College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
The construction industry is one of the slowest to adapt and utilize new technologies. As a result, the construction industry has remained stagnant while almost all others are improving efficiency. It is becoming incredibly important for the construction industry to adapt to new technologies in order to counter the current worldwide shortage in skilled labor. 3D printing is one of the most advanced technologies that can help increase efficiency and reduce cost across all sectors of the construction industry. This paper will analyze implementation strategies used on three different construction projects using 3D printing and will evaluate what made them successful and what challenges were faced. When analyzing the implementation strategies, this paper will focus on what collaboration between the design and construction team was most effective, and how the use of 3D printing changed the construction process. The purpose of this paper is to provide suggestions regarding witch of the strategies are most effective for differing project types.