Precast concrete is a widely used prefabricated component used to lower costs, speed construction, and increase safety. This course will examine precast concrete and explore a case study where 3D printing technology was used to fabricate precast concrete forms for concrete panels on a large mixed-use project in Brooklyn, NY.
- Demonstrate why prefabrication is an efficient and cost-effective building practice.
- Examine 3D printing technology and how it can be used in the precast concrete system manufacturing industry to produce prefabricated components.
- Explain what precast concrete is and how 3D printing is being used to manufacture precast concrete forms.
- Explore a case study where 3D printing was used to fabricate precast concrete forms that were then used to construct windows for a large mixed-use project in Brooklyn, NY.
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in precast concrete and 3D printing technology.