Diamond Age, a full-stack robotics innovator with the mission of using automation to make homeownership more affordable, has recently been revealed as the creator of the technology that was used to print Century Complete’s Mountain View Estates in Casa Grande, Arizona. The 3D printed homes are the first to be created using Diamond Age’s Factory-in-the-Field technology.
The homes come in three single-story floor plans – offering up to four bedrooms and 1,901 square feet – with concrete composite walls that make the homes more energy efficient, quieter, and more durable than traditional builds. Property prices start from upwards of $200,000.
“Advances in robotics and automation are going to transform the residential construction industry and reduce the nation’s housing shortage,” said Jack Oslan, co-founder, and CEO of Diamond Age. “This first community shows how Diamond Age’s technology can build quality homes at industrial scale with a traditional look and feel that consumers expect in a sustainable and cost-efficient way. This approach will introduce new generations to homeownership because these homes are truly built to last.”
Diamond Age’s Factory-in-the-Field is a robotics-as-a-service system that brings automation to the construction site – in an attempt to backfill the labor shortage in the home construction industry. Benefits of the system include reducing manual labor by as much as 55%, and significantly reducing build times, and waste production.
“This is a significant breakthrough not just for Century Complete but also for the housing industry and homebuyers looking for cutting-edge construction at an affordable price,” said Genji Nakata, Executive Vice President of National Operations for Century Communities.
“We are thrilled to debut this new technology in Casa Grande, showcasing the traditional aesthetic that our buyers love but with industry-leading concrete printed walls designed for durability, energy-efficiency, and noise reduction,” said Greg Huff, President of Century Complete. “Just as importantly, this sustainable and scalable construction model further expands on our mission to provide affordable new homes that keep the dream of homeownership within reach.”