Based on its long-term relationship with SSOE in the U.S., Ford China hired SSOE to coordinate development and construction of a Research and Engineering Center in China to improve product development. The facility included offices and testing laboratories on Ford’s Nanjing campus. Ford performed master planning and retained a local design firm for engineering services. SSOE coordinated the team so that all were working together toward cost control, quality, and safety. SSOE met the client’s expectations on every level, including challenges posed by an aggressive schedule.