ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) will host an in-person workshop to support the development of its Roadmap for Advanced Technologies for the Digitalization of the Construction Industry. The workshop, sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will take place Jan. 25–26, 2023, at ASTM’s global headquarters in West Conshohocken, PA.
The workshop will include discussions and brainstorming sessions focused on the current state and desired future state for the construction industry, R&D needs, timelines and action items, and challenges and opportunities associated with the digitalization of the construction industry. Participants from industry, government, and research organizations will be involved in the workshop along with representation from several ASTM technical committees.
“Digital construction is expected to have a major impact on manufacturing innovation and competitiveness,” notes Mohsen Seifi, Ph.D., ASTM International’s vice president of global manufacturing programs. “This workshop and related roadmap will play a crucial role in the adoption and implementation of digital construction moving forward.”
The workshop discussions will contribute to the development of a roadmap for digitalizing the construction sector to improve U.S. manufacturing innovation and competitiveness. Benefits will include increasing productivity and safety; reducing carbon footprint, material waste, and the reliance on labor; creating a green and sustainable construction industry; and enabling construction on Earth and beyond.
The roadmap will focus on the following major technologies and application spaces:
• Advanced Technologies: Additive manufacturing, robotics and automation, big data, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, simulation, augmented reality, and cybersecurity
• Key Applications: Sustainable buildings, smart infrastructures, mass housing, disaster response, pandemic preparedness, and construction in space.
Workshop attendance will be limited. To ensure a range of perspectives are included in the roadmap, interested stakeholders are invited to participate in a brief survey.
For more information on the workshop, including an agenda, visit https://amcoe.org/event/constructionworkshop/2023-01-25/.
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