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Advantages and disadvantages of popular models of 2-storey industrial factory

When the land fund for industrial construction is increasingly limited, the rental price of industrial real estate in Vietnam is continuously increasing in the last 10 years, the 2-storey factory is considered as one of the smart solutions, helping to optimize production space and optimize many costs. Here are 3 popular 2-storey factory models that […]

Smart manufacturing and basic application directions

Smart manufacturing is a model that many factories aim for. But the way to deploy is not simple. Determining the correct direction to apply is already part of the way. What is smart manufacturing?Pyramid model of intelligent factory systemsHow do businesses apply smart manufacturing?Sensor technologyWireless networkData analysisAI – Artificial intelligence What is smart manufacturing? Smart […]

What is a smart factory? Features and benefits

Smart factory is a terminology to refer to the improvement and optimization of the operation process of machinery and equipment through automation. What is a Smart Factory?Smart Factory structureSmart Factory’s features and benefitsThe key of smart factory implementation What is a Smart Factory? Smart Factory is a production system where machinery equipment and production lines […]

IoT, AI and Automation: 3 confusing concepts of Smart Factory

IoT – Internet of thingsAI – Artificial intelligenceAutomation IoT – Internet of things The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a technology that allows billions of physical devices around the world to connect to the internet, to collect and share data. The IoT adds “digital intelligence” to devices, allowing them to communicate without human participation […]

Attendance with Face ID technology at Power Plus Technology Vietnam Factory

DELCO is one of the first construction contractors to apply Face ID technology in timekeeping and security, helping to save management costs and increase the accuracy of labor management for the Owner. Especially, at a time when Covid-19 was a global threat, the Face ID system helped reduce the risk of close contact between factory […]

Considerations when designing and constructing the factory’s M.E.P system

Design and construction of electromechanical systems (M.E.P) is always an important item for any factory project. The suitability of the MEP system with the production characteristics as well as the scale of the factory is the key to the safe and stable operation of the factory, and the high efficiency of production. The electrical system […]

Main factors influencing the industrial factory construction cost

Each contractor has different industrial factory construction quotations, due to different capacities and strengths as well as construction quality. Therefore, when looking for a construction contractor, the investor should set the price criterion that always goes with quality, choose a reputable, responsible and professional contractor. Main factors influencing the industrial factory construction costGround leveling costsCost […]

What is EPC General Contractor? Regulations on EPC general contractor

EPC General Contractor is the unit responsible for designing, providing technology equipment, constructing and completing works for handing over as signed with the investor. What is EPC General Contractor?Regulations on EPC general contractorWhat is an EPC general contractor contract? Cases to apply EPC general contractor contract What is EPC General Contractor? EPC general contractor is […]

Renovating the factory – difficulties in the construction process

During the construction phase, if the investor does not have a good construction inspection and supervision process, the use of poor quality materials can shorten the life of the work. In addition, using the works for the wrong purpose, leading to overload problems, or incorrect service/maintenance can also cause the deterioration of factory. When should […]

Main stages in the factory construction process

Building industrial factories is always a complicated problem for investors. From design to setting up construction methods and schedule, …, each stage in the factory construction process has important notices that investors should learn before implementing their projects. Factory design stage: take all aspects into consideration Reasonable and scientific function planCost – effectiveThe aesthetics and the […]

Changes in Circular 01/2021/TT-BXD on documents appraisal and issuance of construction permits

Related legal documents: Decree No. 15/2021/ND-CP detailing some contents on construction investment project management replacing Decree 59/2015/ND-CP, Decree 42/ 2017/ND-CP; Article 1, Article 4, and from Appendix I to IX of Decree 100/2018/ND-CP. Decree No. 15/2021/ND-CP states very clearly and specifically the process and procedures for appraising documents and issuing construction permits. Below is new […]

Some difficulties and inadequacies in the current appraisal and acceptance of fire prevention and fighting with industrial projects

The promulgation of the State’s regulations and standards in fire prevention and fighting activities in industrial works has had a great impact on the construction field, through the work of appraisal, acceptance and operation management of the project. However, there are still some inconsistencies between the legal documents and the actual situation, affecting the construction […]

The new points and notable changes of QCVN 01:2021/BXD on construction density

Related legal documents: Circular 01/2021/TT-BXD on QCVN 01:2021 – National Technical Regulation on Construction Planning replacing Circular 22/2019/TT-BXD on QCVN 01:2019/ BXD. QCVN 01:2021/BXD issued together with the guiding circular No. 01/2021/TT-BXD dated May 19, 2021 has a very noticeable change related to construction planning and impacts on investors: Net building density Net construction density […]

