Mighty Buildings is a promising company that is revolutionizing the construction industry by using 3D printing, advanced materials, and robotic automation to create “beautiful, sustainable, and high-quality homes.”
Said homes can be made twice as fast with 95% fewer labor hours and ten times less waste than conventional construction. Additionally, on-site renewables and climate control technologies further reduce the environmental impact of Mighty Buildings homes — key features for both the occupants of the homes and the surrounding communities.
The company is also working with compliance and regulatory agencies to develop future-forward materials that are tested to the most rigorous standards with nearly zero-waste production methods.
Mighty Buildings’ longer-term vision is to use a combination of 3D printing, robotics, and advanced composite materials, paired with the latest in design thinking and strong supply chain partnerships, to create a network of micro Mighty factories. Such facilities can produce 200-300 homes per year in locations where housing gaps exist, creating sustainable housing options quickly, locally, and at scale.
The company’s projects range from pre-designed ADUs for homeowners to single-family residential developments utilizing their unique panelized Mighty Kit System.
But you can’t do it all alone, and in that sense, Mighty Buildings has been partnering with other development companies to support their construction efforts. One of them is Palari Group, with which Mighty Buildings is developing what is deemed to be the world’s first community of 3D-printed zero net energy homes located in Rancho Mirage, California.
Specifically, Palari plans to develop the 5-acre parcel into a planned community of 15 eco-friendly homes, built utilizing the 3D-printed panelized Mighty Kit system by Mighty Buildings. This $15 million sustainable development is the world’s first planned community of 3D printed homes and is centered around the integration of technology and sustainability. From the 3D-printing production process which eliminates 99% of construction waste, to the efficiency of operations with solar energy and weather-resistant materials, to the efficiency of the homes themselves — the project aims to minimize its environmental impact and offer smart and healthy homes to sustainability-minded buyers.
Featuring textured exterior stone walls and floor-to-ceiling windows, each property will complement its natural surroundings with mid-century modern architecture and will consist of a primary residence of 1,450 square feet, comprising 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a secondary residence of 700 sf comprising 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Situated on a large 10,000 sf lot, each backyard will feature a swimming pool with deck and views of the surrounding mountains with plenty of space for lounging and desert star-gazing. Homes will integrate DARWIN by Delos, a state-of-the-art wellness intelligence solution to help enhance human health and well-being by improving indoor air quality and implementing localized water filtration and circadian lighting. All energy needs will be supplied by solar, with optional Tesla Powerwall batteries and EV chargers for a fully integrated electric car-home experience. Other upgrade options include backyard amenities such as pergola decking, cabanas, hot tubs, firepits and outdoor showers.
Furthermore, to support its efforts, Mighty Buildings has raised a total of $100 million from investors such as ArcTern Ventures, Core Innovation Capital, Decacorn Capital, Gaingels, Khosla Ventures, Klaff Realty, MicroVentures, Modern Venture Partners, Polyvalent Capital, Vibrato Capital, to name a few.
This tech-enabled approach will be put to test at Rancho Mirage, California where Mighty Buildings, together with Palari Group, is developing what is deemed to be the world's first community of 3D-printed zero net energy homes.
Ultimately, the company plans to use a combination of 3D printing, robotics, and advanced composite materials — paired with the latest in design thinking and strong supply chain partnerships — to create a network of micro Mighty factories. Such facilities can produce 200-300 homes per year in locations where housing gaps exist, creating sustainable housing options quickly, locally, and at scale.
The keyword for any public official is "housing gaps," cause that's where 3D printing of homes could kick in — helping (partly) solve this problem. Better yet, with Mighty Buildings' technology, this important issue could be addressed in a high-tech manner that also happens to be much greener than competing solutions. And also more affordable. We could see nothing but the benefits of engaging Mighty Buildings in any affordable housing effort.
Although cool, Mighty Buildings is still the "new kid on the block" and in that sense, it could use partners to move its business to the next level. That's where your company could kick in, helping Mighty Buildings reach new markets while securing a piece of the action (and profits). This isn't something only companies in the construction industry should be interested in - but also those managing such projects, architects, and so on. Or you may find some other angle that could help you sell affordable 3D-printed homes in the areas your business serves.