Construction has already begun in Wallenhausen, Bavaria, where the PERI Group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of formwork and scaffolding systems, is using COBOD’s BOD2 system to 3D print the walls of the structure. The 4,000 sq ft building will consist of five different apartments.
The news comes two months after PERI showcased the first 3D printed building in Germany, a two-floor structure, and several months after Kamp C, another COBOD customer, revealed Europe’s first 3D printed building with two floors in Belgium.
COBOD evolved out of the Building on Demand project from Denmark’s 3D Printhuset. PERI then went on to acquire a minority stake in the company, lending significant credence to the idea that additive construction was more than just hype. We have seen interest from an increasing number of established outfits, including the U.S. Army, GE, and Japanese construction leaders like Taisei and Taiheiyo Cement.
Gary Fleisher, the Modcoach, publishes Modcoach News and Modular Home Coach blogs for the modular industry professional and Modcoach Connects for construction consultants
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