Comparative Analysis of 3D Printed Bridge Construction in Louisiana

Construction 3D printing (C3DP) technology is an emerging revolution in the construction industry with various application domains such as emergency construction and low-income housing. It has gained attention as an efficient, automated solution for dealing with tight schedules, waste reduction, design freedom, reducing human error, and fast production in construction projects. Although there has been a growing interest in building construction using C3DP, the application of this innovative tool for infrastructure development, particularly small to medium size bridge construction, is at very early stages and has not been investigated thoroughly. The objective of this research project is to study the feasibility of utilizing the innovative C3DP technology for segmental bridge construction in the state of Louisiana, to analyze different implementation scenarios, and to document the best practices for 3D printed bridge construction to maximize the advantages of this construction technology. The proposed study aims to study and document the best practices for utilizing the innovative C3DP technology for segmental bridge construction, particularly in the state of Louisiana. The proposed research advances the knowledge and understanding regarding the potential of using C3DP for bridge construction in the US, specifically focusing on the state of Louisiana. By advancing the C3DP technology, this project will take a significant step towards the realization of the potential of this technology to help automated, smart, and resilient infrastructure development in Region 6 and beyond.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $60000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)

    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Project Managers:

    Mousa, Momen

  • Performing Organizations:

    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

    P.O. Box 94245, Capitol Station
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jafari, Amirhosein

  • Start Date: 20210801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230201
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01787559
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747106
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 10 2021 8:28AM