One Bangkok and SCG aim to make Thailand’s largest real estate development a circular economy contributor

One Bangkok and SCG Thailand
One Bangkok and SCG sign a historic arrangement to improve the standard of construction sustainability

One Bangkok is Thailand’s largest real estate development which ultimately means it will create a lot of waste. This is not ideal with the Kingdom eager to adopt a circular economy that eliminates waste sent to landfills by turning it into something usable. In order to make a positive impact, the development is partnering with SCG on a historic arrangement.

The partnership will improve the standard of construction sustainability at One Bangkok. The most innovative feature sees concrete waste recycled into precast panels that can be used in buildings. Additionally, SCG will lend its expertise in holistic waste and pollution management planning to the development.

“As a landmark project slated to set new standards in design, quality, sustainability and smart city living in Thailand, One Bangkok has always looked into strategic partnerships with industry leaders widely recognized for their outstanding capabilities, expertise, quality and reliability,” Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Property, said. “We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with SCG, a long-term partner who shares our vision and ambition to create long-term values through sustainable construction practices.”

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SCG will collect the concrete aggregate waste created at the One Bangkok construction site and send it to the CPAC Smart Structure’s precast plant for recycling. There it will be turned into precast concrete panels that will then be used to clad building façade and walls within One Bangkok.

“The constant growth of construction industry today has resulted in a huge increase of construction waste.  As a manufacturer and distributor of construction materials, SCG is aware of the issue and adopted the concept of circular economy in the development of innovative products and services,” Nithi Patarachoke, President, Cement-Building Materials Business, SCG, explained. “Our partnership with One Bangkok encompasses the design of new concrete mix from waste concrete from the construction into the production of precast items, creating value from waste materials and the development a holistic waste management plan for waste construction materials at the project.”

The concrete manufacturer has looked far and wide for partnerships that help close the loop of Thailand’s circular economy. This includes an agreement with Starboard, a surfboard and watersport equipment maker, that sees SCG help with various sustainability initiatives in the country.