Known for its second-to-none building expertise, ERDC is offering for license some of its most innovative technologies in the construction industry. In addition to several well-known technologies that have already begun to revolutionize the construction industry, ERDC has conceived many emerging technologies that are poised to make an even bigger impact.
ERDC technologies are in the vanguard of this booming market sector, which has several sub-sectors that are set to undergo rapid upturns in the near term. For example, the rapidly growing additive manufacturing (AM) market size was valued at USD 11.58 billion in 2019. Within the AM sector, the global 3D concrete printing market alone was valued at 310.9 million in 2019 and is also growing fast. ERDC’s Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES) and Modular Assembly Shelter (MASh) Kit technology are primed to contribute significantly to this area of explosive growth, which has profound humanitarian implications for fast, inexpensive construction ideal for disaster relief, border security, and low-cost housing for the homeless.
Companies that have implemented ERDC innovations have had resounding success with them. For example, ERDC-developed products such as BUILDER, PAVER, and RAILER have guided Sustainable Management Solutions to its position as the unquestioned gold standard for facilities management software. ERDC has also established a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Caterpillar Inc. to explore the commercialization of ACES, with the potential application for disaster relief operations and conventional construction. ERDC even has reached into outer space, working with NASA to explore ACES applications for extraterrestrial infrastructure.
ERDC’s innovative technologies are a driving force in the future of construction. How can ERDC technologies enable your company to maximize its successes and have a significant impact on the world? Check out the ERDC technologies below to see how you can make world-class innovation part of your company’s future.