Time for cities to get smart about transport – SkedGo

Smart Cities, Smart Developments and Smart Homes all part of the puzzle.

As an estimated 3m people move to metropolitan areas every week¹, cities need to keep getting smarter, to continue providing livable spaces for their residents. Otherwise, they will collapse under the myriad issues fast population growth brings. In addition to larger numbers of residents, pressure on public finances, ageing populations, […]

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Affordable Housing Development Willoughby | Link Housing opens new homes in Willoughby

Link Homes Manages 42 New Affordable Homes

Affordable housing development Willoughby has added 42 new homes to Link Housings stock. Affordable housing development is coming into its own. Property developers and property investors are seeing that it is simply good business.

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Affordable Housing Development Opened at Willoughby

Affordable housing development will soon be crucial part of any serious property developers business plan

Technology – 3D Printed Houses – Affordable Housing Construction

3D Printed Houses – Technology Making Affordable Housing

How to print a house – Curbed

At home late one night, an energy drink in one hand, the 3Doodler pen in the other, Platt Boyd had his breakthrough. Like hot glue from a gun, the molten plastic secreted by the 3Doodler hardens as it cools, which allows the user to draw 3D shapes. Eventually the tiny 3D object he had created minutes before was holding up 18 pounds of books.

3D Printed House

Apis Cor 3D Printed Houses

Now 3D printing is making its way into single-family home construction. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, named 3D-printed construction one of the next moon shots at last year’s Milken Global Conference. Instead of powdered metals and plastic, mixtures of cement, sand, and plastic-polymers are the building materials. Instead of stationary, box-like machines, large robotic arms on a swivel produce fully functional houses, with electricity, plumbing, roofs, and windows.

Pioneers of 3D-printed construction rattle off what they see as numerous advantages: decreased costs and the consequent ability to follow through on their inventive architectural plans, as well as simpler and sturdier houses built more quickly. The price is lower for home buyers, too. The house Apis Cor built last December cost just over $10,000. By comparison, a three-bedroom, 1,050-square-foot house built by Habitat for Humanity costs roughly $50,000.How to print a house – Curbed