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3D printed homes cementing the future of construction

3D printing of homes is becoming more viable around the world, and as a raft of issues hammer the traditional construction industry model the allure of an entirely new way of building homes continues to grow.

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In 2018, one of the first 3D printed houses in Austin, Texas, USA, took just 27 hours to build.

The project was not the first construction of its kind in the world but does represent an important turning point where additive manufacturing in construction first gained government permission for the structure to be lived in.

Since then, the 3D printing construction technology company, ICON, has developed two multi-building communities in Texas and M…