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3D Printed Homes after California Wildfire

Emergent, a pioneer in advanced building technology, is celebrating the completion of the first 3D-printed concrete home (3DCP) in California that fully complies with strict regional building codes. The innovative 110m² project, recently unveiled in Redding, represents Emergent’s commitment to creating resilient and sustainable homes using COBOD‘s 3D printing technology.

“Emergent is not just changing how we build, but also how we live and work,” said Joe Chimenti, Director of Community Development at Emergent. “We’re preparing a new generation of tech-driven construction professionals, armed with the skills to reshape the industry.”

The Wildfire Restoration House design is by architect Benjamin Albertson and is aimed at those who have lost their homes to wildfires.

“These homes were once part of the Wildland Urban Interface, deeply connected to the forests surrounding them,” explained Albertson. “Using COBOD’s innovative 3D printers, we’ve created a home build in concrete that is not only more resilient to the wild-fires, but also maintains a beautiful connection to the natural landscapes. COBOD’s 3D printing capabilities allowed for the creation of undulating, organic wall shapes. Paired with floor-to-ceiling windows, the design offers a stunning visual connection, akin to looking through the trees of a forest”.

Emergent collaborated with AccessHome, the City of Redding, and Don Ajamian Construction on this project to alleviate the housing shortage and provide a move-in ready home for a family in need.

Philip Lund-Nielsen, COBOD Co-Founder and Head of Americas, praised the achievement, stating: “We are incredibly proud that our technology contributed to creating a home compliant with California’s strict building code. Emergent’s success underscores that our technology is a tool, that helps to transform construction methods and meet rigorous standards, no matter how strict they area.”

Emergent, based in Redding, continues to set new standards in fire-resistant and environmentally friendly residential and commercial construction.

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