• BIM: Ready to streamline construction projects and eliminate costly delays?

    Building Information Modelling (BIM) has emerged as a transformative technology in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. It revolutionizes how buildings and infrastructure projects are designed, constructed, and managed throughout their lifecycle. BIM's ability to centralize and share rich data fosters collaboration, improves efficiency, and enhances decision-making processes. This article explores the fundamental concepts, benefits, challenges, and future prospects of BIM in the construction industry.

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  • Decarbonizing the Built Environment : A Definitive Guide to Carbon Zero Buildings

    Under the 2016 Paris Agreement, 197 countries, including Thailand, agreed to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 and to zero by 2050, to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The urgency to address climate change is becoming increasingly undeniable and the built environment plays a crucial role in this challenge.

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  • Seismic Design of High-rise Building using Performance Based Design (PBD)

    Thirty-six story luxurious hotel and residence building was designed and permitted using the former Thai earthquake regulation (B.E. 2550). During the construction, a new Thai earthquake regulation (B.E. 2564) with higher design seismic forces was effective and raised some concerns to the building owner on structural safety of the building. Meinhardt (Thailand) had employed Performance Based Design (PBD) to validate the building safety subjected to higher design seismic forces. It was found that the main lateral force resisting system of the building have reserved capacities and in compliance with the new Thai earthquake regulation without requiring any structural strengthening work.

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