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WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF

Many parts of the world have a housing crisis, but promising new construction technologies could very well help change that.

 

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Firstly, thank you to the team at Newstalk for inviting me on air to discuss the future of housing, and whether or not 3D printing has the potential to solve many of the world’s current so called “housing crises.”

While 3D printing, today at least, is still in its infancy we have already seen a large number of construction projects around the world leverage the technology to 3D print everything from communities, family homes, and military barracks to government offices, up to 90 percent faster than we can build houses using traditional techniques and for up to 80 percent less cost.  And, as the technology and the processes are refined, as the speed increases and as the costs decrease further, in time it’s very difficult to see why this won’t be the way all future buildings are built.

 

 

 

You can listen to the radio interview below:

 

 

Source: NewsTalk

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Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, RT, Viacom, and WIRED, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Aon, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.

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