Digital Fabrication: the New Normal - Americas webinar
In these unprecedented times, we are all rethinking how best to operate, fabricate and design our built environment in a complex, volatile and uncertain world.
The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly stimulate digital innovation. Arup is looking to forge creative partnerships aligned with its aspiration to reuse whatever we can and to reduce construction waste by applying the circular economy and digital fabrication techniques.
In this webinar, experts from across Arup discuss a range of topics including the value of communicating complex geometry within construction, and Arup's use of digital fabrication for precast elements in the design of New York's 'Little Island'.
In this first panel introduced by Will Cavendish, we hear from experts including Arup Group Deputy Chair Tristram Carfrae addressing using prefabricated elements for waste reduction, Director in London John Batchelor’s discussion of the opportunity of digital fabrication in rail tunnel system fit outs, as well as Senior Structural Engineer Joseph Thiang speaking to the value of communicating complex geometry with in construction 3D, 4D, and 5D simulations.
Panel one (click to view speakers)
00:01:31 Will Cavendish – Welcome
00:05:40 Tristram Carfrae - Digital Fabrication at Kuwait International Airport
00:11:00 John Batchelor - Digital Fabrication in Infrastructure: Logistics and Operational Challenges
00:19:02 Joseph Thiang - Communicating complexity in construction – 443 Queen Street, Brisbane
00:25:36 Q&A Panel chaired by Graham Dodd
In this second panel, we hear from Rudi Scheuermann, Global Building Envelope Design Leader, on using digital fabrication with low-grade material for short term installations, Associate Director in London Francis Archer’s presentation on the progress of 3D printing of concrete in Arup projects, Amsterdam’s Shibo Ren on his discussion of material efficiency, integrated systems, and design optimization that be achieved with digital fabrication, and lastly Dave Farnsworth, New York Principal, on Arup’s use of digital fabrication for precast elements in the design of “Little Island” (Pier 55, NYC).
Panel two (click to view speakers)
00:00:03 Rudi Scheuermann - From Idea to Building
00:07:05 Francis Archer - Leapfrogging in Construction: India
00:12:52 Shibo Ren, with Bettine Gommer and Bareld Nicolai - The Value of Complexity: The Netherlands
00:18:15 Dave Farnsworth - Design for Digital Fabrication “Little Island” (Pier 55), New York City
00:32:21 Q&A Panel chaired by Graham Dodd
00:48:17 Closing remarks by Will Cavendish
Robots that can produce new materials from waste glass and concrete. Incredibly precise use of materials and resources. Ambitious structural forms, that produce little waste, made cost-effective at any scale. Digital fabrication is coming of age. Find out how new technology trends are converging, redefining the way we design, develop and build structures in the 21st century.