Hamilton Labs announced a collaboration with PT Borneo Tech Builders, a developer and contractor in Indonesia, to design and build affordable homes in support of the National Affordable Housing Program. The Program aims to improve access to affordable housing for lower income households through mortgage-linked down payment assistance, home improvement assistance for the bottom 40 percent of Indonesian households that require home improvement rather than home purchase solutions and technical assistance for housing policy reform will finance a technical assistance to support policy reform.
Homelessness in Indonesia remains a serious problem. In the first half of 2020, natural disasters displaced more than 500,000 Indonesians. Around 25 million Indonesians live in slums or other temporary housing. And in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, thousands are at risk of becoming homeless because they are unable to pay rent. The COVID-19 pandemic made things worse.
Up to 3,000 Hamilton Labs Housing4All Series Affordable Homes
The million homes program (known locally as PSR) earmarks 70% of the homes for lowincome households (MBR) and 30% to those with higher incomes (non-MBR). This is a much needed initiative as Kompas claim there is a backlog of homes that still need building. Merdeka reported that President Jokowi is aware of, and talking publicly about, a new technological breakthrough in 3D printing capable of printing a house faster and cheaper. “Imagine using 3D printing technology at just about 50% of traditional old construction. We can imagine what kind of revolution will happen,” he was reported as saying at the Jakarta Convention Center recently. “Together with PT Borneo Tech Builders and other partners, there’s a unique opportunity for the Hamilton Labs Eco-system to bring 3DCP, 3D concrete printing, to an industrial production level where it is possible to scale up for true savings and make homes truly affordable. COVID-19 has disrupted value and supply chains in Indonesia, making it more challenging to complete affordable homes. Also, Indonesia has a wealth of natural resources to support 3DCP’s needs.”, said Willy Ng, Hamilton Holdings’ General Manager. “With scale, the Hamilton Labs Eco-system is able to design & build our proprietary “double barrel” , intelligent, printing and delivery operating software, control & monitoring platform, sustainable materials and concrete mixes and Design Optimization & Calibration Management (slice-&-dice). The potential innovations that come with this opportunity are immense. We have a pipeline of up to 30,000 affordable homes over 5 years”, Willy added.
180 Hamilton Labs Nordic Series 2-story Lagoon Bungalows
Another development which will change what people think about 3DCP homes is a design & build of 180 2-story homes surrounding a lagoon. The development includes a clubhouse and cable wakeboarding park. “The Hamilton Labs Eco-system is pushing the envelope on built environment 3DP. We aim to achieve no less than 75% of the building and development with 3DP. This involves the full spectrum of 3DP and corresponding materials. I’ve invited 3DP practitioners to come collaborate and join the Hamilton Labs Eco-system”, Willy said.