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BUILDING TECHNOLOGY, PRECAST SEMINAR 2018

Precast Seminar Vietnam 2018

Precast Seminar 2018

The solution for building Myanmar’s future?


Yangon & Mandalay , Myanmar

With the country opening up after sanctions have been lifted, Myanmar is to see a lot of development for the years to come. One of the various challenges this will contain will be the need for adequate housing and infrastructure for its growing population. Apart from considering renewal of residential areas, the Government addresses the topic with multiple projects of fast but structured development plans of new areas throughout the country. Projects such as New Yangon City and Ayarwun Yadanar Smart District in the Yangon Region or Pyin Oo Lwin near Mandalay are only some names to mention. Overall, the target has been set to have built 1,000,000+ new housing units by 2040. Considering that the current building speed is approximately 10,000 units per year, this will mean that building speed will have to increase 5-fold – a high challenge for the country.

The industrial solution provider Rieckermann, present in the country through its own office in Yangon, has taken up the task of contributing to mastering this challenge by inviting to a Seminar discussion with the question ‘Precast – The Solution for Building Myanmar’s Future?’. Developers, construction companies, architects, building material suppliers as well as representatives from local associations and authorities followed the call to hear about the advantages of modern precast, important aspects for the right precast design as well as the connections between precast elements. Design and connection as important aspects in Myanmar have been part of lively discussions because Myanmar is a region of seismic activity. From January to April this year only, a total of 74 earthquakes rated 3-6 on the Richter scale stroke Myanmar, which shows the importance of safe building technologies. Expert guest speakers from industry-leading companies Elematic and Peikko have provided valuable information and replies to the various queries including feedback from engineering studies as well as examples from throughout the region as well as worldwide.

“Pre-cast methods are being deployed in many other highly seismic areas,” stated Stefan Bonin, General Manager of Rieckermann Myanmar. Ismo Kallio, Vice President of Sales of Elematic, added that “Our aim is to raise companies’ awareness about the advantages of precast and highlight the benefits of the technology.”

Reducing project timelines while increasing budget security and work and construction safety as well as reducing the amount of required materials such as cement, water and steel are clearly the benefits also seen by the industry as the discussions with the about 90 and 70 participants across the two event locations Yangon and Mandalay respectively have shown. There is still some ground to cover as Myanmar is yet to implement the necessary passages into the Myanmar National Building Code. However, the authorities are supporting to go this path to enable the future of construction in Myanmar to master the challenges.

“We are very happy with the feedback received from the different participants. They showed us that it was the right topic hitting the nerve of the industry in Myanmar,” summarized Matthias Jonas, Industry Manager for Building Technologies at Rieckermann.

Source: ELEVEN Broadcasting, Myanmar

Reducing project timelines while increasing budget security and work and construction safety as well as reducing the amount of required materials such as cement, water and steel are clearly the benefits also seen by the industry as the discussions with the about 90 and 70 participants across the two event locations Yangon and Mandalay respectively have shown. There is still some ground to cover as Myanmar is yet to implement the necessary passages into the Myanmar National Building Code. However, the authorities are supporting to go this path to enable the future of construction in Myanmar to master the challenges.

“We are very happy with the feedback received from the different participants. They showed us that it was the right topic hitting the nerve of the industry in Myanmar,” summarized Matthias Jonas, Industry Manager for Building Technologies at Rieckermann.

precast seminar 2018-Myanmar event photos


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