Technological increment in construction will show a massive change for the real estate industries and building in the next decade. Take a look
Try and think that every shoe is still being made using the hand. That is your wish I know but according to Behrokh Khoshnevis, it is just hard to find a cobbler nowadays making shoes. He argues that many customers were unable to purchase the shoes due to the high demand and price for the smart footwear. Moreover, automation also was a popular problem. This meant that most of the clients were not able to buy more than one pair annually.
Khoshnevis works with the University of Southern California Center as the director and an engineering professor Rapid Automated Fabrication Technology. He says that affordable items are handmade are the best. When it comes to housing, it also has the same kind of similarity as the prior in that when you find a shantytown, it is usually undignified and a dangerous place to live in many developing countries. He believes that he is ready to change that.
This year, he is planning to launch a commercial 3D-Printing company for contour crafting. Its purpose is to focus on those devastated by natural disaster in abroad and the USA through printing shelter for homeless populations. Contour Crafting has is a scheme that is aimed at assisting many subjects. At the moment, there are commercial oriented 3D Projects set to be established in the Philippines, Dubai, China, and other places. And all that he believes in is that this kind of development is going to grow.
The reason as to why he believes that there will be a potential growth of the 3D Projects is due to the massive rise of automation. The technology is expected to be applied in the construction sector.
Robert Nahigian fully complies with the fact that it is good to pay attention to the advanced building techniques that is automated. As Nahigian, who is the SIOR, principle at Auburndale Reality Company puts it, “This is not a fashion. Also, it has passed the beginning stage. The real estate professionals should understand its meaning.”
Nahigian together with other experts are hopeful that the industrial, retail, shipping, manufacturing logistics and residential construction will impact this technique.
Refocusing on the Residential Options
Geoffrey Kasselman says, “Additive manufacturing as it is popularly known, is not mostly used but it is believed to be initiated soon in the construction sector.” He is the executive managing director at commercial real estate services firm known as Newmark Grubb Knight. However, it is believed that the project will not be easy to be initiated since it is costly and high manpower is needed.
The Koshnevis invention is slowly developing. He has a prototype that has a robotic arm, which is being controlled using a computer-assisted design. It is used in the making of layers of concrete that dry faster. It has some resemblance with the corrugated cardboard. “The printer is economical. I can assure you that” said Koshnevis. Moreover, he says that it is able to construct a frame 2,500 sq. ft. building in just 20 hours. The machine leaves behind gaps in the walls for ductwork, plumbing, and electric. Even if Koshnevis printer designs only the building’s shell, he says that the finishing part of the building shall be automated.