The global real estate developer Emaar Properties, a leader in adopting advanced construction technologies, has announced plans to build the first 3D printed home in the UAE. Emaar has awarded the contract to print a model home in Arabian Ranches III after a global competition involving the world’s leading 3D printing technology providers.
This pioneering initiative raises the region’s benchmark in best construction practices. Benefits include accelerated delivery and greater design flexibility. The process is environmentally friendly, lowers waste and noise pollution during construction and can provide increased insulation to lower cooling costs.
Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “As the pioneer of integrated communities in Dubai and the trend-setter in the region’s property sector, our plans to embrace 3D printing of homes is an integral part of our digital-first and customer-first strategy. Through this, we are not only positioning ourselves as an early adopter of advanced technology but also creating long-term value for our customers as 3D printing brings numerous advantages such as reduced cost of construction, more efficient use of materials and higher levels of sustainability. With 3D printing technology, to be implemented locally using international expertise, we are also supporting the vision of the leadership to build ‘Smart and Sustainable Cities’ that are tech-driven and meet the aspirations of the new generation of customers. It will also help accelerate the innovation ecosystem in Dubai, inspiring start-ups to contribute towards advanced construction technology.”