BE-AM 2018

BE-AM | Built Environment – Additive Manufacturing 2018

Symposium at Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus TU Darmstadt on 12th October 2018

On October 12, 2018 the symposium BE-AM | Built Environment – Additive Manufacturing will take place at the Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus in Darmstadt. For the fourth time, Prof. Dr.-Ing Ulrich Knaack (Institute of Structural Mechanics and Design, ISMD) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Tessmann (Digital Design Unit, DDU) invite experts from practice, research and industry to the TU Darmstadt to explore the current status and future potential of additive manufacturing for construction and architecture.

Digitalisation has significantly changed design and planning in recent years. With 3D printing, this development is now migrating into the realm of construction. Materials such as concrete, clay and steel are used in additive manufacturing processes and 3D printers reach dimensions that suit the needs of construction. At the same time, complex material requirements, compliance with standards and norms and the integration of new processes into established procedures on site represent challenges that still have to be mastered.

At the BE-AM Symposium 2018, experts present, among other things, the first AM concrete components on site, 3D printed street furniture made of plastic waste and research into digital fabrication and robotics within the architectural practice of a planning office. The event is supported by formnext – International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies – and “From Material to Product Innovation – PMP” of the TU Darmstadt.


Alban Mallet
Xtreee, Paris

Wessel van Beerendonk
Studio RAP, Rotterdam

Foteini Setaki
The New Raw, Rotterdam

Kåre Stokholm Poulsgaard
GXN, Kopenhagen

Paulo Cruz
Advanced Ceramics R&D Lab, Guimarães/Portugal

Roberto Naboni
University Southern Denmark, Odense

The lectures will be held in English.

Dieburger Str. 241
64287 Darmstadt

12. October 2018, 10 am – 5 pm
Attendance is free of charge. Please register via the following website.

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Fachbereich Architektur
DDU – Digital Design Unit – Digitales Gestalten

El-Lissitzky-Str. 1
64287 Darmstadt