Category Archives: Dr. Michael Case

US Army creates new 3D printing concrete composite for rapid construction of buildings

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a federal agency under the Department of Defense, has developed and patented a concrete composition that enables 3D printing for building components demanding high structural strength.   Using this composition, the USACE can potentially accelerate construction of buildings for a wider variety of military and civilian operations. Cement […]

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, […]

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 […]