Introducing the new Continuing Education Programme CAS ETH ReMain

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Exploring the Future of Construction

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Innovation Challenge: Additive Manufacturing

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September's Top 5 Digital Fabrication Events

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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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Insights from the 2nd Future of Construction Symposium

From 13 to 15 September 2023, the Technical University of Munich (TU Munich) hosted the second Future of Construction Symposium, a dynamic event that brought together visionaries from academia and industry. Organised by an international team of experts and DFAB Alumni, the symposium welcomed over…

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Innovation Challenge: Additive Manufacturing

The NCCR DFAB and the innovation promoter IBAM jointly held the first part of a two-day workshop on additive manufacturing in construction. The best proposed solutions will be funded with up to CHF 25,000 to implement them as prototypes and then develop them further into an InnoSuisse project.

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Industry Day 2023

At Industry Day 2023 at ETH Zurich, both NCCR DFAB Start Ups and researchers were on site with their work and projects. More than 700 people from different areas of research and industry exchanged ideas and looked for possible collaborations.

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September's Top 5 Digital Fabrication Events

A series of exciting events are scheduled in the upcoming weeks with a focus on digital fabrication. Whether you're a researcher, student, professional, or design enthusiast, these events offer a unique opportunity to witness the remarkable influence of digital fabrication in shaping our future.

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3D Printing with Waste from Marble Quarries

Researchers from ETH Zurich and SUPSI's Institute of Earth Sciences have developed a 3D printer that prints stone from waste material from quarries. The sustainable printer can be an answer to the waste streams of the construction industry.

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Swissnex Anniversary Event

Swissnex in San Francisco is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the centre is launching a new initiative on the future of cities with a series of events on future thinking. The aim of the initiative is to develop new solutions for healthier and more successful living in…

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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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14.09.2023 - 16.09.2023


HIGH-TECH HERITAGE: (IM)PERMANENCE OF INNOVATIONThe conference focuses on High-Tech Architecture of the 1970s to the 1990s as heritage, aiming to create an architectural-historical basis for further research on their preservation. This offers the opportunity to discuss the examples that have already been listed as monuments,…

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13.09.2023 - 15.09.2023

Future of Construction 2023 Symposium

The Future of Construction 2023 Symposium provides a platform to discuss about novel human-machine collaborations in design and construction. Together we will raise questions about how complementary skills—the accuracy and speed of machines and their ability to crunching large amounts of data, jointly with our capacity as humans to solve problems…

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28.08.2023 - 03.09.2023

Scientifica 2023

At Switzerland’s largest science festival (28 August – 3 September 2023), you will experience a week of research and science in direct exchange with researchers at three locations.Researchers from the NCCR DFAB will also be on site to provide information on the topic of circular economy. At their stand up Hönggerberg, visitors will learn how digitalisation helps to reuse building materials.…

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