Automating Concrete Construction: Sustainable Social Housing in Colombia

Eduardo Castro e Costa, Paul Shepherd, Rodrigo Velasco, Roly Hudson

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Abstract

The construction industry is a major source of carbon, and the main culprit is concrete. In addition, productivity for the construction sector is poor, and concrete construction in particular is labour intensive, slow, and costly. This paper introduces ongoing research addressing these two fundamental issues. First, by developing an integrated framework for automating manufacturing of reinforced concrete building elements through computation and robotic technology, and second by adapting such framework to the specific technical and socioeconomic contexts of Colombian construction, specifically for social housing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCongresso SIGraDi 2020
PublisherBlucher Design Proceedings
Pages254-259
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020
Event24th International Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics: Transformative Design - Online (due to COVID-19), Medellin, Colombia
Duration: 18 Nov 202020 Nov 2020
Conference number: 24
https://sigradi2020.upb.edu.co/en/

Publication series

NameBlucher Design Proceedings
PublisherBlucher
Number4
Volume8
ISSN (Electronic)2318-6968

Conference

Conference24th International Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics
Abbreviated titleSIGraDi 2020
CountryColombia
CityMedellin
Period18/11/2020/11/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • non-prismatic concrete elements
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • flexible formwork
  • parametric modelling
  • Construction in Colombia

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