Project Milestone to Be First 3D Printed Residential Community

 Project Milestone to build habitable structures
Project Milestone to build habitable structures

The New Story charity organization may have beaten them to the first punch, but that sure won’t stop the Eindhoven University of Technology, contractor Van Wijnen, real estate company Vesteda, materials company Saint Gobain-Weber Beamix, and engineering firm Witteveen+Bos from setting up five 3D printed concrete houses in Bosrijk, a relatively new residential district in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Dubbed Project Milestone, these houses will be built consecutively as construction improves over the course of the project.

The first house to be built in the new residential district will be a single-story living space with three rooms, a wooden roof structure (meaning it won’t be completely 3D printed) and cover 95 square meters. As for the succeeding homes, they will have more than one floor and feature 3D printed concrete floors and roofs (making them completely 3D printed).

 Project Milestone 3D printing building structures
Project Milestone 3D printing building structures

Printing of the first house will be done by a concrete printer at the Eindhoven University of Technology and start this year. The building will be ready for occupation mid-2019, but they’re hoping the process will be shortened as they get more familiar with it. The succeeding houses will be printed by an on-site printer, further shortening production time.

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