Johnson Controls Torihama Technical Center
A project of an automobile component testing and R&D facility. Our major mission was to study and construct a building with an integrated testing equipment, while meeting the strict standard of the disaster prevention policy required by the insurance company. Through a careful and accurate planning and a holistic management in the design and build contracting scheme, we were able to successfully complete the highest quality project. Received the 2015 CM Selection Award from the Construction Management Association of Japan.
|Business owner||Johnson Controls, K.K.|
|Location||Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture|
|Building use||Laboratory, offices|
|Total floor area||Approximately 9,100㎡|
|Number of floors||3 floors above ground|
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Amidst the ever-evolving compositions and demands of market, more and more businesses are attempting to innovate management strategies and review R&D positioning. In the past, the R&D facilities are typically planned, maintained and operated mainly by initiative of the R&D department itself. However, recent R&D initiatives are more influenced by business management strategies, from the planning phase all the way to the operation phase. The key for success in such projects is a solid “R&D business strategy” which directly links to the management. What is essential in building a R&D business strategy is the integration of top-down decisions from the business management, and bottom-up proposals from R&D operations, based on which to structure the facility.