It is not often that we bring news of Building Information Modelling success in South East Asia here on BIMcrunch, yet we’re doing just that today.
Vietnamese publication DTI News has reported on the success of contractor CotecCons, a firm who are utilising BIM for a luxury residential complex named Masteri Thảo Điền. Located in Ho Chi Minh City, the five and a half hectare development contains eight 43 storey towers and is valued at 3000 billion VND – you could say that it is a mega project indeed!
Despite the scale of the work, CotecCons have disclosed that they are three months ahead of schedule and the project is the fastest that they have ever delivered, information that was revealed at a topping out ceremony last Friday (September 18th, 2015).
Speaking at that event was Thảo Điền Investment‘s Acting General Director, Ms. Phan Thi Anh Tuyet. She told DTI: “We are confident the partners will complete the entire residential project with the spirit of urgency. The company will proceed with the transfer of the first apartment in quarter 03/2016.”
CotecCons’ forecasted success is seen as a positive indication of a revival in fortunes for the area following a decline in recent years. According to DTI, the number of projects on-going in Ho Chi Minh has more than doubled compared to the same period in 2014.
BIM has been implemented on the project from the design stage, a process highly useful for showcasing how work is proceeding on a real-time basis for investors. BIM has also enabled the firm to work at their most efficient yet; the project is taking just 30 months to complete.
“We can confirm that the Masteri Thảo Điền project has the fastest progress of all projects ever implemented by CotecCons”, explained their Chairman, Nguyen Ba Duong.