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Chinese modular construction gaining recognition around the world

By Zhou Mo in Shenzhen | | Updated: 2022-11-18 15:49
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Modules being unloaded at a US port on Wednesday local time. [Photo provided to]

Application of the Chinese modular construction technique is gaining steam across the world, with the environmentally friendly and cost-effective construction model being adopted to build schools, stadiums and hotels.

In the latest development, a new hotel located in the Silicon Valley, United States, will be built with modules constructed by CIMC Modular Building System, a subsidiary of a Chinese leading transportation equipment manufacturer China International Marine Containers (Group) Co.

Modular building is a type of prefabricated building model. Instead of doing all the construction work on-site, it allows more than 90 percent of a building project to be finished in the factory, thereby saving construction time by over 50 percent and reducing construction waste by over 50 percent.

The citizenM hotel in the Facebook West Campus in Menlo Park, which is consisted of 161 modules, will have five stories and 240 rooms.

The modules were constructed and shipped to the US in less than five months, according to CIMC-MBS, adding that the prefabricated units had arrived at San Francisco on Tuesday local time.

So far, more than 100 prefabricated module-themed building projects have been launched across the world by the company, with the technique being used in a number of countries and regions, including the US, Britain, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Norway, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, etc.

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