In October 2021 we shared news with you about the first 3D printed home being built in the state of Florida (click here to read that post). The 1,400 square foot, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house is in the Griffin Heights area of Tallahassee and owned by James and Kynda Light. Their company, Precision Building & Renovating, supervised the building process with the assistance of Gulf Coast Additive Manufacturing & Design. Additional 3D printed houses are planned for the Tallahassee area.
Open house celebration
Last month a ribbon-cutting ceremony and 2-day open house were held to showcase the success of the project. Exterior and interior walls consist of built-up layers of concrete via an extrusion head mounted on a large gantry and controlled by a computer. "Right now, you're looking at 13 inches of solid steel and concrete. It's a bunker!" Kynda said.
Efficient, economic construction
The walls took 26 hours to print over the span of nine days and overall cost is about 20% less than traditional building methods. City government officials are thinking 3D homes could be an answer to the need for affordable housing in challenged areas. This home will be available for purchase soon.
Information for this article provided by WTXL TV and WUSF News. Photos of the interior can be viewed here. Image above courtesy of WUSF.
November 28, 2022