PERI begins construction of first 3D-printed house in the United States
PERI will print the first residential building in the USA in Tempe, Arizona. After the first two printed residential buildings in Germany, which PERI completed at the end of 2020, this is one of the first 3D-printed housing projects in the USA to date that has fully and successfully passed all regulatory approval processes.
PERI is printing a single-storey detached house with approximately 160 m² of living space. The total printing time is estimated at around two weeks. According to current plans, the house will be ready for occupancy in August/September 2021.
PERI's client and partner in this project is Habitat for Humanity in Arizona. Habitat for Humanity is a global non-profit organization that uses donations, sponsors, and volunteers to create housing for people in need through regional organizations in more than 60 countries around the world.
As with the successful printing projects in Beckum and Wallenhausen, PERI is using the COBOD BOD2 gantry printer from the Danish manufacturer COBOD. PERI acquired a stake in COBOD back in 2018.
During the printing process, the printer takes into account the pipes and connections for water and electricity that are to be laid at a later time. The BOD2 has been certified in such a way that it is possible to carry out work within the printing area while printing is in progress. This means that manual work, such as the installation of empty pipes and connections, can be easily integrated into the printing process.
Two operators are required to run the printer. The print head and the print results are monitored by a camera. With a speed of 1 m/s, the BOD2 is currently the fastest 3D construction printer available on the market. The BOD2 only takes around 5 minutes to complete 1 m² of a double-skin wall.