Okuma-machi New Government Building & Alternating Current Zone
The construction project of a new government building (town hall) for Okuma in Fukushima Prefecture, the area severely damaged by the disaster in 2011. The project was expected to complete within mere two years from schematic design phase to completion, to be in time for the projected lift of the disaster evacuation instruction scheduled in 2019. Yamashita PMC participated as a PM, and proposed design-build scheme to save the construction period. While the scheme was uncommon in the public projects, we successfully led the project to completion through adjustment work to match the local government project workflow. This newly completed government building has become the first construction project under the design-build scheme from the basic design phase.
|Business owner||Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture *Client supporter (PM business consignor) Urban Renaissance Agency Miyagi-Fukushima Earthquake Reconstruction Support Headquarters|
|Location||1717 Minamidaira, Ogawara, Okuma-machi, Futaba-gun, Fukushima Prefecture|
|Building use||Government building (office)|
|Total floor area||Government building: Total floor area: 4,330.23m2, Building area: 2,828.83m2, Disaster mitigation & countermeasure building: Total floor area: 883.48m2, Building area: 454.24m2|
|Structure||Government building: 2 floors above ground|
|Number of floors||Disaster mitigation & countermeasure building: 2 floors above ground|
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Since the Act on Promoting Quality Assurance in Public Works was amended in June 2014 allowing –public projects to adopt various ordering schemes, schemes such as the design & build and the ECI (Early Contract Involvement) are becoming increasingly popular. Meanwhile, as the number of technical engineers in local governments is decreasing, "guidelines for a pure construction management system in local government" were issued in September 2020 encouraging the engagement of the construction management system to promote complex and advanced projects. Separately, many local governments are in needs of planning and implementation of PRE management strategies for aging facilities that were built during the rapid economic growth period.