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The Truth About 3D Printed Homes

The Truth About 3D Printed Homes. 3D printing may reshape the world canvas for good. Like many inventions, 3D printed homes been hyped up over the last few years. Like the Icon 3D printed homes in Austin, Texas. But what if I told you that Italian architects designed the world’s first 3D printed house out of dirt…yep, dirt. Clearly, the hype hasn’t bitten the dust yet.
The Truth about 3D printed homes

What is Mass Timber’s SWEET SPOT?

Is there a building size, height, number of stories, or occupancy in which mass timber works the best? In this video, I take a look at optimizing mass timber for a variety of projects, but rather than looking at this from a size and scale perspective, the focus is on structural material replacements for other systems in which mass timber works well - particularly post and beam framing.

Foundations for a Mass Timber Building: Can They be Smaller?

A benefit associated with the use of mass timber construction that is commonly cited is the reduction in foundations - specifically the ability to make foundations smaller than what they would be if the building were framed with other, heavier materials. However, the required size of the foundations in a building is based on more than just the weight of the structure.
Foundations for Mass Timber Buildings

MOD X New Zealand Webinar

MOD X New Zealand features the unique offsite and prefabrication culture of New Zealand. Pamela Bell, Innovation Consultant and founder/former chief-executive of PrefabNZ and Guy Marriage, Architect and Academic, and board member of PrefabNZ discuss the history, current practice and recent code advocacy changes to accommodate offsite systems in NZ.