Hybrid 3D Concrete Printing for net zero construction manufacturing
An interdisciplinary exploration across design, materials and manufacturing to enable Hybrid-3D concrete printing (H-3DCP) to deliver on net zero for the construction sector.
The UK construction sector contributes 6% of GDP while productivity has flatlined. It produces more waste than any other sector - cement alone generates 10% of global carbon emissions.
3D concrete printing (3DCP) is rapidly establishing itself as a significant new and modern method of construction worldwide, with the potential to make a significant impact on productivity and net zero.
With a global reputation as pioneers of 3DCP, Loughborough University continues to innovate, establishing a vibrant interdisciplinary research cluster to:
- Map production carbon and identify opportunities for circularity
- Reduce embodied carbon in materials
- Develop more efficient processes
- Enhance durability and performance
- Create next generation design tools and innovations
We are building a team of talented research students who are passionate about collaborating at the forefront of Construction Industry 4.0 to deliver the next step changes needed.