Designed in CAD: Built in 15 Days - Chinese Erect 30 Storey Tower!

Monday, 9th January 2012
  A Chinese contractor has smashed all records for fast-track construction putting up a 30-storey hotel in just 15 days, or 360 hours. The amazing construction feat has been captured in a time-lapse video.     Chinese firm the Broad Group grabbed world attention last year when it built a 16-storey residential block in just five days.The firm has done it again but this time on a more ambitious scale building a 180,000 sq ft hotel in the south-central Chinese city of Changsha. The remarkable achievement was completed with no injuries to any worker.   The building has been designed to withstand magnitude 9 earthquakes and is claimed to be five times more energy efficient than standard towers, both in construction and materials used, and in the energy required to maintain and run the building.   All the key components were prefabricated off-site. The builders took just 46 hours to finish the main structural components and another 90 hours to finish the building enclosure.