Real building blocks as modular pieces – just like Lego!

By | January 9, 2012
Prefabricated buildings are quite common these days in construction, because of their lower costs in terms of architect costs distributed over a larger number of buildings, construction costs as mass fabrication techniques are used for each of the building blocks, less chance of construction worker mistakes, etc.

This also follows the trend of modular design that is picking up, one of the most notable cost-saving changes being in replacing farming machines with modular ones: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/622508883/global-village-construction-set

/via +Frédéric Bazin

Reshared post from +Frederic Emam-Zadé Gerardino

What can you accomplish in 360 hours?
uploaded by differentenergy on Jan 6, 2012

The Chinese sustainable building company, Broad Group, has yet attempted another impossible feat, building a 30-story tall hotel prototype in 360 hours, after building a 15-story building in a week earlier in 2011.

You may ask why in a hurry, and is it safe? The statistics in the video can put you in good faith. Prefabricated modular buildings has many advantages over conventional buildings.

Higher precision in fabrication (+/- 0.2mm).
More coordinated on-site construction management.
Shorter construction time span.
Lower construction waste.
Also many other health and energy features are included in Broad Sustainable Buildings (BSB)

The building was built over last Christmas time and finished before New Years Eve of 2012.

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