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    How to call the technology used for construction in Thailand?

    What is the technical, English term for the technology used here in Thailand for structural constructions?

    Are there any good books related to residential construction with the use of this technology?

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    Concrete post and beam with non load bearing brick infill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx View Post
    Concrete post and beam with non load bearing brick infill.
    That was helpful, Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx View Post
    Concrete post and beam with non load bearing brick infill.
    Recently with pre-stressed/post-tensioned concrete floor beams covered with yet more concrete.

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    formwork

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    Is this also used in Philippines? I'm thinking of using Philippine architect and want to know if they would be familiar with this technology...

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    Thank you for all replays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    Is this also used in Philippines? I'm thinking of using Philippine architect and want to know if they would be familiar with this technology...
    Yes..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    Is this also used in Philippines? I'm thinking of using Philippine architect and want to know if they would be familiar with this technology...
    As long as they can write all the notes and specs in Thai there should be no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    Is this also used in Philippines? I'm thinking of using Philippine architect and want to know if they would be familiar with this technology...
    As long as they can write all the notes and specs in Thai there should be no problem.
    Well, I'm going for a BIM solution in Revit, I hope paper drawings can be printed out in any language from it. The reason to use a Filipino is a way better communication, professionalism and work ethics yet keeping up with Thai pricing standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    Is this also used in Philippines? I'm thinking of using Philippine architect and want to know if they would be familiar with this technology...
    Yes..
    Can you share any experience working with Filipinos? What are the rates?

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    Jacob, do you have a particular Philippine architect in mind? If not, there are good Thai architects around who speak English. You just have to look for them. Good ones charge a bit more, but, as you know, that's usually true about any professional. What is your budget and where exactly are you building? Good luck.

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    Your local arbotor or tesabann office would likely have a draftsman that could convert your English plans into Thai. We had that done and it worked out well

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    Quote Originally Posted by terp80 View Post
    Jacob, do you have a particular Philippine architect in mind? If not, there are good Thai architects around who speak English. You just have to look for them. Good ones charge a bit more, but, as you know, that's usually true about any professional. What is your budget and where exactly are you building? Good luck.
    I build in Chiang Mai. More precisely near the road running along Ping river between Chiang Mai and Mei Rim.

    According to some research I have done the rate here is 8-10k for Autocad files including full drawings of architecture, structure, sanitary and electric. This also comes with simple 3d model in sketchup. Additional sanitary and electric details in sketchup cost another 10k. This however, are the offers from Thai speaking architects.At the other hand, "Farang friendly" services were offered at rates of 7% of construction cost which in my case would beat least some 100k.

    Can you advice on any English speaking architect who is at least close to regular Thai rates (10-20k)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer View Post
    Your local arbotor or tesabann office would likely have a draftsman that could convert your English plans into Thai. We had that done and it worked out well
    Good to hear that. Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob
    I build in Chiang Mai. More precisely near the road running along Ping river between Chiang Mai and Mei Rim.
    Looks like you are very near my build-in-progress. I am in Don Kaew (Or Bor Tor) in Mae Rim District between Rt. 107 and the Ping River south of the 2nd Ring Road.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob
    Can you advice on any English speaking architect who is at least close to regular Thai rates (10-20k)?
    Short answer: sorry, no I can't. I do like my English-speaking Thai architect, who did complete sets of detailed building plans which were submitted to the Or Bor Tor. His design fee was 6.5%. He is now also my builder under a separate contract. Normally, he doesn't build houses less than 4-5M baht - although he made an exception in my case.
    Last edited by terp80; 24-07-2014 at 10:48 PM.

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    I will never forget the time that I saw a new sign being placed on the wall of a condo development. The guy was using a spirit level.

    You never forget things like that here.

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    Words that come to mind are half-assed, shooting from the hip, prehistoric, non-skilled, piss-poor, cover up the mistakes and unconventional types of construction technology.

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