The housing market is revolutionized with new technology (includes video story)

Innovative technology may transform the housing market. One possible way: the introduction of a 3D-printed home in Fort Worth.

The property is made from a moderately priced material that is convenient for building and nearly four times stronger than concrete, making it an option for affordable housing.

The 3D-printed house was created by Black Buffalo 3D, a construction company based in New Jersey. A large-scale printer continuously builds layers for the home from the ground up.

The process has drawn both local and national attention.

“We have affordable housing issues the same way as there are here,” says Eric Copeland, a chief building official in Montana. “So we’re trying to figure out ways of combating that and 3D printing, being a new technology, we really want to see it expand.”

Ashanti Germosen is a junior at FIU that is in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in digital journalism. The passion for journalism is fueled by the drive to continue learning outside of an academic setting. She is recurrently a writer for the Afrikin foundation based in Miami centered around spreading the culture of the African diaspora. She also creates the social media post for the data analysis and CRM company Synergistix. She intends to broaden her scope by gearing her career toward spreading awareness of social injustice and embracing diverse cultures.