Paper Formworks for Concrete Elements

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First Floor of the Tor Alva Assembled

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Celebration of Innovation in the Swiss Construction Industry

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COMPAS Developer Day

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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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First Floor of the Tor Alva Assembled

The assembly of the first level of Tor Alva marks a significant milestone for the project. The first eight prefabricated columns, each standing 3.4 meters tall, were seamlessly placed on the base, highlighting the benefits of modular construction.

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Marco Hutter Wins Prestigious Rössler Prize

NCCR Digital Fabrication Principal Investigator Marco Hutter wins ETH Zurich's most highly endowed research prize, the Rössler Prize. He and his team at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering are developing autonomous walking robots.

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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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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” which will highlight the important legacy of structural design in Switzerland as well as current research and innovations for…

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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…

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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…

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21.05.2024 - 24.05.2024

ROB|ARCH 2024 Workshop: Collaboration Between Design and Automated Fabrication

Philippe Fleischmann is Head of the Industrial Robotics and Automation Department in the Robotic Fabrication Lab (RFL). This summer, he travelled to Ottawa (Canada) for a sabbatical to help set up the Carleton Sensory Architecture and Liminal Technologies (CSALT) Lab at Carlton University. This has now led to a workshop during the international RobARCH trade…

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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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