Our London Office team were proud to receive a delegation from the Shanghai Municipal Civil Defence Office recently. The delegation were making their second stop on a 5 day tour of Europe.
Following a short presentation of the history and accomplishments of P.J. Hegarty & Sons, the delegation were invited to ask questions and compared notes on how the construction and civil engineering industries differ between the two nations.
Most of the interest focused around Building regulation enforcement between the two cultures and it transpires, there is a lot more government involvement in China than the UK. Both in terms of issuing permits at various stages of a project and in terms of direct government agency inspections and final sign off.
The delegation presented us with a souvenir ceramic tile depicting the Shanghai skyline, which is proudly displayed in the London office conference room.
We look forward to further interaction in the future.