Aurecon has appointed Dr Praween Chusilp as its structures practice leader in Thailand. He will work closely with local clients to create smart engineering solutions and play a key role in collaborating with Aurecon’s global experts, in order to bring best-in-class expertise that supports the clients’ projects in Thailand.
In his new role, Dr Praween will also be responsible for leading capability development within the practice, nurturing the next generation of structural engineers for Aurecon in Thailand.
Over the past decade, Aurecon has been partnering with various developers in Thailand to bring smart and innovative buildings to life, such as the Rosewood Bangkok Hotel and King Power Mahanakhon. Designed by internationally renowned architects in eye-catching typologies, these projects are equipped with value-added services and amenities, such as smart sensors and shared kitchens, that increasingly come as standard to attract domestic and foreign investors.
“Thai developers have a strong global reputation for quality and innovative design that attracts discerning investors, which will serve them well in the long-term,” explained Sakorn Kruemai, managing director of Aurecon in Thailand. “Dr Praween brings an innovation mindset and a unique blend of local and international experience with complex designs and new technologies. In this regard, Dr Praween is a perfect fit for our team as he shares our desire to help our clients bring their boldest designs to life.”
Dr Praween has more than 16 years of experience in structural engineering and operations management, encompassing a broad spectrum of structures, including super tall buildings, precast buildings, factories and petrochemical plants. Specialising in earthquake engineering, he has delivered a large number of projects in Asia, including one of the tallest buildings in Thailand and a large mixed-use development in Bangkok’s central business district, Dusit Central Park.
“I am excited to join Aurecon, as I share Aurecon’s passion for innovative design and thinking,” said Dr Praween. “I look forward to working with clients to make a positive and tangible impact on their businesses. As engineers, I believe our insights would be invaluable in helping them maximise value throughout their asset’s entire lifespan and address challenges in creating smart and sustainable buildings of the future.”
Dr Praween holds a Doctor of Engineering (Structural Engineering) from Nagoya University in Japan and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute at the Kyoto University in Japan from 2002 to 2004. He joins Aurecon from Meinhardt Thailand where he was associate director.