Publications / 2021 Proceedings of the 38th ISARC, Dubai, UAE

A Qualitative Technology Evaluation Scoreboard for Digital Fabrication in Construction

Konrad Graser, Jens Hunhevicz, René Jähne, Alexander N. Walzer, Fabian Seiler, Roman Wüst and Daniel M. Hall
Pages 1002-1009 (2021 Proceedings of the 38th ISARC, Dubai, UAE, ISBN 978-952-69524-1-3, ISSN 2413-5844)

Adoption of digital fabrication (dfab) in AEC promises great advantages in productivity, sustainability, and new design and delivery opportunities. Companies are interested in adopting dfab, but lack an overview of emerging dfab technologies and their use potential, as well as tools to evaluate their match with the own needs and business interests. Based on a qualitative analysis of five emerging dfab technologies, we developed an easy-to-use scoreboard to guide firms' decision-making when adopting dfab technologies towards industrial implementation.

Keywords: Digital fabrication; Additive manufacturing; Technology transfer; Technology adoption