Alquist and Virginia Tech team up for America’s first 3D-printed, public-private partnership-funded home

Additive construction company Alquist and the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) at Virginia Tech have partnered to design, build, and study a 3D-printed single-family home that’s the first of its kind in the United States: funded by a private-public partnership grant. Work on the three-bedroom, 1,550-square-foot home broke ground earlier this week at 217 Carnation Street in Richmond’s Midlothian neighborhood. The low-slung, bungalow-style home, which greets the street with a swing-equipped covered front porch and decorative gable wall elements, is slated for completion in October.

The grant is a $500,000 Innovation Demonstration Grant from Virginia Housing (formerly the Virginia Housing Development Authority), a nearly 50-year-old quasi-governmental organization dedicated to

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