Published on March 17th, 2017 | by Geetika Bhasin
Cazza Construction plans to build the world’s first 3D printed skyscraper in UAE
Cazza Construction technologies, a Silicon Valley startup, have proposed to build the world’s tallest 3D printed skyscraper. The architectural 3D printing startup will use a specialized area of 3D printing known as crane printing.
Cazza Construction has generated a lot of interest in 3D printing and has recently signed a contract with the Dubai government to build 3D printing buildings. Dubai, for its part, has claimed that 25% of its building construction will consist of 3D printed buildings by 2030. In an interview with Construction Weekly online, the CEO of Cazza Construction said that their company will use the crane printing technique to build skyscrapers as tall as 80 m. Though they had initially planned on constructing low-rise buildings and houses, developers inquired about high rises. This led to the research and study of making skyscrapers using 3D printing techniques.
The crane printing method incorporates using steel and concrete for the 3D printing work. While some parts will be 3D printed, other parts will be constructed using traditional methods of construction. This technique makes use of cranes and uses a method called layer smoothing. COO Fernando De Los Rios added that they were incorporating some new features to make the crane technology adaptable to high wind speeds and using the layer smoothing they will create flat surfaces.
The Cazza website does not reveal much about their future venture and subltly mentions that to bring about a revolution, a change is necessary. This technology has received a lot of fanfare and speculation, but nothing much can be said as this technology is not widely existing in front of us. This company has attracted huge funds from the industry and as of now, is silent about its next move. All we know as of now is that Cazza’s new skyscraper will be built in UAE.