CONVENTIONAL CONSTRUCTION METHODS ARE:
vesta solves these problems with:
Reduced Labor Costs
Only 1 worker is required to feed mortar mix to the printer and 1 computer engineer is required to run the printer computer (45.75% of total construction costs are due to the cost of labor )
Reduced Material Waste
Cementitious material is fed to the printer on an as-needed basis (as compared to current residential construction waste average of 4.4lbs per square foot).
Improved Design Potential
Since a Vesta Printer is a 3D printer, the shapes and designs the printer can output are much more numerous than with the traditional construction practices.
Reduced Duration of Construction
A Vesta tiny home (20ft x 20ft x 15ft) can be fully printed in 24 hours of print time and it is projected that the 24 hours for 400 square foot relationship can scale linearly as square footage increases. The minimal completion time is significant since financing costs during the build period represents 1.3% of the total sales price on a 2015 single family home according to the National Association of Home Builders.
What We've Achieved:
THE FIRST 3D PRINTED HOUSING STRUCTURE IN THE UNITED STATES
We developed the printer that printed the structure below in the summer of 2016. The structure served as "proof of concept" to better examine the economics of large-scale "home printing" and to diagnose areas of improvement (admittedly there were a lot, but it was the start we needed).
Since then, we have improved on our printing process tremendously: