First Major Regulatory Step Towards 3D Printed Buildings Code Compliance
On June 4th 2019, acceptance criteria AC509 (proposed new acceptance criteria for concrete walls built using construction-scale 3D printing) was unanimously approved by a committee of building officials during the ICC-ES evaluation committee meeting.
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Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) Award
In an open competition, proposal solicitation (RFP NO. LACDA19-125) and selection process, the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has awarded Contour Crafting Corporation (CC Corp) a project on using construction 3D printing for affordable housing.
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Federal Government Award for Rapid Response Construction
Effective 25 JUL 2018, the Department of Defense has awarded Contour Crafting Corporation with a Rapid Innovation Fund contract in the domain of large and construction scale 3D printing. The outcome of this funded R&D program is expected to be a technology which, among other applications, will effectively respond to disaster relief situations with expedient, safe and sustainable structures and buildings.
Appointment of Dr. Khoshnevis to the Louise L. Dunn Endowed Professorship in Engineering at USC
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis to the Louise L. Dunn Professorship, at USC. This appointment recognizes Berok’s exceptional distinction as a Professor in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. As is the process in all such honors, the appointment was recommended by an appropriate faculty committee and approved by the Provost.
CC-Corp & ICC Collaboration
Contour Crafting Corporation and International Code Council – Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) have started a collaboration with respect to building code compliance for the newly emerged field of construction using 3D printing technology. Currently, there is a need in the construction industry for development of regulations and standard procedures for design, testing, implementation and inspection of 3D printed buildings. CC Corp/ICC ES collaboration aims to address this building code compliance issue and is expected to result in publication of an ICC-ES acceptance criteria and evaluation report for automated layer-based construction of buildings and structures.
Investment from Umdasch Group Ventures
Contour Crafting Corporation gets Investment from Umdasch Group Ventures, leases 33000+ sq-ft space in El Segundo to start production of construction 3D printers.
The inventor of deployable 3D construction printing, Behrokh Khoshnevis, whose company will start delivery of the first printers next year is joining forces with Umdasch Group Ventures, a subsidiary of Austria’s Umdasch Group. The 3D printers are expected to dramatically reduce the time it takes to construct buildings and meet rising global demand for socially acceptable accommodation and infrastructure.
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