SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A San Francisco startup said it can build an entire house in one day, using 3-D printing. Instead of paper and ink, the giant printer uses concrete.READ MORE: Hollywood Movie, TV Workers Reach Deal With Producers to Avert Strike
Apis Cor posted a promotional YouTube video of their home being constructed in Russia, claiming the structure was built in 24 hours.
The company said they used a giant printing machine that looks more like a small crane.READ MORE: COVID Vaccination Count in San Mateo County Revised Down Due to Data Error
The machine spits out layer upon layer of a concrete mixture. After printing out the walls, the printer is removed and then contractors install insulation, windows and the rest.
Apis Cor said the homes can be built quickly to rehouse people after natural disasters or simply for a new development.
However, traditional contractors and workers might not be jumping for joy. In the promotional video, Apis Cor said the printer is designed “to make the construction printing process as much automated as possible. And to eliminate the human factor.”MORE NEWS: Proposed I-880 Overpass, Street Extension in San Jose Draws NIMBY Resistance
The company said the homes could be built for about $10,000.