Dubai Municipality is planing to have 25% of all buildings in Dubai will be 3D printed by 2030. According to Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, the Director General of the Dubai Municipality, Dubai Municipality has bought all the necessary tools and equipment and the first Villa will be constructed in 2 months.
During his interview to Emarat Al Youm daily, Engineer Lootah said that Dubai will see its first 3D printed villa in two months. 3D-printing technology will be used to build villas in a government housing program.
Since its invention it is expected that 3D printing will shorten delivery time frames and will reduce construction cost tremendously. The technology is expected to bring new revolution in real estate industry.
Sameer Lakhani, Managing Director of Global Capital Partners (GCP Group), said:
“3D printing is a disruptive technology, one that promises to upend the entire real estate industry. Currently, the process is still more expensive than conventional building methods; moreover it is in its embryonic stages, being able to accommodate only rudimentary designs. However, within a 10 to 15-year time frame, it appears likely that this form of ‘printing’ will start to replace existing methods of construction.”
the first 3D printing villa is the part “Dubai 3D Printing Strategy” program which was announced by HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum last year in April 2017. The program’s aim is to make UAE and Dubai as a leading hub of 3D printing technology by the year 2030.
A Dubai-based startup, Cazza, also had announced in February last year that it would build the world’s first 3D-printed skyscraper.
Last year Dubai launched the first fully functional 3D printed office building.
Dubai 3D Printing Strategy Program
Dubai 3D Printing Strategy program will be implemented by many government and private sectors. Three main partners are Dubai Municipality, Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Holding. The strategy focuses on the efforts to enhance Dubai development by employing innovative local and global expertise in 3D technology. Dubai Future Foundation will play the main role in arranging and organizing these plans and putting them in frameworks to achieve the goals of 3D Printing Strategy.