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Sharjah to promote 3D printed houses


An artist’s impression of the 3D House to be built in SRTI Park, Sharjah.

Imran Mojib, Special Correspondent

Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) has attracted international companies specialised in the construction of buildings with 3D Printing techniques.

 The first 3D Printed house in the park will be built by the third quarter of this year.

This project comes as a result of triple helix collaboration of government, private, and academia, where CyBe Construction (the Dutch organisation) is selected as the technology provider to build the 3D house in SRTI Park. American University of Sharjah (AUS) will support in research and talent.

The university is working on the development of this technology and training students through conducting applied scientific research by students, faculty members and a number of researchers from specialised companies, including MEET, which focuses on the constructions of 3D Printed structures.

A group of students from Faculty of Engineering at AUS will get hands-on training on this technique.

The entire house will be printed with state-of-the-art technology and the design will stay true to its UAE-roots.

This move aims to establish Sharjah as the preferred destination for future architecture as the construction sector is gradually changing globally.

By introducing 3D Printing, SRTI Park is creating a proactive and supportive environment for experiments and research in the field of future building technologies and fourth generation technologies.

The technology is considered to be one of the most innovative and reliable ways to build an integrated residential unit through the use of digital machineries.

In addition, the technology is expected to reduce the costs of collection, transport and construction.

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