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CECI: Action for Sustainable Future

23 Thai Private Organizations Band Together to Promote Circular Economy Shift Construction Industry Towards Sustainable Growth

CECI, or the Circular Economy in Construction Industry, was established in 2018 at a joint meeting among executives of the private partners in the Thai construction industry from upstream to downstream. It has a common ideology and sees the significance of the Circular Economy as one of the most important approaches to help manage the problem of waste materials in the construction industry by using resources efficiently and aiming to operate an environmental-friendly construction industry – also known as Green Construction – to create a good quality of life and provide social returns.

On 29 March 2022, 23 private Thai organizations expressed their commitment to driving business with the circular economy. 23 organizations include:

SCG places importance on the development of building materials, services, and environmental-friendly solutions. The company emphasizes resource efficiency through the most efficient production process that responds to energy conservation, product lifetime extension, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This will help reduce the impact of global warming and enhance hygiene for residents through products, services, and solutions certified with the “SCG Green Choice” label. Moreover, SCG has also applied digital technology to environmental-friendly construction processes under the brand “CPAC Green Solution,” which will help shorten construction time, increase accuracy, reduce resource usage, minimize costs, and reduce material waste from the construction site.

Central Pattana Public Company Limited has had a project development concept in parallel with sustainable urban development from the department store design process. The construction of upcoming projects now under development is made to align with a circular economy approach that combines the concept of urbanity with more environmental-friendly practices. For example, concrete scraps from pile heads that are cut from foundation work are crushed and used as a substitute for roadside materials in the Central Sriracha and Central Chanthaburi projects. The total amount of pile waste recycled was 4,000 tons. Additionally, this concept of circular design and sustainable material is also to be applied in the Dusit Central Park project.

Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited conducts business under the mission “For All Well-Being.” MQDC has made part of the circular economy process a reality to reduce waste from construction projects. For example, the building cover nets used for preventing dust and danger during construction were changed into shopping bags in department stores. Likewise, concretes from the pile heads, which were cut off and taken out as waste outside the construction site, were reprocessed to be used again in construction sites.

Saha Pathana Inter-Holding Public Company Limited has always given importance to business operations that are environmental-friendly. It has joined hands with partners in the CECI group to expedite KingBridge Tower Rama 3 under the concept of The Spirit of Synergy. This building is considered a model building for energy and environment conservation in Thailand because of the design elements, environmental-friendly construction technology, the selection of recycled materials in construction, and energy efficiency.

EEC Engineering Network Company Limited plays an important role in designing and constructing many important future projects, such as mixed-use projects, New Town development, and Eco Industry projects. They all aim to achieve carbon neutrality, which is a transformation of the construction industry.

Ritta Company Limited proposes that the circular economy principle can still be applied during various construction processes, such as reducing packaging materials, waste management, reducing consumables, and managing leftovers from the construction process for reuse as well as the reduction of energy and water usage.

Watkinson (Thailand) Company Limited has experimented with recycling concrete from pile heads for land reclamation or as a replacement for crushed stone in many construction projects. This gives it the opportunity to participate in the development of the Thai construction industry, especially road construction, using recycled materials to reduce leftovers from the construction industry.

23 private organizations in the CECI network: Trusty Project Management Company Limited, TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Public Company Limited, Architects 49 Company Limited, EEC Engineering Network Company Limited, Central Pattana Public Company Limited, Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited, TCC Assets (Thailand) Company Limited, Frasers Property Holdings (Thailand) Company Limited, Supalai Public Company Limited, Saha Pathana Inter-Holding Public Company Limited, Singha Estate Public Company Limited, Christiani & Nielsen (Thai) Public Company Limited, Thai Obayashi Corporation Limited, Nawarat Patanakarn Public Company Limited, Porn Pra Nakorn Company Limited, Ritta Company Limited, Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited, SCG Cement‑Building Materials Company Limited, Khor Recycle Company Limited, GEPP Sa-ard Company Limited, the Concrete Products and Aggregate Company Limited (CPAC), and Watkinson (Thailand) Company Limited

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