3D Printing Establishes a Growing Presence in Built Environment

The adoption of concrete-based additive manufacturing is increasing in many built environment projects. Singapore’s Housing & Development Board (HDB) Centre of Building Research will be applying concrete printing to produce certain landscape furniture and architectural features in common areas at selected HDB projects in the Tengah and Bidadari housing estates.

One of of the obstacles to the widespread industrial adoption of additive manufacturing is due to the lack of standards and existing standards do not cover additive manufacturing.

In view of this, SGBC Founding Member Singapore Polytechnic (SP) has been working with industry organisation Lloyd’s Register (LR) to support industry adoption of AM across various sectors, including construction. Along with standards development, the collaboration arrangement also provides workforce training, AM Facility Qualification and Part Certification, with LR’s technical advisory services readily available to advise on most aspects of AM.

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