3D printing of concrete structures has been successfully used in construction over the last 5-years to speed up the critical path of construction and build structures where personnel and equipment are limited. The following session will focus on the progress of 3D printing with concrete. Topics covered will include: an overview of 3D printing technologies for technologies, ACI and ASTM activities to develop guidelines and standards, and case studies that span over 5-years. This presentation will give a bird’s eye view of the 3D Printing of Concrete growth in the concrete and construction industry.
Learning Objective 1 – Discuss recent techniques, material requirements, specification activity, and procedures related to structural and material aspects of 3D Printing with Concrete;
Learning Objective 2 – Describe emerging ideas in 3D Printing Concrete research; and
Learning Objective 3 – Summarize case studies related to 3D Printing with Concrete for structures and infrastructure.
Monday, April 5
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Jon Belkowitz, Intelligent Concrete
Dr. Jon Belkowitz is the Chief Technical officer at Intelligent Concrete, LLC specializing in Concrete Research, Development and Education with a focus on Nanotechnology. Before Intelligent Concrete, LLC, he served in the United States Air Force from 1996 to 2006 specializing in Civil Engineering. His tour of duty introduced Dr. Belkowitz to a wide variety of concrete types and uses which were dependent upon the engineering practices of different host nation forces, developing nations, and disaster repair initiatives. Jon has worked in private testing laboratories on structural engineering and materials development projects to include the application of nanotechnology in concrete. Dr. Belkowitz has worked as a consultant on projects in the United States, India, Turkey, Africa, Italy, New Zealand, Australia and Germany. Jon has worked as Chief of Materials for a 3D concrete printing firm, an advisor for NASA on 3D printing of concrete, holds patent applications on 3D printing with concrete and is an ACI member on the subject. Jon received his Masters of Material Science from University of Denver and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty of Nanotechnology in Concrete at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Jon’s mission, to save the world with all the concrete in it.