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Print the Future: Exploring the Revolutionary Landscape of 3D Construction Printing

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31 July 2024

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Tay Yi Wei Daniel, Building and Construction programme, Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, Nanyang Technological University
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Print the Future: Exploring the Revolutionary Landscape of 3D Construction Printing

3D construction printing, an innovative technology in the fields of architecture and civil engineering, has emerged as a transformative force, revolutionizing the traditional methods of building construction. This Article Collection "Print the Future: Exploring the Revolutionary Landscape of 3D Construction Printing” delves into the world of 3D construction printing, aiming to explore its latest advancements, challenges, and future prospects. Embracing the convergence of technology and construction, this collection serves as a platform for intellectuals, researchers, and practitioners to contribute their insights and findings on 3D printing's profound impact on the industry.

The significance of 3D construction printing lies in its capacity to address crucial challenges faced by the construction industry, including labor shortages, time constraints, and the need for sustainable practices. By harnessing the potential of additive manufacturing, this technology enables precise and rapid construction and has the potential in reducing material waste and carbon footprint. Furthermore, 3D construction printing opens doors to innovative architectural designs, offering greater flexibility in creating structures that were once considered impractical. Through this Collection, we seek to not only explore the immense possibilities that 3D printing offers in architectural design, civil engineering, and sustainable construction but also to confront the challenges that arise as we tread into uncharted territory.

This Collection invites researchers and experts to contribute their insights on various aspects of 3D construction printing. Submissions may explore novel techniques and materials utilized in the 3D printing of buildings and infrastructure. Additionally, authors are encouraged to delve into the applications of 3D printing in architectural design and engineering, not limited to, showcasing successful case studies and real-world implementations. Furthermore, the Collection seeks to address the challenges and limitations of 3D construction printing, as well as explore the integration of automation and robotics in the printing processes. Finally, contributions focusing on sustainable practices and eco-friendly applications of 3D printing in construction are highly valued.

This Article Collection welcomes original research articles, reviews, and case studies that shed light on the economic viability, cost analysis, and regulatory considerations of 3D-printed construction projects. Moreover, collaborative approaches and industry partnerships in this domain are of particular interest.

Together, we embark on an intellectual quest to shape the future of construction, striving to uncover the full potential of 3D construction printing and its profound impact on the world. Your participation holds significant value in sculpting this dialogue that will drive the industry forward. Join us and let us witness the rise of a revolutionary realm in construction—the realm of 3D construction printing.

Keywords: 3D construction printing; Sustainable construction; Automated concrete construction; Additive construction; 3D printed concrete

All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisor for this collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member). Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 31 May 2024.

Dr. Yi Wei Daniel Tay is currently working as a Research Fellow in Building and Construction programme of Singapore Centre for 3D Printing. He received both his B.Sc. (Eng.) and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University. His current research interest is the areas of construction Additive Manufacturing, with emphasis on rheology for shear-thinning materials, functionally graded material, and control of extrusion-based AM processes.

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.