Besix has officially launched its 3D concrete printing studio in Dubai, providing the region with a new solution for construction.
Besix 3D combines the engineering and construction capabilities of Besix along with the expertise of the leader in construction materials, SIKA and the international 3D printing designer Witteveen+Bos.
Traditional construction has been disrupted by 3D printing in a way that's been sustainable enough to handle complex geometries. The tech's been a boon for both for architects and construction companies.
Besix 3D is proposing a comprehensive production chain, from concept design, structural modelling and printing, to assembly. Besix strives to be among the frontrunners in this market and become one of the early references to upcoming projects in the region. In parallel, Besix 3D is investing in several R&D Programs in partnership with universities to further develop the technology and materials and to apply the techniques to different environments such as marine applications.
"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" said Jonas Vandeven, Head of Besix 3D Division.
"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" says Benoit Meulewaeter, Engineering Manager Besix 3D.
"The investment made by Besix for our 3D Printing Division aligns with our corporate vision to excel in creating sustainable solutions for a better world," says Pierre Sironval, COO of Besix Group.
Dubai's key goal is to ensure that 25% of buildings in Dubai are based on 3D printing technology by 2030. 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.