The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication is pleased to announce that the Mesh Mould project team after the Swiss Technology Award 2016 was also awarded the Concrete Innovation Award at the Second Concrete Innovation Conference (CIC) in Tromsø, Norway.

The second Concrete Innovation Conference (CIC) followed the success of the first CIC held in Oslo, Norway, in June 2014. It addressed the future needs expressed by the concrete industry and society at large, such as energy saving, the reduction of CO2-emissions, or material efficiency in construction. The Concrete Innovation Competition challenged participants to present novel solutions that demonstrate how the concrete industry can contribute to future challenges of society.

Jury Values Interdisciplinarity of Mesh Mould Project
After a thorough assessment, the Norwegian Concrete Association Research Commitee decided that this time there were two winners of the CIC 2017 award. The Mesh Mould project team received the award in the category “Buildability – Efficient Construction Techniques” for their presentation “Mesh Mould – an On-site, Robotically Fabricated Functional Formwork”. NCCR researchers Norman Hack and Dr. Timothy Wangler accepted the prize on behalf of the whole project team. As for the Swiss Technology Award given to the Mesh Mould project team in November 2016, the jury particularly valued the interdisciplinarity of the project. The second CIC 2017 winner was within the category “Structural Performance”. Dr. Techn Olav Olsen and his team received the award for their presentation of “Shell Design – Innovative Concrete Design”.

The NCCR Digital Fabrication is once again very proud of the whole «Mesh Mould» team and congratulates everyone involved!

For more information about the research project and the exact project credits, please refer to the «Mesh Mould» project site.

Image credits: Knut Bryne