Meet the researchers: Lauren Vasey

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Fast Complexity: Additive Manufacturing for Prefabricated Concrete Slabs

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Meet the researchers: Valens Frangez

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Philippe Block joins the Board of Directors of the LafargeHolcim Group

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Introduction

Initiated in 2014, the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication aims to revolutionise architecture through the seamless combination of digital technologies and physical building processes. Over 60 researchers from six different academic disciplines collaborate to develop ground-breaking technologies for tomorrow’s construction. Their research allows Switzerland to take a leading position within the global field of digital fabrication. The NCCR Digital Fabrication is the first NCCR focused on architecture and construction funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Initiated at ETH Zurich, it is partnered with EPF Lausanne, the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the Bern University of Applied Sciences and Empa.

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06.07.2020

Meet the researchers: Lauren Vasey

Lauren Vasey is a Postdoc with Gramazio Kohler Research. We asked her to tell us about moving across the Atlantic to pursue her career and what it was like to start a new job just before a pandemic.

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30.06.2020

Working towards Social and Economic impact awareness

In June interested NCCR researchers participated in a workshop on Socio-Economic Impact of Digital Fabrication, aimed to help members from all levels of the NCCR to asses the social and economic implications of their work and to develop a use case for their technology.

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29.06.2020

Fast Complexity: Additive Manufacturing for Prefabricated Concrete Slabs

Fast Complexity: Additive Manufacturing for Prefabricated Concrete Slabs

Fast Complexity was developed as a collaboration between Digital Building Technologies (http://dbt.arch.ethz.ch/project/concr...) and Physical Chemistry of Building Materials from ETH Zurich (https://ethz.ch), with the support of NCCR DFAB (http://www.dfab.ch).Concrete is responsible for 8% of our…

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Events

12.05.2020

ITA on Gigafactories with Matt Jezyk

Every semester, the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) of the ETH Zurich invites three leading figures from the fields of architecture and construction to contribute to interdisciplinary discussions on the construction of the future and on societal issues such as digitalization, resource efficiency and energy transition.Our third and last lecturer of the Spring…

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29.04.2020

Invited lecture Ena Lloret-Fritschi

NCCR Postdoc Ena Lloret-Fritschi will speak about her work on DFAB HOUSE at the Nohrcon conference. DFAB HOUSE – UNIQUE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN CONSTRUCTION How can digital construction change the way we design and build? In Switzerland, the “DFAB HOUSE” opened in 2019. The house is built…

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28.04.2020

ITA on Onsite Offsite with Débora Mesa

Every semester, the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) of the ETH Zurich invites three leading figures from the fields of architecture and construction to contribute to interdisciplinary discussions on the construction of the future and on societal issues such as digitalization, resource…

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