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September 21, 2022

Kingston-based company building new sector in housing construction industry

The first-ever two-storey building with a 3D-printed basement is under construction at Division Street and Adelaide Street in Kingston by nidus3D, a Kingston-based 3D Construction Printing company.

According to Jay Sachdev, the company’s spokesperson, by using 3D construction printing (3DCP), nidus3D is able to create climate-resilient homes at significant savings in time, labour, and cost when compared to a traditional build.

“Concrete and masonry homes can withstand the extreme weather events that are becoming more and more common,” noted Sachdev. “Thanks to 3DCP, we can build these significantly more affordably than through legacy-construction approaches.”

The current housing shortage is a national-scale crisis. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has calculated that Canada needs to build 22 million housing units by 2030, with the Ontario demand making up more than half of this number. Meanwhile, the Canadian construction sector is facing challenges like labour shortages that further strain the sector’s ability to meet that demand. The need for new housing can be met more efficiently, claims nidus3D, by using technology to simplify and streamline construction. 

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