After my summer placements in 2011, I started evaluating the Chinese construction industry. The objective of the paper was to understand the scope of low cost housing model in that country. China’s construction industry is running flat out, trying to cope with soaring demand for new buildings and infrastructure resulting from the country’s 10.7% growth in 2010. While the national government is taking steps to cool economic growth and dampen real estate speculation, building activity shows no signs of slowing. Investment in fixed assets, the broadest measure of construction activity that includes other items like machinery and real estate, jumped by 24.5% in 2010, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics. The total area under construction rose by 16.4%, while the amount of residential construction jumped 19.1%.