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Researchers at Penn State believe that using 3D-printing technologies to transform concrete construction processes and add new capabilities may radically transform the construction industry and reduce its carbon footprint.

 

An interdisciplinary team of faculty from the Departments of Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs recently received $50,000 from the College of Engineering’s Engineering for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ENGINE) grant program for its project focused on 3D-printed concrete.

 

The team received an additional $25,000 from the College of Arts and Architecture. Led by principal investigator (PI) Ali Memari, the Bernard and Henrietta Hankin Chair of Residential Construction and professor of architectural engineering and civil engineering, the team has built on their successful experience in NASA’s 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge to commercialize its unique concrete mix and 3D-printing system. Co-PIs on the project include Sven Bilén, […]