Re: My Trip to China
WE call that insuclad over here, and its very much fallen out of favour, because of the leaky home syndromes. If they use the same stuff for apartment buildings in China, then some of the investors who are quite prepared to leave them empty, could be in for a bit of a shock.Ever been to Detroit, MI or Cleveland, OH? When you do let me know what you think. Believe me most of the so call newer shopping centers in suburban American cities are made to last for only 30 years max not because of the structure, but of the materials use to cover the exterior of the building envelope (think of it as a skin of the building) are made of E.I.F.S. (Exterior Insulation and Finishing System) cheap styro foam stucco plaster onto a plastic mesh and painted on that made to look like concrete blocks. Next time if anyone ever gone into a new shopping center (not malls) go ahead and flick your fingers on the wall and see how light it feels, that's what E.I.F.S. is. It's a way for developers to cut cost on labor and materials. When the age of the building reach its peak, they just bull doze it and build another one.