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Emergent constructs California’s First 3D Printed Home for Wildfire Victims

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Inauguration of California's first 3D printed home
Inauguration of California’s first 3D printed home/Source: COBOD

Emergent, a pioneer in advanced construction technology, announced the completion of California’s first 3D printed home. The event marks a significant milestone, with the property fully conforming to the state’s stringent building codes, the most stringent in the United States, owing to regional seismic activity, among other things.

The 1,200 SF (110 m2) landmark project, which was unveiled last week in a ribbon-cutting ceremony near Redding’s Reginato Boat Ramp, exemplifies Emergent’s commitment to revolutionising construction techniques. Using COBOD’s cutting-edge 3D printing technology, the company hopes to build homes that are more durable, disaster-resistant, and environmentally friendly.

“Emergent is not just changing how we build, but also how we live and work. We’re preparing a new generation of tech-driven construction professionals, armed with the skills to reshape the industry.”

– Joe Chimenti, Director of Community Development at Emergent

California’s First 3D Printed Home

Construction underway for the 3D printed home in California
Construction underway for the 3D printed home in California/ Source: CNN

Benjamin Albertson created the design for the Wildfire Restoration House, the first Emergent Home. This creative architect envisioned a design that would speak to the countless homeowners who have lost their homes to the devastating forest fires that have ravaged California and beyond.

To realise this project, Emergent collaborated with AccessHome, the City of Redding, and Don Ajamian Construction, with the goal of alleviating housing challenges by providing this move-in-ready home to a deserving family.

“We are incredibly proud that our technology contributed to creating a home compliant with California’s strict building code. Emergent’s success underscores that our technology is a tool, that helps to transform construction methods and meet rigorous standards, no matter how strict they area.”

– Philip Lund-Nielsen, COBOD Co-Founder and Head of Americas

Benjamin Albertson said, “These homes were once part of the Wildland Urban Interface, deeply connected to the forests surrounding them. Using COBOD’s innovative 3D printers, we’ve created a home build in concrete that is not only more resilient to the wild-fires, but also maintains a beautiful connection to the natural landscapes. COBOD’s 3D printing capabilities allowed for the creation of undulating, organic wall shapes. Paired with floor-to-ceiling windows, the design offers a stunning visual connection, akin to looking through the trees of a forest”.

With its headquarters in Redding, CA, Emergent continues to pioneer fire-resistant, eco-friendly residential and commercial construction. The company’s solutions promise optimized construction processes and superior building capabilities, supporting community development across the globe.


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