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Tilt-Up Future Think 2.0 will present a series of talks focused on emerging technologies and ideas with promising applicability for the tilt-up concrete construction industry. Organized into three sessions, workforce, fabrication and concrete, the talks will be followed by a panel discussion where global experts in tilt-up design, engineering and construction will discuss the potential of each idea and how it could shape tilt-up of the future. The event is designed as a focused review of these technologies. The panel’s thoughts on each technology will be published and will serve to inform the limited research dedicated resources of our members.

 

Education DETAILS

Session 1: Workforce

June 20, 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Capitol Peak A - 38th Floor

Bionic Construction Workers
Kristi Martindale, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer - Sarcos

For more than 25 years, Sarcos has created dexterous robotic systems designed to master the world’s most dangerous and unpredictable environments. Their new Guardian™ XO robot is a powered, untethered, industrial exoskeleton suit that improves human strength and endurance without restricting the operator’s freedom of movement. Combining human intelligence, instinct and judgment with robotic strength, endurance and precision, Sarcos looks to dramatically change the construction workforce of the future.

Automated Rebar Tying Drones
Eohan George, CEO, CEO - SkyMul

SkyTy developed by SkyMul is an autonomous rebar tying drone programed to identify rebar intersections without cad files, site plans or manual programming. Fast to deploy, SkyTy can be setup in minutes and dispatched in swarms enabling parallel work and increased production. At nearly twice the speed of human labor SkyTy has the potential to provide an 84% labor savings and 13% cost reduction.

Workforce Discussion: Following the above presentations, our expert panel will discuss the tilt-up workforce of the future and how these and other technologies will change the way we employ human labor.

Session 2: Fabrication

June 20, 2019 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Capitol Peak A - 38th Floor

Construction 3D Printing
Henrik Lund-Nielsen, Founder & CEO - COBOD

COBOD strives towards full automation in the construction industry by designing 3D construction printers and automated processes for the building site. In 2017 they 3D printed the first building in Europe – The BOD (Building On Demand) demonstrating that it was possible to 3D print a building by European building codes. They’ve worked hard to develop a 3D construction printer that utilizes the best of the technology while making a modular machine that is easy to maintain, move and setup.

Repeatable Curvilinear Edge Forms for Tilt-Up

Jeffrey Brown, FAIA - Powers Brown Architecture

Fabrication Discussion: Following the above presentations, our expert panel will discuss tilt-up fabrication of the future and how these and other technologies will change the way we construct tilt-up panels.

Session 3: Concrete

June 20, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Capitol Peak A - 38th Floor

CO2 mineralization and Concrete
Ted Jones, PE, Vice President of Sales and Marketing - CarbonCure

CarbonCure is leading a global movement to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment, using recycled CO2 to improve the manufacturing process of the world’s most abundant man-made material: concrete. CarbonCure manufactures a technology for concrete producers that introduces recycled COinto fresh concrete. In a process known as COmineralization, the COis converted to a mineral and becomes permanently captured. Best of all, COmakes concrete better.

Walking Assembly

Brandon Clifford, Director - Matter Design and Davide Zampini - CEMEX Global R&D

Today, construction workers rely on cranes to lift the big slabs of concrete and other materials that go into many commercial building projects. But it hasn’t always been that way; for thousands of years, humans moved monumental stones by hand. A collaboration between Boston-based Matter Design and the building materials company Cemex Global R&D attempts to return to those ancient methods–while introducing an entirely new way to move heavy concrete slabs with nothing more than human hands.Fabrication DiscussionFollowing the above presentations, our expert panel will discuss tilt-up fabrication of the future and how these and other technologies will change the way we construct tilt-up panels.

Concrete Discussion: Following the above presentations, our expert panel will discuss concrete of the future and how these and other technologies will change the way we use concrete.

Track highlight

WALKING ASSEMBLY

The mysterious knowledge surrounding the transportation and placement of megalithic structures of the past eludes contemporary building practices. Walking Assembly re-introduces the potentials of that ancient knowledge to better inform the transportation and assembly of future architectures. If a brick is designed for a single hand, and a concrete masonry unit (CMU) is designed for two, these massive masonry units (MMU) unshackle the dependency between size and the human body. Intelligence of transportation and assembly is designed into the elements themselves, liberating humans to guide these colossal concrete elements into place. Structures that would otherwise rely on cranes or heavy equipment can now be intelligently assembled and disassembled with little energy. By using variable density concrete, the center of mass of the object is calibrated precisely to control the stable, but easy motion of the elements. This ensures that these massive elements successfully walk and assemble into place, creating the possibility for a crane-less tilt-up construction method and turning our building sites into spectacles of play.

Join us for a presentation of this research and discussion surrounding its potential applicability for the tilt-up construction industry.