3D concrete Printing (3DcP) is a digital construction technology to transform the construction industry by replacing the currently used casting-in-the-mould methods with digitally controlled layer-by-layer additive-construction technology. 3DcP removes the need for formwork (temporary moulds used for casting concrete), thus eliminating a very significant source of waste from construction. Further, the use of standard formworks limits the creativity of architects and options to build varied geometries unless expensive bespoke formworks are produced. This presentation covers the recent advancements in 3DcP technology and the printing process. It also provides information about the printable material requirements and formulations. Further, experimental and numerical techniques to model the pumping and extrusion process of printable concrete will be discussed.


Rajeev is Professor in Civil Engineering and Chair of the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology. Currently, he is the Director of Australia’s first Trimble Technology Lab. His research interests include infrastructure condition monitoring and asset management, construction materials, 3D concrete printing and earthquake-resistant design and analysis of structures. He has published extensively in these topics and is also involved in a number of major consulting projects related to infrastructure condition monitoring, concrete materials technology and structural design. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia.

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