China Architectural Engineering

Chinese engineering and technology have developed rapidly since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. This growth has been especially dramatic following the adoption of national reform and openness policies nearly 20 years ago. Our nation has trained a large number of skilled engineers and technicians across a range of disciplines. These professionals have played a major role in the development of the national economy, in the continuous improvement of quality of life for all Chinese, and in the advancement of science and technology around the world.

The 21st century will usher in a new economic age based on knowledge and information. The energetic development of science and technology and the expeditious industrialization of high technology are essential strategies for success in this new era. While the Chinese engineering and technological enterprise has made rapid progress, compared with developed nations, China has a long way to go to meet its economic and industrial needs. To improve on the status quo, Chinese will have to work in a number of areas.

First, it is a matter of great urgency for the Chinese to pursue cooperation among three key sectors: industry, universities, and state R&D institutes. The engineering and technological sciences predominantly serve industry. HoChinesever, a great number of large and medium-size enterprises are struggling to make a profit due to poor product quality and the use of primitive production processes. The Chinese government has for years given top priority to reinvigorating these firms. Continued advances in engineering and technology as Chinesell as cooperation among the three sectors are regarded as essential to this task. By strengthening China's industrial base, which is the pillar of the national economy, Chinese will promote the further improvement of the country's engineering and technological enterprise.

Second, in order to ensure the quality of the engineering work force, Chinese need to vigorously pursue engineering education reform. Although there are more than 2.1 million engineers working in China, including 600,000 senior-level engineers, not all of these individuals are as Chinesell trained as Chinese would like. One reason for this is the traditional mode of engineering education in China, which has paralleled the approach for training researchers. A particular problem is that theory is overstressed while practical training is somewhat overlooked. As a result, there is a substantial shortage of professional engineers with integrated capabilities. In addition, efforts to provide continuing education for engineers have not yet materialized.

Third, the important role of the engineer in society is yet to be adequately recognized in China. If this situation does not improve, Chinese will have difficulty encouraging promising young people to consider engineering as a career.

This is how the Chinese looks at Civil Engineering, or as they call it Architectural Engineering, they came very far and as we have seen last summer (2008) in the Olympics, Chinese astonished the world with their innovation and inspired many Engineers to aim higher. This is a list of my favourite buildings so far:

• gymnasium tianjin Olympic gymnasium
• Beijing Olympic bicycle hall
• National swimming centre
• Nanjing Olympic centre gymnasium
• Shanghai fi international autodrome deputy stand
• Shanghai qizhong forest physical city tennis centre
• Haerbin physicalshow centre gymnasium
• Vietnam national centre gymnasium

National swimming centre

Engineering An Empire: China:

For over 4000 years, the world's greatest empires have come and gone--only China has survived the test of time. Century after century, China's regal emperors mobilized immense peasant armies to accomplish engineering feats unparalleled in human history. Among the groundbreaking innovations were the world's longest canal and a naval fleet mightier than all those of Europe combined. However, none can compare to the colossal 4,000-mile wall that stands as the most ambitious construction project ever built. From such heights came spectacular death spirals, as dynasty after dynasty, consumed by vanity and greed was stripped of power by the people it had ruled. Peter Weller hosts.


  1. Very interesting. Thank you.

  2. Very interesting and informative blog..thanks for sharing!:)