Category Archives: Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures

3D printing in construction, architecture and the built-environment

The use of 3D printing for construction and architecture is a rapidly developing area. Additive manufacturing is used not only in the design stages of construction projects, but is also bringing remarkable full-scale structures to life.  This article highlights some of the possibilities that 3D printing brings to the built-environment. These include 3D printed houses, […]

3D printing in construction, architecture and the built-environment

The use of 3D printing for construction and architecture is a rapidly developing area. Additive manufacturing is used not only in the design stages of construction projects, but is also bringing remarkable full-scale structures to life.  This article highlights some of the possibilities that 3D printing brings to the built-environment. These include 3D printed houses, […]

3D printing used to create new experimental buildings in Israel and US

Two new experimental structures that incorporate 3D printing may open up new possibilities for construction. The first is a 3D printed concrete building known as the barracks hut or the B-Hut and is the largest of its kind in the US. The second is a pavilion made of bamboo that is partially suspended in mid-air […]

U.S. Army seeks commercialization of 3D printed cement barracks

Ordered, concrete, and spanning 512 square-feet, the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Champaign, Illinois, has revealed the successful construction of its first 3D printed barracks hut. The B-Hut is a product of the lab’s Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES) project, that is now seeking commercialization with a North American industrial corporation. Expeditionary structures on-demand The semipermanent […]