Minimass 3D printed concrete beam
The built environment is directly responsible for 25% of UK emissions, lifting to 42% if you include surface transport. In order to reach Net Zero by 2050, the roadmap for the construction industry, from the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), requires a 25% reduction in emissions by 2030, compared to 2020. Sustainable development in 21st century must include concrete solutions but there is no need to wait until 2030 for meaningful reductions in embodied carbon.
There is no built case study available but the product has passed a range of laboratory tests and is now being marketed to projects in UK, Europe and Australia. Furthermore, a series of 6m long physical prototypes have been printed and assembled for destructive load testing. Working with a range of industry leaders, this testing process has been essential to validate minimass for the construction industry.