THAILAND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY – SLOW ADOPTER OF TECHNOLOGY
(Bangkok 10th April 2023) – Thailand construction industry despite squeezed by labour shortages, rising material costs and digital disruptions, is still a slow adopter of technology.
Globally, the emerging use of technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR), etc. in the construction industry has shown that construction companies but must invest and adopt technology in order to stay competitive.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has proven to be beneficial for an industry that is facing multiple major challenges such as large construction sites to manage, labor shortages, tight timelines, hazardous working conditions, strict health and safety protocols, rising costs, etc.
IoT has help solve many of the industry’s traditional problems in project management, operations, manpower, and health and safety with solutions such as real-time data streams, analytics and monitoring, automation, forecasting, etc. Combined with related emerging technologies such as building information modeling (BIM), 3D printing, AI & Robotics, precise measurements, big data and digital tools, these IoT driven technologies are instrumental in helping construction companies to increase efficiency of projects, and more importantly improves profit margins.
TBIM Association aims to develop a national BIM standard protocols for Thailand
The Thai Building Information Modeling Association (TBIM) is at the forefront of encouraging Thailand’s construction sector to hasten its adoption of technology. “The mission of TBIM is to act as a medium to develop and disseminate good BIM standards for Thailand’s construction industry. TBIM aims to develop national BIM standard protocols, become the centre of BIM knowledge sharing, and promote BIM international collaborations” said by Dr. Sant Chansomsak, President of Thai Building Information Modeling Association.
Purpose of Building Construction Technology Expo 2023
It is against this backdrop that Building Construction Technology Expo 2023 (BCT Expo 2023) – Southeast Asian exhibition & conference platform on building and construction industry – is organized in Bangkok, Thailand from 20th to 22nd September 2023.
To be held at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre, Thailand’s biggest exhibition venue, BCT Expo 2023 is organized to drive and support digital acceleration changes in every aspect of the building and construction industry through the application of digital technologies.
Towards Digitalization of the building and construction industry – Are you ready?
Organized under the main theme “Towards digitalization of the building and construction industry – Are you ready?”, BCT Expo 2023 will showcase a comprehensive range of technology, digital solutions, machinery system and equipment by over 150 exhibiting companies to over 4,000 trade attendees from ASEAN, coming from all sectors of the building and construction industry.
A regional industry gathering for business, networking, and knowledge exchange
With strong supports from the Thai government and industry associations such as the Ministry of Transport, Department of Public Work & Town & Country Planning, Department of Rail Transport, Thai Contractors Association under H.M. The King’s Patronage, and Thai Building Information Modeling Association, BCT Expo 2023 will serve as the regional industry gathering platform for business, networking, and knowledge exchange amongst the construction industry of Thailand and the surrounding ASEAN region.
“BCT Expo 2023 is set to provide the regional construction industry and market with a dedicated face-to-face international forum to meet, discuss and exchange views, learn new knowledge and trends, forge new business deals, network, and address issues of digital disruptions and transformation impacting the industry today,” said Mr. Loy Joon How, general manager of IMPACT, the organizer of BCT Expo 2023.