Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more



SQUARING UP: With more than 3,000 workers swarming over the foundations of China's National Grand Theatre, just west of Tian An Men Square, Beijing, the £220M project will set several records for Chinese construction. At 32.6m, its foundations are the deepest yet built in Beijing, while the steel superstructure will see both an unparalleled span of 216m and the country's first titanium cladding. Some 8,000 panels will be needed to make up the building's 35,000m 2envelope.

Main contractor Beijing Urban Construction Group in joint venture with Hong Kong Construction Holdings and Shanghai Construction Group has already placed 30,000t of rebar and poured 96,000m 3 concrete.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.