Michael J. Mace is a recognized expert in the design of mission critical facilities, a specialization that he has written about in several industry journals. He heads the Science and Technology market sector for Page nationally, and in this demanding role, he has led many technically challenging projects, including some of Page’s largest semiconductor and data center projects around the world. His portfolio includes the $3.5 billion Samsung Fab A2 project in Austin, which encompassed 1.6 million square feet of new construction and 350,000 square feet of cleanroom manufacturing space.
How does Michael succeed in completing such complex projects on time and on budget? “Collaboration is the key,” Michael wrote in an article for Area Development. “Without question, it is the ability of the owner, architect, and contractor to enter into a collaborative relationship that determines the success of a fast-tracked project. Collaboration means not only sitting at the same table talking, but each party understanding and respecting the strengths and needs of the other. When that happens, and a few simple techniques are applied, the result is a facility that is ready in the shortest time possible – achieving true speed to market.”