In Ming and Qing Dynasties, the architectural technology had a dramatic progress. The high-level standardization and finalization of designing and construction speed up the progress of the project and facilitate the management of cost and construction.

The reconstruction and building of the palaces in Qing Dynasty is jointly managed by Neiwufu (内务府, Ministry of Internal Order played a role in managing the Forbidden City operation). Construction Office or Edile was also set in Neiwufu in order to take responsibility for the restoration of Forbidden City. In Construction Office, design office and counting office were both established professionally for blueprint design and the material counting. In 1734, in the reign of Emperor Rongzheng, Engineering Ministry transcribed and published the book: How to do Engineering to be the standard principle for architectural design and building of temples, palaces, depots, city walls, memorial halls as well as Prince Mansions and so on. There are in total 11 subjects in constructions. The working distributions are definite and the responsibilities are also clear. Mainly there are eight branches of work: wood workers, tile workers, stone workers, plunging workers, soil workers, painting workers, painters and pasting workers.

In Ming and Qing Dynasties, the production of brick, tile, and glazed tiles both in quantity and quality are all passing those of the past. In palace construction, glazed tiles are largely used, and in some important palaces, the gold bricks and the stone or brick ground. The decoration of the architecture is extremely luxurious.

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