In the not-too-distant future, we will be able to print, yes! print a concrete home that costs far less than a traditional home made of bricks, mortar, and wood.

While using basic technology may still cause daily grief for some, the industry is moving in leaps and bounds, with progress being made in alternative, and somewhat surprising, domains.

With these advances in technology and the advent of 3D printing, it has now become possible to print a building, a development that’s caused a stir in the construction business for various reasons, including potential disruptions in multiple global supply chains.

3D printing in construction is relatively new so the testing is yet to be done. One of the challenges is the longevity, the durability of 3D-printed structures, there is a long way to go but its potential is immense.

Among the advantages of 3-D printed homes are:

  • Speedy construction
  • No manual labor
  • Little generation of leftover construction materials
  • “Tremendous” design freedom

Plus the environmental impact is also an incentive. Conventional construction is slow, fragmented, wasteful, and has poor thermal properties that increase energy use, increase operating costs, and decrease comfort.

What do you think?

Writer: Shaura Cuyan 

Shaura Cuyan writes about all the hottest Real Estate trends and predictions for
Summit VA Solutions. She has previously written for a number of freelancing gigs
and writes her own blog on lifestyle and current issues. She is a Graduate of Bachelor
of Arts in Communication, taking up her Masters majoring in Development Communication.