Saturday 11 May 2019
Belgian construction giant BESIX has launched its 3D concrete printing studio in Dubai, providing the region with an innovative solution for construction technology. BESIX 3D combines the engineering and construction capabilities of BESIX, the largest Belgian construction company operating in the Middle East, along with the expertise of the leader in construction materials, SIKA, and the international 3D printing designer Witteveen+Bos.
The Dubai 3D Printing Strategy aims to ensure that 25 percent of local buildings are constructed using 3D printing technology by 2030, reduce labor by 70 percent, reduce costs by 90 percent, and reduce time by 80 percent in the three key sectors of construction, medical products, and consumer products.
3D printing is a breakthrough for architects and construction companies. This sustainable advanced technology allows the handling of complex geometries, disrupting traditional construction.
BESIX 3D proposes a comprehensive production chain, from concept design, structural modeling and printing, to assembly. BESIX aims to be one of the early references to upcoming projects in the region. In parallel, BESIX 3D is investing in several R&D programs in partnership with universities to further develop the technology and materials and to apply the techniques to different environments such as marine applications.
Having entered the Gulf market in 1965, BESIX is celebrating its 54th operating anniversary in the region. The company has contributes to a variety of projects, including Burj Khalifa, Dubai Tram, Emirates Palace Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Dubai Water Canal, and Ferrari World Theme Park.