Incredible time lapse video of coronavirus hospital that China built in just 10 days

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/02/03/incredible-time-lapse-video-of.html

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And how long till it falls apart?
Even with prefab parts that seems quick.

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The trick is to get enough boxes just in time, not to stack them.

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I know next to nothing about building anything except stuff out of Lego but…can concrete cure that fast (and from the video there seems to be a large amount of it)? From what I read it takes ~ two days for it to cure enough to walk on…

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Quality construction is job number 1 in China. I will search for proof… This may take awhile…

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They’ve had a lot of practice building ghost cities.

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Bejiing built a similar triage hospital in Xiaotangshan in 7 days for SARS 17 years ago. It was mostly abandoned after the crisis but they’re renovating it now in response to Corona with better equipment and I think the pipelines were shot. So I guess at least that long.

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Eh, they don’t need it to last that long…

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Welcome to the hospital. Feel free to write your name in any wet concrete you find.

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It’s Fine.

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Yeah, I remember the stories about the hastily built Olympics housing. I hope they did better on this.

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You know what, there is a time for quality and a time for great haste. It’s better than a field tent. I think this is amazing that they were able to do it so quickly.

My guess is that this is essentially a disposable building that they won’t need in 6 months and the end of use case may involve burning it down, depending on how “infected” it gets and how the virus ends up being beaten.

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Doesn’t matter, this is more for show anyways. They don’t have enough testing kits nor supplies to deal with the sick who make it into existing hospitals (most are being turned away, apparently), many of the sick can’t get to the hospitals in the first place because there’s no transportation, etc.

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As with almost everything, it depends:

https://www.cement.org/learn/concrete-technology/concrete-construction/curing-in-construction

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And of course there are modern alternatives that cure in less time (at greater expense).

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As an engineering feat, it’s impressive. I wonder how they are going to supply it with medical gear and staff it though. Presumably they’re just robbing from other parts of the country?

theres a very large well known consumer products company (and probably their major competitors as well) that just had a subcontractor build several new factories in China around the new year.

Sounds like the foundations weren’t built correctly and the buildings are collapsing.

An aisle or 3 worth of stuff that would normally be found at large retailers will likely be replaced with other products

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People are going to get sick from the smell of all that paint drying!

The Queen seems to manage.

https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/queen-thinks-world-smells-fresh-paint/1416413

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And internment camps

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