Besix launches 3d concrete printing studio in Dubai
New construction method is jointly developed between Besix, Sika and Witteveen & Boss
Besix has officially launched its 3D concrete printing studio in Dubai, providing the region with an innovative solution for construction.
Besix 3D is partnership between the Belgian construction firm along with construction materials manufacturer Sika and the international 3D printing designer Witteveen & Boss.
3D printing is a breakthrough for architects and construction companies, which is sustainable and disrupting traditional construction.
Besix 3D is proposing a comprehensive production chain, from concept design, structural modelling and printing, to assembly.
In parallel, Besix 3D is investing in several R&D programmes in partnership with universities to further develop the technology and materials and to apply the techniques to different environments such as marine applications.
Jonas Vandeven, head of Besix 3D Division said: “The market is moving out of the innovation phase and entering into the growth phase at the speed of light. Besix 3D Studio has been setup to support the region in its vision to disrupt the traditional approach of construction by offering a one-stop-shop solution to each stakeholders.”
Benoit Meulewaeter, engineering manager Besix 3D said: “The biggest advantage of 3D printing is the customisation of work on a large scale, making projects more aesthetically unique. In the digital world, 3D printing is the logical transition from software to reality.”
Besix 3D is currently working on a variety of projects for government and private companies and is already setting its mark on construction in the region.