Dubai Goal: 25% of new buildings 3D printed by 2030

This is what UAE's first 3D printed concrete structure looks like

ABU DHABI 31 March 2017: 3D printing technologies has been a trending topic at GMIS, and could mark a crucial step forward for Dubai’s announced goal of having 25 per cent of its buildings 3D printed by 2030, said organisers.

Meanwhile, UAE-based construction company DuBox, a specialist in off-site construction and modular, single or multi-storey building designs, is showcasing the country’s first locally 3D printed concrete element.

The 3D printed part is on display at the inaugural Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, GMIS 2017, which opened on Monday in Abu Dhabi.

DuBox realised the 3D printed concrete element in partnership with the University of Eindhoven and Witteveen+Bos, a Dutch engineering consultancy firm. 3D printing is primed to help the company achieve efficient building processes, as well as its goal of providing “simpler-safer” construction.

DuBox founder, Chebel Bsaibes, stated that since 2009, the company has handed over 150,000 square metres of built-up environment introducing new technologies and techniques, disrupting conventional processes of the construction industry and paving the path for the construction industry to embrace the new smart industrial age, the fourth Industrial Revolution, by rapidly prototyping, testing, and commercialising innovative solutions.

 – By Angel Chan