We have completed more than 25 major building programs for GE including Global Research Centers, Innovation Centers, the Global Management Institute in New York and the new Software Center of Excellence in California.
Our work also includes more than 30 on-demand studies for projects ranging from locating a locomotive factory in India to GE’s office/call center consolidation in South Carolina. AECOM assisted GE in updating their Workplace Guidelines Generation II and producing their project delivery process manual.
Our challenge for the GE Ventures projects was to create a progressive environment to host small incubating companies as well as large corporations with established roots. The existing workspace established a new way of thinking by combining a variety of spaces to optimize flexibility. The 10,000-square-foot center includes training, workspace and flexible meeting areas for promising start-up companies and full-time employees alike. Materials and finishes complement the existing adjacent GE suite, while updating the aesthetic for a new generation in the workforce. Art and branded graphics were curated throughout the space to reflect the history of innovation at General Electric.
As part of GE’s Center of Excellence (CoE) initiative to provide program support across all regions in 2014, AECOM was named Global Program Manager to manage a group of regional delivery hubs. Projects have been delivered using a variety of delivery methods, including PM, Design-Build and Construction Management at Risk.