Currently Reading

Alquist 3D Set to Take On “World’s Largest” 3D Printing Construction Project

Advertisement
Building Technology

Alquist 3D Set to Take On “World’s Largest” 3D Printing Construction Project

The 3D-printing firm is preparing to chip away at the nation’s affordable housing crisis by building 200 homes in Virginia


April 29, 2022
3D printer creating structure
Image: Stock.adobe.com

Construction 3D-printing firm Alquist 3D recently announced plans to build 200 homes in the state of Virginia, an objective which will be the world’s largest 3D construction project to-date, 3D Printing Industry reports. Virginia neighborhoods like Pulaski and Roanoke have a need for affordable and accessible new homes, particularly as a selling point for incoming residents who could boost the region’s workforce.

Alquist’s ambitious plans to tackle affordable housing come after the company’s successful completion of several residential builds, one in partnership with Virginia Tech University, and another conducted with nonprofit Habitat for Humanity, which was constructed in a mere 28 hours.

With a top speed that’s said to be limited by the USA’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to 9.8″ per second, and 12-hour continuous operation capabilities, the machine is able to build 1,000 sq. foot structures in under 20 hours.

To make loading materials as easy as possible, the NEXCON’s nozzle features an open hopper design and interchangeable tips, enabling users to manually inspect them and switch heads, depending on the application. The unit is also available with the firm’s proprietary ‘ink’ blends, which are said to offer better strength and durability than mortars, another aspect that could benefit Alquist 3D’s new builds.

Read more

Related Stories

Structural insulated panels (SIPs)

A Minute with Mark: SIPs Roof Panels

Mark LaLiberte talks about the durability and dependability of structural insulated panels (SIPs) used to create an R-50 roof deck for the Desert Comfort Experience Home in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Building Technology

Construction Innovation: Framers Fitted for Tech

When it comes to high-tech construction, framers are fitted for tech. The construction industry should embrace that

Business Management

The Great Convergence, Part 2: Off-Site Construction Drivers and Enablers

A closer look at what’s propelling the adoption of off-site construction methods in home building

Advertisement
Advertisement

More in Category




Advertisement
Advertisement

Create an account

By creating an account, you agree to Pro Builder's terms of service and privacy policy.


Daily Feed Newsletter

Get Pro Builder in your inbox

Each day, Pro Builder's editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.

Save the stories you care about

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

The bookmark icon allows you to save any story to your account to read it later
Tap it once to save, and tap it again to unsave

It looks like you’re using an ad-blocker!

Pro Builder is an advertisting supported site and we noticed you have ad-blocking enabled in your browser. There are two ways you can keep reading:

Disable your ad-blocker
Disable now
Subscribe to Pro Builder
Subscribe
Already a member? Sign in
Become a Member

Subscribe to Pro Builder for unlimited access

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.