Beijing is now building its first project of prefab steel structure residential buildings in its western Shijingshan District.
The building project, designed and contracted by Shougang Group, a state-owned construction company, boasts a short construction cycle, energy conservation, environmental protection as well as earthquake resistance.
“It saves time and labor, and environment-friendly at the same time,” said Su Baozhen, deputy manager at Beijing Shougang Construction Group.
By avoiding time-consuming labor as in traditional concrete structures, the new steel homes are easily constructed by combining all the prefabricated building blocks together. It can save 30 percent of the total construction time and 60 percent of the labor force, said Qi Weizhong, vice director of the project’s working group.