|By PR Newswire||
|February 6, 2014 11:21 AM EST||
FRANKLIN PARK, Ill., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South Korea's global contracting giant, Samsung C&T (Construction & Trading), has partnered with The Hill Group in an educational work exchange program focusing on technology in the construction industry – especially the use of software for estimating, fabricating and designing mechanical and plumbing systems.
Joining The Hill Group for six months is Munyeon (JJ) Jung, Samsung C&T professional construction manager and nine year veteran of the company. A main focus for JJ during his visit is to understand best practices and share Korean construction standards.
"It's humbling that Samsung selected Hill, as we are the first mechanical design and contracting firm they have chosen in the U.S. for this type of educational work exchange," said Warren Hill, Chairman of The Hill Group. "We are pleased to welcome JJ to our staff for the next six months and look forward to sharing ideas on how best to use technology in our industry."
"After seeing David (Hill's Director of Technology Integration, David Pikey) speak at several industry events and at Korea's BIM Summit, I knew Hill was the perfect place for me to learn more about how to use technology in our business," said JJ. "Living in Chicago is also very exciting because I enjoy seeing and experiencing the beautiful architecture."
About The Hill Group
The Hill Group is one the nation's largest and most comprehensive mechanical construction, design, service and operations companies. For over 75 years, the Hill team has delivered professional client-centered solutions and enhanced facility operations to hundreds of leading corporations and institutions. Hill's broad experience in construction, maintenance and operation of building systems is aligned to provide solutions to complex problems encountered during all phases of a building's life cycle. hillgrp.com
About Samsung C&T
Founded in 1938, Samsung Construction & Trading (C&T) is the original company of the Samsung Group, South Korea's largest conglomerate with interests in construction, electronics, chemicals, finance and numerous other fields. In 2011, Samsung C&T was ranked as one of the top global contractors by Engineering-News Record, as well as listed on Fortune's Global 500. samsungcnt.com
SOURCE The Hill Group