3D concrete printing is a technologically advanced and innovative method that is used for constructing pre-designed building components, with the help of 3D concrete printers. The technology has proven to be able to optimize the construction industry, in terms of construction cost, time, error reduction, flexibility in design, mass customization, and environmental impact. The 3D concrete printing market serves most of the construction industries that include residential, commercial, infrastructure, and architectural.
A majority of 3D printers are used to construct walls that are articulated with detail and precision, making it possible to conveniently construct advanced concrete walls with the push of a button. Moreover, the production of these walls results in zero waste and are less time-consuming. Other building components, such as floors & roofs, panels & lintels, staircases are fabricated using this advanced technology, as well. 3D printers can commercially produce concrete types that include ready-mix, high-density, precast, and shotcrete, among others. The ready-mix concrete segment was the largest in 2016, due to the traits like less storage space on site, reduced labor cost, less wastage, and better quality. Furthermore, with the increasing interest and collaborations between researchers and construction companies in the advancement of this technique, major players in the global 3D concrete printing market have come up with new concrete mixes, which impart high tensile strength made of waste construction materials.
Extensive data analysis, material preparation, and cement-based mortar are prerogatives to carry out this process requiring highly skilled labor, to handle the designing software and tools, along with great capital investment. This investment increase has made many construction companies reluctant to switch from traditional construction practices to 3D concrete printing. Since it is a developing technology, there is a lack of awareness amongst smaller players and consumers. In addition, the variety of product types that can be produced commercially through 3D concrete printing is limited, owing to the absence of industrial standardization. All these factors are expected to be detrimental to the market growth during 2017-2022 (the forecast period).
Areas with Scope for 3D Concrete Printing
In 2016, Asia-Pacific, led by China, emerged as a major 3D concrete printing consumer, due to strong governmental support, efforts towards standardization, and expanding application segments. China is expected to serve as the largest market, due to the rapid industrial development and increasingly urbanized population in the country. Moreover, technologically advanced countries in Europe are projected to lead the digitalization and industrialization of concrete construction. Notable Developments in the Market
In Mar 2017, Winsun announced the lease of 100 3D printers and technical support to Saudi Arabian Al Mobty Contracting Company for USD 1.5 billion, which is expected to build 1.5 million affordable homes in Saudi Arabia.
In Oct 2016, Sika built a dedicated 3D center for automated building construction at the technology park in Widen, Switzerland, concentrating on collaboration and implementation by architects.
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1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Research Methodology
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products & Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Regulatory Policy Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Growing Global Demand for Customized and Money Efficient Constructions
4.1.2 Increasing Investments in Infrastructure Due to Rapid Urbanization and Industrialization
4.1.3 Increasing Focus on Eco-friendly and Smart Constructions
4.2.1 Requirement for Skilled Labor and Capital Investment for 3D Printing
4.2.2 Lack of Standardization and Limited Product Variety
4.3.1 Increasing Innovations in Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Market, especially China
4.3.2 Increasing Collaborations between Construction Companies, Researchers, and Technologists
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Concrete Type
5.2 By Product Type
5.2.2 Floors & Roofs
5.2.3 Panels & Lintels
5.3 By End-user Industry
6. Regional Market Analysis - (Market size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1.4 New Zealand
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.3 Rest of North America
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.3 NORDIC Countries
6.3.6 Rest of Europe
6.4 Middle East & Africa
6.4.1 Saudi Arabia
6.4.2 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Future of the Market
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles (Overview, Products & Services, Financials, Recent Developments)
9.1 WinSun Global (Ying Chuang Construction Technology )
9.2 Kohn Pederson Fox
9.4 Universe Architecture
9.6 Sika AG
9.7 Balfour Beatty
9.8 Kier Group PLC
9.9 Carillon PLC
9.10 CRH PLC
9.11 Heidelberg Cement AG
9.12 Foster + Partners
9.13 DUS Architects
*List not exhaustive