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3D-Printing Technology in Construction: Results from a Survey

3D-Printing Technology in Construction: Results from a Survey

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study the introduction of 3D-printing of concrete in the construction sector. Design/Methodology/Approach: A survey was conducted to collect professional view on ongoing innovations in the construction sector, including 3D-printing. Participants were selected among the members of Norwegian networks for project and construction management research. Findings: The survey highlighted effective leadership, collaboration with partners, and industry-academia collaboration as primary enablers of innovation. Few of the respondents to the survey have used 3D-printing technologies. Research limitations/implications: It is difficult to obtain representative samples in this type of research, including this study. The study can be seen as a snapshot of attitudes in the sector. Practical implications: 3D-printing appear as a potentially interesting technology, especially for unstandardized construction components. Further work is needed to materialize the expectation for technological development in the construction sector. Originality/value: Most research on 3D-printing has focused on demonstrating technical potential. This study adds a practitioners’ perspective, with a large dose of pragmatism.
Språk
Engelsk
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Institusjon(er)
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • SINTEF Digital / Teknologiledelse
  • SINTEF Community / Mobilitet og samfunnsøkonomi
År
2019
Publisert i
Emerald Reach Proceedings Series
ISSN
2516-2853
Forlag
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Bok
Volume 2 - 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization
Hefte nr.
2
ISBN
978-1-83867-051-1
Side(r)
349 - 356