3DCP

A solution for affordable housing construction

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Reinventing home ownership and rents by building affordable, low-energy, high-performance homes and putting them into the reach of every person in the UK who thinks it’s impossible to own their own home.

What is 3D Construction Printing?

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3D Construction Printing, also known as 3DCP, is a revolutionary technology that uses 3D printing as its core method to fabricate buildings and construction components. This innovative technique involves the use of large-scale 3D printers that can create complex designs and structures with precision and efficiency. Unlike traditional construction methods, 3D Construction Printing offers greater flexibility in terms of design and customization, making it an ideal solution for architects and builders who want to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

What are the advantages of 3D construction printing?

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The construction industry has long been reliant on traditional methods of building, which often involve a significant amount of manual labour and time-intensive processes. However, recent advancements in technology have paved the way for innovative solutions to transform this sector, bringing about increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

One of the key advantages of 3DCP is its ability to reduce waste and minimize environmental impact. By using sustainable materials such as recycled plastics or biodegradable composites, 3DCP can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of building projects. Additionally, this technology can help to streamline the construction process by eliminating the need for multiple suppliers and reducing transportation costs.

What type of materials are used for 3D Construction Printing?

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The process of 3D Construction Printing involves the use of various materials such as concrete, polymers, and composites. These materials are fed into the printer in a liquid or semi-liquid form and then solidified layer by layer to create the desired structure. The use of these materials allows for greater flexibility in design and reduces waste during the construction process.

The Future Of 3D Construction Printing

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3DCP presents a revolutionary approach to the building industry, offering numerous benefits that have the potential to transform traditional construction methods.

As an innovative solution within the realm of engineering and construction, 3D printing is poised to become increasingly prevalent in various applications, ranging from residential housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects.

3D Construction Printing is here to stay and we believe it is going to play a huge part in the future of house building, which is why Building for Humanity has taken the initiative in getting involved with this amazing emerging technology.

We look forward to watching 3D Construction Printing build the future – creating safer, greener buildings for future generations.

Watch 3D Construction Printing in Action

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Saving

Fewer People required on-site, speed of delivery, and reduction of waste. 3D printing can reduce build cost by up to 30% on the superstructure.

Speed

With accuracy of placement in 3D construction, printing times can be reduced by up to 50% whilst improving build quality.

Sustainable

Efficient placement of materials reduces comparable construction waste by up to 60% without any reduction in build quality. Lowers embodied carbon.

Strength

Traditional Masonry (7.5 MPa) can be replaced with concrete strengths of up to 45 MPa.

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