3D Printed Office Venture is Coming Soon to Dubai, UAESeptember 3, 2015 - Author: steph - No Comments
3D printing construction was first implemented in China and is coming soon to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, according to Design News. Countries over the world are exploring the wonders of 3D printed buildings in the construction industry, including South Korea and the Netherlands. The printer is designed to construct apartments, houses, and office buildings, thus reducing labor costs and time for production. UAE is the first country to consider building a complete 3D printed office building and furniture made of special concrete, fiber plastic, and glass fiber gypsum. UAE is also building a 3D printing exhibit named, The Museum of the Future.
The National Innovation Committee and the Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates publicized the 3D printed office venture that will take about a couple of weeks to construct. The printer being used to build the 2,000 square-foot office building is expected to be placed in Dubai’s city center. The venture is directed by WinSun Global with the help of engineer and architectural firms, Gensler, Thornton Thomasetti, and Syska Hennessy. WinSun Global has already built an apartment building and home in China with the recent technology of 3D construction printers. The new construction technology will ultimately reduce labor costs by 50% to 80% and lower the time of production by 50% to 70%.
Mohammed Al Gergawi is ecstatic about the latest economic development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was born in Dubai in 1963 and heads the development of the UAE Federal Government Strategy, as well as administers the provisions and enactments. Gergawi received his early education in his homeland and received a business administration bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in the United States. Gergawi is a member of Abu Dhabi University’s Board of Trustees and member Abu Dhabi University’s Board of Trustees. He was also named Honorary Fellow of London Business School and is president of the Dubai School of Government.
He has achieved allot in his political career and contributed to establishing organizations to help in Dubai’s community. Gergawi has held previous political positions, such as, Secretary General of the Executive Council and Minister of Cabinet Affairs. He is now Minister of Cabinet Affairs in the Federal Government of UAE and Chairman of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Executive Office and Foundation. Mohammed Al Gergawi has received numerous awards and honors, including the Moroccan Royal Order of Merit in 2005 and an award from the American Business Council in 2000, American Business Award.