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How long does it take to 3D print a house?

Despite the many mind-blowing capabilities of 3D construction printing technology, speed of implementation remains one of the main advantages. Time is a valuable resource for the building industry, and the less of it is spent on each house, the cheaper the final cost will be. So, how long does it take to 3D print a house?

What influences the printer's speed?

As with any construction project, various aspects affect the time it takes to finish a building. The same goes for 3D construction printing (3DCP). To calculate how long it takes to 3D print a specific house or building, one needs to consider the following: 

  • Size of the construction 
  • Size of the printer
  • Choice of materials 
  • Desired width and height of the printed layers
  • Design of the walls
  • Workers’ experience and proficiency
  • Project management elements (Numbers of operational workers and maybe two more examples) 

As you can see, there are a lot of factors that influence how long it takes to 3D print a house. However, this technique is still one of the most efficient methods within the construction industry.

Examples of time spent on 3D printing houses 

Today, COBOD is the largest provider of 3D construction printers worldwide. We have set the bar for efficiency when it comes to both costs, quality and time. The wide range of our projects has helped our customers to achieve incredible results. 

Office extension in Austria

In Austria's Hausleiten, the first 3D-printed office expansion in Europe was completed. A partnership between German manufacturing giant PERI, and the leading Austrian construction organization, STRABAG, led to the implementation of the project. The building is a 125 m2 office wing of an existing building in Hausleiten. The construction was completed in less than 2 days, specifically 45 hours. 

PERI 3D printed office space
World's first 3D printed office extension

The largest 3D printed house in Africa

Our partner, Power2Build, was able to 3D print a 140 m2 house in Angola in just 30 hours using COBOD's BOD2 solution. This home showcases the creative and architectural potential of 3D printed structures, as seen by the three bathrooms. 

Power2Build has successfully 3D printed the largest 3D printed house in Angola

A Fisherman's house in Oman

GUtech, the German Technological University in Oman, has managed to 3D print a 72 m2 house in 19 hours. This house is a one-story building, accomplished in 2 days, nevertheless, the operational team achieved sophisticated results. It showcases the full capacity of 3D printing in the construction industry.

GUtech 3D printed 3 houses in 8 days in Oman
GUtech broke all records and 3D printed a house in just 19 hours

3D printing methods allow you to build a house within days

With a 3D printing solution, it is possible to build a house in a few days. However, additional installations are required to finish the house after the printer has finished the walls. These installations could include plumbing and electrical systems, windows, doors, and adding a roof.

When comparing the efficiency of 3DCP with the traditional construction methods, there is a clear difference in time and costs. The same result may have taken several months to accomplish with conventional methods. This is one of many reasons why 3DCP is on the rise.

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