Live a Meaningful Life

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Into the new office of Mrs. Wang in the Garden Expo Park in Fengtai District, Beijing, the most vivid impression is that the green plants and flowers in her room are echoed with the verdant scenery outside the window, full of vitality….


Talking about life experiences


“Mainly it is platform and opportunity. I am fortunate to have lived in a big environment. If there is no platform of Zhongyuan, I can’t have it today. Through one person, we can also see the growth process of a company. ” National survey and design industry technology innovation leader, the State Council special experts and other national honors winner, Mrs. Wang,  chat her past brilliant experience, can always take so understatement.

Wang introduced herself and said, “I was assigned to the General Design Department of the Ministry of Machinery (the predecessor of China Zhongyuan International Engineering Co., Ltd.) in 1985 after graduated from university. From that time, I did lots of project such as the Asian Games gymnasium, electric stoves, factories, construction machinery, high rise building in Fangzhuang, etc., and became a healthcare specialist later on, time flies and it was already 34 years…”


In the late 1980s, in the context of the planned economy, the Design Department of the Ministry of Machinery, which was once in the four major industrial institutes in China, began to transform for breakthroughs. The studio where Wang worked was upgraded to department and eventually developed into today’s professional institutes. In the past 30 years, under the turbulent tide of China’s economy, the Design Department of the Ministry of Machinery has been transformed into the current China Zhongyuan International Engineering Co., Ltd., and Wang has grown from an ordinary designer to vice president in Zhongyuan’s 60 years history, the only woman senior leader.


As a leader in the healthcare area, it was not too early for Zhongyuan to start the business in China. Dr. Huang Xiwei, the academic pioneer in 1988, returned to China to study, and started with the small hospitals that were built by the World Health Organization. Until the completion of the First People’s Hospital of Foshan City, with its special development background in the Pearl River Delta of the Yangtze River, the high-standard and high-demand introduction of the IEC medical electrical design concept at the forefront of innovation has triggered the vibration of the medical construction industry. Since then, Zhongyuan has successively undertaken such well-known projects as Peking University Hospital, Beijing Hospital, Beijing Third Hospital, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Union Hospital, and the People’s Liberation Army General Hospital. In the past 20 years, the company established its own brand as their original expectation. “In addition to medical treatment, our business involved energy (2/3 heating project is designed by Zhongyuan), logistics, civil and bio-safety. The characteristics of Zhongyuan are comprehensive and professional.” Chatting about former firm, Wang is always smiling, and pride is beyond words.


Talking about project experience


In 1993, Wang participated in the Foshan Hospital project, she always began to pay attention to the IEC standard. How to study and introduce the relevant regulations into the country, what kind of system should be used in medical places? What should be designed for insulation monitoring devices and electrical safety? Prior to this, there were very few descriptions about the electrical profession in the design specifications of medical buildings in China. Wang and her team were struggling in the project and could only practice with little reference to the IEC standards. This also opened up Wang’s deep research and development, and devoted herself to the development of the industry.

When it comes to the experience of doing this project, Wang always sums up two words – “lucky” and “fun”. She smiled and said that it was fortunate that the company gave such an opportunity, and those days were very interesting experiences.

“I have limited contribution to the profession compared to other experts.” Mrs. Wang, who has been in management since the beginning of 2003, has repeatedly emphasized. However, it is undeniable that even if she left the technical position, she still made outstanding achievements in the professional fields of electrical industry, machinery industry and medical industry. Although she has worked in management positions for many years, she has not given up on his studies.


Talk about the struggle


It can be said that people in the 1960s also caught up with a good era. At that time, they just smashed the “Gang of Four” and the country resumed the college entrance examination. It was just at the beginning of the reform and opening up. The situation in the country was very good. There were many opportunities in the industry, and talents were particularly scarce. But there were experienced teachers always around you. Wang said, you can easily found something or someone to motive and improve yourself.

“At that time, there was indeed a kind of enthusiasm”. Wang said, “I worked with Mr. Li gongwei in the Beijing Asian Games venue and used PC1500 to calculate the parameters of the mixed lighting. I was pregnant, but still kept traveling for research. When the child was just one and a half years old. An opportunity occurred to work on the super high-rise project, I left child at home and go to Hainan…

Wang always talked about some of her work experience in these years, she said, “There is nothing fails except trying.” “Gender doesn’t make difference when we are educated. We were all “strong girls” at that time. We all know that women can be the half the sky. The society at that time is more equal than the present to men and women.” Wang said with smiling face.

