UL AND GREENVIET MUTUALLY COLLABORATE TO ENHANCE THE OVERALL BUILDING SAFETY IN VIETNAM
On January 25, 2018 at Sheraton Saigon Hotel Tower Ho Chi Minh city. The signing ceremony between representative of UL Southeast Asia and GreenViet Consultancy Company Limited (GreenViet), the event marks collaboration between the two parties in the effort to improve the construction safety standards in Vietnam by expanding UL’s Building Inspection Program with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Through the signing, UL and GreenViet will jointly promote public safety in building inspections.
The Building Inspection Program offers comprehensive assessment and gap analysis of fire prevention, fire protection and life safety and security systems in commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. Mr. Anthony Tan, vice president and managing director for UL ASEAN region, said: “The partnership with GreenViet demonstrates our continued commitment to promoting safe living and working environments globally and in Vietnam. As part of this collaboration, we will train and qualify GreenViet’s inspectors to conduct inspections using UL’s Building Inspection Program in Vietnam.”
In the context Vietnam is constantly developing and improving national infrastructure by boosting safety standards, the collaboration between GreenViet and UL is a positive action ensuring the security in the construction industry in particular and public safety in general.
Based on more than a century experience in testing, certifying, and inspecting fire and life safety security products of UL, through this MOU, GreenViet inspectors will be trained and audited by UL to produce comprehensive reviews based on UL’s Building Program. Since then GreenViet has enhanced its ability to objectively report potential compliance gaps on improving building safety to support investors with their decisions.
Mr. Do Huu Nhat Quang, Business Development Director and co-founder of GreenViet, said: “We are committed to working closely with UL to enhance overall building safety in Vietnam and create awareness on the importance of conducting building inspections. Even though overall safety in the country has steadily improved over the years, there is still much more to be done and we look forward to achieving greater safety standards with UL’s partnership.”
GreenViet is currently working on three projects (one school in Hanoi and a high-end apartment and a commercial office in Ho Chi Minh City) and it will probably be the first projects applied the new inspection standard. In accordance with the guideline "Building Sustainable Practices", GreenViet is constantly striving to contribute to effective and safe construction in the community. This helps consolidate our company position in construction consultancy market, then deploy consultancy support from the stage of design, construction with sustainable standards and green to ensure fire safety and safety for human life.
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An established Vietnam consultancy focused on sustainability and green building systems. With the mission of "Building Sustainable Practices", GreenViet is one of the construction consulting companies setting the common vision to build a greener Vietnam from the early days of establishing. After 10 years of experience in the field of sustainable building consultancy with a team of 30 highly qualified staffs in green building certification, GreenViet has provided LEED, LOTUS and Green Mark certification consultancy services to over 100 projects in both Vietnam and Southeast Asia. For more information about GreenViet, please visit www.GreenViet.net.