Description of Businesses

In addition to the core construction business (building construction, civil engineering, and overseas construction), Shimizu engages in four main non-construction businesses : Real Estate Development, Engineering, LCV (Life Cycle Valuation), and Emerging Frontier Businesses.

Construction Business

Non-construction Businesses

Building Construction

Shimizu proposes, plans, designs, builds, and manages the operation and maintenance of offices, plants, schools, hospitals, and a variety of other buildings.
In addition to proudly claiming top share in orders for medical facilities and welfare facilities such as nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, 18th century projects such as repair work on Nikko Toshogu Shrine and construction of the West Wing of Edo Castle by our founder, Kisuke Shimizu, was the beginning of our extensive track record in construction of temples, shrines, and traditional architecture. Another unique asset of Shimizu is the Tokyo Mokkoujou Arts & Crafts Furnishings, an in-house factory that specializes in woodwork.
We have also taken on the challenge of employing robotic technologies to improve productivity in recent years.

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Civil Engineering

Shimizu designs, builds, and renovates tunnels, bridges, dams, urban infrastructure, energy facilities, and other public works.
After completing Japan's first underground LNG (liquid natural gas) tank in 1970, Shimizu constructed half of the existing large underground LNG tanks in Japan.
We have also taken on the challenges of projects that pose a high degree of difficulty, such as construction of the Ukishima South section of the Tokyo Bay Aqua-line Kawasaki Tunnel, the Kamihiro & Motoasakusa section of the Oedo subway line, Yanba Dam, and Oizumi Minami on the (southbound) Tokyo Outer Ring Road tunnel, and are accumulating technical expertise and a track record through these projects.

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Overseas Construction

Shimizu entered the overseas market in the 1970s and has developed a track record over 60 countries.
Since establishing an office in Singapore in 1974, Shimizu has participated in construction of manufacturing facilities, high-rise buildings, hospitals, bridges, subways, and other construction projects in countries around the world, primarily in Southeast Asia. We are contributing to the development of these countries and enabling people to live in comfort.

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Real Estate Development

Shimizu leverages the technology and expertise it has developed in the construction business in real estate development of office buildings, logistics facilities, and other properties. We are developing properties under our own brands, the i-Mark Building series of office buildings and the S.LOGi series of logistics facilities. Shimizu also entered the overseas real estate development market in 2011. We are involved in condominiums, data centers, office buildings, and other projects in Southeast Asia and have expanded to North America.

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Engineering

Shimizu works on EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) business in four core areas of alternative energy, environmental remediation, life sciences, and digital, and is working to achieve low-carbon communities and create living environments that are safe, secure, and healthy.

Alternative Energy: Expansion of EPC business in large solar power and wind power (onshore & offshore) projects
Environmental Remediation: Environmental clean-up engineering by improving contaminated soil remediation and other technologies
Life Sciences: Turn-key order fulfillment of plants by achieving high efficiency and automation in highly sophisticated production facilities
Digital: ICT systems and engineering suited to the facility purpose and the customer’s needs

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LCV (Life Cycle Valuation)

Shimizu is increasing value, and improving user satisfaction over the life cycle of buildings, infrastructure, energy, and residential areas, and is contributing to a sustainable future.
We combine the three businesses of BSP (Building Service Provider), energy and infrastructure management, and ICT & Smart cities to provide comprehensive services and solutions that include participation and investment in businesses.

BSP business: Facility operation and management services after completion of construction
Energy & infrastructure management business: Streamlining infrastructure management and improving profitability through power generation using renewable energy and electricity sale, infrastructure maintenance, PPPs*, concessions, etc.
ICT & Smart business: Commercialization of smart cities and provision of services using ICT technology

PPP: Public-Private Partnership. Arrangement for involving public and private sector partners in providing public services

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Emerging Frontier Business

Shimizu is emerging rapidly commercialization in four areas of emerging frontier business : ocean development, space development, harmony with nature, and venture investment in next generation technologies.
Our concept of developing untapped frontiers such as the ocean and space began in the 1980s. In 2018, we established the new Emerging Frontiers Division to move from R&D to commercialization.

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