How do you feel walking in a 3D-printed skyscraper?
Well, Dubai always does the impossible. Just today, Dubai-based construction firm Cazza has announced that it will be building another skyscraper in the city – while that’s not exactly exciting news, it’s the way they’re building it is what making the headlines.
The company is planning to utilize 3D printing in building the skyscraper using a technique called ‘crane printing’. This will see normal cranes retrofitted with specific units that will allow it to ‘print’ buildings up to 80 meters high. It is known that the main core structure of the building will be made the same way (for safety purposes of course) but the rest will be 3D-printed.
Cazza CEO Chris Kelsey explained that the company’s technologies were the key in making the 3D-printed skyscrapers possible. “It is all about economies of scale where the initial high technology costs will reduce as we enter the mass-production phase,” he said in a statement.
How do you feel going up a 3D-printed skyscraper? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!