Bridging the gap between construction, IoT, and 3D printing (HT2C)

Rapid manufacturing processes such as 3D printing, commonly used in the automotive industry, is yet to see its way to a massive application in the construction industry. Similarly, the IoT is taking over home appliances and will be integrated in almost anything in the future. This technology could be embedded into buildings to improve energy-efficiency management and live monitoring of structures. At present, IoT and 3D printing are a trendy topics that captivates experts from the construction business. However, civil engineers and architects still have to figure out the best way to use these technologies. Hence, it is important that construction experts share knowledge with high-tech experts so 3D printing and IoT can be better understood and explored effectively. As a result, new ideas will occur in the interface between the involved sectors, creating a market focused on high-tech construction. 

This project aims at promoting communication between construction and high-tech industries to bridge an existing knowledge gap hindering the uptake of IoT and 3D printing by the construction industry in a large scale.

For the SMEs and other the cross-sectorial knowledge-transfer will trigger innovation, leading to the eventual development of disruptive building design and construction processes. Such processes will support the realization of buildings featuring improved energy-efficient and sustainability, enabling the development of new construction market areas (or a new value chain) that focus on high-tech solutions. Also, the SMEs will benefit from continued collaboration through future projects.

Projektleder Thomas Juul Andersen,