Concreative, launching of the first 3D concrete printing facility in Dubai
On June 18th, 2019, Concreative
officially inaugurated, in the presence of many project stakeholders, a
first design-build factory in Dubai to meet the future demands of the regional
market of the United Arab Emirates.
In the first stage of its expansion, Concreative is inaugurating today
a first design-build factory in Dubai to meet future demand in the
regional United Arab Emirates market. The Emirate of Dubai introduced a
strategic 3D printing strategy in 2016 with the goal of basing a quarter
of its new buildings on 3D printing technology by 2030 and thus becoming
a leading global 3D printing hub by the end of the next decade.
Concreative uses a technology patented by XtreeE. The technology
consists in extruding concrete layer by layer, with each layer printed
via a digitally controlled nozzle.
The 3D concrete printing technology frees architects from the restrictions
of standardised formwork. It offers a way to design and build complex concrete
architectural and structural elements, deliver personalised, customised
solutions and control cost and time to market. Its many advantages include
cement savings of up to 70%, construction close to where it is needed and
in areas that are difficult to access, and less arduous, less dangerous
“Concreative is the result of a combination of two favourable circumstances:
the arrival at maturity of the technology a year ago, and the decision
by the United Arab Emirates to become a major construction market using
and promoting 3D printing," says Khalil Doghri, Middle East India
Area Director at Freyssinet. “We applied the global approach that we
are used to taking in our specialist civil engineering business activity.
Beyond the technology provided by XtreeE, we developed the upstream and
downstream services needed to put the architects' ideas and the engineers'
requirements together and to put the goals of the Emirates into practice.”