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Newsletter #9
December 2016


Merry Christmas and All the Best for 2017!

2016 was an eventful year: highlights include moving the NCCR Digital Fabrication's management and majority of its researchers into the new Arch_Tec_Lab building of the Institute of Technology in Architecture, the successful realisation of the Advances in Architectural Geometry conference, and the «Mesh Mould» team winning the 2016 Swiss Technology Award. To close off the year, we are thankful to all our partners for their invaluable support. The entire NCCR Digital Fabrication wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017!

Image: Robotic light painting by Luka Piškorec and David Jenny, Gramazio Kohler Research

Research Insight: Digital Concrete - Opportunities and Challenges

Digital fabrication promises to revolutionise the construction industry with new possibilities for geometric expression in architecture, less material waste, reduced construction costs, and increased worker safety. Digital fabrication techniques and research in cementitious materials have now begun to intersect, leading to novel processes for construction. In a RILEM Technical Letter published in October 2016 by an interdisciplinary research team from the NCCR Digital Fabrication, methods of digital fabrication with concrete are reviewed under the term “Digital Concrete”.

Link to RILEM Technical Letter »

In conjunction with the next meeting of the RILEM Technical Committee on Digital Fabrication with Cementitious Materials, the NCCR Digital Fabrication is pleased to announce an international workshop on “Digital Fabrication with Concrete” on the 13th of January 2017 at ETH Zurich.

Workshop details and registration »

"Mesh Mould" Receives Swiss Technology Award 2016

The NCCR Digital Fabrication is happy to announce that the project team behind the novel building technology "Mesh Mould" has been awarded the Swiss Technology Award 2016 in the category "Inventors". Congratulations to the whole team on this wonderful achievement!

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NCCR Digital Fabrication Networking Event with "netzwerk Frau und sia" and "SVIN"

The NCCR Digital Fabrication recently hosted an information and networking event with "netzwerk Frau und sia" and "SVIN", two Swiss associations dedicated to the advancement of women in the disciplines of architecture and engineering. At the event, members of the two associations were welcomed to the new Arch_Tec_Lab building of ETH Zurich, and were given an overview of research projects within the NCCR. After this first introductory event, the NCCR Digital Fabrication looks forward to deepen its relations with these two associations and with professional members from industry and practice.

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