AERAS Condominium, Pattaya

“While bidding for a 42-story building designed by CPI – I decided to withdraw from the competition because I was truly scared to be the contractor of the project which had overall reinforcement to concrete ratio of 100-120 kg/m3. Upon checking all our past records for comparable projects, the ratio was never less than 250 kg/m2. My withdrawal not only benefitted my competitors but also made me realize that it is extremely important to understand the difference between “Value Engineering” and “Vague Engineering”. The fact now is that project was peer-reviewed, approved, and built with about 100kg/m3 rebar ratio and standing well for over a decade.”

(@AERAS Condominium, Pattaya, TH)