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: FoxBusinessNews; Fox7; Statesman; 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.