However, today’s industry environment situation has been greatly different, there are many projects, but there is little change in each type of building because of code. The regulations kill the young people’s inspiration. Today’s young designers have many projects to work on in a very tight time. They becomes physical labor and their main work in the office is CAD drawing. Many young people said that the design had no sense of accomplishment, and the electrical profession was particularly prominent. After all, the electricity could not be seen. An accident occurs after the end of a project. The young designer didn’t know the reason because they only draws what senior engineers asked them to draw, and some even didn’t know how to do the basic calculations.

“But it makes sense, “Wang said, can designer be separated from drawing? Of course not, but drawing is not the fundamental of design, the most important thing is to study the system and find fun from it.”

When talking about her plans for retirement and joining Bo Yuan Medical as a senior strategic consultant, Wang always showed a childlike smile. “I am still young! In foreign countries, my age might be just a beginning! I want to expand my career from my experience in Zhongyuan and contribute it to the society.”



Talking about the future


“China is in an era of great change, the country has a “One Belt, One Road” big strategic plan; there is a magnificent blueprint for the Xiong’an New District; there is a grand vision for realizing the great “China Dream”. Our industry needs to be upgraded, our design level, customer service is also facing the same pressure of upgrading.” Wang said, “This upgrade is not as simple as upgrading a computer program. It is necessary to improve the creativity and service awareness of our entire team. The market competition is becoming more and more fierce. The choice of design team by clients is becoming pickier. How to stand out in such a market environment requires the team to work hard together and strive together.”


“For example! Before I went to Zhongyuan, I thought I was doing research in a research institute. When I arrived at the design institute, I discovered that I was about to face a new field. For the future, I found that I didn’t even have Planning, at the time of the 21-year-old, just want to “try hard to learn, and strive to be the best one”, from the mechanical drawing learned from the school to the architectural drawing of the work, everything must be learned from the beginning. “Work arranged for me I will take the initiative as soon as possible and I want to master more skills as much as I can. During pregnancy, I went to Xuzhou, Yantai, Changchun and other places for on-site design and research. I returned to work after three months of child birth…”


“The transformation of a company and the change of a person’s social role actually have many similarities. To gain an opportunity, you must work hard to start from changing yourself, and you must pay your hard work and labor. When you are a raw hand, you need work harder to catch up with peers; when you are experts, you can’t slack off, otherwise your peers will soon surpass you. In the same industry, the most important thing is that you are better than your competitors and done a better job. We need quality, not quantity. It is a scorpion that can only be honed or a horse that can traverse the wilderness, and it is only be tested in the vast world of the market. OK, this is an opportunity. It is the time for each of us to re-examine ourselves and improve our position…”


Before the end of the interview, Wang told us, “The Summer Palace, which I used to visit when I was young, I still wanders around. No matter how eccentric the world is, how much life is full of twigs, the landscape of the Summer Palace is still the same, and the blue waves of Kunming Lake are still tranquil, how to judge the work and life?  I feel that the life is a very short journey, working hard and challenging yourself, to me it makes sense, now I am very happy to be able to re-sail and play with a group of energetic young people.


Chatting with Mrs. Wang, while listening to her glory in the past, you will unconsciously feel the unique energy and passion from her. In her eyes, she will always be full of opportunities to grasp the future with confidence. Just like the green plants and flowers in the full house of her office, it is full of life and ready to grow and bloom. Let us wish her and her team have a more beautiful future!


(Boyuan Medical + E Spaces)


E Spaces Architecture Inc. First Anniversary

E spaces architecture Inc. is a high-end design studio for Boyuan Medical Overseas, managed by Mr. Bin Chen, a Canadian registered architect and overseas project director. In July 2019, the company’s president, Mrs. Yi Wang, Mr. Wenzhang Yuan , Director of Boyuan Medical Operations, and Mrs. Chunhua Xin, Chief Medical Specialist of Boyuan Medical, went to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to participate in the company’s first anniversary celebration and discuss the company’s current Project progress and future developments.


Mr. Chen holds a master degree from the Ivy League School of Architecture in USA (Cornell). He has worked for STANTEC, Canada’s largest architectural design firm for many years, and he has many projects completed in North America. The establishment of Boyuan Medical Overseas Studio(E Spaces) aims to enhance the overseas influence of Boyuan Medical Brand and provide a broader international vision for domestic projects. Mr. Chen is currently not only responsible for the management of Boyuan Medical’s overseas business, but also regularly conducts lectures, salons, working groups and other related skills training program for the domestic design team in Beijing, aiming to improve the overall architectural design level of the team.


(Boyuan Medical + E- spaces)