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[Sponsored Report] Ssangyong lead way in Singapore

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The view of Ssangyong E&C’s Oceanfront Condominium at Sentosa Cove

The BCA (Building & Construction Authority) Green Mark is an initiative to drive the construction industry towards more environment-friendly buildings. It was introduced by the Singapore government and has since been exported to seven countries including China and Saudi Arabia.

In May 2011, the W Singapore-Sentosa Cove Hotel’s luxury retail shop Quayside Isle, which Ssangyong Engineering & Construction is constructing, received the BCA Green Mark platinum certificate. The hotel itself received the platinum mark in May 2010 and the Oceanfront Condominium received the BCA Green Mark platinum in 2007, a first for a residential area.

The Oceanfront Condominium was completed in March 2010 and was constructed in such a way so that the temperature inside would be maintained at 29~30 degrees centigrade without the use of a cooling system, which is 3~4 degrees below Singapore’s average sub-tropical temperatures. This means that in order to maintain a comfortable temperature only 80 percent of the energy is needed compared to most apartment buildings.

The Seoul State Tower Namsan Project, which was also constructed by Ssangyong E&C, received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Core & Shell Silver level precertificate in 2010 from the U.S Green Building Council and plans to maintain its standards in order to receive the full certificate.

The company actively uses the 3D planning method BIM (Building Information Modeling) in its constructions and at the 2010 BIM Awards the State Tower received the construction area grand prize. BIM digitalizes the construction procedure and uses optimized construction methods, shortening the construction period and reducing construction costs. Optimized BIM construction is also an environment friendly technology which helps to reduce the energy used in buildings by up to 60 percent.

In addition Ssangyong E&C is the industry leader when it comes to remodeling and has already successfully completed the remodeling of Singapore’s Raffles Hotel.

The company also conducted the remodeling of Louis Vuitton’s new concept store, the largest Louis Vuitton store in Asia, the Millenium Seoul Hilton Hotel and the Hotel Sofitel Ambassador. More recently the company successfully remodeled Seoul’s Tower Hotel into the six-star Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul.

Through these projects, the company has not only improved living environment but has also resolved the issue of old apartments hindering views of the city.

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