Habitat For Humanity Goes 3D

Habitat for Humanity is printing its first 3D-printed home. Construction of the home in the U.S. in Tempe, AZ began in May It combines 3D printing using a Build on Demand Printer (BOD 2) from Germany-based PERI Group and traditional methods to create a pioneering model for the future. At 1,738 square feet of livable space, the custom, single-family home will feature three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the home will be 3D printed, including all the internal and external walls; the remainder will be built using traditional construction methods. Long term, a 3D-printed home solution could help address the challenge of growing labour, lumber, and construction material costs, which were already on the rise before the COVID-19 pandemic. The home is expected to be completed in the early fall, and could be occupied as soon as October 2021.