Loughborough University
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3D Concrete Printing: an innovative construction process

Journal

Le, T.T., Austin, S.A., Lim, S., Buswell, R.A., Law, R., Gibb, A.G.F. and Thorpe, A., “Hardened properties of high-performance printing concrete", Cement and Concrete Research Journal, Vol. 42, Issue 3, pp 558-566, 2012.

Le, T.T., Austin, S.A., Lim, S., Buswell, R.A., Gibb, A.G.F. and Thorpe, A., “Mixed design and fresh properties for high-performance printing concrete”, RILEM Materials & Structures Journal, Vol. 45, Issue 8, pp 1221-1232, 2012.

Lim, S., Buswell, R.A., Le, T.T., Austin, S.A., Gibb, A.G.F. and Thorpe, A., “Development in construction-scale additive manufacturing processes”, Automation in Construction, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp.262-268, 2012.

Godbold, O., Kang, J., Buswell, R.A. and Soar, R.C., "Fabrication of acoustic absorbing topologies using rapid manufacturing", Canadian Acoustics, Vol. 36, Issue 3, pp. 144-145, 2008.

Buswell, R.A., Thorpe, A., Soar, R.C. and Gibb, A.G.F., "Design, data and process issues for mega-scale rapid manufacturing machines used for construction", Automation in Construction, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 923-929, 2008.

Buswell, R.A., Soar, R.C., Gibb, A.G.F. and Thorpe, A., "Freeform Construction: Mega-scale rapid manufacturing for construction", Automation in Construction, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 224-231, 2007.

Conference / Workshop

Yang, T., Buswell, R.A.and Cook, M.J., “Exploring rapid prototyping techniques for validating numerical models of naturally ventilated buildings", The 12th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (Building Simulation 2011), Sydney, Australia, 14 - 16 November 2011.

Lim, S., Buswell, R.A., Le, T.T., Wackrow, R., Austin, S.A., Gibb, A.G.F. and Thorpe, A., “Development of a viable Concrete Printing process”, The 28th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC2011), 29 June – 2 July 2011.

Le, T.T., Austin, S.A., Lim, S., Buswell, R.A., Gibb, A.G.F. and Thorpe, A., “High-performance printing concrete for freeform building components”, fib Symposium Prague 2011, Concrete engineering for excellence and efficiency, 8-10 June 2011.

Lim, S., Le, T., Webster, J., Buswell, R., Austin, A., Gibb, A., Thorpe, T., "Fabricating construction components using layered manufacturing technology", Global Innovation in Construction Conference 2009 (GICC’09), Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK, 13-16 September, 2009.

De Kestelier, X and Buswell, R.A., "A digital design environment for large scale additive fabrication", Proceedings of Arcadia2009, reForm() conference, Chicago USA, 22nd October 2009.

Godbold, O., Kang, J., Soar, R.C. and Buswell, R.A., "From MPA to strategically designed absorbers using solid freeform fabrication techniques", In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Acoustics (ICA), Madrid, Spain, 2007.

Buswell, R.A., Gibb, A.G.F., Soar, R.C., Austin, S.A. and Thorpe, A., "Applying future industrialized processes to construction", Proceedings of CIB W096 Conference, South Africa, May 2007.

Buswell, R.A., Soar, R.C., Gibb, A.G.F. and Thorpe, A., "Freeform construction application research", M. Pandey, W.-C. Xie and L. Xu, Proceedings of an International Conference on Advances in Engineering Structures, Mechanics & Construction, 14-17, May 2006, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Springer, 2006, pp. 781-792.

Buswell, R.A., Soar, R.C., Gibb, A.G.F. and Thorpe, A., "The potential for freeform construction processes", Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Solid Freeform Fabrication, Austin, Texas, USA, 2005.

Buswell, R.A., Soar, R.C., Pendlebury, M.C., Gibb, A.G.F., Edum-Fotwe, F.T. and Thorpe, A., "Investigation of the potential for applying freeform processes to construction", Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2005, pp. 141-150.

Book / Articles

Wonder Bench appeared in BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modelling for Owners, Managers, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and Fabricators by Chuck Eastman, Paul Teicholz, Rafael Sacks and Kathleen Liston, April 2011. (see Figure 8-7).

Your home printed? - Freeform Fabrication, Sam Bernaerdt and Kevin Van Hauwaert, kM79, p4-7, September 2011 (Dutch version).

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