In an astounding feat for construction workers in the south-central city of Changsha, a 15-story hotel was erected in just six days without any reported injuries. The completed Ark Hotel is soundproof, includes thermal-insulation and can face an 9.0 earthquake magnitude. As another impressive detail, the builders wasted little materials and used sustainable building practices. This achievement also may have some ties to political events, since the United States and China are currently debating currency manipulation at the G-20 summit. This construction project serves as a clear demonstration of Chinese productivity.
According to Yahoo News, the hotel was constructed through the use of off-site factories which produced all the sections, which were then assembled by a team of on-site workers. As a construction accident lawyer in Los Angeles, I am impressed that no workers were harmed considering the extraordinarily quick speed of construction. Remaining safe during a construction project is vital, as an accident may result in not only pain and suffering but impact the reputation of a company. It is also important to not sacrifice quality for speed. Buildings should not be hastily constructed in order to compete with astoundingly fast projects such as this.