In the last twenty years, China has experienced a fast
economical development with a two digit annual growth
rate. Again China proved that her economy can maintain
relatively fast growth, a 7.2 % increase in the first
nine months of this year, despite the fact that her
neighbors are facing negative growth and a financial
crisis that started last summer from Thailand. Such a
booming economy is attracting every foreign company with
good operations to look for possible business
opportunities in China. With the help of hi-tech
telecommunication devices, Finnish companies may have
already learnt something about the large emerging Chinese
market. However, these companies may be able to reduce
the possible misunderstandings and wrong doings if the
Finnish engineering professionals, researchers and
businessmen study and learn from the opinions of some
experienced Chinese professionals about the Chinese
development. This study concentrates on buildings.
The first chapter outlines the moment status of the
Chinese building industry, including building production,
systems, construction equipment, HVAC systems &
components, and building science & technology.
The second chapter predicts the future development of the
Chinese building, including construction scale & focus,
residential buildings, HVAC systems, and construction in
cities & in countryside.
The third chapter describes the technical issues related
to buildings, including building design, energy
efficiency, appliances, standardization, structure,
materials, construction technologies, and computer usage.
The fourth chapter introduces the possible and on going
international collaborations including energy saving,
environmental protection, sewage treatment, and
The fifth chapter views the Chinese building market,
including energy saving materials & equipment, HVAC,
structure property detection, used water treatment, city
garbage disposal, composite materials, ready-to-assemble
furniture, and the sealing of window frames.
The final chapter concludes the opportunities in the
Chinese building development.
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||101|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
- construction materials
- construction industry
- construction equipment
- energy saving