In the first 6 years of working, Mr. Supoj worked in a Japanese company as an engineer responsible for the PTT oil depot construction. After that, he worked with the Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited and was in charge of the soil quality improvement project for the construction of Suvarnabhumi Airport. 

Prefabricated vertical drains were used to accelerate the process of consolidation of the soil as there were many holes and swamps in the Nong Ngu Hao area. The process of adjusting the land took many years because the soil subsidence would be required to pass the consolidation test before the construction commenced. Mr. Supoj was assigned as a cost engineer with the primary aim to achieve the ideal balance between cost, quality and time constraint of the project. This work gave him valuable experiences to manage the construction projects in the future.

Mr. Supoj has been working with NSTDA since 2001. He was responsible for all the construction projects in Thailand Science Park. The Innovation Cluster 2 building (INC2) is one of his proudest achievements because it was a huge project with a budget of 3 billion Baht. This project posed many challenges for him such as the design, the planning, the budget and the construction management. Mr. Supoj had dedicated himself to this project from the beginning to the final completion. 

The Innovation Cluster 2 building (INC2) comprises 4 inter-connected towers, which was built under the concept of work-life integration. It was designed to create an environment conducive to stimulating creativity. INC2 aims to adapt to the ever-changing needs of today’s knowledge workers. The modular design of the towers of INC2 makes it easy to accommodate the varied needs of users.

Mr. Supoj explained that before starting each construction project. There must be a well-thought-out plan for the design so that the budget and construction time could be accurately determined. The most important steps were the construction planning and the project management; therefore, if the constructors carefully planned the project, then they would be able to track its progress efficiently.

Mr. Supoj also said that his work strategy was to place emphasis on choosing the right persons, in all aspects of operation, to cooperate. When choosing a contractor, we must choose a qualified company with good reputation and respectable achievements. In terms of management, the contract must be based on fairness; so once the project was completed, it would cause no problem for both parties.

Mr. Supoj has concluded that we should do our best to ensure the work under our responsibilities was accomplished with transparency and accountability, and the results will ultimately benefit the overall picture.

Supoj Mongkolchaipiriya: 

  • Graduated B.A. of Engineering program in Civil Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

  • Graduated MBA in Finance and Banking, Ramkhamhaeng University

  • At present, works as a Division Director of Internal infrastructure Management Team at the National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC)

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