Dow Center, Shanghai, China

The Dow Center is a new research and technology center for the Dow Chemical Company at the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Shanghai, China. This high profile development of over 120,000m² includes: A state-of-the-art research and development facility, a global information technology centre, laboratories, with space for 1,800 engineers and scientists working in more than 80 labs, a customer innovation centre, where concepts are converted into prototypes to give customers a first-hand opportunity to see how products will taste or feel, and a regional headquarter office for Dow's Greater China region.

Energy efficient and environmentally responsible materials and mechanical systems were used throughout. Rainwater is reused for irrigation and toilet flushing, and low flow water fixtures were installed to reduce water use.

Faithful+Gould provided the following services:

  • Project procurement strategy and implementation
  • Vendor procurement
  • Project and construction management
  • Construction supervision
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Cost estimating, management and control
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Performance and progress management
  • Reporting
  • Change control
  • Risk management
  • Design management
  • Approvals

Our ability to integrate IT, process and knowledge management systems in providing a truly business-focused construction management solution led to the successful completion of the project. Health and safety was a critical factor. The project team and all the contractors worked together to achieve 6.7 million consecutive injury-free man hours.