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China's Building Standards

'Collapsed Market': overlooked building safety standards

Collapse of "Lotus Riverside" apartment building in Shanghai's Minxing district (June 27, 2009)
China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

Rush to modernization - overlooked building safety standards

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

(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.

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

(1) Initial apartment building construction plans

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

(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.

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

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

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

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

China's Building Standards thanks to Wayne Nowazek

(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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How much does your building weigh? - R Buckminster Fuller

I am building a dream with elevators in it. - Rick Ross

Building a business is a marathon, not a sprint. - Taavet Hinrikus

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

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

In our rushing, bulls in china shops, we break our own lives. - Ann Voskamp

The taller the building, the deeper the foundation needs to be. - Unknown

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

In an urban environment, a church building is a thing of the past. - Mark Batterson

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

I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China. - Rob Lowe

The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl. - Dave Barry

What else is there to live for? Chinese food and women. There is nothing else! - Dudley Moore

No Chinese Catholics are allowed to worship ancestors in their familial temples. - Pope Clement XI

Building a visionary company requires one percent vision and 99 percent alignment. - Jim Collins

Abundance: 1. Big party held in a bakery; 2. A social event held in a farm building. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

I just wasn't cut out to be a Chinese Tiger Mom. I'm more of an Irish Setter Dad. - P.J. O'Rourke

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

I want to have a bunch of kids so I can open a factory and have free labor. Beat that, China! - Jarod Kintz

Money itself doesn't interest me. But you must make money to go on building the business. - Rupert Murdoch

Wise Husband: One who buys his wife such fine china she won't trust him to wash the dishes - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. - Socrates

You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within. - Bob Nelson

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

My big focus is China and OPEC and all of these countries that are just absolutely destroying the United States. - Donald Trump

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

God is in the resume-building business. He is always using past experiences to prepare us for future opportunities. - Mark Batterson

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

There is no place like home when the people who live there make 'building one another' their highest priority. - Gordon MacDonald

NASA scientists have been studying giraffe skin so they can apply what they learn from it to the construction of spacesuits. - Joanna Lumley

When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let's say, China in a trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time. - Donald Trump

Twenty years of romance make a woman look like a ruin, but twenty years of marriage make her something like a public building. - Oscar Wilde

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

You can not prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building a nest in your hair. - Chinese Proverb

In case of fire, don't panic. Simply flee the building with the same reckless abandon that occurs each day at quitting time. - Don Delcourt

I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind - the answer is twelve. I think I'm in the wrong building. - Charles Schulz

I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away. - George Carlin

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 thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks so I wondered, what do Chinese mothers use? Toothpicks? - George Carlin

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. - John F Kennedy

She's so fat she's my two best friends. She wears stretch caftans. She's got more chins than the Chinese telephone directory. - Joan Rivers

I'm building a glass pyramid over the Egyptian escalator where my body will be mummified, so my customers can come and see me forever. - Mohamed Al-Fayed

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

Leadership development is not an 'event.' It's a capacity-building endeavor. It's a process of human growth and development. - Linda F Thornton

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

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

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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