Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Hi tech prefabs

Today's Metro free newspaper (London) features an article about a new hotel in China built in under 6 days from pre-fabricated parts.

Jacque Fresco's ideas for pre fabricated buildings can be seen on the Venus Project website amongst other places - and he envisages that the construction will be almost entirely automated. I admit this is one of the elements of TVP I find least plausible, but I have no knowledge of construction and not enough knowledge of robotics by a long chalk to know how far from reality Fresco's visions are.

The metro article did strike home though. A 16 storey building in under 6 days bodes well for future building if there is no need for human involvement just to create jobs and automation can be used as fully as possible.

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