Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Tianjin, China Railway Design Corporation (hereinafter referred to as ‘CRDC’), formerly named as The Third Railway Survey and Design Institute Group Corporation (TSDI), is the only design enterprise subordinated to China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. As one of the first batches of hi-tech enterprises identified by the State, CRDC is a large-scale enterprise group with the qualification of integrated Grade A engineering design, mainly engaged in the business of survey, design, consulting, supervision, EPC, and product industrialization in the sectors of railway, urban rail transit, highway and etc. It ranks the 7th place of ‘Top 60 Chinese Design Firms’ and the 38th place of ‘Global Design Firms’ in the 2018 ENR lists.
CRDC has a strong technical force with full range of specialties and possesses over 4,800 employees. National Engineering Laboratory for Digital Build and Evaluation Technique of Urban Rail Transit System and National and Local Joint Engineering Laboratory of Rail Transit Survey and Design have been built. It also possesses R&D platforms such as Academician Expert Program, Postdoctoral Scientific Research Program etc. CRDC has passed the certification of ISO9001 quality, occupational health and safety, environment management systems.
CRDC has accomplished railway survey and design of more than 44,000km accumulatively domestically, which occupies one third of total operating kilometrage of railways in China, and over 11,000km high-speed railways, accounting for 40% of total operating kilometrage of HSRs in China and ranking the top in the market share of the industry. CRDC has also conducted survey and design, consultancy supervision, and project management of over 100 railway, highway, and architecture projects in more than 60 countries worldwide. CRDC has outstanding advantages in fields of high-speed rail, heavy-haul rail, integrated transport hub, urban rail transit, maglev system, and new-type rail transit; some technologies have reached internationally advanced level. Significant achievements have been gained in the fields of integrated transport hub, comprehensive monitoring and inspection, integrated exploration, airborne survey and remote sensing, 3-dimensional (BIM) technology, ballastless track, high-quality bridge, settlement and deformation control, noise and vibration reduction and etc. The survey and design methods of CRDC have reached the world advanced level.
Since its establishment, CRDC has won 16 State Scientific and Technical Progress Awards (in which, Beijing-Shanghai HSR awarded the Special Prize, and Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway awarded the First Prize), 45 national excellent survey and design awards and 24 excellent engineering consulting achievements; compiled 28 current national and professional standards; held 644 valid patents (168 of which are patents for invention) and 300 registered software copyrights.
All the employees of CRDC insist on the core corporate mentality of 'Pursue for excellence with faithfulness as foundation', and the main stream of corporate culture of 'Sincere, Broadminded, Open and Innovation'. They are dedicated to constructing CRDC to be a first-class international engineering industrial group based on survey and design and driven by engineering industries, taking EPC as the core business with the supplement of diversified businesses.