In 1997, a group of enthusiasts began building a castle in France, using only materials, tools and techniques available in the 13th century (800 years ago). The project is scheduled to be completed sometime in the 2020’s.
In 1983 hundreds of workers broke a world record by building a 3 bdrm home in just 3 hours. It was later sold to buyers who weren’t told about home’s origin. The home was an instant nightmare: uneven slab, burst pipes, flawed roof, mismatched paint, buckled walls, crooked doors, faulty sewer, etc.
A guy implied he was going to build a 480 ft skyscraper but labeled all the plans as 480″. Then he had it built 40′ tall as per the plans, pocketed the investment money and won in court because he didn’t technically defraud anyone.
A Chinese construction company built a 30-story hotel in 15 days. The hotel is energy efficient, has air 20 times cleaner than comparable hotels, and can withstand earthquakes up to magnitude 9.
U.S. bridges and roads are being built by Chinese firms not American because it’s “faster and cheaper”.
The Mohawk Indians were employed by construction companies in NYC since they did not fear heights.
There is enough concrete in the Hoover dam to build a two lane highway from San Francisco to New York. It was poured in section and 582 miles of pipes we’re used to cool it. Otherwise it would have take 125 years to cool.
A 15-story hotel in China was built in 6 days.