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ICON builds 3D Printed Military Barracks for soldiers of the Texas Military Dept.

3D printed military barracks
Above: ICON 3D printed military barracks sit at Camp Swift in Bastrop/Image Source: ICON

ICON, developer of advanced construction technologies that advance humanity by using 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials, and the Texas Military Department are partnering together to build 3D printed military barracks at Camp Swift Training Center in Bastrop. This is the largest 3D printed structure in North America, a 3,800 square foot building that will serve as training barracks and housing for up to 72 soldiers and airmen.

Soldiers will move into the barracks starting this fall, becoming the first soldiers in the world to live in 3D printed military barracks. Col. Zebadiah Miller, director of facilities for the Texas Military Department, said soldiers from all over the state will come to train and mobilise at Camp Swift.

3D Printed Military Barracks

3D printed military barracks
Above: Inside view of the 3D printed military barracks/Image Source: ICON

Designed by Logan Architecture, which is also responsible for designing ICON’s 3D printed homes, the structure is more sustainable and designed to last longer than a traditional building. ICON Co-Founder Evan Loomis said the company hopes to scale commercial additive manufacturing globally.

“ICON continues our missional work to deliver dignified, resilient shelter for social housing, disaster-relief housing, market-rate homes, and now, homes for those serving our country. This is the beginning of a true paradigm shift in homebuilding.”

– Evan Loomis, Co-Founder, ICON

ICON states that the technology builds faster and cheaper than traditional methods and will enable the military to build infrastructure that can support communities during national disasters.

ICON recently collaborated with the United States Marine Corps to build a 3D Print Structure at Camp Pendleton. ICON is also partnering with renowned architecture firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group to build a Mars habitat for NASA.


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