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Additive Construction DOD Path to Adoption Workshop

The Additive Construction DOD Path to Adoption Workshop, hosted by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in collaboration with the Army Materiel Command, will be held on March 5-6, 2024, at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX, for Military Construction (MilCon) and Department of Defense (DOD) stakeholders to collaborate and create a roadmap for integration of additive construction into the MilCon and DOD construction process.

Additive Construction DOD Path to Adoption logo

Why You Should Participate

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Texas Military Department, and engage in dynamic presentations primarily focused on 3D-printed buildings and challenges encountered in past and current projects. Other military-relevant structures will be discussed to supplement conversations on transition. Attendees will participate in interactive, facilitated breakout sessions that will focus on topics including:

  • Challenges in Additive Construction
  • Recommendations for achieving success
  • Complexities of codes, standards, and testing
  • Barriers to implementation
  • Current process involving contracts, procedures, etc.
  • Role of additive construction in MilCon, military and civil works projects

Conversations and discussion topics will be fluid based on input from attendees to create a roadmap across joint forces to outline adoption methods of DOD Additive Construction. The objective of this workshop is to agree across the services on a unified approach towards proper implementation of Additive Construction for the DOD.

ERDC and Army Materiel Command logos


Fort Bliss Centennial Banquet and Conference Center (View map or download printable map)
11199 Sergeant E. Churchill Street
Fort Bliss, TX 79916

Guest Access Pass Online/Kiosk

All non-DOD, military, and CAC attendees may follow the instructions below to gain access to Fort Bliss. To obtain a Guest Access Pass to Fort Bliss, visitors can pre-register here or go directly to a kiosk located at either Buffalo Soldier or Chaffee Visitor Control Center. Sponsorship can be required (as applicable, IAW Service/Installation Policy). For details, view gate information.


Download printable agenda

Tuesday, March 5 (All times in MDT)
8:00 am to 8:30 amSign In and Coffee
8:30 am to 8:45 amWelcome and Overview
8:45 am to 10:40 amIndustry Briefings* (Downselected from Additive Construction: Solutions in DOD Path to Adoption Tech Challenge)
10:40 am to 11:45 amTour Printed Building (Government Only for remainder of workshop)
12:00 pm to 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm to 1:30 pmWelcome and Overview (Government Only)
1:30 pm to 4:00 pmMilitary Case Studies and Presentations (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Texas Military Department)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pmHot Wash and Panel Discussion
5:30 pm to 7:00 pmNo-Host Social (Aloft El Paso Downtown)
Wednesday, March 6 (All times in MDT)
8:00 am to 8:30 amWelcome and Overview
8:30 am to 12:00 pmHands-On Workshop Discussions (Government Focused)
– 3D Printed Construction vs. Traditional Methods
– Opportunities and Limitations for 3D Printed Construction
– UFC and Structural DWG
– Acquisition Strategy for 3D Printed Construction
– Future of Additive Construction in Government
12:00 pm to 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm to 3:00 pmContinued Hands-On Workshop Discussions
3:00 pm to 4:00 pmClosing Session
5:00 pm to 6:30 pmNo-Host Social (Forti’s Mexican Elder Restaurant)

*Note: Industry Briefings are not intended to imply or constitute an endorsement of any company, its products, or services by the Department of Defense, Department of the Army, or any other DoD component.

Travel Accommodations


El Paso International Airport


Aloft El Paso Downtown (Book group rate)

Other Resources

Visit El Paso visitor information

Dress Code        

Business Casual. Military service members should wear their duty uniform (i.e., service-specific uniform equivalent to Army OCP) with proper headgear.

How to Participate

Register here to attend.

Questions: For event-related questions, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Interested parties must register no later than 5:00 pm CST on Friday, February 23, 2024.

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