In addition to air conditioning, we design and construct building facilities such as plumbing & sanitary, fire-prevention and emergency equipment.
Our projects are led by employees with experience in various fields who have practical knowledge and expertise in the design of not only equipment, but also buildings in general. Our Vietnam Group company has a 400-member design and estimation team that can not only automate design and optimize construction, but also design using BIM (building information modeling), which is useful in facility management. Using our network of the kind only possible in a conglomerate, we are able to propose products that meet the requests and needs of our customers.
We're promoting new technologies that meet the needs of a low-carbon society. We are also exploring universal design for a graying, low birthrate and increasingly cosmopolitan society. Even as technological innovation continues and lifestyles change, we will continue turning buildings into environments where people live, something that never goes out of style.
Our employees have experience in construction management on projects of various sizes at at various types of worksites, for office and apartment buildings, for both air conditioning and sanitary facilities, and for both new construction and repair work. For that reason, they have knowledge in aspects of practical building engineering such as planning the optimal combination of components to be installed on site and applications and notifications, as well as abundant expertise in infrastructure and general building construction work. Moreover, Mitani Sangyo has leading-edge design knowledge and skills, including having pioneered the adoption of 3D CAD in the industry 20 years ago, and we have achieved smooth, high-quality construction management.
We do business with many manufacturers including large Japanese companies and can propose the perfect equipment to meet our customers' needs. In collaboration with our housing equipment businesses, we also make one-stop proposals that include kitchen units and bathroom vanities. In addition, the Mitani Sangyo group encompasses a variety of business areas and engages in building engineering projects of different scales and for different uses, including not only office buildings, but also data centers, factories and more. By having our various divisions involved in equipment for buildings conduct interviews, we have come to understand the individual needs of a wide range of users. This makes it possible to make proposals from the user's point of view.
In the construction industry, solving labor shortages and reducing work loads on the job site are issues of utmost importance, as are safety and security. Mitani Sangyo proactively works to solve these kinds of job-site problems.
For example, we leverage our strength of having an information systems department by applying ICT. By introducing BIM (building information modeling), we have been able to shorten total lead times and reduce labor burdens by frontloading review work of the sort that comes with a conventional job site such as planning the optimal way to combine components to be constructed. Moreover, we have created an integrated construction work management tool that allows blueprints and schedule control charts that are traditionally printed on paper to be read, registered and updated on a tablet. We have succeeded in rationalizing on-site work.
A specialized department known as our Safety and Security Division engages in various work to maintain safety at construction sites. It functions as a check, working to create worksites where accidents do not happen.
ACSD, our Group company in Vietnam that has a 400-member design and estimation team, boasts advanced technical prowess, including having handled many advanced cases overseas. It can design using 3D CAD and propose BIM designs of building and electrical facilities. With BIM, it is possible for the building owner to get an image of the completion drawing at an early stage, and BIM also is useful for post-completion basic operation and maintenance data for facility management. At the job site, BIM realizes efficiency, a lighter workload and safety and security. ACSD and Mitani Sangyo frequently create opportunities for interaction between their staff members, including training in Japan, and through regular Web-based meetings, they share information on Japan's worksite issues and advanced technology.