MAPEI Celebrates 3D-Printed Homes Project

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2024


Building products manufacturer MAPEI Corporation recently attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Habitat for Humanity's first-ever 3D-printed homes in Newport News, Virginia.

The project was executed in collaboration with Alquist 3D and powered by 3D-printing technology from Black Buffalo 3D Corporation.

According to the company’s release, the construction project utilized MAPEI’s Planitop 3D mortar and ink. Additionally, the homes were coated with MAPEI’S custom-colored Elastocolor paints.

“MAPEI is proud to contribute to the success of Habitat for Humanity’s first 3D-printed homes. Planitop 3D’s compliance with the International Code Council Evaluation Service’s [ICC-ES] standards for structural walls, ICC-ES AC509, showcases our dedication to delivering solutions that not only meet but exceed industry benchmarks,” said Luigi Di Geso, President and CEO of MAPEI.

“We are pleased to witness families receiving the official keys to their new homes and starting to move in. This milestone not only highlights the success of cutting-edge construction technology, but also emphasizes the positive impact on the lives of those who now have a place to call their own,” stated Fabrizio De Rossi, MAPEI’s National Sales Director for Concrete Restoration Systems (CRS)/Building and Major Projects.

Looking forward, MAPEI says it is enthusiastic about the growth of 3D-printing technology in construction and will continue to support and contribute to its evolution.

“MAPEI is honored to be a part of this pioneering project,” Di Geso said. “The successful application of Planitop 3D and Elastocolor paints in 3D-printed home construction further exemplifies MAPEI's commitment to advancing sustainable and innovative solutions within the construction industry.”

   

Tagged categories: 3D printing; 3D Printing; Asia Pacific; Building materials; Coatings; Color + Design; Completed projects; Design - Commercial; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Habitat for Humanity; Housing; Latin America; MAPEI; Mortars; North America; Program/Project Management; Projects - Commercial; Residential; Technology; Z-Continents

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