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PhD Workshop

25 June – Saturday

This is an opportunity exclusively for PhD students attending the DC2022 conference. For small additional fee (see registration page), you can attend a full-day training on Saturday 25th June with experts in the field of concrete and digital fabrication.

The morning session offers a series of lectures on materials, and in the afternoon session you will have ‘workshop-style’ training courses with the option of either learning toolpath and robotics skills through HAL software, or training on metrology equipment for measurement and quality control.

Prior to attending these workshop sessions, you’ll be asked to choose one on a ‘first come first served’ basis and we will split the attendees in half between these sessions in order that everyone gets the best experience.

Provisional program

Welcome and introduction

08:45 – 09:00

Rheology and 3D Concrete Printing – all you need to know

Nicolas Rousell, Senior Reseacher at Laboratoire Navier and President of RILEM

09:00 – 10:00

Structural failure during 3D printing – modelling for success

Rob Wolfs, Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering and Design, Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology

10:00 – 11:00

How to make your materials behave using admixtures?

Robert J. Flatt, Professor of Physical Chemistry of Building Materials, ETH Zürich

Timothy Wangler, Senior Researcher in the Chair of Physical Chemistry of Building Materials, ETH Zurich

11:00 – 12:00

Lunch (provided)

12:00 – 13:00

Training option 1 – How good is your print? – An introduction to metrology for 3DCP

Peter Kinnell, Reader in Metrology, Wolfson School, Loughborough University

13:00 – 17:00

Training option 2 – From zero to hero – getting started with toolpath planning for 3D concrete printing using HAL software

Sebastian Andraos, CEO and Co-Founder of HAL Robotics

13:00 – 17:00

Training experience sharing and discussion

17:00 – 17:30