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Construction Genius

Jun 22, 2021

The Construction Industry is slow at embracing new technologies. This makes sense because of the risk involved in every project, and the high-cost of failure. 3D Printing is one example of technology that has been touted as having the potential to positively impact the industry, but has yet to live up to the hype. 

In this week’s Construction Genius episode, I talk with Sam Ruben of Mighty Buildings. They are on the cutting edge of the use of 3D printing to build beautiful, affordable, and sustainable homes. Sam addresses why 3D printing hasn’t lived up to its hype yet. He also answers some of the frequently asked questions regarding this technology and its biggest roadblock to success. We also talk about the environmental impact of 3D printing and many more. 

Tune in to this interview and get a better gauge on the use of technology and how it can impact your company. 

Discussion Points:

0:00 Introduction 
2:32 Why 3D printing hasn’t lived up to its hype yet 
3:37 Changes to 3D printing to make the use of it easier 
4:43 Communicate the use of new technologies 
5:50 Questions that people ask about 3D printing 
6:58 The Mighty Buildings approach 
9:57 Customizations for unique projects and designs  
12:42 How deep into a project can 3D printing go  
14:19 Limitations of 3D printing  
15:34 Labor disruption and how they address it 
17:04 Expansion and Mighty factories 
19:58 Biggest roadblock to success 
22:57 Smaller construction companies vs. more prominent companies  
23:52 What 3D printing will be like in the next ten years
25:16 The environmental impact of 3D printing 
29:05 Achieving safety goals through 3D printing 
29:44 Next steps to educate yourself about 3D printing 

About the Guest: 

Sam Ruben is the CSO/Co-Founder of Mighty Building, a construction technology company based in Oakland, CA, innovating the construction industry by creating beautiful, affordable, and sustainable homes using 3D printing, robotics, and automation. 


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