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MELBOURNE, Fla., April 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Apis Cor, the company that 3D-prints buildings, today announced the construction industry’s only Affordable Housing Cooperative Program (AHCP) for the design, development and production of low-cost 3D-printed homes. Apis Cor, recognized for having developed the first robots and equipment capable of 3D printing life-size buildings entirely on site, launches the AHCP with Eden Village, TO BREAKand VPG Enterprise. Planning and definition of cost requirements, environments and community needs of each project has begun. AHCP partners will innovate and 3D print their first homes in 2023.

“Affordable housing is a complex issue and it differs from city to city and state to state,” said Anna Cheniuntai, CEO and co-founder of Apis Cor. “We know that 3D printing technology can be adapted to meet a wide range of needs, environments and specific building design and cost requirements. We have created a cooperative program to innovate and develop the construction of affordable 3D printed houses in order to contribute to society.

“We believe that Apis Cor’s 3D printing technology is the future of construction. Working with Apis Cor to design and develop a 3D printed home that can be replicated helps provide a private home for someone in great need,” said Thomas Dalton, MD, Co-Founder, Eden Village Wilmington, NC “We can build homes faster, cheaper and with less waste. In addition, 3D printing opens horizons for alternative and environmentally friendly materials.

Over the next five years, more than 4,100 new units are needed to accommodate growth in Wilmington, North Carolina. The University of North Carolina at the Center for Housing and Community Studies in Greensboro reports that “half of all rental households in the county are cost overburdened, meaning they pay a disproportionate share – 30% or more – of their income for housing”.

“Apis Cor’s new 3D printing technology and advanced materials are the future of construction,” said Michael Merideth, co-founder of VPG Enterprises and VPG Construction. “A well-designed 3D-printed home is resistant to the environmental hazards we face, such as mold, and resistant to the natural disasters we see occurring more frequently.”

New Orleans will need to build 17,006 affordable housing units by 2029 to accommodate the city’s current population, according to the 2021 HousingNOLA Annual Review.

“In a market where land prices are prohibitive like Miami’s and funds for housing production are limited, 3D printing technology from a company like Apis Cor is the kind of market disruption that could finally provide conscious builders with the means to meet the needs. extraordinary demand for affordable housing in the county,” Madriz added.

The Miami-Dade Affordable Housing Framework states that Miami needs 215,000 new affordable housing units by 2030.

“We are thrilled to offer people the opportunity to join us in reinventing how affordable housing construction works,” Cheniuntai commented. “We have a wealth of 3D printing knowledge to offer our partners.”

About Eden Village, Wilmington, NC Eden Village in Wilmington, NC will be a small, 31-unit community specifically designed to provide permanent housing for chronically homeless people, including patients at a local hospital. Many patients at the medical center suffer from chronic diseases, which can be treated but require constant living conditions to improve treatment results. www.edenvillagewilmington.org

About VPG Enterprise / VPG Construction VPG Construction is a division of VPG Enterprise, a property development, construction and management group with a portfolio of over $12 million in residential real estate assets. VPG examines creative development solutions around construction methods, transaction structures and financing mechanisms to provide high quality housing in New Orleans. http://veriusgroup.com/

About SMASH-Miami Struggle for Miami’s Affordable and Sustainable Housing (SMASH) is a community land trust building the power of housing justice to make housing a human right in Miami. Their leadership led to the Miami Housing Justice Agenda, a platform of values ​​and policy proposals that, if adopted, would realize SMASH’s vision of a Miami where housing is a human right and everyone has a place to call home. self. The values ​​and policies of the agenda are the product of four years of community engagement, research and best practices and are the product of a coalition of different community organizations and policy experts, including Miami Homes for All , The Greater Miami Housing Alliance, Florida International University Metropolitan Center, University of Florida Shimberg Center, City of Miami Connect Capital Initiative, Homes for All National, Grassroots Global Justice, Climate Justice Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network, and Gulf South Green New Deal. SMASH’s goal is to have 1.5 million Miami-Dade residents (half the county’s population) commit to supporting the Miami Housing Justice Agenda by 2030. https://smash.miami/

About Apis Cor Founded in 2016 by Nikita and Anna Cheniuntai, Apis Cor is an American technology company based in Melbourne, Florida, which develops advanced technologies and materials for construction 3D printing. The company holds the Guinness Book World Record for the tallest 3D printed building on Earth and is a proud resident of the Outsight Network of Autodesk Technology Centers. A successful participant in NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, Apis Cor received top honors in several categories. Apis Cor is backed by Alchemist Accelerator, the premier accelerator for enterprise startups, and At One Ventures, a venture capital and private equity firm that backs deep tech companies that are a net positive for nature and the planet. Learn more about 3D printing construction technology at: www.Apis-Cor.com.

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