Witness Happiness: Transformation of an old community visited by Premier Li in Xi'an

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Mingdemen North Community, the first affordable housing community in Xi'an that once received a visit from Premier Li Keqiang, recently completed its renovation project.

The community was built in the 1990s. The renovation project of this old community involved 126 buildings and 6,286 households, with a vast and scattered construction area. In order to improve the renovation efficiency, China Construction Industrial & Energy Engineering Group, a company under China State Construction Engineering Corporation, took the lead and established a work coordination group that also functioned as the labor union workstation formed mainly by the project team, the subdistrict office, the community office, and the property management office. In order to keep the residents informed, the workstation formed a team to post policies on bulletin boards, distribute brochures, and contact representatives of the community, the property management office, and the residents. This gave them better understanding of the plan and the benefits of the renovation project. The workstation also created models of buildings and community areas to show residents how their community would look like after renovation. The project manager said, "The renovation of the greening and parking areas needs to not only meet young people's demands for parking spaces, but also fulfill the elderly's expectations for the greening coverage ratio. We communicated with and surveyed the resident representatives for many times and eventually made the current plan to construct the parking spaces."

Since the renovation started, the Mingdemen North Community workstation has made 296 visits to residents and distributed more than 1,600 questionnaires to 2,812 households in collaboration with the subdistrict office and the community office. More than 100 requests for renovation were collected from residents. Four hundred and fifty-nine online and on-site requests were processed, with a processing rate of 100%. With the joint efforts of the project team and all parties, the Mingdemen North Community project completed the energy-saving renovations of 90,000 square meters of exterior walls and 16,900 square meters of roofs, the removal and replacement of 24,000 square meters of exterior windows, the pavement of 13,500 square meters of roads, the construction of 45,000 square meters of greening space, as well as the addition and renovation of 14,100 meters of pipe networks. The efforts solved a number of long-standing problems that had troubled the residents.

The project workstation had a residents' wish list. Every time they visited the residents, they would carefully record their reasonable demands in a notebook. With the coordination between all parties, the project team revised their design in a timely manner, adjusted the budget, and kept optimizing the plan during construction. This menu-planning style of renovation that took both the actual situation of the community and public opinion into consideration earned the project team more and more support and recognition from the residents in the subsequent construction. Everyone's wishes were fulfilled.

The project team introduced an intelligent face recognition access control system. Residents can scan their faces and gain access. License plates can be automatically identified to generate the owners' information and travel trajectory behavior. Smart manhole covers, smart fire warning systems, one-key emergency alert, smart power saving, and other new technologies were employed to build a smart community, promote the modernization of the community governance system and capabilities, and revitalize the old community.

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