaching record heights up to 200 meters.
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Gen Covid-19, construction and the new normal

John Eynon discusses the "Gen Covid-19" world in three acts – exeunt left with biting irony and cynicism… Snow, rain, hail, earthquake.
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Façade engineers to 3D print face shields for emergency services

Solar shading contractors, Solinear is using its 3D printers to produce face shields for emergency services in the battle against COVID-19.
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COVID-19: Ferrovial uses 3D printing to craft protective equipment

Ferrovial is using 3D printing to craft breathing devices and create protective equipment in an effort to help ease coronavirus pressures.
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New era for 3D printing in the construction market

According to a recent study by Transparency Market Research, 3D printing in the construction market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 33%.
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FARO at the forefront of testing new fabrication techniques

FARO uses FARO Focus S350 Laser Scanner and FARO ScanArm to verify and visualise the installation of the MX3D Bridge project.
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BIM process takes off at Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen Airport: BIM process standards for existing building projects, beating its savings target and opening the door for other organisations to benefit.
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How technology can end construction’s productivity slump

Ibrahim Imam, co-founder and managing director of PlanRadar, looks at how construction technology megatrends could help the industry beat its 20 year-long productivity slump.

3D Printing

The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created.

3D printing can play a big role in reducing construction waste, increasing efficiencies during the building process and allowing materials to be reused at the end of the building’s life, rather than ending up as landfill. It is expected to steal most of the construction headlines in the immediate future, as its believed cheap homes, built quickly using 3D printing, will help put an end to the housing crisis.