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BANGKOK 23 February 2019 01:04
ozziedave007

Structural Engineer Required. Chiang Mai.

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So the deal is am renovating a standard style construction 2 story house in a Moo Ban. Is about 15 years old and of suspended slab style construction. Want to knock out some walls on the bottom floor and have had as many opinions on this as I have had people look at it. Thought I had it sorted when the "Moo Ban Engineer" came out with the plans and said "this wall and this wall can go", and now it appears he has been over ruled by some other Moo Ban dude who says can't change anything. Firstly is my house and I can do what I like, and secondly I am firmly of the belief that with a big enough RSJ support beam this may be expensive, but not an Engineering impossibility...Would any body have any recommendations as to who may have the required technical ability?. Please don't say google "structural engineers Chiang Mai".......there are none.

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I would try going to the office of a large construction company.

All major projects have a sign outside listing the general contractor.

They will be able to supply the name of someone who can help you.

Option 2 would be a visit to Chiang Mai university engineering department.

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What part of town is the house in? If north of town, I can recommend someone. 

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Contact SSV Engineering in Sansai at 053 852082. Their web site is www.ssv-engineering.com

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I can highly recommend the below engineer. he's thai, but speak excellent english and worked on the Promenade and the mae rim makro.

 

นายอัคควัทธ์  พุทธิบุญสวัสดิ์

Mr. Akkawat Putthiboonsawat

 

(+66) 086 777 3071

Line ID – akkawat.put

 

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22 hours ago, canthai55 said:

I would try going to the office of a large construction company.

All major projects have a sign outside listing the general contractor.

They will be able to supply the name of someone who can help you.

Option 2 would be a visit to Chiang Mai university engineering department.

Thank you for your suggestion. Would appear that I may have found an Engineer who is currently looking at the original plans and have a site meeting today. He is qualified and prepared to "sign off" on his recommendations. He is an associate of one of the other Subbies I currently have on site. In scouring the previous posts with relation to this issue I saw some one recommending contacting the Uni (may well have been your self). Sent them an email some weeks back, but received no reply. Will follow up on it failing these other options. Thank you for your help :).

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19 hours ago, jij said:

I can highly recommend the below engineer. he's thai, but speak excellent english and worked on the Promenade and the mae rim makro.

 

นายอัคควัทธ์  พุทธิบุญสวัสดิ์

Mr. Akkawat Putthiboonsawat

 

(+66) 086 777 3071

Line ID – akkawat.put

 

Thankyou. The ThaiVisa community come to the rescue again. Will contact him failing the other options I have been presented.

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20 hours ago, steve73 said:

Most traditional concrete construction here is a structural box "skeleton" with non-load bearing walls in between.

So can usually remove as many walls as you'd like, but don't think about removing any pillars or beams without expert advice & substantial replacement.

Take a look at any new construction... they cast the pillars and beams and then fill in the walls later.

 

"Most". 12 Years as a construction fitter and welder for OTIS elevators, RSJ's and stuff where sort of my thing. This construction does contain some internal load bearers. Hence the frustration. Have a fair idea in my own mind what is required, but would like a confirmation prior to me breaking out the "acrow props", "gas axe", "9 inch grinder" and "Electric Glue". They are poured concrete walls, not brick. Thankyou for your response, will let you know the finished solution. This is gunna happen :). (despite my wifes protestations). 🙂

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21 hours ago, neilrob said:

Contact SSV Engineering in Sansai at 053 852082. Their web site is www.ssv-engineering.com

Cheers Neil, will do if required. Have a few options now courtesy of people like yourself and the Thaivisa community. 🙂

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21 hours ago, Puwa said:

What part of town is the house in? If north of town, I can recommend someone. 

Is in San Kampeang. 9ks from the city. On the 1317. Have a few options been presented to me thanks to helpfull people like yourself. Failing them will be in touch, thanks again.

 

Dave.

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Hi Dave,

Thank you for your courtesy in acknowledging all the members who offered helpful information. I hope all goes well.

Cheers, Neil

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On 11/6/2018 at 10:21 AM, neilrob said:

Contact SSV Engineering in Sansai at 053 852082. Their web site is www.ssv-engineering.com

Can't email them(captcha code unavailable), don't answer any of the 3 mobile numbers and the landline was answered by a kid that knew nothing, but would get some one to call us back......the saga continues.....:)

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Thanks for every ones assistance, has been completed and was expensive.....:) but stronger than previous. Wasn't expecting 200mm by 5mm.....pleasently surprised.No photo description available.Image may contain: outdoorImage may contain: outdoorImage may contain: indoor

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