Construction of Canada’s First 3D Printed Residential Homes – A Demonstration Project

This Mitacs project is a demonstration project through which four small residential homes will be printed in the Windsor-Essex region. This project will be the first construction project in Canada where 3D printing technologies will be used to build residential homes. These homes will be built by Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex for low-income families and homeless teenagers. The objective is to introduce and implement these cutting-edge 3D printing technologies in Canada’s construction industry. Since an automated machine will be building the main structure, productivity will significantly increase and greenhouse gas emissions will be significantly reduced. The goal is to use an automated construction process to make homes more affordable and environmentally sustainable. The lessons learned from this project will lay the foundation for future projects where affordable homes will be built using a 3D concrete printer. The Mitacs interns will have the unique opportunity to learn this novel construction process.

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Bruno Paini
Faculty Supervisor: 
Sreekanta Das
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Ontario
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