ISO/ASTM DIS 52939 - Additive Manufacturing for construction — Qualification principles — Structural and infrastructure elements
Construction 3D printing could be a game changer for the construction industry. It has the prospect of not only addressing the large amount of waste generated in construction, but has the potential of creating a more robust, sustainable and cost effective sector.
Horizon 2020 projects like the Evo Sector are able to show that using Construction 3D Printing, the typical costs of construction were lowered by around a third. This Technology could help support the European Green Deal and the National Climate action plan, by building and renovating in a more energy and resource efficient way.
Construction 3D printing is already in use and example of such are the MX3D Bridge in Amsterdam which started back in 2015 and already 3D printed houses are for sale in New York. In Ireland there are specialist courses available through the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence which provide the fundamentals of 3D concrete printing.
ISO have created a standard to support Construction 3D printing ISO/ASTM DIS 52939 - Additive Manufacturing for construction — Qualification principles — Structural and infrastructure elements, it is now available for public comment till the 13th December 2022. The focus of this document is to outline the requirements necessary as a basis for production and delivery of high quality additively manufactured structures (residential or infrastructure) in the construction sector.
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