3d printing in construction

Looking for the best 3D printing candidates in the construction industry? Alexander Daniels Global can help. This article will explore how 3D printing is used in the construction industry, while detailing how you can easily recruit for your 3D printing team.

How is 3D printing used in the construction industry?

TECLA - Project between WASP and Architect, Mario Cucinella

Similarly to 3D printing in the automotive industry, the 3D printing construction market has grown rapidly over the last decade. In 2013, Dutch studio DUS Architects took on the ambitious project of building the world’s first 3D printed canal house. In December 2021 architect Mario Cucinella made headlines by building the first eco-sustainable houses 3D printed in Italy using locally sourced soil. This project was a collaboration with WASP – a 3D printing OEM based in Ravenna, Italy.

The most common uses for 3D printing in construction are to create detailed 3D architectural models, prototype parts and building components rather than printing entire buildings. 3D printing concrete, although still in its infancy is set to revolutionize the construction industry. The type of concrete objects that can be 3D printed include;

  • Architectural walls
  • Building components
  • Colored concrete
  • Façade elements
  • Modular building
  • Stairs

Benefits of using 3D printing in the construction industry

The main benefit of using 3D printing in the construction industry is increased efficiency. Here we’ve listed the main ways 3D printing increases efficiency in the construction industry.

  • Environmentally friendly – As 3D printing only uses as much material as is necessary for printing a composition, it creates virtually no waste.
  • Ability to create complex designs – The building components can be printed directly from CAD designs. This means it gives the architect or designer complete freedom of design and creates better opportunities for increased innovation and creativity at no extra cost.
  • Safer for construction workers – As the printing of the building components can be automated, this reduces the number of risks workers face whilst at work. Fewer people are needed on-site

Working with 3D printing in the construction industry

If you’re looking for 3D printing specialists to support you with branching out into alternative construction solutions or looking for the freedom to create more complex designs. That’s where we can help.

Here at Alexander Daniels Global, we conduct direct sourcing through targeted headhunting to access inactive candidates, alongside our database and extensive network of active candidates. To put it simply, your 3D recruitment needs can be seamlessly handled by our specialist team – putting the right candidates in front of you when you need them most.

Alternatively, if you’re working in the construction industry and looking to make a move into 3D printing in construction get in touch or browse our career portal to apply for our varied open job vacancies.

For more information about how we can help, contact our team of expert recruiters today. We also have a wealth of HR resources to help you stay on top of hiring trends.

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