Conditions for issuance of construction capacity certificates

What is a Construction Competency Certificate?Items that require a competence certificate to be allowed to be constructedConditions for being granted a Construction Competency Certificate What is a Construction Competency Certificate? The construction capacity certificates issued to construction company is an assessment of the Ministry or Department of Construction, showing that such enterprise is capable of […]

Considerations when choosing land to build a factory

When choosing the land to build the factory, the investor should not only pay attention to the geographical location, investment incentives of the province, but also pay attention to the geological factors, shape, feng shui of the land… Favorable geographical locationGeological factors when building factoriesFeng shui factors & the shape of the land Favorable geographical […]

Factors affecting factory construction cost

Two factories were built with the same area, similar scale and similar architecture, but certainly the construction cost is not the same. Because there are many factors, from objective to subjective, affecting the cost of factory construction.  Geological factorsThe more complex the factory design, the higher the construction costRequirements on construction materialsRequirements on progress Geological […]

How to choose a reputable M&E contractor?

For any construction project, from residential houses to industrial factories, Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) system is an indispensable part, the “key” for the factory to come into operation. The factory’s M&E system and the reason for carefully selecting the contractorCriteria for M&E contractor selectionOptimal solutionProposing innovative solutionsAlways be ready for contingency plansAlways ensure labor safetyTerms […]

Smart factory – an inevitable trend of the manufacturing industry in Vietnam

Smart factories are an inevitable development trend of manufacturing enterprises in Vietnam, if they do not want to be left behind in the fierce competition of the market, besides the technology race of the industrial revolution 4.0 and the negative effects of the Covid-19 epidemic. Optimal production method, increasing the competitiveness of enterprisesThe Fourth Industrial […]

Important rules for printing factory construction

In the printing and processing process at printing factories in general, the production line includes a lot of equipment and machines that require high precision such as printers, stamping machines, CNC cutting machines, etc. Each operation, the printing system will produce thousands of prints. Just a small vibration transmitted on the ground, when transmitted to […]

Types of general construction contractor contracts

A contract is a legal agreement between an investor and a contractor, showing the responsibilities and powers of each party when embarking on a project. In the field of construction, there are many ways to classify types of contracts, depending on the characteristics of the project, the form of pricing or the relationship between the […]

Regulations on construction contractors

Vietnam Construction Law, Decrees related to construction, guiding circulars, … are the legal documents that clearly regulate construction contractors. Accordingly, the regulations will include the terms of establishment, the way of operation, the conditions for signing contract, etc. Regulations on construction contractorsRegulations on business lawRegulations on construction abilitiesRegulations on the responsibility of the contractor Regulations […]

Design – Build General Contractor

Design – Build General Contractor is the general contractor responsible for the entire project in terms of design and construction. What is the scope of work of this general contractor? What responsibles are there? What are the advantages and disadvantages of working with a Design – Build general contractor? Design – Build General ContractorScope of […]

Responsibilities of the general construction contractor

In a construction project involving many parties, responsibilities and rights of the parties is clearly stated in the cooperation contract and clearly stated in the Vietnamese law, especially in Decree 37/2015/ND-CP. Responsibilities of the General ContractorResponsibilities to the workersResponsibilities to the construction workResponsibility for construction warranty Responsibilities of the General Contractor The contractor must perform […]

How should investors choose a reputable general contractor in Vietnam?

In order to find factory construction contractors in Vietnam, the investor is not only interested in reasonable construction costs, but also needs to evaluate the quality, reputable, and suitability with the project of the general contractors. Diverse experienceThe quality of the works represent the qualifications of the construction contractorPrice termsForm for collecting contractor information Diverse […]

Types of general construction contractor

A construction work consists of many phases, from project planning to actual survey, technical design, detailed drawings, construction completion to hand over, … Construction units will undertake one, or several, or the whole project mission. For each type of tasks, there will be each corresponding type of general construction contractor. Popular types of general construction […]

What is general contractor? Differentiating Design – Build General contractor and EPC general contractor

In the management of construction investment projects, general contractor is one of the factors affecting the success of the project. In recent years, Design – Build general contractor and EPC general contractor are popular models, which are competitive operating models of Vietnamese construction companies. What is general contractor?The difference between Design – Build general contractor […]

Two-storey factories – the “easy but difficult” trend of industrial construction

Trend of 2-storey factoriesDesigning and building a 2-storey factory… a difficult challengeStructureOptimize factory areaNatural light and landscape design Trend of 2-storey factories 2-storey factory is a new trend, which is interested by investors in recent years. The land fund is limited, while the trend of FDI in Vietnam continues to heat up despite the Covid-19 […]