Aectual’s Hedwig Heinsman shares her company’s pioneering method of additive manufacturing for large architectural components
The way we build today isn’t much different from how we’ve built for thousands of years: we deliver raw materials and standardized parts to the construction site, then customize and build with them. It’s an inefficient and labor-intensive process that produces a lot of waste, and it can’t scale to meet the needs of the world’s growing population. Hedwig Heinsman of Aectual shares how her company is pioneering the additive manufacturing of large architectural components such as floors, wall panels, stairs, and facades that are customized to specific projects, fabricated in a factory, then delivered to the construction site for installation, enabling a building process that’s faster, less expensive, and more efficient.
About the speaker
Hedwig Heinsman is the co-founder and CCO at Aectual, as well as the co-founder of DUS Architects and the co-founder of 3D Print Canal House. She holds a Master of Architecture from Delft University of Technology as well as a Master of Architecture from Helsinki University of Technology.
Interesting in digging deeper into 3D printing and prefabrication? Check out this related AU content.
Berok Khoshnevis has been working on large-scale 3D printing for more than 2 decades. In this industry talk, he looks at where things started, where things stand today, and where they’re headed in the decades to come.
Exploring opportunities in prefabrication is a great idea. When coupled with BIM 360, Revit allows teams to connect design and fabrication with site execution and delivery. Daniel Smith explains in this instructional demo from AU Las Vegas.
Philippe Bonneau explores how prefabricated parts for structural steel can be designed with BIM-based integrated workflows. Doing so helps reduce waste, lowers the chance of costly errors, and increases construction quality and speed.