NICT Resilient ICT Research Center
A new research facility developed by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) jointly with Tohoku University, on their university campus, to promote studies for improving resilience of information and communication network against disasters. The purpose of the project is to form a ground of the industry-government-academia collaboration and promote studies, in the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. In this project, Yamashita PMC collated the wishes of the client, Tohoku University and the researchers earmarked as the facility users, and provided design management services in considerations of the site conditions, campus design rules, and precision equipment operational requirements. While paying a careful attention in risk management in order not to impede the studies, we successfully completed the project in line with the original master schedule.
|Business owner||National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)|
|Location||Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture|
|Building use||Research Lab (university)|
|Total floor area||Approximately 2,200㎡|
|Number of floors||4 floors above ground|
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