This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:
New 3D Printer Will Create Buildings in a Matter of Days
3DPrint.com reported that Contour Crafting Corporation is gearing up for a series production of robotic 3D printers capable of “rapidly putting down layers of building material to create entire buildings in a matter of days or even hours, directly at the construction site.” Scheduled for delivery beginning in 2018, Contour creator and CEO Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis envisions that in addition to constructing quality homes, the technology can be used for quick disaster relief and even to build structures on the moon and Mars. Read the full article here.
Passive House Projects
Passive House standards, developed in Germany, are a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint and resulting in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling. Click here to read ConstructiveDIVE’s blog post to learn more about Passive House’s growth in the U.S. and around the world.