Tuesday 17 April 2018 - Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Autodesk, a global specialist in design software, to spread sustainable design and construction in Thailand.
MQDC and Autodesk will together advance the adoption of connected building information modeling (BIM). Under its commitment to 'sustainnovation', MQDC has used Autodesk BIM to improve its developments' quality and environmental performance while reducing construction time and cost.
MQDC's pioneering 'smart city' development on Bangkok's Sukhumvit Road, including the Great Good Place, WHIZDOM 101 retail space and residences, reflects connected BIM technologies. Set to complete in 2018, the 'smart city' achieved a top-three finish in the Sustainability category of the 2017 AEC Excellence Awards.
Suttha Ruengchaipaiboon, President of MQDC, said: "Under its 'sustainnovation' approach, MQDC embraces innovations that can improve sustainability and fulfill its commitment 'for all well-being' - covering all living beings and not just humans. Through working with Autodesk to share our experience with BIM, we aim for the wider sector to use fewer resources yet still improve quality of life, as we have with our 'smart city' project on Sukhumvit 101."
Alfred Tan, Regional Director of Autodesk ASEAN, said: "MQDC's use of BIM and its approach towards 'sustainnovation' embody what the future of making things for the architecture and construction industry is all about. Together, we look forward to promoting design excellence, and empowering local companies with the knowledge and technologies to be more innovative and competitive."