God Took 6 Days But So Did China...
November 13, 2010 6:23am CST
Except the feat is not as great or anything near divinity. It's reported that a Chinese construction crew in the south-central China - Changsha had completed a 15-story hotel in 6 days. Thanks to prefab technology and engineering, the work crew not only erected a soundproofed, thermal-insulated structure hotel and reportedly built to withstand a magnitude 9 earthquake. IMO, I kinda favor today's prefabricated materials which not only speeds up construction work, it also does not waste construction materials excessively, which is a good contribution to become environmental friendly. Are you afraid staying in this hotel? Any doubts? Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101112/bs_yblog_upshot/chinese-workers-build-15-story-hotel-in-just-six-days
4 Aug 11
benmehuang, I am assuming that you are pretty well off to have a wireless internet access in China and not have a place to stay. I am sorry but I just do not know where to place you with this response. I believe every member would appreciate if you could bother to express your chain of thoughts in a much clearer and concise manner. So, how about rephrasing here so that I can rate your response here?
15 Nov 10
I don't think there is anything wrong with the building .Maybe a little faster ,but so what ? According to the price of chinese property,i believe millions of people dare to live in that building as long as they can afford it .Actually ,to some extent ,it may be a solution to decrease the price of Chinese property .
16 Nov 10
captinjack, Unfortunately, I do not think this one is going to be for public housing but a hotel. Still, I believe there would not be any issue since your government will have the various institutions to ensure the building's safety. However, I do not think that this technology could do anything to help with lower pricing for houses especially when there's a much higher conspiracy involved in this department. Also, let's not forget that demand is another factor that drives prices up for these houses.
13 Nov 10
It makes me think about the movie 2012 where they contracted the Chinese to build the arks. It seems that in today's world, nothing is impossible with technology. I also like prefabricated materials because you only get what you really need. I still have six sacks of sand standing outside just getting washed away every time it rains because the workers who made our kitchen kept saying that the sand was not enough. So I hope that soon building houses will be this fast, efficient and as strong.
13 Nov 10
anne25penn, I believe what impressed me most is that the building is declared to be earthquake proof. I mean, can you imagine a magnitude 9 earthquake? Although, there's no way to prove it now and with the current rampant earthquakes in China - this is just assuring. And yea, impressive technology here.
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16 Nov 10
I really don't think that I would have any problem with staying in the hotel because of the fact that I've learned a lot about prefab technology and I think that it would be fine to stay there because of the way that it works. That said, I know that there are a lot of houses that are built around here that are built in a period of time that is shorter than six days, but I think for a home there is a little bit more that is needed than a quick job.