On October 12, 2018, the BE-AM | Built Environment – Additive Manufacturing symposium will take place at the Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus in Darmstadt. For the fourth time, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knaack (Institute of Statics and Design, ISMD) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Tessmann (Digital Design Unit, DDU) invite international experts from practice, research and industry to TU Darmstadt to explore the current state and future potential of additive manufacturing for building and architecture.
Digitalization has significantly changed design and planning in recent years. With 3D printing, this development is now beginning to continue in construction. Materials such as concrete, clay and steel are being used in additive manufacturing processes, and 3D printing processes are now reaching dimensions that are also becoming interesting for construction. At the same time, complex material requirements, compliance with standards and norms, and the integration of new processes into established procedures on the construction site present challenges that still need to be mastered.
The speakers at the BE-AM Symposium 2018 will report, among other things, on the first installed AM concrete components, 3D-printed street furniture made from plastic waste, and research projects on digital fabrication and robotics within the architectural practice of a planning office. The event is supported by formnext – International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies – and the profile area From Material to Product Innovation – PMP of TU Darmstadt.
- Alban Mallet, Xtreee, Paris
- Wessel van Beerendonk, Studio RAP, Rotterdam
- Foteini Setaki, The New Raw, Rotterdam
- Kåre Stokholm Poulsgaard, GXN, Kopenhagen
- Paulo Cruz, Advanced Ceramics R&D Lab, Guimarães/Portugal
- Roberto Naboni, University Southern Denmark, Odense
The lectures will be held in English. Members of the Chamber of Architects of Hesse will receive continuing education credits for attending the symposium.
October 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The participation is free of charge. We ask for registration via the following website.
Darmstadt University of Technology
Faculty of Architecture
DDU – Digital Design Unit – Digital Design