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Author Topic: Ten-Story Building In 48 Hours  (Read 1220 times)

Stephen66515

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Ten-Story Building In 48 Hours
« on: December 01, 2012, 05:46:27 PM »


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A 10-story building in India made headlines this week after it was reported to have been successfully constructed in only two days.

According to NDTV, the construction of the building, located in an industrial area in the city of Mohali, began on Thursday afternoon at 4.30 p.m. local time. It was reportedly completed on Saturday, also at 4.30 p.m.

Three cranes and over 200 workers, including technicians, worked "[a]round the clock" to complete the building, the Hindustan Times reports.

The building is said to have been constructed with pre-fabricated materials, including 200 tons of steel.

Entrepreneur Harpal Singh, the head of the infrastructure company Synergy Thrislington who conceived of the project, had previously promised that the building -- aptly dubbed "Instacon" -- would be finished in 48 hours. He had also said in an earlier interview that the structure would be the "first building of its kind in the country."

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Re: Ten-Story Building In 48 Hours
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 06:51:16 PM »
  I don't think I'd work or live in a 10 story building that was built in that short of a time.  I wonder how it would hold up against an earthquake.....

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Re: Ten-Story Building In 48 Hours
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 08:39:07 PM »
It depends. Not sure yet what they did about a foundation, but a couple of clues are "The building is said to have been constructed with pre-fabricated materials, including 200 tons of steel." and "200 workers". Most projects I knew at my last job only had teams of some 5 at a time, so the many hands bit makes it interesting.

And the Pre-Fab part, if it's for example huge blocks of pre-built modules, you'd save a month each because you just slot them together like lego-type blocks.

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Re: Ten-Story Building In 48 Hours
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 12:43:18 PM »
This is not new, only slower.



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