The UAE may soon get its very own 3D-printed skyscraper – the world’s first at that. Yes, you read that right. It isn’t straight out of a science fiction movie. Instead, a Dubai-based start-up has announced its ambitious plans.
In news being carried by to local media, Dubai-based construction technologies firm Cazza aims to further galvanise the emirate’s construction industry with its 3D-printing construction technologies and services.
Late last year, the Dubai government announced its 3D Printing Strategy, which aims to see 25 per cent of buildings in the city constructed using 3D printing technology by 2030. The UAE is already home to the world’s first functional 3D printed office building.
Eng Munira Abdul Kareem, manager of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development’s Project Execution Department, had then announced that the department was geared up to adopt 3D printing technologies in the future.
“All the buildings to be built in the future by the ministry across the UAE will be 3D-printed in line with the national agenda of the country and the UAE 2021 vision,” she had said.
The ministry said it would organise over 20 workshops and launch other initiatives to support the country’s infrastructure development and boost sustainable development here, she had said.
“Using 3D printing technology will cut construction costs by 80 per cent, and save up to 70 per cent of the time needed, and 50 per cent of manpower required.”
As of now, there are no details about which developer has commissioned Cazza to design the skyscraper or how tall the building would be.