After an exciting year we would like to say thank you to everybody who worked with us and participated in our courses. We are looking forward to interesting projects in the year 2020.
We wish you happy holidays, joyful Christmas days, and a happy new year.
The future of construction was the topic of the BRZ-Mittelstandsforum 2019 in Nurnberg. Our director Prof. Sigrid Brell-Cokcan took part by showing the possibilities and demands of digitalization in construction.
Further impressions of the event can be seen in this film.
Congratulations to Maximilian Becker for being awarded at concrete design competition 2018⁄2019. Maximilian Becker did his masterthesis at the chair of individualized production last year. His work concluded robotic fabrication processes for ultra-lightweight concrete structures, where he developed an innovative process for concrete space-frame structures called b’free. More information to the competition can be found here
By the end of September, our director Prof. Sigrid Brell-Cokcan and researcher Rushi Dai have participated in a trip to China together with the RWTH-Rector delegation.
This delegation has visited Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS) in Shenzhen to talk about the future collaboration between RWTH Aachen and Tsinghua University. The rector, Prof. Ulrich Rüdiger from RWTH Aachen and the chairman, Prof. Xu Chen from Tsinghua University has signed the Letter of Intent in the meeting to continue the collaboration in the coming years.
During the trip, Prof. Sigrid Brell-Cokcan was invited to make talks in both University of Science and Technology Beijing and Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School to promote our new international master - M.Sc. Construction and Robotics.
We are pleased to announce our new Seed Fund project UHPAM - Ultra High Performance Additive Manufacturing in Construction. We are looking forward to a successful cooperation with our project partner from material science ibac in the Faculty of Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen University.
Additive manufacturing by layered concrete extrusion is a common approach to the robot-controlled production of complex components. Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) has immense potential for the performance of the process. The use of UHPC in additive manufacturing is currently not possible due to the material properties and the demanding processing. The research is funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments