U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Visits ICONU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Visits ICON
ICON Team 2019-03-07

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Visits ICON

Secretary Ben Carson visited Austin to meet with ICON about the future of home building.

Secretary Ben Carson visited Austin to meet with ICON, hear about their technology and get a tour of their 3D printed prototype home in Austin. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development interviews: FoxBusinessNewsFox7Statesman; This is the type of technology and innovation in home construction that has the potential to change affordability plus resilient homes to withstand weather-related disasters. HUD is very excited by recent innovations that have the potential to bring more affordable, attractive homes to market, particularly in low-income communities. Such innovations include homes that use automated or factory assembly techniques – such as 3D-printing and other methods – which may facilitate construction in a faster, less wasteful, and more environmentally sound way. We aim to raise awareness of innovative technologies that could increase the supply of affordable housing like the work that ICON is doing.