Üğütmen, Furkan Sinan
3D concrete printing has great potential to enhance the development of the construction industry with the benefits of reduced construction waste and decreased labor dependency due to no formwork requirement, ease of construction of complex geometries, and low cost. 3D concrete printing technologies will enable recycled and high-performance materials in printable concrete components, which cannot be used with traditional construction methods. Despite these benefits, it is still not standard in the construction industry because of the lack of fundamental research on the thermal and energy performance of the 3D printed structural elements. There are even less study investigating the energy performance of an actual 3D printed concrete building and the impact of climate change on 3D printed concrete buildings. The effects of energy consumption on the environment and the relationship between energy consumption and the prevailing weather conditions are becoming a significant concern. Due to climate change, the equilibrium between the local climate and the buildings is vulnerable to a substantial shift, which offers a unique threat to buildings. The main objective of this thesis is to examine how climate change will affect 3D concrete printed structures and to compare the energy efficiency of 3D printed structures to conventional buildings. Additionally, it provides a comprehensive analysis based on 3D printing techniques for concrete utilized in the construction sector by conducting an on-site experiment of the first 3D concrete printed office in Turkey, located in the ISTON Factory.


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Citation Formats
F. S. Üğütmen, “CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ON A 3D PRINTED CONCRETE BUILDING,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2023.