Related Links: Sheer Innovation China Grapples with Supertall Building Boom The People's Republic of China is the center of tall building construction in the world. China has seven of the 10 tallest buildings in the world that are under construction. Yet China construction practices, even on closely scrutinized iconic supertall buildings, do not always meet U.S. quality and safety standards, said many high-rise construction experts, at a recent conference on tall buildings, organized by the Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat.That is one reason why it is somewhat comforting that China’s building codes are more conservative, agreed the tall-building
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.