Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN)

specializing in the production of large, medium and small concrete mixers, concrete mixing stations, stabilized soil mixing stations and other equipment. It is a heavy industry enterprise integrating R & production and sales.

ACORN

By moving the construction of concrete buildings off-site, to a highly automated, quality controlled environment, and using robotics to create optimised

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Team

ACORN Team. Investigators. Paul Shepherd. University of Bath. John Orr. University of

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Outputs

ACORN Publications. Featured. conference paper. SiGraDI 2020 (Sociedad

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Blog

ACORN was honoured to be invited to give a keynote presentation at the Digital Design

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Introduction

Propose feasible construction solutions for buildings with automatically manufactured

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Contact

Office. Dept of Architecture Civil Engineering. University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY

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Livestream

During ACORN we plan to livestream as much of the work we are doing as possible as part

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APPROACH

The philosophy of ACORN: designing and planning segmented concrete structures

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Automating Concrete Construction - bath.ac.uk

Jan 01, 2019  Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) is a Bath-led, cross-University project that aims to dramatically improve whole-life construction sector sustainability and

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Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN)

Nov 20, 2018  By moving the construction of concrete buildings off-site, to a highly automated, quality controlled environment, and using robotics to create optimised

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Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) — the University ...

By moving the construction of concrete buildings off-site, to a highly automated, quality controlled environment, and using robotics to create optimised

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ACORN: Automating Concrete Construction

Jan 01, 2019  Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) is a Bath-led, cross-University project that aims to dramatically improve whole-life construction sector sustainability and

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Approach — ACORN - automated.construction

The philosophy of ACORN: designing and planning segmented concrete structures for off-site automated construction, on-site assembly and disassembly for a

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Approach — ACORN - automated.construction

The philosophy of ACORN: designing and planning segmented concrete structures for off-site automated construction, on-site assembly and disassembly for a circular economy of construction. Robot cells on the Strong Floor of the Civil Engineering Building at the University of Cambridge with two ABB IRB 6400R (2.8m reach and 200kg payload).

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Automating concrete construction: digital processes for ...

Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) is one of four research and development projects funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund ‘Transforming Construction’. The three-year project will address the core aims of the programme: designing and managing buildings through digitally enabled ...

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Team — ACORN

ACORN Team. Investigators. Paul Shepherd. University of Bath. John Orr. University of Cambridge. Tim Ibell. University of Bath. Ajith Parlikad. University of Cambridge. Saverio Spadea. University of Dundee. Researchers. ... Automating Concrete Construction ...

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Automating Concrete Construction: Sustainable Social ...

Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) Shepherd, P. Ibell, T. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. 1/01/19 → 31/03/22. Project: Research council. Cite this. APA Standard Harvard Vancouver Author BIBTEX RIS Castro e Costa, E., Shepherd, P ...

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Automating Concrete Construction: Digital Design of Non ...

Jul 08, 2020  The “Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN)” ... Oval R. (2020) Automating Concrete Construction: Digital Design of Non-prismatic Reinforced Concrete Beams. In: Bos F., Lucas S., Wolfs R., Salet T. (eds) Second RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication. DC 2020. RILEM Bookseries, vol 28. Springer, Cham. https ...

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Outputs — ACORN - automated.construction

ACORN Publications. Featured. conference paper. SiGraDI 2020 (Sociedad Iberoamericana de Gráfica Digital) conference paper. Automating Concrete Construction: Digital Design of Non-Prismatic Reinforced Concrete Beams. Eduardo Costa, Paul Shepherd, John Orr, Tim Ibell, Robin Oval. conference paper.

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Blog — ACORN

May 17, 2021  Digital. Robin presented ACORN's work on 'Automated framework for the optimisation of spatial layouts for concrete structures reinforced with robotic filament winding' at the International Symposium of Automation and Robotics in Construction 2020 this morning, organised online by the University of Kitakyushu, Japan.

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New research set to boost construction sector ...

May 20, 2019  Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund ‘Transforming Construction’, the three-year project – Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) – will develop a holistic approach to the manufacture, assembly, reuse, and deconstruction of concrete buildings, leading to a healthier, safer, built environment. The research involves Dr John Orr ...

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Dr John Orr MEng (hons) PhD CEng MIStructE FHEA ...

John is Co-investigator on the EPSRC project EP/S031316/1 (£1.5M) "Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN)", the primary objective of which is to drive acceptance of a new culture in the construction industry. One that embraces the concept of using enough material - and no more - in order to enhance sector-wide sustainability and productivity.

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How to Make Steel and Concrete Framed Buildings More ...

Jul 09, 2019  Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) will use advances in robotics and digital design to reimagine how concrete buildings are made. One of the chief aims is to design concrete beams, columns and floor slabs so they use the minimum

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Automating Concrete Construction: Digital Design of Non ...

Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) Shepherd, P. Ibell, T. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. 1/01/19 → 31/03/22. Project: Research council. construction industry 100%. reinforced concrete 72%. robotics 46%. slab 36%. sustainability 31%. Cite this. APA Standard

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International workshop on advances in 3D concrete printing ...

