COMPAS Developer Day

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COMPAS_RRC Workshop at ROB|ARCH 2024

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Tor Alva Column Elements arrived in the Grisons Mountains

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Geometry for Sustainability: VAULTED's Visionary Approach to Circular Construction

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Initiated in 2014, the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication aims to revolutionise architecture through the seamless combination of digital technologies and physical building processes. Over 60 researchers from six different academic disciplines collaborate to develop ground-breaking technologies for tomorrow’s construction. Their research allows Switzerland to take a leading position within the global field of digital fabrication. The NCCR Digital Fabrication is the first NCCR focused on architecture and construction funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Initiated at ETH Zurich, it is partnered with EPF Lausanne, the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the Bern University of Applied Sciences and Empa.

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COMPAS Developer Day

Over 100 participants from the fields of computational architecture, design and engineering took part in the first COMPAS Developer Day at ETH Zurich. They familiarised themselves with the new version COMPAS 2.0 and tried out some of the newly developed extension packages.

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COMPAS_RRC Workshop at ROB|ARCH 2024

In a three day hands-onworkshop tutors from the NCCR DFAB, Carleton University, and ABB introduced researchers to COMPAS_RRC and ABB’s GoFa collaborative robot line. The workshop was part of the international ROB|ARCH 2024 conference in Toronto, Canada.

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Assembly of Tor Alva Columns

The individual Tor Alva elements are now being assembled into column modules in the Grison mountains. The Tor Alva is expected to be completed by the end of September 2024.

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Fabricate 2024



A decade after hosting FABRICATE at ETH Zurich in 2014, the NCCR Digital Fabrication has been strongly represented at the FABRICATE 2024 conference in Copenhagen.

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26.08.2024 - 30.08.2024

IASS 2024

The NCCR Digital Fabrication, in collaboration with ETH Zürich, is pleased to host the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) annual symposium on 26-30 August 2024. The theme of IASS 2024 is “Redefining the Art of Structural Design”…

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Future of Construction 2024

05.11.2024 - 07.11.2024

Future of Construction 2024 Symposium

The Future of Construction Symposium 2024 is taking place 5–7 November 2024 at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland. This year, the symposium will be themed “Making the Past Productive” and it is organised by the professorship on Fabrication and Material Aware Architecture at the USI Università della Svizzera italiana and the Chair of Construction Heritage and Preservation at ETH…

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Innovative Construction Technologies

Innovative technologies are revolutionising the construction industry. This is why Innovation Zurich, ETH Zurich and NCCR Digital Fabrication are inviting visitors to the "Innovative Bautechnologien" event at the Switzerland Innovation Park Zurich.Digitalisation is progressing rapidly and is not stopping at the construction industry. But…

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"Nationaler Zukunftstag" at ETH Zurich

On the morning of 9 November 2023, ETH Zurich will open doors to the world of science for kids! They will have the opportunity to discover an array of interesting projects within the NCCR DFAB.Please not that places on the NCCR DFAB programme are already fully booked this year.

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Swiss Robotics Day 2023

Swiss Robotics Day is Switzerland’s premier exhibition on robotics for service sectors. It brings together professionals and enthusiasts, fostering connections, sharing ideas, creating business opportunities, and attracting talent.

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