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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), 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.

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Why You Should Participate

Attendees will have the opportunity to 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.


Fort Bliss Centennial Banquet and Conference Center (View map)
11199 Sergeant E. Churchill Street
Fort Bliss, Texas 79916


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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 (Government and Industry)
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, Air Force, Texas Military Department)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pmSenior Leaders Engagement/Perspective
5:30 pm to 7:00 pmNo-Host Social (El Mirador at Hotel Paso Del Norte)
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)

Travel Accommodations


El Paso International Airport



Other Resources

Visit El Paso visitor information

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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