The Completion of The First 3DCP Villa.
The first two-story 3D construction printed (3DCP) villa in Saudi Arabia has been finished by renowned developer Dar Al-Arkan. It is located in the Shams Al Riyadh residential complex and is 9.9 metres tall.
The villa’s structure is four times stronger than typical construction due to the utilisation of locally produced materials like cement, sand, boulders, and stones in various ratios.
The Second 3DCP Villa Is Under Construction.
Encouraged by its success, Dar Al-Arkan is building the second villa, which will take a month to complete. It stated that they had already finished building the first floor in eight days. This 3D-printed villa has additional insulation layers and energy-saving features that can reduce energy consumption by up to 30%.
Wael Al Hagan, Project Manager, 3DCP, stated that they want all industry professionals to see the first completed villa for themselves and the second under construction.
The Advantages of 3DCP
Because it expedites building while boosting safety, reducing waste, and minimising errors, 3CDP technology is a first for the sector.
According to the developer, the house was printed on-site in the middle of the summer without any cooling devices or blinds, proving that the technology can print homes anywhere in Saudi Arabia at any time of year.
According to Dar Al-Arkan, they utilised stringent procedures and an evidence-based strategy to ensure that the project, including the initial residence, was constructed safely and in conformity with all applicable regional building codes in Saudi Arabia.
Why 3DCP Technology?
To drive the building and real estate industries toward innovative, cutting-edge, and sustainable building practices and to support the Saudi Vision 2030 goals for economic diversification and digitisation, Dar Al-Arkan implemented 3DCP technology.
3DCP is more customisable, uses half as many people to create a single house, and reduces construction time compared to conventional methods. The designer said this contributes to decreased lost time injuries and a safer workplace.
Furthermore, Dar Al-Arkan asserts that because the method uses less concrete to construct a building, it is more environmentally friendly and practical for a future low-carbon construction industry.
Combining these elements, it continued, offers customers lower rates and better affordability than traditional buildings.
According to the Saudi developer, if 3DCP improves construction precision, fewer repairs and reworks will be necessary, cutting long-term expenses and raising property value.
Compared to traditional construction, highly cost-effective project management will be accomplished due to less construction material waste and less need for repair or rework.
Dar Al-Arkan efforts are concentrated on enhancing the kingdom’s real estate sector by embracing the most recent trends and technologies derived from global best practices to improve the industry locally and accomplish the goals of Vision 2030.
He continued that the development of 3D construction printing has enabled them to concentrate on enhancing design flexibility, productivity, and cost-effectiveness.
Purchasing Houses in The Future
The Saudi developer stated that this technology would soon wholly change how consumers buy homes since they can select from a wide range of digital construction plans and authorise the printing of their homes with the click of a button.
Dar Al-Arkan aims to be a highly competitive company in 3DCP technology, serving to maintain the kingdom’s status as a pioneer in this field.