Friday, 12 November 2010

Chinese Construction

This is an incredible example of modern construction methods. It took just six days for Chinese workers to assemble the 'Ark Hotel' in Changsha, a 15-storey, sound-proofed, thermal-insulated, level 9 Earthquake-resistant building, complete with cabling and three-pane windows.

The construction modules were all prefabricated in a factory, making it merely a case of slotting the bits together. It is an ideal display of optimal energy, material, environmental and time efficiency, not to say far cheaper than conventional construction methods. And this was all said to be achieved with 1% construction waste. It is the first example of a 'Sustainable Building' in the world.

And on the seventh day, the Chinese ended their work which they had made; and they rested.