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Infrastructure Projects by DP Consultants


Beijing Guoson Centre

Category: Transit Orientated Development
Country: China
Year of Completion: 2008
Client: Guocoland (China) Limited
Size: 538,330sqm
Work Scope: Partial Architectural Services

Beijing Guoson Centre is conceptualised as a ‘collection of treasures’, or precious gems strung together due to its range of functional programs – a transport interchange, retail mall, five-star luxury hotel, two office towers and residential apartments. The retail podium unifies the development, comprising the South and North retail complexes. These envelop a well-landscaped central court on the podium roof deck level. Thematically, the facades of the South Retail complex and the twin towers are designed to emulate jewels through glazed onyx panels and windows tilted at various angles respectively.

The development’s focus is the luxury hotel – the ‘Crown Jewel’. A well-proportioned façade recalls the intricacies of traditional Chinese craftsmanship, expressed with present day architectural elements resulting in an elegant and timeless expression. High quality finishes on the exteriors and interiors reflect its refined nature.

The residential apartment block lies adjacent to the luxury hotel. One side faces an urban edge, the other an internal landscape court. The urban ‘front’ is modern and sleek responding to its urban condition; the internal façade seeks tranquillity. This is achieved by the central contemporary landscaped court on the podium deck. The architecture of these apartments in nature-inspiring to bring warmth into the urban centre, the highlight being the rooftop all-season conservatory gardens.


Bishan Depot

Category: Rail and Metro
Country: Singapore
Year of Completion: 1988
Client: Mass Rapid Transit Corporation
Size: 12,000sqm
Work Scope: Full Architectural Services

Bishan Depot provides maintenance facilities for rolling stock and fixed installations in Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. The 2km-long site is located some distance north of downtown Singapore on what was primarily marshland.

The buildings on the site include a main depot, an administration building that houses a training school, a fixed installations workshop (with full overhaul facilities), train wash buildings, a control tower and numerous utility structures.

The design of the buildings attempts to strike a balance with the aesthetics of the trains they serve. An insulated metal sandwich panel is used throughout as a cladding material, thereby affording a clean, uncluttered and low maintenance finish. The 10m-long panels are large but lightweight, and are mounted on steel supports.

Built at the start of construction of the Singapore MRT system, DP Architects pioneered this facility in collaboration with engineering consultants Electrowatt and rail consultants DE-Consult (now DB International). It was the first such facility in the Singapore metro network.


Changi Exhibition Centre

Category: Air Terminals and Utility Buildings
Country: Singapore
Year of Completion: 2001 (Design)
Client: Asian Aerospace Pte Ltd
Size: 59,000sqm

Designed as the dedicated home of the bi-annual Asian Aerospace exhibition and air show. The Changi Exhibition Centre comprises permanent buildings and temporary structures. The main exhibition hall is the most dominant of the permanent structures and also the nucleus of the development. The temporary elements consist of the exhibitors’ chalets, entrance canopy and tents provided for use by organisers and sponsors, as well as concession stands.

The planning of these elements is driven by the need to achieve efficiency of workflow, clarity in layout of functional components, good segregation of traffic circulation routes, good security control and flexibility of the grounds for public use during non-exhibition periods. The landscape design gives the exhibition grounds a park-like environment integrated with the adjacent coastal park. The unique structural system is designed for efficiency and services are zoned to optimise distribution.


For More Info Visit: DP Infrastructure - Projects (http://www.dpinfrastructure.com.sg/projects/)

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People at DP Group of Companies



FRANCIS LEE (CEO)

Francis Lee is experienced in the design development and management of mega-projects, having led the design for Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre and serving as Project Director for The Dubai Mall. Under his charge, the SGD1.5 billion Central Zone development at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) was successfully completed ahead of schedule. Francis is currently overseeing the project management of RWS West Zone, a development with an estimated construction cost of SGD515 million. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of DP (http://www.dpc.com.sg/people/roles/all/) Architects since 2004, overseeing the company’s strategic direction and growth.



CHAN SHELT TSONG (Contracts Director)

Chan Shelt Tsong joined DP Architects in 2008 as Contracts Director for Resorts World Sentosa (Central Zone), handling the construction of four hotels and a casino. After its successful completion, he was reassigned to continue in the same position for the next phase, West Zone, while overseeing the resolution of all Central Zone claims and disputes. During his time at Obayashi Corporation as the Deputy General Manager (Contracts), he facilitated the successful outcome of various complex contractual situations in the Singapore Management University and One Raffles Quay projects. Shelt Tsong’s portfolio also includes Changi Airport Terminal 1, Marina Centre and Universal Studios Singapore.



