The Future of Construction: Robotics and Digital Fabrication in Architecture/Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Date: Thursday September 7, 2023

Time: 12:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Venue: “The Pit” Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism

Free and open to the public, no registration required.


Join us to explore how leading industries and research labs at Carleton, across Canada and around the world are forging a path to reconfigure the connections between design, manufacturing and assembly of our buildings and environments. 

Future of Construction poster. All written text in the image is in the text below


Sheryl Boyle, CSALT, Carleton

Adonis Lau, CSALT, Carleton

Philippe Fleischmann, NCCR Dfab, ETH Zurich

Steve Powney, ABB Robotics

Joshua Miller, Porsche Consulting

Oliver David Krieg, Intelligent City

Cooper Lane, Brave Control Solutions

Greg Sullivan, Brave Control Solutions



Sheryl Boyle, CSALT, Carleton

Johan Voordouw, Carleton

Stephen Fai, CIMS, Carleton


Robot Demonstration

Catalin Bacalu, CSALT

Speakers from Carleton’s research community in architecture, the NCCR Digital Fabrication research group from ETH Zurich, ABB Robotics Canada, Intelligent City, Porsche Consulting, and Brave Control Solutions will each talk about their work to transform DfMA of our built environment using robotics, digital fabrication and automation.

Two students with robotics arm
Students and a teacher in a classroom looking at a computer screen, with a robot arm to the side.