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Milestone or millstone? Why 3D innovation in architecture needs to come back down to Earth

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Milestone or millstone? Why 3D innovation in architecture needs to come back down to Earth

Dan Heyworth is the CEO and founder of Box, the only combined registered architectural practice and registered master builder in New Zealand. Here, he outlines why despite advances forward in 3D printed housing, a shake up to the construction sector isn't imminent – yet. He also explains how the role of architects is changing, and construction companies are now leading the way in innovation.

Construction conundrums

What does off-site construction or prefab have in common with electricity or the Internet? Like most 'breakthrough technologies', the breakthrough can often take decades before it gets established and even longer before it shows an improvement in productivity, says Box CEO Dan Heyworth.