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Hurricane-proof houses with 3D concrete printing
Hurricanes are some of the most destructive natural disasters known to mankind, causing massive damage to buildings and infrastructure. However, with the advent of 3D concrete printing technology, it is now possible to construct hurricane-resistant homes that are built to withstand the extreme forces of a hurricane. In this article, we will explore how 3dcp can help with hurricane proof home construction to build your own hurricane-proof home.
Did you know that 1.2 million houses are destroyed by hurricanes each year?
Each year, hurricanes cause billions of dollars in damage and destruction to homes and buildings. According to the National Hurricane Center, an average of 17 hurricanes occur in the Atlantic Basin each year, with six of them being major hurricanes. In the United States, hurricanes cause an estimated $28 billion in damages each year. CoreLogic, a company that collects and assesses information on numerous topics, reports that 1.2 million houses are impacted by hurricanes annually. Some states, such as Florida, Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, and South Carolina, are more susceptible to hurricanes than others, with Florida being the most hurricane-prone state in the United States. Florida, in particular, experiences an average of one hurricane landfall every three years. With such staggering numbers, it is evident that protective measures must be taken to safeguard homes and buildings from the destructive forces of hurricanes.
Our unique 3D concrete printed hurricane-proof house design
One of the key advantages of using 3D concrete printing to construct buildings is the flexibility it offers in terms of design. The technology allows for the creation of highly customizable building components that can be tailored to fit the specific needs of each project. By collaborating with a team of architects, we can provide solutions for various design challenges, including the construction of homes that can withstand severe weather events. Our architects bring greater precision and accuracy to the design process, resulting in homes that are customized to address the specific challenges of the region in which they are built. An example of this would be a circular home, in which a weak point is absent, making it able to resist wind forces from all sides, as we see with hurricanes. As a result of this personal customization, every home can be uniquely tailored to ensure its safety during hurricanes.
Why our houses are hurricane-proof
Apart from our architects carefully designing hurricane-proof houses to be immune to severe weather events, structures built with a CyBe printer also use hurricane-proof house concrete with industrial strength, carefully designed by our team of structural engineers. We print reinforced concrete collumns using a special mortar that is strong enough to withstand the forces as severe as those of a hurricane. The mortar is made up of a combination of aggregates, cement, and additives, which are mixed together in a precise ratio to create a material that is strong and durable. In addition, our hurricane-proof homes are designed and built to meet or exceed the building codes and standards set forth by local and state governments. The material and building code compliance, combined with the ability to design our projects in a way that they have a hurricane-proof structure, makes our 3D concrete printed hurricane-resistant houses a safe home for regions prone to hurricanes.
Specifications of mortar
Composed of a blend of high-quality aggregates, cement, and additives, our mortar is engineered to meet the unique demands of 3D concrete printing. It has an extraordinarily fast setting time of around three minutes, and reaches structural strength in only one hour. This allows for a quick and efficient printing process, a reduction of costs, and sustainable results. The mortar is a high-performance, single purpose material, and with its exceptional compressive strength, our mortar delivers adhesion properties that are durable in all environments. Its properties ensure that printed layers bond well with each other during our wet-on-wet printing technique, resulting in a robust and long-lasting structure. Since our material has these weather-resistant properties, 3D printing is the ideal choice for a wide range of construction applications, including hurricane-proof house plans for harsh environmental conditions.
The use of 3dcp to construct a house offers numerous cost benefits. This includes the reduction in material wastage, significantly lower labor costs due to automation’s potential to reduce the required number of workers, cost savings resulting from reduced production time, and lower transportation costs. Along with these general benefits of the technique, it also offers advantages specifically for hurricane-proof houses. While the initial cost of building a hurricane-resistant home may be slightly higher than that of a home not resistant to severe weather events, the long-term benefits far outweigh these initial costs. A hurricane-resistant home is much more likely to withstand a storm without sustaining significant damage, which means homeowners will save money on repairs in the long run. Additionally, having a home that is immune to being destroyed by hurricane damage also results in lower insurance costs. With all these benefits, using 3dcp to build your hurricane-proof home in hurricane-prone areas guarantees cost reduction.
How we work
When creating solutions, CyBe Construction always keeps the future in mind. We’re constantly looking for opportunities to build cheaper and quicker. At CyBe, we know that no one project is the same, so we look for the optimal solution for every customer individually. We work closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and requirements. This is no different for clients wanting to build their hurricane-proof house plan. We will make sure to have a clear understanding of your personal needs and wants before we start, and design and build your hurricane-proof home using our unique technology. Our team of experienced professionals ensures that every aspect of the hurricane-proof home construction process is done to the highest standards, and we use only the best quality materials to ensure that our hurricane-proof houses are built to last. With Florida being the most recipient to hurricanes, we offer solutions closeby with our Florida LLC. To find more information about our enterprises in Florida, check out our page on 3D printed houses in Florida. To find out more about 3DCP in the US in general, as well as the necessary steps to print your own home, check out our ‘3DCP US’ form.
Acquire a printer for your business
If you are interested in acquiring a 3D concrete printing printer for your business, we can help. CyBe Construction offers a range of printers that are specifically designed for 3dcp. We can provide training and support to help you get started, and we offer various financing options, including lease plans. With our printers, you can create custom designs and build hurricane-proof homes that are not only strong and durable but also beautiful and functional. We currently offer five types of 3D concrete printers: the CyBe R (Robot), the CyBe RT (Robot Track), the CyBe RC (Robot Crawler), the CyBe G (Gantry), and the CyBe GR (Gantry Robot). Each printer has its own unique properties and advantages, and together we can find out which printer would be most suitable for your project. For more information about the different printers, you can download the full specifications.
Looking for more information?
Our website offers a wide range of information on various topics related to 3dcp. We also have courses to learn more about the technique in our academy. More information about 3DCP in the US specifically, including a comprehensive guide of steps you need to take when printing your own home, can be found in our ‘3DCP US’ form. If you have other questions, for example regarding designing your own home for CyBe Construction to print or buying your own 3D concrete printer, feel free to contact us using our contact form.