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dc.contributor.authorWeinstein, David
dc.contributor.authorNawara, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-04T19:34:52Z
dc.date.available2020-09-04T19:34:52Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-01
dc.identifier.other7156990
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/70743
dc.description.abstractIn addition to showcasing the significance of 3D concrete printing technology, this report seeks to analyze what factors would inhibit, allow for, or facilitate Contour Crafting’s success in select countries. Saudi Arabia and China would be the optimal countries to introduce Contour Crafting based on our Excel-based model that controls for variables related to wealth, size, likelihood to consume, and concrete consumption per capita. Further research on country-specific regulation fosters the hypothesis that Contour Crafting is more likely to succeed in Saudi Arabia than in China. Contour Crafting’s global investing strategy will likely be through a joint venture partnership with governments via sovereign funds. Since capital partnerships seek to utilize the technology to supply low-income housing units, end users would not be able to afford the technology and would theoretically be funded by nations seeking solutions to underlying social issues impacting citizens. Overall feasibility is contingent upon government regulated housing, infrastructure, and cheaper alternatives of construction that provide adequate enclosure systems. Though Contour Crafting is a novel construction technique, it’s unlikely to be adopted as an economically feasible method for affordable housing construction.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsRequired Publisher Statement: © Cornell University. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectCornell
dc.subjectreal estate
dc.subjectconcrete
dc.subject3D concrete
dc.subjectcontour crafting
dc.subjectbuild homes
dc.subjectsaudi arabia
dc.subjectchina
dc.subjecthousing units
dc.subjectaffordable
dc.subjectlow income
dc.subjectaffordable housing
dc.subject3D print
dc.subject3D printing
dc.subjectcontour
dc.subjectcrafting
dc.subjectdevelopment
dc.subjecthousing
dc.subjecttechnology
dc.subjecturbanization
dc.titleDetermining the Applicability of 3D Concrete Construction (Contour Crafting) of Low Income Houses in Select Countries
dc.typearticle
schema.issueNumberVol.13
dc.description.legacydownloadsWeinstein.pdf: 3291 downloads, before Aug. 1, 2020.
local.authorAffiliationWeinstein, David: Cornell University
local.authorAffiliationNawara, Peter: Cornell University


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