AC3D facility in Jebel Ali
US-based 3D construction printing company AC3D has launched operations in the UAE vowing to make construction greener, cheaper and faster.
Focusing on low-rise housing, commercial real estate and infrastructure, AC3D is setting the stage for a greener era of construction, pledging to make it up to 1.5 times more cost-effective, and far less labour-intensive. The company aims to accelerate the construction processes, achieving up to four times increase in speed while using sustainable printing materials.
The 3D construction printing market is expected to reach $2.5 billion in 2025, up from $500 million in 2023.
Boris Kozlov, Founder and CEO of AC3D, said: "In addition to reducing CO2 emissions and minimising waste, our vertically integrated technology paves the way for energy-efficient homes, enabling the creation of free-form architectural designs, reducing the amount of construction waste, and ensuring resistance to natural disasters.”
Assembled in the UAE, the next-generation 3D printers offer various environmental benefits in line with global sustainability efforts such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The construction industry is currently the world’s number one waste producer, and also one of the key contributors to the global carbon footprint. Cement production alone accounts for 10% of CO2 emissions.
More than 50 houses
In addition to sustainability, the economic and humanitarian implications of 3D construction printing are substantial. A single 3D printer has the potential to build more than 50 houses per year—a significant step towards addressing the global housing shortage projected to affect 1.6 billion people by 2025, as reported by the World Bank. Today, an annual deficit of 12 million homes is compounded by a significant shortfall of 10 million construction workers, underscoring the pressing challenges in the housing and construction sectors.
In addition to the manufacturing of these cutting-edge building robots, AC3D specialises in the development of proprietary 3D printing material mixes, the creation of advanced software solutions to streamline construction processes, as well as the engineering and 3D printing of entire buildings.--TradeArabia News Service