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Construction & 3D Printing: The Future of Development?

By: Daniella Soloway

From the production of shoes to healthcare solutions, 3D printing is changing countless industries, including commercial real estate.

The effectiveness of such a tool provides environmental and cost-saving benefits. For example, construction waste is limited as 3D printers can print the exact sized material for construction, rather than having to transport excess materials that are of no use. According to WinSun, waste is eliminated by 50-80%. 3D printers also allow for better models, which saves architects both money and time.

SunTrust Bank’s KC Conway (upcoming speaker at Connect Los Angeles) says that 3D printing will decrease warehouse demand, and dramatically impact CRE over the next decade and into the future.

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