Brief

Canada’s Fibonacci House was inspired by a medieval mathematician and demonstrates how 3D printing in construction accommodates complex designs while lessening a need for skilled labor. The concrete design departs from rectangular structures and instead contains arcs with radii that increase gradually throughout the building.

 

Insight

The construction industry is finally starting to undergo its digital transformation long after many other industries have adopted computerized manufacturing.

As the construction industry strives to provide higher quality products, increase productivity, compensate for a lack of skilled labor, and improve working conditions, it is looking to 3D construction printing (3DCP) to help overcome these obstacles.

3D construction printing (also known as additive manufacturing) is a digitally native construction practice in which layers of printable 3D mortar are used to construct free-form objects.This article is based on the construction of a livable and permitted home in Canada that was 3D-printed using Laticrete 3D Printing Mortar M68.

The project is the subject of a technical paper, “The assessment of the buildability and interlayer adhesion strength of 3D mortar,” which will be presented at the Symposium on Standards Development for Cement and Concrete for Use in Additive Construction administered by the American Society for Testing and Materials.

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