A Safe Community is a Happy Community.

Building Management|

There are always a million tasks that have to be reviewed and assessed daily to ensure the smooth running and professional management of a Residential Condominium. However, one point that should never be ignored is the focus and priority towards the safety of the residents and co-owners in each site we care for.

Our job as a management company is to ensure that each of our sites focus on solutions that provide Preventative Maintenance rather than just Corrective Maintenance. Focusing on the prevention of the incident or accident rather than just fixing the problem once found, can ensure that each Community enjoys a safe environment not only for the residents, but also for the staff working there.

Thailand Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Act 2554

The Thailand Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Act 2554 provides an overview of the processes and procedures in which we should follow, some of the main points are:

Clause 8: An employer shall administer, manage and execute occupational safety, health and environment matters in conformity with the standards prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

How To: (Clause 21-23)

  1. Training and Orientation
  2. Having a manual for each system of the Condominium, both the handbook and emergency plan
  3. Having the safety signage as required and to ensure awareness towards risks.
  4. Safety inspections and corrective measures for weak points when found.
  5. PPE – Personal Protective Equipment – just as important, is ensuring that employees are provided and using the proper PPE when working.

Safety Practices in All our Buildings:

  • We take safety seriously. Two of the directors of PPM Management are certified safety officers (จป. บริหาร) and our Engineers have Advance Fire Safety Certification. This ensures that we have qualified personnel on standby and ready to support on site to assist in each situation.
  • Following the safety practices both required by law and put in place by our safety team, PPM Management ensures the following projects are submitted to the committees in each of our sites.
  • Annual Building Inspection
  • Annual Fire Drill and Training
  • Annual PM of all main electrical systems
  • Annual PM of the main water systems

  • Just as important to inspection is training. On top of the annual fire drill, we regularly host special training sessions specific to the building. Working in cooperation with the Fire Departments of each district, we hold special fire inspection and planning training and meetings with the Building Management and Sub-contractors on site, ensuring that our staff are prepared and educated in each situation.
  • Finally, we will always put a high priority on building safety practices and awareness in each of our communities. When possible, we will conduct activities for children and families to raise and bring fire awareness in each situation. If you would like any such activities in your condominium, please contact us. We’d be happy to support.
  • Ultimately, a Safe Community is a happy one. When our employees, our customers and partners have the knowledge and assurance of a safe environment we can ensure a happier and efficiently run management for everyone.

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    A Safe Community is a Happy Community.

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    There are always a million tasks that have to be reviewed and assessed daily to ensure the smooth running and professional management of a Residential Condominium. However, one point that should never be ignored is the focus and priority towards the safety of the residents and co-owners in each site we care for.

    Our job as a management company is to ensure that each of our sites focus on solutions that provide Preventative Maintenance rather than just Corrective Maintenance. Focusing on the prevention of the incident or accident rather than just fixing the problem once found, can ensure that each Community enjoys a safe environment not only for the residents, but also for the staff working there.

    Thailand Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Act 2554

    The Thailand Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Act 2554 provides an overview of the processes and procedures in which we should follow, some of the main points are:

    Clause 8: An employer shall administer, manage and execute occupational safety, health and environment matters in conformity with the standards prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

    How To: (Clause 21-23)

    1. Training and Orientation
    2. Having a manual for each system of the Condominium, both the handbook and emergency plan
    3. Having the safety signage as required and to ensure awareness towards risks.
    4. Safety inspections and corrective measures for weak points when found.
    5. PPE – Personal Protective Equipment – just as important, is ensuring that employees are provided and using the proper PPE when working.

