Chinese workers build 15-story hotel in just six days
Be sure to watch the time-lapse video of the construction. Amazing.
I agree with you, this is not the amazing feat that it seems to be.
The six days did not include site preparation or foundation work
(referencing Jon Danniken's post, I can only hope they bothered with a
Work proceeded 24 hours per day. Tough luck for the neighbors, but in a
communist dictatorship no one complains. There was no true "building" (no
measuring, cutting, welding, riveting, or grinding), there was only prefab
assembly. Six cranes were in service, compared to the usual one or two.
It would also be helpful to have China's cheap 1.3 Billion strong labor
Due to spam, I'm filtering all Google Groups posters.
Saw or read somewhere that throwing labor at projects is the rigour.
That said early productivity gains that are yet to come are or and the
first 50% the easiest to actualize. I'd hazard a guess more things in
my house beside this G5 iMac will be from china. Hell they now have the
fastest computer in the world. Still 1 billion with 800 million out of
the progress loop should be interesting.
Good book if you can find it . "China at work" deals with tools prior
Bill S. Jersey USA zone 5 shade garden
Good excuses, but in the end they are the ones getting the job done
and the Western countries are the ones loosing the jobs. They are on
the way up; we are on the way down; and we are just passing in the
China manipulates it's currency where the US lets theirs float.
A lot of it is corporate greed and taking advantage of a country full of
people that will work for pennies a day.
Unfair tariffs on US goods.
The US is manipulating the $ right now by running the printing presses
to "print" 600B$ of new currency right out of thin air. That drives
the value of the $ down on world makes and raises the price of
Have you been watching the price of oil and gasoline lately?
IMO, it was still quite a feat. There was a lot of prep work done and good
engineering and planning to pull it off, but still a lot of work at the job
We've bought some tooling from China over the past few years. It is just as
good quality as the US build, but in 3 weeks (delivered) instead of 12 and
$20,000 instead of $35,000.
In the 1950's that was the USA putting up places like Levittown. I just saw
a time-lapse film of the way they built those homes. They broke it down
into I believe 27 steps and even had a crew that did nothing but install and
bolt down the free washing machines that came with each home (and TV!).
Parts of China look like the US in 1880's and parts look like the US in the
1950's and parts look just like the USA today.
Does the time lag represent a backup or lack of capacity in US toolmakers or
are there so many Chinese machinists and factory floor space available for
the price of one US machinist that they can work work four times as fast?
Fast turnaround is really a competitive advantage because there hasn't been
a place I've worked that didn't want their specialized *whatever* the day
that they ordered it. (-;
I've not visited the companies, but from what I've been told, they put a lot
of people, each doing a small portion of the job and work more hours per
day. Most of the tool shops here work 8 or 16 hour days. The US shop
sends CAD drawing for approval after two weeks. The shop in China sends
them in two days.
Cost aside, lead time can make the difference between getting an order from
the customer or him going to a competitor.
I've watched a number of buildings go up and it is always the foundation
work that takes all the time. That seems to take forever, and then the
building blows up.
Not that I see anyone racing to build, but it is amazing how fast iron
work can go. The way over built Empire State Building took a year or so.
Four and a half floors per week in a building of a much larger foot
print. I find that to be much more impressive.
I know nobody can afford it any more (and in our disposable society
where we routinely blow up 30 YO stadiums nobody wants it), but I LIKE
'overbuilt' buildings. I bet ESB is still standing long after many much
younger buildings are taken down or fall down. The old buildings are
probably overbuilt mainly because they just didn't know how much margin
was needed, where today they can plot the structure to be 105% of what
is needed, and not a penny more.
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