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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.