SGS to Oversee Reconstruction of Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

OnJune 22, 2012, SGS was awarded a contract to provide construction supervision and project management services for the distinguished Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry AS CR, v.v.i. in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. During the four-year project, which runs from August 2012 until July 2016, SGS will be conducting construction supervision and project management for the final phase of the reconstruction and work completion on the central section of the building complex to include the construction of a parking garage and research laboratories.

IOCB AS CR, v.v.i. Appoints SGS

The Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB), a renowned research institute in Prague, carries out fundamental research in organic chemistry, biochemistry and related disciplines with a particular focus on medical and environmental applications. The IOCB educates graduate students and is the permanent seat of the prestigious Committee for Defense of Doctor of Science Dissertations in organic and bio-organic chemistry. Its important mission is to conduct significant independent basic research in organic and biochemistry and relevant molecular-oriented disciplines to gain new knowledge and apply research results in praxis.

After careful and thorough review of companies providing construction supervision and project management services, officials at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry AS CR, v.v.i. in Prague were impressed with SGS's extensive experience and deep knowledge in these areas of services and confidently entrusted SGS to manage this renovation project.

SGS Takes Construction Supervision and Project Management Services to Prague

SGS construction supervision and project management expertise will ensure all construction work in the IOCB project is compliant to all Czech legislation, regulations and standards.

In Prague, SGS construction supervisors will work to make sure that the IOCB project is completed on time and on budget while meeting all relevant regulatory and quality standards. Placed on-site for the four-year contract, SGS experts will assist in the effective execution of the project under all national and international guidelines. With a policy of constant supervision, SGS professionals will strive to keep the construction project on schedule, reduce technical risks and prevent construction errors. SGS construction supervisors will ensure that the IOCB project complies with relevant building regulations, quality standards and insurance company requirements. SGS will perform all construction works according to the specified technical documentation and building permit as well as review and assess all project documentation.

Extensively experienced SGS project managers, responsible for the IOCB project in Prague, will provide comprehensive supervision, inspection, and commissioning services for every phase of the construction project. As a world leader in project management, SGS will reduce technical risk, prevent construction errors, control budgets and effectively keep the IOCB project on schedule. In addition, SGS managers in charge of the Prague project will assist project owners in making sure that the project meets all applicable requirements whether regulatory, voluntary or client based.

SGS's extraordinary experience and knowledge in delivering successful construction supervision and project management services will be of great benefit to the IOCB project. SGS professionals are on-site and ready to successfully manage the entire project, ensuring the proper following of the construction timetable, the critical monitoring of spending and the thorough and accurate review and assessment of project documentation.

SGS is especially pleased to provide the prestigious Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry in Prague assistance in renovating such a crucial scientific facility conducting medical and environmental research meaningful to all of us.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Czech Republic
Igor Smola
K Hájům 1233/2,
Prague 5
t: +420 234 708 146
f: +420 234 708 100


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