Construction 3D Printing

SCG completes first two-story 3D printed building in Thailand

The 3D printed medical center boasts a total floor area of 345m², and was constructed using a COBOD BOD2 3D concrete printer

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Siam Cement Group (SCG), the largest and oldest cement and building material company in Thailand and Southeast Asia, has completed the first two-story 3D printed building in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – in the form of a medical center. The center boasts a total floor area of 345m², is located in Saraburi, Thailand, and was constructed using a COBOD BOD2 3D concrete printer.

Last year I was proud to announce our local partnership with SCG for introducing our technology to the Thai market. Now, the SCG team has truly shown the whole world, why they are the right partner with this fantastic accomplishment of printing a design-free structure like this. With this SCG is setting new standards for what can be done and showing the way for the market,” said Simon Klint Bergh, Co-founder and Head of APAC, at COBOD.

SCG completes first two-story 3D printed building in Thailand. The medical center was constructed using a COBOD BOD2 3D concrete printer.

As an official distributor of COBOD in Thailand, SCG promotes the value of COBOD’s technology. The building was specifically designed to support seismic loads, and the use of 3D printing technology increased construction speed and reduced the amount of labor required compared to conventional building methods.

In Africa, COBOD printers have been used for making schools, JGC, in Japan, is using the printers for various industrial applications, and PERI, in Austria, has used the technology for an office extension.

SCG completes first two-story 3D printed building in Thailand. The medical center was constructed using a COBOD BOD2 3D concrete printer.

“Besides demonstrating SCG’s capability to build a two-story commercial building using the COBOD printer, the project’s highlight was to implement our research on a 3D printed structure. In this building, we successfully implemented results from our collaborative studies with top-tier universities in Thailand for constructing a one-story, 3D printed, load-bearing structure and a two-story, 3D printed, non-load bearing structure,” said Chalermwut Snguanyat, Director of 3D printing and fabric concrete technology at SCG. “The design of the 3D printed medical center was approved by a senior professional engineer. The materials used in this building were SCG 3D printing mortars with strength classes of C75/80 and C30/35 for load-bearing and non-load-bearing 3D printed walls, respectively. As CPAC 3D printing solution under the SCG cement company umbrella, we aim to create best practices and standards for 3D printing construction. Moreover, our commitment is to help the construction industry become more sustainable and carbon-neutral through innovation and technology”.

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