Robert Stuart-Smith (UCL): Multi-Robot Construction and Agent Based Fabrication(UK) Paul Shepard (Cambridge) and John Orr (Bath): Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) (UK) Will Cudworth (Tarmac): 3D Concrete Printing in industry: experiences and lessons from the CAMBER project (UK) Coffee and networking

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Construction activity

TCC funded project: Automating Concrete Construction - ACORN. Currently up to half of the concrete used in buildings is unnecessary and is only there because it is shaped using planar formwork. By moving the construction of concrete buildings off-site and using robotics to allow beams, columns and floor-slabs to have the shape they need to do ...

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Projects - bath.ac.uk

ACORN: Automating Concrete Construction ACORN targets the Construction2025 goals by creating digital tools to design complex-shaped concrete beams, columns slabs for automated off-site manufacture. Action on Children's Harmful Work in African Agriculture (ACHA)

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Automating Concrete Construction: Sustainable Social ...

Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) Shepherd, P. Ibell, T. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. 1/01/19 → 31/03/22. Project: Research council. Cite this. APA Standard Harvard Vancouver Author BIBTEX RIS Castro e Costa, E., Shepherd, P ...

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Automating Concrete Construction: Digital Design of Non ...

Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) Shepherd, P. Ibell, T. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. 1/01/19 → 31/03/22. Project: Research council. construction industry 100%. reinforced concrete 72%. robotics 46%. slab 36%. sustainability 31%. Cite this. APA Standard

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Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) (Joint with ...

Jan 01, 2019  Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) (Joint with Universities of Bath and Cambridge) Spadea, Saverio (Investigator) Civil Engineering; Overview; Project Details Status: Active: Effective start/end date: 1/01/19 → 31/12/22: Funding. ...

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Automated Concrete Construction — tonkin liu

Nov 04, 2020  In collaboration with ACORN, we have been exploring the possibilities of automated concrete construction.In our story, automated concrete construction equates to automated mould technology. Taking inspiration from branching structures and hexagonal forms found in nature, we propose a holistic approach to automated concrete construction.

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Paul Shepherd's Research - Layout Optimisation

Dr Paul Shepherd Research - Automating Construction. Automating Construction (ACORN) Aims: ISCF Funded project to develop automated methods for off-site fabrication of non-prismatic concrete

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New research set to boost construction sector ...

May 20, 2019  Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund ‘Transforming Construction’, the three-year project – Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) – will develop a holistic approach to the manufacture, assembly, reuse, and deconstruction of concrete buildings, leading to a healthier, safer, built environment. The research involves Dr John Orr ...

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Robin Oval appointed post-doctoral researcher on the ACORN ...

Dec 14, 2019  Robin Oval appointed post-doctoral researcher on the ACORN - Automating Concrete Construction project 14.12.2019 Dr. Robin Oval, formerly a joint doctoral researcher with the Block Research Group and the Laboratoire Navier at l’École des Ponts ParisTech, successfully defended his PhD thesis on 3 December 2019 in Paris.

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Construction activity

TCC funded project: Automating Concrete Construction - ACORN. Currently up to half of the concrete used in buildings is unnecessary and is only there because it is shaped using planar formwork. By moving the construction of concrete buildings off-site and using robotics to allow beams, columns and floor-slabs to have the shape they need to do ...

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Robin Oval zum Postdoc für das Projekt ACORN- Automating ...

Dec 14, 2019  Dezember 2019 in Paris erfolgreich verteidigt. Er wurde zum Postdoc für ACORN - Automating Concrete Construction ernannt, ein Projekt, das von Dr. John Orr von der University of Cambridge und Dr. Paul Shepherd von der University of Bath betreut wird.

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Automating the Future - National Precast Concrete Association

Here’s a look at automating a plant from the perspectives of three precasters: Pennsylvania-based Techo-Bloc Corporation (pavers and retaining walls), Georgia-based Foley Products Co. (risers) and Minnesota-based Molin Concrete Products (structural and architectural wall panels).

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Construction sector sustainability boosted thanks to new ...

Apr 30, 2019  Working with colleagues at the University of Cambridge and University of Dundee, Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) will develop a holistic approach to the manufacture, assembly, reuse, and deconstruction of concrete buildings, leading to a

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Dr John Orr MEng (hons) PhD CEng MIStructE FHEA ...

John is Co-investigator on the EPSRC project EP/S031316/1 (£1.5M) "Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN)", the primary objective of which is to drive acceptance of a new culture in the construction industry. One that embraces the concept of using enough material - and no more - in order to enhance sector-wide sustainability and productivity.

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Construction Automation -Applications, Advantages in ...

Fig.4: Concrete Surface Finishing Robot. Moreover, there is partially automated overhead construction factory system that was developed by Obayashi Corp. used for the construction of high rise reinforced concrete frame as shown in Figure-5 and Figure-6.

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Robotic formwork - concretecentre

Doing just that is the ACORN team – a group of researchers at Cambridge, Dundee and Bath universities. Digital design experts at Bath are creating software tools that will be used – among other things – to power a giant 8m x 4m pin-mould in Cambridge to become bespoke formwork at the touch of a return key. Heading up ACORN in Cambridge is ...

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