First 3D printed 2-storey building in Canada
By Catrin Jones14 September 2022
Nidus 3D, a Canada-based construction printing company, has completed the printing of a 2-storey building in Ontario, Canada. This is reported to be the first multi-story 3D printed building in North America.
Cobod says that the BOD2 printer has the ability to print with real concrete with a particle size of up to 10mm and 99% based on locally found raw materials.
The 2-storey building will feature a studio on the ground floor and a residence above, and the area of the entire building will be 2,300 square feet of mixed-use space. In addition to this, a 3D printed horizontal beam was printed on-site and lifted into place via a crane.
Cobod and nidus3D both believe this new way of building will be a way to address the current housing gap in Canada.
Philip Lund-Nielsen, co-founder and head of Americas at Cobod International, said, “Our technology and 3D construction printers enable faster execution of construction projects, as well as more efficient construction at a lower cost due to the lower labour requirements and usage of low-cost concrete.”