Video: Construction Week In Focus | 3D printing in the Middle East

S02E02 of Construction Week In Focus explores what CCC's collaboration with Immensa Tech Labs says about the scope of 3D printing in Middle East construction

Middle East construction giant CCC entered into an agreement to digitise its procurement operation. This includes collaborating with Immensa Technology Labs to make big changes to its inventory and allow CCC to 3D print spare parts for construction sites. 

As part of the deal, Immensa will provide its Inventory Digitisation platform to CCC, which will allow the contractor to create a digital inventory of its spare parts and components.

SITE VISIT: Office of the Future, Dubai

This is not the only time 3D printing has made headlines recently. Naji Atallah from Autodesk recently told Construction Week that Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 strategy could not be achieved without the help of disruptive technology, such as 3D printing

There are plenty of examples of 3D printing being used in the UAE, the prime example of which is the Office of the Future, the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building, which was inaugurated in 2016 in Dubai.

In the same year, RTA said it was using 3D printing to upgrade select systems across Dubai Metro stations.

READ: 3D models resolve design challenges of Oman's new Muscat airport

In July 2017, Fahmi Al Shawwa, CEO of Immensa, told Construction Week that aesthetic and architectural elements would initially drive the growth of 3D in the UAE, and that the technology’s use in structural elements would follow soon after. 

In the second episode of Construction Week In Focus's Season 2, Construction Week's editor and deputy editor, Neha Bhatia and Oscar Rousseau, explore how 3D printing is reshaping Middle East construction.

Construction Week In Focus is a weekly bulletin of the Middle East's top news from the real estate development, contracting, MEP, facilities management, and equipment sectors.

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