R&D drone lab pictures by CyBe +
Professor Salet demonstrates 3D concrete printing to minister Blok +

3D-concrete printing

Witteveen+Bos is a frontrunner in the implementation of 3D-concrete printing in de construction industry and a pioneer in designing and engineering 3D-concrete printed structures. Witteveen+Bos has been working on 3D-concrete printing since 2013 and is partner in the biggest 3D-concrete printing research and development projects in the world, 3DCP at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Professor Theo Salet, who is also employed at Witteveen+Bos, is head of the 3DCP research program at TU/e.

Our research and construction projects:

+ Bike bridge in Gemert (The Netherlands): design and engineering of 3D-concrete printing

For the project ‘Noord-Om’ (a new ring road) in Gemert, the world’s first 3D-concrete printed bike bridge is constructed. Witteveen+Bos designed and engineered the 3D-concrete printed bridge. The use of pretensioned 3D-concrete printed elements is unique and experimentally tested under the guidance of Witteveen+Bos.

+ Partner in 3D-concrete printing research program at Eindhoven University of Technology

Witteveen+Bos is partner in the 3D concrete printing research program at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The TU/e performs high-end research on concrete printing. As partner Witteveen+Bos has an active role in defining the research program and works closely with other frontrunners in the 3DCP industry.

+ Drone laboratory in Dubai (UAE): design and engineering of 3D-concrete printing

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is setting up a Laboratory for Drones in Dubai. The R&Drone laboratory building is constructed using 3D-printing technology. Witteveen+Bos designed and engineered the 3D-printed concrete. Despite the lack of design codes for 3D-printed concrete structures Witteveen+Bos was able to prove the structure will be safe and obtained all the required building permits. The R&Drone laboratory building is the first non-residential building in use printed on site using 3DCP.

+ Developing a 3D-concrete printing lab in UAE with innovative contractor Dubox (UAE)

A live demonstration of 3D-concrete printing was performed at the first Global Manufacturing And Industrialisation Summit, held on 27-30 March 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Witteveen+Bos developed the mobile 3D-concrete printing lab for precast supplier Dubox (Dubai) and designed and engineered the different objects printed during the Summit.

+ Studio in Nyborg (Denmark): design and engineering of 3D-concrete printing

The 3DCP studio in Nyborg (Denmark) is the first 3DCP project where insulated and prestressed concrete printed sandwich elements are implemented that include horizontal reinforcement. Witteveen+Bos is responsible for the structural design and engineering of the building during the complete process.

+ Conference building in Teuge (The Netherlands): design and engineering of 3D-concrete printing

'De Vergaderfabriek' is a conference building that will be printed by 3DCP technique on site in Teuge, the Netherlands. The design and engineering of the 3D-concrete printing is done by Witteveen+Bos. Due to the application of the revolutionary and sustainable 3DCP construction method the CO2 emission can be reduced by 40 % and the building waste is reduced up to 70 % compared to conventional construction methods.