LISA HUI (CONTRACTS - Associate Director)

Lisa Hui’s experience working (http://www.dpc.com.sg/) on The Dubai Mall and collaborating with reputable overseas consultants on mega United Arab Emirates projects has provided her with a good understanding of international standard project management services. Other key completed projects include Universal Studios Singapore and Republic Polytechnic. Lisa currently manages the progress of the Marine Life Park at Resorts World Sentosa, which sees her working closely with client representatives (https://twitter.com/dpconsultinggrp), government bodies and statutory boards while overseeing the construction process. With a background in quantity survey, she supervises contractual resolution and commercial negotiations, allowing her an overview of every aspect of the project.


LEONARD CHEOK (CONTRACTS - Senior Associate)

Leonard Cheok was involved in the construction, coordination and contract administration of Republic Polytechnic. He also played a key role in Resorts World Sentosa (Central Zone) where he worked closely with the planners, contract administrator and QS consultant in the review and assessment of delays, cost control management (https://www.facebook.com/pages/DP-Consultants/748344845280692), procurement and scheduling, and packaging of works. Leonard’s portfolio spans various building types and includes MINDS school and Bukit Gombak Indoor Stadium. His current responsibilities include the review of consultancy services agreements and contractor appointment letters, and overseeing the project coordination and contract administration of Resorts World Sentosa (West Zone). Other ongoing projects include mixed-use medical facility Connexion and the new MediaCorp complex at Mediapolis.



TAN TENG SIEW (Senior Associate)

Tan Teng Siew has managed a wide range of building projects (http://dpconsultants.livejournal.com/) which have won numerous awards including BCA Construction Excellence Award and SIA Façade Award. He played a major role in obtaining the Temporary Occupation Permits for Universal Studios Singapore and Central Zone of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), and was instrumental in driving the defects rectification work in the latter. Teng Siew was integral to the successful handover of the four Central Zone hotels in RWS and was the project manager of Equarius Hotel, Beach Villas and the Espa Villas in RWS West Zone. His current undertakings include Twin Peaks and The Minton condominiums.



TAPANG BERNARD LANSANG (Senior Associate)

Tapang Bernard Lansang is a Civil Engineering graduate with 21 years of experience in project execution and construction planning in Singapore, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines. He has worked with large-scale civil engineering and building projects such as wharf, airport facilities, dry dock, MRTs, oil rigs and lately, one of the integrated resorts in Singapore. At DP Consultants, Bernard has not only reinforced his experience in construction planning but also project management. He is currently involved in the SGD6.5 billion Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, looking into the planning and programming of the project. Other ongoing projects include River Safari river-themed wildlife park, also in Singapore.

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EXCELLENCE THROUGH MANAGEMENT

DPC (http://www.dpc.com.sg/profile/) provides comprehensive management services through all phases of a project from pre-development to post-construction. The group offers a wide range of professional services focusing on the successful delivery of building projects that include retail, hospitality and institutional buildings (to name a few).

DPC leverages on DPA’s experience in the fields of planning and design for cost-efficient, functional and user-friendly developments and mega-projects worldwide. Working in proximity allows DPC and DPA to collaborate closely, reaping the benefits of shared-knowledge. This holistic approach improves the cross-disciplinary capabilities of both teams, which is further optimised in projects where both DPC and DPA are appointed for. DPC also has at its disposal the diverse skill sets and resources of its sister companies within the multi-disciplinary DP Group.

DPC’s mission of ‘excellence through management’ is achieved due to its people’s abilities to anticipate and resolve complex project issues.


PEOPLE

DPC brings together a specialist team of experts from varying construction professional backgrounds and experiences, that when combined forms a formidable breadth of knowledge in all sectors of design, contract and construction typology, from the relatively simple stand-alone Condominium development to the complex mixed use projects of which the collective multi Main Contract packages for Resorts World Sentosa is a major prime example.

Our people have a diversity of skills and qualifications in Project Management, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Civil & Structural Engineering, Mechanical Electrical & Plumbing Engineering, Landscaping, Façade Management, Construction & Building Management, Programming and Contracts Administration, Site Superintendents and Commercial experts giving a more multi-disciplinary appreciation of the challenges of a Project Design Team, and an intimate knowledge of the construction methods utilised by the Industry.

They are an innovative, pro-active team with an implicit understanding of the construction industry. Championing the firm’s philosophy of providing a successful conclusion to all projects, DPC repeatedly exceed client expectations by providing “excellence through management”.
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