3D-printed sewer manholes by Neolithic win awards!

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Neolithic proudly received the RIONED Innovation Award 2024. This award is granted to the most innovative contributions in the field of urban water management. Neolithic, together with Dura Vermeer, earned the distinction for their groundbreaking 3D-printed concrete sewer manholes, with the joint project for the 3D-printed sewer manholes on Jacob Catskade in Amsterdam emerging as the winner with almost sixty percent of the votes.
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The celebratory award ceremony took place during the RIONED day, the annual highlight and meeting point for professionals in urban water management, at the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht. Chris Aerts, representing Neolithic, took the stage to present the innovative case surrounding the 3D-printed sewer manholes, which had been developed in close collaboration with Dura Vermeer over a period of more than two years.

Neolithic began production and further development of the revolutionary sewer manholes in the autumn of 2022, in collaboration with Waternet and the Municipality of Amsterdam. The city of Amsterdam had the honor of the world’s first installation of 3D-printed sewer manholes on Jacob Catskade in May of this year, for the drainage of rainwater.

This innovative technology offers significant benefits, such as rapid production and delivery, resulting in significantly shorter lead times. Thanks to this technological approach, it has been possible to realize the delivery and installation of sewer manholes within a week. Neolithic’s 3D-printed sewer manholes not only provide an efficient solution but also a precise and on-demand solution to modern urban challenges.

The enthusiasm of seasoned experts in the field of sewerage and water management not only confirms the necessity of this innovation but also demonstrates how much it is appreciated in the industry.