Applications – Construction

The 2014 Vanguard Series 1000 D-Shape Enterprises Artificial Dolomite Concrete 3D Printer. $250,000.00 (C)(TM).


There is a growing demand for transformational technology to meet the needs of the $8.6 billion US prefabricated housing industry. Using DShape it is possible to fabricate and construct concrete components for residential and commercial applications through mass-customization resulting in greater design capability. Going forward DShape foresees the emergence of additive manufacturing to create unique architectural wonders in such a way that is faster, cheaper, and more reliable than traditional construction techniques. DShape believe this technology is transformative and will lead to greater expansion into this emerging market.


US demand for prefabricated housing will reach 185,000 units in 2011, despite projected declines in US single-family housing starts. Manufactured housing will remain the dominant segment while shipments of precut homes will grow the fastest. The Midwest region will be the fastest growing market. DShape will serve these markets with transformative technology creating greater reliability, higher-quality products, faster on-time delivery, and at a lower cost than current traditional techniques.


Construction Capabilities

  • Architectural, Split-Face Columns
  • Comparable: Turncraft, HB&G, Pacific Columns
  • Wall Panels and Curtain Walls
  • Hanging wall systems with faux brick, stone, etc.
  • Precast fireplace assemblies
  • Architectural Building Elements
  • Gargoyles
  • Pediments
  • Cornices




– Wider spans

– Lower maintenance

– Resistance to corrosion and mildew

– Increased design possibilities

– Greater choice of finishes

– Faster construction

– Simpler building plans

– Better quality control

– Improved fire resistance

– Greater durability


Advantages for the ARCHITECT

– Closed system

– Diverse elements


Advantages for the CONTRACTOR

– Fewer employees on the site

– Less exposure to inclement weather

– An uncluttered site

– Fewer delays

– Reduced indirect costs

– Less noise




Market Analysis

The global prefabricated buildings market valued over US$65 billion in 2011, out of which the European market constituted a share of 52.9%, making it the largest regional market for prefabricated buildings in the world. In the same year, Asia-Pacific and North American markets positioned themselves as the second and third largest regional markets with shares of 24.50% and 15.40% respectively. Continuing economic uncertainty in Europe and sluggish growth in the US are expected to reduce the market shares of these regions.

Stable and growing economies in China and India are also expected to reduce the market shares of the US and Europe as demand in the Asia-Pacific region is growing faster, caused by the rising popularity and growing awareness of the benefits of prefabricated buildings. The share of European and North American markets is expected to be 49.50% and 14.10% respectively in 2016, decreasing from 52.90% and 15.40% in 2011.

Key Highlights

• The global prefabricated buildings market valued over US$65 billion in 2011, out of

which the European market constituted a share of 52.9%, making it the largest regional

market for prefabricated buildings in the world.

• Commercial and industrial applications will drive 50% of prefabricated building

demand with the iron and steel building category being the key contributor.

• Environmentally friendly prefabricated houses will increase the market share of the

prefabricated industry in the global construction industry.

• Technology improvisation in prefabrication is crucial to future demand growth.

• Prefabrication is a solution to improving the productivity and efficiency of the global

construction industry.

• The use of prefabricated buildings for residential building construction will increase

over the forecast period.


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