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Twente AM Fibonacci House using Laticrete 3D mortar

Fibonacci House, a 3D-printed structure using Laticrete 3D printing mortar. Photo: Twente Additive Manufacturing


The Fibonacci House, which we have named after Leonardo Fibonacci, the medieval Italian mathema...

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A project architect at Krueck + Sexton used a 3D printer in his apartment to produce the first batch of face shields requested by AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago. Images: Krueck + Sexton

April 15, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The architecture firm Krueck + Sexton is producing 100 shields for a Chicago-area hospital.

U of Chicago Medicine workers with face shields produced by bKL architects.

University of Chicago Medicine workers with face shields produced by bKL architects


Architecture firms from coast to coast have suddenly turned into manufacturing centers for the...

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Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Study: Assessing the state of technology adoption at AEC firms
February 13, 2020 | BD+C Staff

This survey of 130 of the nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms trac...

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THe Apis Cor 3D printer in front of the completed building

All images courtesy Apis Cor

December 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Apis Cor 3D printed the building.

Additive manufacturing goes mainstream in the industrial sector

Image by ZMorph3D from Pixabay


September 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More manufacturers now include this production process in their factories.

Courtesy Pixabay

June 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

XtreeE focuses on large-scale 3D-printing for the AEC industry.

BOD2 in testing facilities

Courtesy COBOD

March 14, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

COBOD developed the printer, dubbed the BOD2.

Additive manufacturing heads to the jobsite

A 21-foot-long shipping container houses a mobile additive manufacturing “toolbox” that includes two Panasonic robots that can 3D print, weld, cut, and polish. The unit’s transportability to jobsites could make it ideal for producing bespoke spare parts in the field. Courtesy of Autodesk

December 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Prototype mobile 3D printing shop aims to identify additive manufacturing applications for constr...

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3D printed barracks

Courtesy Marine Corps

August 31, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Normally, it takes 10 Marines five days to build a traditional barracks out of wood.

August 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Dubai Future Foundation recently announced the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy.

Watch all 19 Accelerate Live! talks on demand

In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C

June 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...

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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), SOM’s Lucas Tr... read more
May 30, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), AEC technophil... read more
Europe's first 3D printed building

Photo courtesy 3D Printhuset.

November 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Construction ran a few weeks behind schedule, but the 3D printing wasn’t to blame.

Close-up of a 3D printer

Pixabay Public Domain

August 08, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collective (AMSC) will develop industry-wide additive manu...

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Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb

July 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured...

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Photo courtesy Dubai Media Office

June 14, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Dubai kicks off 3D-printing tech initiative with a novel office project.

Photo courtesy of CyBe Construction

June 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is a lab for research on drones and 3D printing technology.

June 13, 2017 |
Thornton Tomasetti’s Jonatan Schumacher presents the firm’s business model for developing, incubatin... read more

Rendering courtesy of Haseef Rafiei.

April 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is designed to print and dispense its own dwellings in vending machine-obsessed Toky...

To accommodate rises in its national stature and enrollment, UC Merced has embarked on an ambitious four-year expansion program that will add new academic, housing, and student-life facilities to its enlarged campus. Image: University of California, Merced

October 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its growth strategy includes adding 1.2 million sf of space for teaching, housing, and research. ...

Photo: Vimeo

June 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 3D concrete printing industry is expected to more than double in size within the next five ye...

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Dubai opens world’s first 3D-printed office

Photo: Government of Dubai

May 26, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 2,690-sf structure took 17 days to print. City officials say the labor cost was only half as...

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Autodesk’s Project Escher prints large objects in fraction of the time

Photo: Autodesk, via Co.Design.

March 29, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

By networking 3D printers and divvying up the work, the project creates big items 80% to 90% more...

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University of Tokyo students develop 3D-printing pen

Photo: Jun Shimadaa and Jan Vranovský, via Dezeen.

February 23, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The pen, which melts and strings together plastic filaments, can be used to make large-scale temp...

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Photo Courtesy of Microscape

February 11, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Starting with Manhattan, the company hopes to expand to other cities, villages, and "suburban cul...

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Photo Credit: © Amalgamma

January 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The team's Fossilized project allows for structures that are more varied and volumetric than othe...

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