17 April, 2013

How do you say 'Oh Sh*t' in Chinese?

 One more product "MADE IN  CHINA "...!!

Anyone  who bought an apartment here sure has a problem.
Talk about a collapsed  market!


(1)  An underground garage was being dug on the south
side of the building,  to a depth of 4.6 metres (15 ft).

(2) The excavated  dirt was being piled up on the north
side of the building,  to a height of 10 metres (32 ft).

(3) They dug right  up to the base of the building.
Then the rains  came.

(4) The building experienced uneven lateral  pressure
from  north to south.

(5) This  resulted in a lateral pressure of 3,000 tonnes,
which was greater than  what the un-reinforced pilings
could tolerate. Thus,  the building toppled completely
over in a southerly  direction.

*First,  the apartment building was constructed.*

Then  the plan called for an underground garage to be dug  out.

The  excavated soil was piled up on the other side of the  building.

*Heavy  rains resulted in water seeping into the  ground.*

The  building began to tilt.
Then it  began to shift, and the
"hollow" concrete  pilings were snapped due to the uneven
lateral  pressures

And  thus was born the eighth wonder of the world.

If  these buildings were closer together,
it would have resulted  in a domino effect.

Notice  that there's NO rebar in the pilings!
Just some wire  mesh.

They  built 13 stories
on  grade,  with no  basement,
and tied it all down  to
hollow pilings  with no  rebar.

Brought to you by  the same folk that make your kids' toys
and want to build your  next car.

Now that, people, is a true  snafu.
Don't you  feel better now that these are the folk that
manufacture nearly  EVERYTHING we buy and use today?

One more product
"MADE IN  CHINA "...!!

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