China is well-known for pushing the boundaries of engineering technology to new heights. All of these feats, from laying a high-speed railway line on the world’s roof to building a highway through the world’s deepest ravine to constructing a 10-story structure in a matter of days, have been accomplished by Chinese labour with ease.
An innovative construction material invented by a Chinese real estate developer, Broad Group, allows the company to assemble the building blocks and construct a multi-story tower in as little as 28 hours.
According to Interesting Engineering, the company was founded in 1988 and has been involved in the construction of air conditioning and clean air systems since that time.
In 2009, the Chinese company developed a one-of-a-kind construction material known as the ‘B-CORE slab,’ which is made of stainless steel with a copper brazing layer on the surface. Despite being lightweight, the slab is highly robust. Chinese workmen used these materials to create a ten-story structure in a single day.
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It is the company’s speciality to build prefabricated structures that are simply assembled on the construction sites. Prefabrication is typically carried out for slabs with dimensions of 40 feet in length, 8 feet in breadth, and 10 metres in height, among other things.
Because of the standard prefabrication, all of the slabs can be carried in the shape of a standard container on their way to any location in the world. Once the modules have been delivered to the site, they may be easily unpacked and reassembled.
The building’s structure is devoid of columns and instead offers expansive windows as well as balconies on each floor. The business asserts that the placements of the various fittings in the framework can be changed even after the structure has been completed, if necessary.
Construction of a building of this type can be completed in as little as 28 hours, according to the company, because additional construction tasks like flooring installation, wall construction, and electrical wiring are normally accomplished prior to assembling the structure. This means that after it has been assembled, the structure can be made inhabited by connecting it to a water and electrical supply.
According to the business, the structure is earthquake and typhoon resistant, as well as nearly 20 times more energy-efficient than a conventionally designed structure.
Chinese construction companies have broken records in the past, and they will continue to do so. The Huoshenshan hospital in Wuhan, which covers an area of 25,000 square metres and was constructed in just eight days during the initial outbreak of the Coronavirus, was constructed early last year during the initial outbreak of the Coronavirus.
In a previous interview, Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, explained that China’s “top-down approach” to global health was the cause for the country’s success. His assertion was that the Chinese are capable of “overcoming bureaucratic nature and financial limits, as well as mobilising all available resources.”
China Engineering feats of strength
China suggested the construction of an 8,000-mile train line that would connect four continents and span four continents, known as the ‘China-Russia-Canada-America’ line, in 2014. According to Wang Mengshu of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the railway line will begin in northeastern China and travel farther north via Siberia to the Bering Strait before returning to China.
It is expected to travel through a tunnel to span the Pacific Ocean, reach Alaska, Canada, and finally finish its voyage in the United States of America. The Bering Strait, which runs between the Pacific and Arctic Oceans and separates the Russian Chukchi Peninsula from Alaska’s Seward Peninsula, will be crossed by the train through a tunnel that will be 200 kilometres long.
The tunnel would be built using the same technology that is already being employed by China in the construction of the high-speed railway tunnel connecting Fujian and Taiwan, according to the plan. Chinese scientists believe that the railway line connecting China and the United States will be 13,000 kilometres long, a distance that a high-speed train can travel in less than two days.
China is developing a high-speed railway line connecting Ningbo, near Shanghai, and Zhoushan, an archipelago located on the country’s east coast. The railway line will pass via a subsea tunnel about 16.2 kilometres in length, which will be the first of its kind in the country.
Days before the Communist Party of China (CCP) celebrated its centennial anniversary, the country opened its first electrified railway line in Tibet’s high-altitude region, marking a significant milestone for the country. According to The Global Times, the rail route connects Tibet’s capital Lhasa with the city of Nyingchi.
China completed the construction of a crucial highway through the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Zangbo, as the river, is known in Tibet) Grand Canyon, which is the world’s deepest valley, earlier this year, marking the completion of a major project in the region.