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UAE building giant Arabtec Construction has teamed up with Robert Bird Group, American University of Dubai (AUD) and local firm 3Dvincy Creations, to establish the AUD Center for 3D concrete printing & digital construction.
A cooperation agreement was announced to have been signed between all four entities earlier this week, with the centre being developed to “create a consortium of academic, industry, and government entities” that will spur the building technology’s growth in the GCC and Mena regions.
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The 3D printing center aims to promote the use and knowledge of innovative construction technologies in the UAE and Middle East. In line with Dubai’s Vision, announced in 2016 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-president and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Dubai, the companies involved in the MOU are working towards UAE developers taking advantage of this new innovative technology in forming 25% of the CityState’s new buildings by 2025.
According to Dr Imad Hoballah, provost and chief academic officer at AUD, the centre would be the first in the Middle...
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