Bridges & Roads Collapse Frequently, Tofu-Dreg Projects in China, In-depth Analysis

Bridges & Roads Collapse Frequently, Tofu-Dreg Projects in China, In-depth Analysis

Bridges & Roads Collapse Frequently, Tofu-Dreg Projects in China, In-depth Analysis

Bridges, Viaducts, & Roads Collapse Accidents Occur Frequently, So Many Tofu-Dreg Projects in China (In-Depth Analysis) In the field of China's engineering construction, there is a very peculiar phenomenon, that is, the frequent occurrence of tofu-dreg projects. Some of these projects collapse during the construction phase, and some have serious quality defects after a short period of operation, causing safety hazards or even casualties. Bridges and roads collapse is common in China. These are all tofu-dreg projects, which have not only claimed the lives of many people but also caused huge losses and waste of social resources. So why are there so many tofu-dreg projects in China? This was determined by many factors, such as engineering design, contracting, construction, and quality control. Engineering design is crucial to construction projects. Many owners, in order to minimize the total cost of the project, allow the design firm to modify the design many times, which is nominally called design optimization, but in fact, may bring serious hidden dangers to the project quality. The construction contractor is also one of the main reasons leading to these projects. Construction organization is the third major issue. It is normal for multi-level subcontractors to appear. In the end, most of the real construction workers are migrant workers. Excessive construction speed is also one of the main reasons for project quality defects. The construction period of some projects is not in accordance with design or construction codes at all, and is often determined by the leaders. For example, the 356-meter-high SEG Plaza in Shenzhen, which we talked about in the previous video, has shaken many times. An effective measure for construction quality control is to hire a supervising engineering company to supervise the construction. But this is different in China. The last is construction completion acceptance. From the above, we can see that the emergence of a large number of tofu-dreg projects in China is not due to the fact that Chinese engineers are not professional.