3D-printed technology is expected to reduce the cost of collection, transportation and construction of the house
Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) has announced that work is progressing well on the first heritage house being constructed using 3D printing techniques, in collaboration with Dutch company CyBe Construction (CyBe).
According to a statement from CyBe, the project is a result of triple helix collaboration of government, private, and academia, where CyBe was selected as the technology provider to build the 3D house in SRTI Park while the American University of Sharjah has collaborated for research and talent.
HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, lauded the SRTI Park for its innovative project. During his visit to SRTI Park headquarters, Dr Sultan was briefed on the progress of the project, as well as the latest developments and techniques used in the implementation of the project.
Senior officials at the complex said they were working to attract international companies specialising in the construction of buildings using 3D printing techniques.
Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of SRTI Park, stressed the importance of launching this ambitious project, which is in line with the vision and strategy of the academy by introducing future technologies and partnerships between the government, private and academic sectors.
The entire house will be built with the latest art technology, designed emulating the heritage of the UAE, in a move that seeks to establish Sharjah as a preferred destination for such building technology and future architecture, he added.
The firm said that 3D printing technology is considered to be one of the most innovative and reliable ways to build an integrated residential unit through the use of digital machinery. In addition, the technology is expected to reduce the costs of collection, transport and construction, it added.