If you were tuned in to RTE news at on the 9th/August you would have seen Future Cast’s Mark McGowan being interviewed on 3D Concrete Printing in Ireland and our 3D Concrete Printing training course with the Louth Meath Education Training Board.
“The technology is here but the training has not been provided by anyone” explains Martin O’Brien of the LMETB.
“We saw an opportunity and potential in this technology to provide houses cheaper, quicker and more efficiently,” he said.
“We’re provide training for architects, technicians, designers and builders so they can become familiar with the technology” he added.
Other countries including the United States and the Netherlands are already building properties with 3D printers.
“Labour and productivity are the main drivers for this technology. We really do see it making a difference in social housing but also delivering at a rapid rate” explains Marchant van den Heever of Harcourt Technologies Ltd .
“We’re seeing a global uptake on this technology. German regulations have been passed on it. The UAE showing a lot of interest as well as the US” he said.
“Obviously it depends on the size of the house but we’re moving a 1,500sqm an hour so you can do a three-bedroom house in less than a week” he said.
Mark McGowan, a former joiner and now trainer, said 3D concrete printing is the way of the future.
“In certain areas of the construction industry, it’s going to be a no-brainer” he said.
“What we see if practical and more cost-effective and every month, with more research and development, it’s only going to get faster” he added.
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