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31 Oct, 2022
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Dar Al Arkan, one of Saudi Arabia's leading real estate companies, has unveiled the first 3D construction printed (3DCP) villa.

No cooling equipment or shading was used in the construction of the 9.9-metre-high villa, and the printing itself took place directly on site. Such a result shows that this technology can be used to build houses all year round, regardless of the weather conditions.

Dar Al Arkan has launched 3DCP technology in Q4 2021. It allows the builders to reduce construction time by 50 per cent and use less labour - only three workers are needed. In addition, less concrete is used to print the house than in the standard construction method.

Dar Al Arkan is currently building the second villa, which will typically take a month to complete, but we’ve already finished the first floor in only eight days. This 3D printed villa has additional insulation layers and features that ensure energy conservation, saving up to 30% in energy consumption,

Wael Al Hagan, Project Manager, 3DCP, Dar Al Arkan, said.

For the construction of the villa, materials such as cement, sand, stones and rocks of varying degrees of concentration were used. This made the structure four times stronger than traditional construction.