China’s Building Standards

“Collapsed Market”: Cutting corners to build apartments quickly

Rush to modernization - overlooked building safety standards

Collapse of “Lotus Riverside” apartment building
in Shanghai's Minxing district (June 27, 2009)



China's Collapsing Building Standards
























(1) Initial apartment building construction plans


(2) An underground garage was being dug on the south side,
to a depth of 4.6 meters. The excavated soil was being piled up
on the north side, to a height of 10 meters.


(3) Heavy rains resulted in water seeping into the ground.
The building experienced uneven lateral pressure from the north and south.

(4) This resulted in a lateral pressure of 3,000 tonnes, which was
greater than what the pilings could tolerate.


(5) The building began to shift, and the hollow concrete pilings were
snapped due to the uneven lateral pressures.
Then the building toppled over in the southerly direction.


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Engineering with fabric. - Jean Muir

Glass: Chinese marijuana - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

How much does your building weigh? - R Buckminster Fuller

The engineering is secondary to the vision. - Cynthia Ozick

The writer is the engineer of the human soul. - Joseph Stalin

Every man is the architect of his own fortune. - Sallust

The road to success is always under construction. - Lily Tomlin

Death and taxes are unsolved engineering problems. - Romana Machado

China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese. - Charles de Gaulle

I just love Chinese food. My favorite dish is number 27. - Clement Attlee

I look like I'm Chinese or Thai or Japanese - very different. - Mary Kom

The Republic of China - back in the Olympic Games for the first time. - David Coleman

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over. - Ernest Hemingway

Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins. - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

What really motivates people at Facebook is building stuff that they're proud of. - Mark Zuckerberg

Many agree that the worst thing that could ever happen is if Russia and China get closer. - Donald Trump

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture. - Lydia M. Child

Genetic Engineering: A recent attempt to formalize what farmers have been doing all along. - Unknown

A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines. - Frank Lloyd Wright

When my friends and I played cowboys and Indians, I was always the Chinese railroad worker. - Robin Williams

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light. - Le Corbusier

Like a bull into a china closet. Like in that picture, "The Prince and The Porpoise." - Archie Bunker

For me, part of one my big movements is building authentic street environments for skateboarding. - Rob Dyrdek

We laid the track on a smooth stretch of ground about one hundred feet north of the new building. - Orville Wright

I had a meal last night. I ordered everything in French - surprised everybody, it was a Chinese restaurant. - Tommy Cooper

Just because I have rice on my clothes doesn't mean I've been to a wedding. A Chinese man threw up on me. - Phyllis Diller

I don't think much of a dance step where the girl looks like she was being carried out of a burning building. - Kin Hubbard

The actual building of roads devoted to motor cars is not for the near future, in spite of many rumors to that effect. - Harper's Weekly

Living in China has made me appreciate my own country, with its tiny, ethnically diverse population of unassuming donut-eaters. - Jan Wong

Suspense is very important. Even though this is humor and they're short stories, that theory of building suspense is still there. - Sergio Aragones

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. - Anna Quindlen

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. - Corrie Ten Boom

The key to building confidence is getting out there and trying new things. Once you go down the path once, it's a breeze the second time! - Bruno Logrecco

I deal with foreign countries. I made a lot of money dealing against China. I've made a lot of money dealing against many other countries. - Donald Trump

I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street. - W H Auden

They submitted bills, and we paid them. Then we checked the engineering reports and found out that we had paid them far more than we owed them. - Donald Trump

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity. - John F Kennedy

Whenever you are embarrassed, just remember that in 1999 NASA destroyed a $655 Million project because the engineers mistook kilograms and pounds. - Unknown

When a man's suit fits, when the construction is beautiful, when the sewing and fabrics are there - in the end, you'll look the best in it. - John Varvatos

When I walk down the street in New York, the building constructor, the guy pounding cement and what not, will yell, "Hey, you hockey puck!" - Don Rickles


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