Opening Keynote: 3D Printing as a New Paradigm for Affordable, Resilient Housing
We are in the middle of a global housing crisis. More than one billion people lack adequate shelter and the average person cannot afford a home. Homebuilding is inefficient, wasteful and hasn’t changed significantly since the Middle Ages. So what if you could download and print a home in half the time for half the cost? Print communities of homes in days versus months or years? What if homes could be resilient against fire, flood, and wind? Hear from ICON co-founder, Evan Loomis, as he discusses how the construction tech company is using robotics, software and advanced materials to bring affordable and dignified housing to people affected by disasters while solving for a plurality of problems including homelessness, affordability and resiliency of homes.