Thai cement firm prints two-story medical centre

SCG used Cobod’s BOD2 concrete printer to build the 345-sq-m facility (Courtesy of Cobod)
Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) has printed a two-storey medical centre in Saraburi, Thailand, billed as the first of its kind in the world.

It used Danish printer-maker Cobod’s BOD2 concrete printer to build the 345-sq-m facility faster and with fewer workers compared to conventional construction practices, Cobod said.

SCG became an official Cobod distributor last year.

“With this SCG is setting new standards for what can be done and showing the way for the market,” said Simon Klint Bergh, Cobod co-founder.

SCG director Mr. Chalermwut Snguanyat said SCG collaborated with Thai universities to study how to print a one-story load-bearing structure and a two-story non-load bearing structure.

The company used its printing mortars with strength classes of C75/80 and C30/35 for load-bearing and non-load-bearing walls, respectively.

SCG said it wanted to “help the construction industry become more sustainable and carbon-neutral through innovation and technology”.

German formwork and scaffolding company Peri bought a minority stake in Cobod in 2018.

Since then Cobod printers have been used to build small demonstration projects in several countries.

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