North China Joint Committee Annual Conference (2017) of China Design Association Architectural Design Branch opened in Xiong’an (Baoding City) on September 9, at which more than 100 representatives from North China got together to discuss the development of architectural design industry, mainly exchanging ideas on lump-sum contracting and whole-process design consultation. President of the Branch WEN Bing, Vice President of the Branch XU Quansheng and DING Jian, plus Secretary General of the Committee ZHANG Yong and Deputy Secretary General of the Committee ZHAO Zhong , were present at the meeting. President WANG Chunyan, on behalf of the Institute, attended the meeting.
The meeting was chaired by DING Jian and ZHANG Yong respectively. WEN Bing delivered an opening speech. With the theme of "enhancing capabilities and grasping opportunities", he emphasized under the situation that the architectural design industry was undergoing constant changes in the past two years and, in the face of major opportunities such as urban design, architect responsibility system, whole-process design and consulting, characteristic towns, and design-led general contracting , companies showed obvious lack of the capability matching the opportunities due to shortage of talent to do new business. With many opportunities, companies should do some projects selectively, plan overall development, co-ordinate internal resources and take the way of differentiated development.
At the meeting, significant discussions were presented. CHEN Yong, Deputy General Manager of China Southwest Architecture Design and Research Institute Corp. Ltd, shared "analysis of risks and group control of general contracting business of civil construction design enterprises", DENG Hongxu, Vice President of Yunnan Design Institute Group, “practice and experience of design-led general contracting”, and WANG Haiying, Vice President of Baoding Architecture Design Research Institute Co., Ltd., “interpretation on Xiong’an New Zone”.
In his concluding remarks, XU Quansheng pointed out that the North China Joint Committee is the backbone of China Design Association Architectural Design Branch and is playing an important role in the various activities of the branch. As the president unit of North China Joint Committee, the Beijing Institute will, with various high-quality enterprise resources open to all and under the leadership of President WEN Bing, make joint efforts with member enterprises, positively pursue the development of the industry and contribute to the synergetic integrated development of Tianjin-Beijing-Hebei Province region.
As an old saying goes, stones from other hills may serve to polish jade. By attending this meeting, the Institute saw new opportunities and new trends for the development of the industry, learned advanced experience, techniques and management methods of the industry and determined the direction for TPADRI future efforts.