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Monday, November 15, 2010

Chinese Build 15-Story Hotel In Just Six Days, Rest On Seventh #BIM

This is simply the most astounding thing I've ever seen in my 28 years in the construction industry. This is the truest testament to BIM, coordination, structural analysis and coordination that the world has ever seen.

Is this something that is only possible in China? Here, it takes six days just to get a response to an RFI. Of course, the entire building was prefabricated off-site, and I have no idea how long that took, but look at what's possible. This, ladies and gentlemen, is our target. This is why I spend endless hours studying and blogging about BIM, for this one moment to see a video like this and see that it's not theoretical, but that it's real and is being done in the real world.



Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps0DSihggio&feature=player_embedded

Six days. That's how long it took to build this level 9 Earthquake-resistant, sound-proofed, thermal-insulated 15-story hotel in Changsha, complete with everything, from the cabling to three-pane windows. The foundations were already built, but it's just impressive.

The wonders of prefabricated construction modules and modern construction techniques will never cease to amaze me. I just can't understand why every single building is not pre-made in factories first, for optimal energy, material and time savings, not to talk about a more efficient and cheaper end result and, in the case of the Ark Hotel, only 1% construction waste. [Archdaily]

Original: Chinese Build 15-Story Hotel In Just Six Days, Rest On Seventh

2 comments:

Anonymous,  November 15, 2010 at 8:38 PM  

I do not think you can ...........
In China, there sn 20 hours of sun a day?

the first day lasts 29 hours on the second day lasts 15 hours ..... if you calculate the time between day and night in the video is always changing ... even if we were in a Hypercube

Anonymous,  November 15, 2010 at 8:40 PM  

I do not think you can ...........
In China, there sn 20 hours of sun a day?

the first day lasts 29 hours on the second day lasts 15 hours ..... if you calculate the time between day and night in the video is always changing ... even if we were in a hypercube

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