Habitat for Humanity has been helping families turn home ownership into reality for decades. But one particular home being built in Tempe, Arizona is getting worldwide attention.
This newly constructed Habitat home is being partially constructed using a 3D printer, the first attempt by the non-profit and out of the gate it’s no easy task. The massive printing assembly was shipped to the United States from Germany. Extreme winter weather in Texas delayed the last leg of travel to Arizona but construction finally began in Spring 2021. Additionally, 3D printing crews faced more weather challenges working in the high temperatures of the desert southwest in Summer.
The setup involves the construction of a massive steel beamed structure which provides the framework for the printing assembly to travel and pour the building material according to predetermined specifications. This particular home is a hybrid, meaning it is partially 3D printed and partially built using traditional construction practices.
Habitat for Humanity leaders are hopeful that this method could help them build homes faster and more affordably than traditional construction and provide a possible solution to the affordable housing crisis facing the United States and beyond.
Construction continues through the summer of 2021 and Habitat hopes to be turning over the keys to the new owners early Fall 2021. The Dubek Media Group is proud to be the official filmmaker for this project and we will be creating a mini-documentary later this year. For now, check out our sizzle reel for a sneak peak:
Rich Dubek is a two-time Emmy award winning TV news reporter with more than twenty five years of news media experience at the local and network level. He is President of the Dubek Media Group, specializing in expert media training messaging, and on-air coaching, and full service video production. The Dubek Media Group is based in Tempe, Arizona.