GEORGETOWN – The 3D-printed Wolf Ranch community reached a milestone last month when its first model home opened to the public.
Construction technology company ICON, in partnership with homebuilder Lennar, architecture firm Bjark Ingles Group, and developer Hillwood Communities, has been printing walls with the Vulcan robotic construction system since the project was announced last November.
The 3D-printed homes are made from ICON’s proprietary cementitious mix, Lavacrete. The mixture is supposed to provide increased weather resistance, energy efficiency, greater insulation, and resistance to mold, termites, fire damage, and rot.
The group has begun selling its tech-forward houses, with the first residents set to move in this September. Wolf Ranch will have a total of 100 homes.