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Dubai Municipality amends 3D printing tech rules

Workshops will be held with selected companies to discuss the implementation of 3D printing technology in Dubai's construction sector

Dubai Municipality has amended the guidelines pertaining to 3D printing construction in the emirate. [Image: Dubai Media Office]
Dubai Municipality has amended the guidelines pertaining to 3D printing construction in the emirate. [Image: Dubai Media Office]

Dubai Municipality has amended the guidelines pertaining to the use of 3D printing technology in the construction sector. 

Essa Al Maidour, deputy director of Dubai Municipality, and head of the committee for implementation of the 3D printing building technology system, said that these amendments include rules for locations, codes, and building materials related to 3D printing.

Al Maidour said 3D printing can reduce construction time and waste as it specifies the quantities required for building works. 

"3D printing technology also saves the excessive use of workforce," he added, according to Dubai Media Office.

Eng Abdullah Rafia, assistant director general for engineering and planning and member of the committee, said the municipality will conduct workshops with selected companies during which the steps for implementing the technology in Dubai will be discussed.

The municipality's new rules governing buildings will "have a direct impact on the construction industry", Eng Khalid Mohammed Saleh Al Mulla, director of the agency's buildings department,added. 

"A general frame for the laws have been laid, and the rules were already amended to match with the new technology." 

 

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