Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 CTBUH Thailand Chapter Launches
June 24, 2013

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BANGKOK - As part of a growing campaign of outreach in Southeast Asia, the CTBUH Thailand Chapter launched on the site of Thailand’s next tallest building, the MahaNakhon, in Bangkok, June 24.
The CTBUH Thailand Chapter Representative, Khun Paisal Shusang, Deputy CEO and Commercial Director, Bouygues Thai Ltd., the construction firm building the MahaNakhon Tower, kicked off the event with his presentation, which explained the mission of the Council in Thailand.

“We would like the CTBUH Chapter to be the place -- your place – to exchange dialogue about questions related to the ambition of Thailand to develop more and more and reach new heights,” Shusang said. “We would like this Thailand Chapter to tackle all aspects of tall building, from planning and development, to design, construction and maintenance.”
Khun Paisal Shusang opens the event
Shushang noted that the Chapter planned to address specific conditions in Thailand, such as local codes, market trends, and soil conditions. Shushang also invited attendees to join a technical working group called the Bangkok CTBUH Advising Group, which would gather tall building specialists from around the country to generate best practices, design criteria and methods, and advise on future projects.

Khun Surapoj Techakraisri, CEO of PACE Development, the developer of MahaNakhon, detailed the development objective, financing approach, design and construction process of the new tower, designed by Ole Scheeren of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). He was joined by representatives of the tower’s structural engineers, Bouygues Thai Ltd (design), Robert Bird (peer review), and Civil Park (peer review).
Speakers and CTBUH Thailand representatives gather for a group photo (l to r): Paisal Shusang, BOUYGUES-THAI; Suphot Sonsuwan, BOUYGUES-THAI; Jean-Marie Verbrugghe, BOUYGUES-THAI; Sorapoj Techakraisri, Pace Development Corporation; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Pornson Patanasin, Pace Development Corporation

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood then presented on Thailand’s relationship to global trends in tall buildings, including changes in aesthetics, materials, naming conventions (from corporate to regional or city names), and function, among others.

The presentation series was followed by about an hour of socializing at the site, a Dean and Deluca Café at the base of the future tower. The 314-meter tower is set to complete in 2015.

Delegates Attending the Meeting

Attendees: Rachut Rattanameechai 2-R Engineering

Keerati Tunthasuwat ACECOMS, AIT

Dr. Pramin Norachan AIT Consulting

Stephen Fealty Archetype Group

Kritsakorn Luangvilai Arun Chaiseri Consulting Engineers Co.

Scott Rathie Arup

Nicholas Docherty Arup

Dr. Pennung Warnitchai Asian Institute of Technology

Dr. Punchet Thammarak Asian Institute of Technology

Somchai Apipattanavis Aurecon Consulting

Assawin Wanitkorkul Aurecon Consulting

Khun Kunwadee Jintavorn Bangkok Land PCL

Ekarit Sirachainan Beta Engineering Consultant

Dr. Adel Stitou BMT Fluid Mechanics, Middle East

Suphot Sonsuwan Bouygues Construction

Francois Deguent Bouygues Construction

Kanet Rattanathamwat Bouygues Construction

Andre Ly Bouygues Construction

Marie-Clothilde Ribierre Bouygues Construction

Jean-Marie Verbrugghe Bouygues Construction

Khun Paisal Bouygues Construction

Chloe Clair Bouygues Construction

Dr. Kanokpat Chanvaivit Bouygues-Thai Limited

Khun Supachai Muangmaiprae Bouygues-Thai Limited

Ng Sin Lock Bouygues-Thai Limited

Thanawan Ketiwong Bouygues-Thai Limited

Sineenart Sukwong Bouygues-Thai Limited

Dr. Chatpan Chintanapakdee Chulalongkorn University

Dr. Wanchai Teparaksa Chulalongkorn / SECC

Suda Taleongpong Civil Park

Buddhi S. Sharma Civil Park

Jonathan Huang EEC WSP Co., Ltd

David Inkpen EEC WSP Co., Ltd

Geerati Tiasiri Fenn Designers Co., Ltd.

John S. Anderson Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd.

Patrapee Chuerlek Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd.

Peeraphat Boontham Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd.

Pitipong Seelacharoen Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd.

Sopak Kanchanosot Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd.

Seree (Teddy) Thongkamtang Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd.

Kochakorn Sookprayoch Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd.

Boonchu Sedchaicharn Metric Consulting Engineers & Architects

Peerakit Naparaxawong Metric Consulting Engineers & Architects

Pornson Patanasin

Kipsan Oslo Beck PACE

Sorapoj Techakraisri PACE

Tat Thongpakdi Project Planning Services

Wisit Kawayapanik Samsung Engineering Thailand

Matthieu Gonzalez Schneider Electric

Nelson Yeap Schneider Electric

Stephen O'Dell SODA (Thailand)

Roongchai Kransuksee SODA (Thailand)

Opas Kevalin Studio17

Pornpot Tanseng Suranaree University of Technology

Arthit Petchsasithon Technology Ladkrabang

Vorathep Sirirat-Usdorn Teo Hong Silom

Virote Boonyapinyo Thammasat University

Nakhorn Poovarodom Thammasat University

Nikolaus Leubner The Beaumont Partnership

Mark French The Beaumont Partnership

Tim Beaumont The Beaumont Partnership

Geoffrey J N Warnes Warnes Associates Co Ltd

Vanich Nopnirapath Warnes Associates Co Ltd

Worranart Chamsuwan WOR Consultant Co., Ltd.