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3D Printing is Disrupting Construction

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This presentation centers the great opportunities the 3D printing construction field opens for:

  • People in need around the world: Not only developing countries or marginalized sectors but average citizens that have lost access to basic housing availability related with the high demand in construction and low supply of finished products and inflation impacts in overall cost.
  • Women in the construction sector: A new emerging population that could be attracted to the construction field due to emerging technologies that reduce the requirement of high physical strength to perform overall activities.
  • New design opportunities: The exploration of curved spaces, new materials and practical solutions the technology offers at a more accessible price with the removal of typical formwork tools and highly specialized labor that would otherwise be cost prohibitive with today’s inflation and what that means for future architects as well as the housing, retail and industrialized sectors. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the future of construction
  • Understand different proofs of concept for diverse construction sectors such as the residential, retail and industrial markets.
  • Conduct a wiser evaluation of the benefits technology offers versus conventional solutions.