Biomimetic Topology Optimization and Robotic Fabrication of 3-D Printed High-Performance Construction Systems

­Biomimetic Topology Optimization and Robotic Fabrication of 3-D Printed High-Performance Construction Systems

The Problem:

Conventional construction methods produce a large amount of global waste, which causes major negative financial and environmental impacts on the global economy.

3D printing offers innovative alternatives to conventional construction methods but is currently limited to small buildings and homes.

The Solution:

This technology uses robotically-controlled additive manufacturing (3D printing) and a computational design platform to make 3D printing of large buildings practically and economically feasible.

This would enable the printing of components that are currently produced through conventional methods. This can provide structurally sound, durable components and reduce waste.

Benefits:

        Can quickly and easily produce a variety of building components.
        Has the potential to produce entire buildings incrementally.
        Reduced physical and economic waste.
        Provides a more sustainable option.
                     Patent Pending

Maged Guerguis

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

Maged Guerguis serves as an Assistant Professor of Design and Structural Technology at the University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design. He earned his Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Maged is a designer, researcher, and educator who has received recognition with awards such as the SOM Foundation Research Fellowship and Travel Award, AIA Chicago Division Detail Award, United States Green Building Council Emerald Award, Architizer A+ Award, and Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award.

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