Indian Army engineers build one-of-a-kind 3D-printed house for jawans | Latest India News
Built in collaboration with Chennai-based startup Tvasta, each house boasts a built-up area of approximately 700 square feet.
In a journey towards broadening the horizons of digitized construction, the Indian Army’s Military Engineering Services (MES) built two houses in three weeks using 3D rapid construction technology, officials said in a statement. . The 3D-printed houses, built at the South-Western Air Command in Gandhinagar, are the first structures of their kind in India.
The Defense Services said the 3D-printed houses symbolize modern-day rapid construction efforts to meet the growing accommodation needs of the Indian Armed Forces more quickly.
“These structures also demonstrate the solidarity of the Indian Armed Forces in promoting local technologies with a focus on indigenization of defense technologies, under the framework of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat,'” the statement said.
Built in collaboration with Chennai-based startup Tvasta, each house boasts a built-up area of around 700 square feet. Disaster-resistant structures meet Zone 3 seismic specifications.
MES recently constructed the first 3D printed toilet blocks in India with a total constructed area of around 600 sq ft in Jaisalmer, marking a new departure for construction 3D printing possibilities in defense applications.
The chief engineer involved in the construction had visited a number of stations during his tenure and observed that the long gestation period to provide housing for soldiers required immediate attention. He assumed that the adaptation of rapid construction technologies was the need of the hour and saw an effective solution in 3D concrete printing, which can be efficiently adapted in the available spaces to meet the minimum urgent requirements of these accommodations.