Building in Booming China17 Aug, 2006 By: Michelle Nicolson
Chinese construction industry benefits from joint venture to introduce native-language project management software for capital projects.
China is the world's fastest-growing country in terms of construction, and there's no end in sight. China's economic growth is driving a variety of capital works projects including residential and commercial property, transportation, environmental protection and energy -- not to mention projects surrounding the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 Shanghai Expo that will put the country in the world's spotlight.p>
The Chinese government has mandated that the country's AEC companies incorporate modernization and standardization in all construction processes. After China entered the World Trade Organization in 2001, Chinese AEC firms needed to complete construction projects using the same international project management practices that other countries employ.
All these factors have created an opportunity for AEC software developers. One such company, Meridian Systems, took advantage of this growth environment by jointly developing a Chinese version of its enterprise project management software with ProjectAIMS, its authorized reseller in Shanghai. Launched in December 2002, the Chinese version of Meridian Systems' Prolog project management software is designed to optimize capital projects, programs and facilities for AEC firms by automating day-to-day tasks and processes from project design to close-out.
"Without question, more organizations in China realize that IT [information technology] is an essential accelerator in evolving project management practices from good to great," comments T.S. Wong, CEO of ProjectAIMS. Read more >>
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