Friday December 13, 2019

Building a brighter future

Róisín Kiberd speaks to Shane Dempsey of the CIF on their upcoming conference and how the construction industry will play a central role in shaping the future of Ireland

16th September, 2018
Shane Dempsey, director of communications and government relations at the Construction Industry Federation Picture: Maura Hickey

In November 2017, Europe’s first 3D-printed inhabitable building was completed in Copenhagen. Called the Building on Demand, or BOD, the flat-roofed structure was printed and assembled on-site, with ‘printable cement’ walls created from recycled bricks and sand.

Henrik Lund-Nielsen, founder and chief executive of 3D Printhuset, the pioneering company behind the building, will discuss the project and how 3D printing is transforming construction at the Construction Industry Federation annual conference, which takes...

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