China’s Broad Group erects 10-storey steel apartment building in 28 hours
A Chinese manufacturer has once again demonstrated the use of its modular construction method by erecting a 10-storey apartment block in a little over a day.
Broad Group accomplished the feat in its home town of Changsha using bolt-together modular units, which it calls its “Living Building” system.
The company, which makes a range of air-conditioning, heating and prefabricated structural units, completed the job in 28 hours and 45 minutes, with the help of three cranes and a large on-site workforce.
The Living Building system was designed to be easy to transport and install. Components can fit into a standard shipping container, and be bolted together on site. Wiring and ductwork are factory-fitted...