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Performance Indicators of Printed Construction Materials: a Durability-Based Approach

Civil Engineering, Centrale Lille, 59651 Cité Scientifique, France
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Buildings 2019, 9(4), 97; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9040097
Received: 11 March 2019 / Revised: 10 April 2019 / Accepted: 15 April 2019 / Published: 22 April 2019
Studying the durability of materials and structures, including 3D-printed structures, is now a key step in better meeting the challenges of sustainable development and integrating technical and economic aspects from the design phase into the execution phase. While digital and robotics technologies have been well developed for construction 3D printing, the material aspect still faces critical issues to meet the evolving requirements for buildings. This research aims to develop performance indicators for 3D-printed materials used in construction regardless of the nature of the material. A general guideline is to be established as a result of this research. Thus, the literature review analyzes traditional durability approaches to construction materials and challenges are identified for potential applications in construction. The results suggest that performance indicators for 3D-printed materials should be checked as printable through an experimental case study. This research could be of interest to researchers, professionals, and start-ups in the construction and materials research fields. View Full-Text
Keywords: 3D printing; recycled materials; construction; building; material; performance indicators; printability 3D printing; recycled materials; construction; building; material; performance indicators; printability
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Lafhaj, Z.; Dakhli, Z. Performance Indicators of Printed Construction Materials: a Durability-Based Approach. Buildings 2019, 9, 97.

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