10-Storey Apartment Building in Changsha, China Erected in 28 Hours | New



The Broad Group Living Building was erected in just 28 hours and 45 minutes. Image: From the Broad Group YouTube video.

Chinese manufacturing company Broad Group built a 10-story apartment building in just over a day.

Called the Living Building, the structure is located at the company’s headquarters in Changsha, China. A timelapse released by Broad Group shows the building to be erected in just 28 hours and 45 minutes with the help of three cranes and a large team of workers.

Video via Broad Group on YouTube.

Broad Group specializes in the manufacture of a range of prefabricated structural units for air conditioning, heating and heating. As shown in the advertising video for the project, the company has been developing factory-made steel buildings since 2009. In addition, Broad Group claims that this is the shortest construction period in the world.

The Living Building was constructed using modular units manufactured off-site in a factory. It was designed to be easy to transport and install. The structure is made of pure stainless steel, each module measuring 40 feet long, eight feet wide and ten feet high. On site, components are bolted together and then connected to factory installed electrical and hydraulic systems.

The building used Broad Group’s B-Core stainless steel slabs as structural elements, which the company says are 10 times lighter and 100 times stronger than conventional alternatives. They are also believed to be resistant to mega earthquakes and typhoons. The slabs are made up of two stainless steel plates separated by hundreds of stainless steel tubes.

The company claims that the Living Building “has the best build quality in the world,” with the lowest cost, including energy consumption and construction costs. Broad Group also believes the construction method could be used to create buildings up to 200 stories high, as well as public buildings.

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In 2012, the company unveiled its plan to construct the world’s tallest building in Changsha, which would have been carried out using prefabrication techniques. Named Sky City, it was to be completed in just nine months. The project was never carried out due to security concerns and lack of government approval. Sky City’s vacant foundation has since been redeveloped by local villages into a fish farm.

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