A “Concrete” Partnership
As a rheology specialist with boundless ambition, Professor Yahia sought to steer his work toward 3D concrete printing. He joined forces with the robotics department at the Université de Sherbrooke, where he teaches in the hopes of developing a 3D concrete printer prototype. This collaboration has since benefited a number of engineering departments at the Université de Sherbrooke, including civil, construction and robotics engineerings. The robotics department’s involvement in the project also provided access to specialized expertise, which contributed ahighly to the project’s advancement. Through hard work, Professor Yahia was able to validate his proof of concept and request funding for a full-scale 3D concrete printer.