Safety First at one of the world’s most dangerous construction job sites

All this week I've been observing destructive testing at a high rise. At a building across the street, workers are taking down scaffolding from a 20+ story condo project after repairs were made to the building's exterior. More than a few times over the past several days my colleagues and I have observed workers not … Continue reading Safety First at one of the world’s most dangerous construction job sites

Video: Underground construction causes sinkhole which swallows 2 buildings whole

A giant sinkhole swallowed two buildings whole - and it was caught on video: Luckily, reports indicate that nobody was harmed. The collapse took place on Monday in Guangzhou, China as construction workers were digging an underground railway tunnel. Narrowly escaping disaster, the workers sounded an alarm and nearly 300 people were successfully evacuated from … Continue reading Video: Underground construction causes sinkhole which swallows 2 buildings whole

China: Highly efficient 30-story hotel built in 15 days using pre-fab

A colleague sent this to me just now. BROAD Sustainable Building Co., LTD accomplished a fascinating feat through pre-fabrication of erecting an entire 30-story hotel in just 15 days. The project is located in the Hunan province of Southern China and was designed/engineered to be incredibly energy efficient, with less than 1% construction waste, as … Continue reading China: Highly efficient 30-story hotel built in 15 days using pre-fab