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3D Printing Tech Being Used in House Construction

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The Grange Close pilot initiative is the first of its sort in Ireland, according to the council.

The project makes use of 3D Construction Printed (3DCP) technology, which entails layer-by-layer construction of three-dimensional buildings on-site utilising massive 3D printers.

During the procedure, a gantry-based 3DCP machine successively deposits layers of ready-mix concrete based on a digital model.

As a result, a house superstructure may be built up to three times more quickly than with conventional techniques.

The project intends to create three terraced houses with three bedrooms each, each with a floor space of around 110 m² across two stories, using 3D construction printing technology.

“The provision of high quality and sustainable social housing is a core objective of Louth County Council, and this project is a significant example of the use of innovative technologies and organisational collaboration in the delivery of new homes,” said Joan Martin, chief executive of Louth County Council.

The Louth County Council, the Louth & Meath Education & Training Board (LMETB), the Irish-owned business Harcourt Technologies Ltd (HTL.tech), and Roadstone Ltd. are working together on the Grange Close trial project.

Justin Kinsella, MD, co-founder of HTL.tech, said, “The transformative potential of this technology is very exciting, offering a viable solution to help address our housing challenges.”

According to Roadstone, the technique is a high-tech, effective modern building process “Integrating new technology and traditional building materials offers a new era of efficiency and carbon reduction – working towards a sustainable future”.

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