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Luyten 3D to build first owner-occupier home in Melbourne

The Australian 3DCP company will do so in partnership with the University of New South Wales

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Australian 3D construction printing technology company, Luyten 3D, has entered a partnership with the University of New South Wales to design and build one of the world’s most advanced 3D printed owner-occupier homes in Australia. The property will be built in Melbourne over the next few months and it will be used to showcase the benefits of building homes and other structures using 3D printing technology.

Australian 3DCP company, Luyten 3D, to build first owner-occupier home in Melbourne in partnership with the University of New South Wales.
Ahmed Mahil.

“We have secured the services of globally recognized research group Arch_Manu at UNSW to provide expertise and technological know-how in developing the design of the house. The design not only demonstrates the versatility and flexibility of 3D printing capability; it also captures the stunning architectural advantages of computational design and architectural manufacturing technology and the ability to create extraordinary spaces for a fraction of the cost,” said Ahmed Mahil, Co-founder and CEO of Luyten 3D. “Our partnership with UNSW will involve working together to document and provide a tangible proof of concept for the advantages of 3D printing, such as superior design and project management. The project will contribute to the formation of new technical standards for this mode of delivery. We intend to use this project and our associated work to lead and inform the development of new building standards in Australia for incorporation into Australia’s National Construction Code.”

The National Construction Code, Australian Standards, and the SEPP are Australia’s primary set of technical design and construction provisions for buildings. Specifically, the National Construction Code, a performance-based code, sets the minimum required level for the safety, health, amenity, accessibility, and sustainability of certain buildings. The Australian Building Codes Board, on behalf of the Australian Government and each State and Territory government, produces and maintains the National Construction Code.

“This will be a lighthouse project for 3D printing in Australia, encompassing state-of-the-art research in design and technology and bringing research findings into practice. It will change Australian housing”, said A/Prof M. Hank Haeusler from the University of New South Wales, the Director of Arch_Manu.

Australian 3DCP company, Luyten 3D, to build first owner-occupier home in Melbourne in partnership with the University of New South Wales.
Luyten’s Platypus X12 printer.

Since launching a few short years ago, Luyten 3D has forged a reputation for its innovative technology. Its range of mobile AI-powered 3D printers is used around the world for their ability to deliver fast, premium results. Luyten’s proprietary 3D concrete mix, Ultimatecrete, is also used widely as the mix of choice for many 3D builders.

Luyten’s technology enables builders to transform construction projects that would traditionally take months or years to complete, and instead finish them within a number of days. The 3D concrete printing technology reportedly enables a 60% reduction in construction waste, a 70% reduction in production time, and an 80% reduction in labor costs when compared to hands-on construction projects.

“In addition, the technology is proven to increase construction site efficiency with 60% guaranteed cost savings, 300 to 500 times shorter execution times, and an 80% total reduction in monetary expenses without formwork in concrete construction. The world has never seen capabilities like this before,” said Mahil. “When forming Luyten, we were cognizant of the construction industry’s carbon footprint, and determined to create construction solutions for generations to come that reduce emissions. Our unmatched technology employs up to 40% less carbon dioxide emissions through propriety mixes that reduce use of cement, and the robotic systems reduce construction site and logistics carbon dioxide footprints by 50 to 70%.”

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