Homebuilder Hopes 3D Printing Solves Worker Shortages

Homebuilder hopes 3D printing will solve worker shortages, tests tech in 100 homes

Additive manufacturing could speed building process but still has a ways to go.

Construction companies have been experimenting with 3D printing for years, but next year, a major homebuilder will break ground in Austin, Texas, on what will be the largest such development to date.  The new community will consist of 100 homes built with first floors made from 3D-printed concrete and finished using traditional wood-frame construction techniques. Construction technology startup Icon will be handling the 3D-printing portion, and Lennar, a large homebuilding firm, will finish the homes off. Bjarke Ingles Group, known for its creative and whimsical buildings, is assisting with the design. full story here