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About Broad Sustainable Building

Established in March 2009, BROAD SUSTAINABLE BUILDING CO., LTD is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BROAD Group. BSB Central Factory, attached to BROAD SUSTAINABLE BUILDING CO., LTD, consists of a BSB R&D Center & BSB Training Center, producing BSBs for the global market.

There are now 230,000 sqm of workshops with more than 4000 employees. It is designed to have workshops covering 360,000 sqm with a staff of 19,000 to produce 10 million sqm of housing & public buildings annually.

Their setup is similar to the BSB Central Factory, where all technology come from. Fifty franchises in China and 50 overseas anticipate to dominate 30% of the global construction market. Over 30+ BSBs have been built in Hunan, Shanghai, Shanxi, Shangdong, Fujian, Ningxia, Hubei, and Mexico.

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Broad Sustainable Building at CTBUH

Changsha Regional Tour Report

Changsha Regional Tour Report

20-21 Sep 2014, Tour Report – The tour began with the Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) campus including the New…

CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Silver Sponsor

CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Silver Sponsor

16-19 Sep 2014, Conference Sponsor – The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our…

Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day Two

Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day Two

12 Jun 2013, Conference Activity – See the highlights from the second day of the CTBUH 2013 London…

Broad Sustainable Building at CTBUH

Changsha Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014, Changsha – Tour Report
The tour began with the Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) campus including the New-Ark Hotel. The group also visited Broad’s construction site of a 59-story tower.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Silver Sponsor
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day Two
12 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity
See the highlights from the second day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including The Shard Networking Reception.
Changsha Regional Tour Report: Behind the China Broad Group
22-23 Sep 2012, Changsha – Tour Report
Attendees enjoyed an exclusive tour of the China Broad Group Facilities and spent the night in the T30 Hotel. The tour covered the company's manufacturing and research facilities.
Inside the China Broad Group
Aug 2012, Changsha – Tour Report
CTBUH’s Executive Director tours the headquarters of the company behind the 30-story tower erected in 15 days. Now they want to build the world’s tallest tower in nine months.

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Yue Zhang

Yue Zhang

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2013

CTBUH Resources Involving Broad Sustainable Building

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Winner

The Differences in Developing Tall Buildings in Cities in China

17 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Junjie Zhang, ECADI; ZhaoHui Jia, Greenland Group; Nengjun Luo, CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD. & Yin Tang, Broad Group

New Chapter of Earthquake Resistance

Jul 2014 – Other Videos
Broad Sustainable Buildings

Building The Broad Pavilion

Jul 2014 – Other Videos
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Debating Tall: Is Sky City's Prefabricated Approach Viable for the Future of Megatall Buildings?

30 Oct 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue Iv
Bob Lang, Arup; Ken Shuttleworth & Paul Scott, Make

Videos

The Differences in Developing Tall Buildings in Cities in China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Junjie Zhang, ECADI; ZhaoHui Jia, Greenland Group; Nengjun Luo, CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD. & Yin Tang, Broad Group
This panel considered whether Shanghai’s supertall buildings will characterize those undertaken in other Chinese cities and the key development drivers behind development further inland. Junjie Zhang, President, ECADI, began the session by asking the…
New Chapter of Earthquake Resistance
Jul 2014 – Other Videos; Broad Sustainable Buildings
Broad Sustainable Buildings 30-story test building withstands a 9-magnitude earthquake test.
Building The Broad Pavilion
Jul 2014 – Other Videos; Broad Sustainable Buildings
Time lapse of the the construction of The Broad Pavilion in one day for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
New Ark Hotel
Jul 2014 – Other Videos; Broad Sustainable Buildings
Time lapse of the New Ark Hotel being constructed in 6 days.
History Rewritten (T30 Hotel)
Jul 2014 – Other Videos; Broad Sustainable Buildings
Time lapse of T30 Hotel being constructed in just 15 days.
What role do you think modular construction will play in tall buildings in the coming years?
Jun 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Johannes de Jong, KONE; Roberto Meyer, MVSA Architects; Moshe Tzur, Moshe Tzur Architects & Town Planners; Sunny Wang, BROAD Group
Industry leaders answering this question include: Johannes de Jong, KONE; Roberto Meyer, MVSA Architects; Moshe Tzur, Moshe Tzur Architects & Town Planners; and Sunny Wang, BROAD Group.
What do you think the North America, Asian and Western European tall building communities most need to learn?
Feb 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Sunny Wang, BROAD Group
Industry leaders answering this question include: Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; and Sunny Wang, BROAD Group.
Tall Building Innovation Award: BSB Prefabricated Construction Method
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Shuguang Wang, BROAD Group
Never before has an entire prefabricated building system been developed to this degree. The BSB Method is a clear and innovative way of fundamentally rethinking tall building construction, and holds great promise for the future.
Interview: BSB Prefabricated Construction Method
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Shuguang Wang, BROAD Group
Shuguang Wang discusses the Broad Sustainable Building Prefabricated Construction Method, a Tall Building Innovation Award Co-Winner. He talks about the innovative new pre-fabrication technology and the use of it to build Sky City, which aims to be…
Is it possible to construct a completely pre-fabricated megatall building (i.e. over 600 meters)?
Jul 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Helmut Jahn, JAHN; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; Ken Shuttleworth, Make Architects; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Zhang Yue, Ch
Industry leaders answering this question include: Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Helmut Jahn, JAHN; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; Ken Shuttleworth, Make Architects; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; and Zhang Yue…
Sky City: World's Next Tallest
12 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Zhang Yue, BROAD Group
The China Broad Group captured the imagination of the entire world with the time lapse video of their 30-story pre-fabricated tower being erected in just 15 days in China. Similarly, the world’s attention is now on their latest plans, for the next “…
Interview: Sky City
12 Jun 2013 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Zhang Yue, BROAD Group
Zhang Yue of China Broad Group is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Zhang talks about Sky City, the Broad Group's 838m tower planned to be constructed in only 9 months.
Interview: Broad Sustainable Building
21 Sep 2012 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Ying Tang, BROAD Group
Ying Tang of Broad Sustainable Building is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Ying Tang discusses the current projects by Broad Sustainable Building Group, and the motivations behind building…
Interview: Prefabrication in the Tall Building Industry
21 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting
Andy Davids of Hyder Consulting is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Andy discusses the 838-meter BROAD Group Sky City project and what the prefabrication of major portions of buildings will…

Papers/Research

Debating Tall: Is Sky City's Prefabricated Approach Viable for the Future of Megatall Buildings?
30 Oct 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue Iv; Bob Lang, Arup; Ken Shuttleworth & Paul Scott, Make
At the CTBUH London Conference in June 2013, Chairman Zhang Yue of Broad Group presented on Sky City, the next-planned world’s tallest building, to be constructed of prefabricated modules. While the schedule has pushed back and questions around the…

Tall Buildings Involving Broad Sustainable Building

1   J57 Mini Sky City 2015 208 m Changsha
2   T30 Hotel 2012 100 m Changsha
3   S30 Apartment 2012 100 m Changsha
4   JinCheng Office Building 2012 86 m Jincheng
5   Changsha International Convention & E… 2016 85 m Changsha
6   Talents Building 2013 83 m Yinchuan
7   New Ark Hotel 2010 50 m Changsha
8   Fujian United Benefit Broad Building 2012 33 m Renhuai
9   BROAD Pavilion 2010 21 m Shanghai
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The building list and facts show buildings involving Broad Group, Broad Sustainable Building Co., Ltd