Sharjah: The Emirate of Sharjah is all set to be one of the first locations to have construction of government facilities done using 3D printing technology as the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI) prepares to build the Al Madam Court and District Attorney’s Office in emirate under the project.
Assistant Under-Secretary for Federal Infrastructure Projects Sector at the MoEI, Mr. Yousef Abdullah remarked that this initiative is part of the authority’s efforts aimed at capitalizing on the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, especially 3D printing, to support the country’s goal to achieve sustainability and reduce construction waste.
The use of 3D printing technology, first of its kind in terms of constructing federal buildings, is expected to reduce construction costs by 50 percent and resulting waste by more than 60 percent, positively reflecting on the economic return of the sector and helping preserve environmental resources, the MoEI Official pointed out.
Citing the use of 3D printing in the construction of government facilities as a milestone in the country’s construction sector, Mr. Abdullah stressed that the ministry is keen to use materials available in the country that are characterized by their effective levels of insulation, by printing the walls in an innovative engineering way to take advantage of spaces in a sustainable manner.
The MoEI Official further added that Innovative solutions are being used, including electricity, water, communications and air conditioning.
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