Throughout its development in Vietnam, Saint-Gobain not only offers a comprehensive portfolio of goods and solutions to produce multi-use facilities for customers, the company is also committed to improving Vietnam's construction sector through a number of initiatives. Saint-Gobain has acted as a Silver Sponsor for the seventh PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards. On this occasion, Nguyen Truong Hai, CEO of Saint-Gobain Vietnam, shared with VIR about the awards and the company’s highlight activities.
|Nguyen Truong Hai, CEO of Saint-Gobain Vietnam
Why did Saint-Gobain decide to become the Silver Sponsor for the PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards?
PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards is one of the most reputable awards in Vietnam to honour the achievements and initiatives of property developers. The awards not only make a big splash in the local market, they are also recoginised and trusted across Asia as it celebrates the Gold Standard bearers of real estate. The seventh Annual PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards awarded 71 winners across 56 categories.
It is worth noting that the awards also nominated many green projects and developers that use innovative materials and products from Saint-Gobain. Take BIM Land for example – the company has won the Best Hotel Interior Design award for Park Hyatt Phu Quoc Residences. Meanwhile, KN Cam Ranh Co., Ltd. also won the Best Mega Green Development for its KN Paradise Cam Ranh.
As a sponsor of the PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards, it is a valuable opportunity for Saint-Gobain to show respect to property developers, architects and designers who have devoted themselves for the thriving development of Vietnam.
|Nguyen Truong Hai, general director of Saint-Gobain Vietnam (Right) presented the award to the winners at the seventh Annual PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards 2021
Many winners and nominees have used innovative materials and solutions from Saint-Gobain. Why did they choose Saint-Gobain over other brands for their projects?
Saint-Gobain has earned the trust from architects, investors and contractors thanks to its comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions meeting versatile demand for office, commercial, industrial, and residential projects. Saint-Gobain has offered many exceptional products for the Vietnamese market. Vinh Tuong-Gyproc provides creative solutions for the ceiling and drywall industry while DURAflex is a wonderful option for walls, floors, wet interior, and exterior spaces.
Weber offers solutions for tile adhesives, grouts, and waterproofing products. Other solutions are iSover sound and heat insulation solutions and Climaver self-supporting air ducts.
Besides offering pioneering material solutions, Saint-Gobain has always recognised its leading role in environmental protection. The group has made efforts to create positive changes in the fight against climate change with tangible results like producing unburned construction materials, non-metallic materials, fiber cement board without containing asbestos, as well as gypsum boards that does not produce toxic fumes.
|Nguyen Truong Hai presented the Best Coastal Housing Architectural Design award for Cam Ranh Mystery Villas by Hung Thinh Land
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected Saint-Gobain’s plans to accompany major events in the construction industry?
Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Saint-Gobain has not only maintained business continuity, we also made contributions to the development of Vietnam’s construction sector. In 2021, Saint-Gobain has accompanied the Vietnam Association of Architects to provide solutions to the “Design architectural ideas for field hospitals” competition, contributing to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam.
Saint-Gobain, in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City Association of Architects, hosts online seminars on architectural topics as part of its ongoing architect professional development programmes. Saint-Gobain hopes to share knowledge of new and modern material trends with architects and engineers in the construction industry.
Commit to the mission"Making the World a Better Home", Saint-Gobain wishes to always be on the side of partners including architects, engineers, and investors to create a more comfortable living spaces. Thus, the world’s leading building materials corporation has made efforts to deliver its products and solutions that are multifunctional and environmentally friendly.