NCEC (Tianjin) and CABR Signed Strategic Cooperation Agreement
Co-developed by the Ministry of Commerce and Tianjin Municipal People’s Government, National Convention and Exhibition Center (NCEC) (Tianjin) project is an important platform to implement the strategy of coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei and undertake Beijing’s non-capital functions. Following Guangzhou and Shanghai, NCEC (Tianjin) will be the third national-level modern exhibition center planned by the Ministry of Commerce. The construction of NCEC (Tianjin) started on March 29th, 2019, and NCEC (Tianjin) has been accelerating the planning of operations, especially on future exhibitions now, with steadily promoting the project construction simultaneously.
On Sep. 26th, 2019, the strategic cooperation signing ceremony of NCEC (Tianjin) Co. Ltd. and China Academy of Building Research (CABR) was held in Tianjin to announce that China Building Science Conference and Green Intelligent Building Expo（GIB） as well as China Building Science Conference will be held by both parties on the first half of 2021. Based on the theme of “the integration and coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei and promoting the sustainable and healthy development of construction industry” and the positioning of “jointly build the smart and green NCEC”, NCEC (Tianjin) and CABR will carry out multilevel exchange and cooperation in the field of Smart City, Intelligent Building, Green Building and Professional Exhibition.
Special Commissioner of the Ministry of Commerce in Tianjin Wu Haiyu, Deputy Director General of Tianjin Commission of Commerce Li Hong, Deputy District Head of Tianjin Jinnan District Yu Ruijun, Vice General Manager of China Academy of Building Research Li Jun, Deputy Director General of China Foreign Trade Center, Vice General Manager of NCEC (Tianjin) Co. Ltd. Wang Yanhua were in attendance and made speeches. Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei associations of exhibition industry, enterprises such as China Construction Eighth Engineering Division, Shanghai Construction Group, Otis China, Huawei and trade media also attended this ceremony.
As a central enterprises affiliated to the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), China Academy of Building Research (CABR) is the largest comprehensive research and development institute in the building industry in China. CABR is capable to confer Ph D. degrees and Master degrees in construction industry and has set up the post-doctor station in civil engineering. A perfect talent system with academicians, engineering design masters, hundreds of well-known experts in various fields and a large number of young and middle-aged technology backbones has been established in CABR. CABR carries out its mission in catering to the needs of building and construction industries nationwide, putting forward solutions for the key technical problems met in engineering based on applied research and development, providing technical development and consulting services, and undertaking building design and construction activities. It carries out common, basic and public technical researches required in this industry. CABR is responsible for the development and management of the major engineering construction and product standards of China. It exercises quality supervisions and tests on engineering construction, air conditioning equipment, solar water heater, elevator and chemical building materials so as to promote the scientific advancement of the construction industry, to push forward the standardization of the engineering construction, to enhance construction quality management, and to make active contributions to the development of construction industry in China. CABR covers 70 research fields of building structure, foundation, earthquake engineering, built environment and energy efficiency, residential building system and product, intelligent building, building engineering software, construction mechanization, building fire prevention, construction technology, building materials and so on. In recent years, CABR has put more efforts on the research and development of green building technologies, application technology of new energy, disaster prevention and mitigation technologies, and intelligent integration technology, etc. CABR has two R&D bases now, locating in Beijing and Langfang. The R&D base in Beijing is now the State Key Laboratory of Building Safety and Environment, with the largest earthquake engineering laboratory, wind tunnel laboratory, fire laboratory, curtain wall laboratory, soil and foundation laboratory and built environment laboratory built and put into use. For 60 years, CABR has made outstanding contributions to promoting the scientific and technological progress of China.