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Shelby Doyle & Nick Senske

Author: Heather Sauer | Image: Heather Sauer

Shelby Doyle and Nick Senske, assistant professors of architecture, have received a $14,300 Upjohn Research Initiative Grant from the American Institute of Architects for their project “Polycasting: Multi-material 3D Printed Formwork for Reinforced Concrete.” The project explores dual-extrusion 3D printed formworks for casting concrete, simultaneously printing a combination of water-soluble PVA containment as well as integrated steel reinforcement. The goal is to help produce a new generation of non-standard concrete formworks that are structurally efficient, reduce material and labor costs and expand the expressive design potential of concrete.