Welcome to the home of ACORN

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AUTOMATING

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CONCRETE

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CONSTRUCTION

A research project funded by UKRI through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) - Transforming Construction scheme

Objectives

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primary objective

The primary objective of ACORN is to drive acceptance of a new culture in the construction industry. One that embraces the concept of using enough material - and no more - in order to enhance sector-wide sustainability and productivity.

We will achieve this by fusing digital and physical realms, culminating in a prototype structure.

ACORN aims to deliver against the Construction 2025 objectives:

  • 50% lower emissions

  • 33% lower costs

  • 50% faster delivery

  • 50% improvement in exports

Read more about Construction 2025 and Transforming Construction.