ECC, Dubai Municipality worked for world’s largest 3D printed project

EECEngineering Contracting Company  (ECC) revealed that it was the main contractor of the largest 3D printed project in the world that has achieved the Guinness World Record in partnership with Dubai Municipality

Located in Al Warsan, the project will be utilised as an office spanning over 640 sq m. with two levels, 9.5 meters in height making it the largest 3D printed project in the world.

The vision for the project was to create an efficient development keeping in line with the new futuristic vision for Dubai – to become the leading hub of 3D printing technology by the year 2030. 

By 2030, based on Dubai Municipality's vision, 25 per cent Dubai Projects have to be 3D Printed.

The development was printed using locally-sourced materials with one machine. ECC Group’s associated companies Abanos Interior Fit-out and Joinery, Prime Metal Industries (PMI) and Prime Ready Mix (PRM) were appointed as subcontractors for the supply and installation of wooden doors, glass, aluminium panels and manufacturing of special concrete respectively.

The construction of the project posed multiple challenges and underwent extensive research and ‘Trial and Error’ testing for structural integrity, harsh weather conditions, the topography of the land and required innovative solutions. In the future, construction cost can be reduced by over 50 per cent, material waste by 60 per cent and labour cost by 50 per cent, the company’s statement said.

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