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« on: March 15, 2018, 03:55:55 pm »

Don't recall seeing this mentioned here, but someone just sent it to me Shocked I'm sure some health and safety would have slowed them down a little though Wink

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/chinese-workers-productivity-build-nanlong-railway-station-nine-hours-longyan-a8173881.html
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 06:35:15 pm »

In a culture where the needs of 'the group/community' has a higher priority than the needs of the individual, some things can be done which perhaps can be admired in their outcomes but not so in their execution.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 06:58:30 pm »

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We used to be able to do this kind of stuff in the UK (United Kingdom): over the weekend of 21-22 May 1892, 3,500 workers converted 177 miles of the Great Western Railway from broad gauge to standard gauge. We couldn't do it now.

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 07:38:13 pm »

Get these Chinese station builders to Portishead, now!
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2018, 10:10:24 pm »

.....I guess the prospect of being shot and/or sent to a "political re-education camp" should a project overrun concentrates the mind wonderfully.......less Trade Union influence too, and I believe their drivers have to work on Sundays! 🙂
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2018, 10:22:06 pm »

.....I guess the prospect of being shot and/or sent to a "political re-education camp" should a project overrun concentrates the mind wonderfully.......less Trade Union influence too, and I believe their drivers have to work on Sundays! 🙂

When you control all media, completion dates can be decided after the event and celebrated.  Failure you don't hear about.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2018, 10:46:49 pm »

.....I guess the prospect of being shot and/or sent to a "political re-education camp" should a project overrun concentrates the mind wonderfully.......less Trade Union influence too, and I believe their drivers have to work on Sundays! 🙂

When you control all media, completion dates can be decided after the event and celebrated.  Failure you don't hear about.

.......don't give Hopwood any ideas! 😉
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2018, 06:48:12 am »

Get these Chinese station builders to Portishead, now!


Don't be stupid, this is Britain where it takes 12 months to process a work visa and I don't think even the Chinese are that daft for just one days work !!!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2018, 10:19:06 am »

Not quite as quick, but Network Rail did manage to construct Workington North in just six days after the flooding in 2009.
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