    Safety Practices in All our Buildings:

    • We take safety seriously. Two of the directors of PPM Management are certified safety officers (จป. บริหาร) and our Engineers have Advance Fire Safety Certification. This ensures that we have qualified personnel on standby and ready to support on site to assist in each situation.
    • Following the safety practices both required by law and put in place by our safety team, PPM Management ensures the following projects are submitted to the committees in each of our sites.
    • Annual Building Inspection
    • Annual Fire Drill and Training
    • Annual PM of all main electrical systems
    • Annual PM of the main water systems

  • Just as important to inspection is training. On top of the annual fire drill, we regularly host special training sessions specific to the building. Working in cooperation with the Fire Departments of each district, we hold special fire inspection and planning training and meetings with the Building Management and Sub-contractors on site, ensuring that our staff are prepared and educated in each situation.
  • Finally, we will always put a high priority on building safety practices and awareness in each of our communities. When possible, we will conduct activities for children and families to raise and bring fire awareness in each situation. If you would like any such activities in your condominium, please contact us. We’d be happy to support.
  • Ultimately, a Safe Community is a happy one. When our employees, our customers and partners have the knowledge and assurance of a safe environment we can ensure a happier and efficiently run management for everyone.

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    A New Swimming Pool for Regent on the Park 3

    General News|

    PPM Management has been working with the committee of Regent on the Park 3 with a focus on the improvement of the condominium over the past 3 years. These improvements are to not only raise the value of the condominium, but provide better facilities and benefits for the community to enjoy. This year we did the renovation of the swimming pool area.
    Working with a professional architect who designed the concept and overall theme, we redesigned the deck, did a full survey of the structure and re-sealed and re-tiled the pool adding a slope, gutter system around the pool and landscaping for the exterior.

    The overall project took 5 months until completion, and now in the final stages, the pool is just about ready to re-open for all the residents and co-owners to enjoy!

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    A New Swimming Pool for Regent on the Park 3

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    PPM Management has been working with the committee of Regent on the Park 3 with a focus on the improvement of the condominium over the past 3 years. These improvements are to not only raise the value of the condominium, but provide better facilities and benefits for the community to enjoy. This year we did the renovation of the swimming pool area.
    Working with a professional architect who designed the concept and overall theme, we redesigned the deck, did a full survey of the structure and re-sealed and re-tiled the pool adding a slope, gutter system around the pool and landscaping for the exterior.

    The overall project took 5 months until completion, and now in the final stages, the pool is just about ready to re-open for all the residents and co-owners to enjoy!

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    Condominium Management for COVID-19

    Covid Updates|

    In the past two years, the “new normal” of both the individual and companies has changed drastically. For many companies this has meant changes in their work procedures to work from home, and/or reduced the work load across their business. In the property management sector the emphasis has been on finding innovative solutions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in the residential areas, including increasing staff productivity and availability to support in the daily situations that occur due to this pandemic.

    The learning curve of COVID-19 has been fast and ever-changing. With the heavy responsibility of the health and safety of each of our co-owners and buildings, PPM Management has taken the firm and proactive approach in the management of this pandemic on each site.

    Cleanliness:

    While it’s impossible to completely eradicate the risk of the spread in a large condominium, our efforts focus implement strict cleaning schedules for all common areas to support and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

    1. Deep clean of the insides of the lifts every ½ hour
    2. Cleaning the lift buttons on each floor every 1-2 hours
    3. Wipe down and clean of all lobbies, and contact areas every ½ hour
    4. Parcels are sprayed and separated prior to delivery; we try to implement contactless delivery as much as possible through the use of applications such as Urbanice for parcel management

    Communication:

    This is a key factor in the reduction of the spread of COVID-19. It is our business promise to always provide transparency and share information with our co-owners, committees and employees as much as we can.  

    1. Keep each committee and JPM updated with reports and progress in each situation
    2. We announce each case when arises to the co-owners.
    3. Search CCTV footage to find the most accurate information for the timeline of the patient
    4. Directly call to inform all co-owners who may have been in contact in each case

    COVID-19 has required us all to really “think outside the box” and find solutions for everyday problems to support and ensure the safekeeping of the co-owners and residents in each building. With our teams at head office and on-sites who show strength, creativity to find innovative solutions and care for each of our clients, we know that we can get through this difficult time together.

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    Akando Real Estate Doubles Down in the Face of the Pandemic

    Real Estate News|

    With the pandemic in full swing many businesses have been torn around what to do. Sales have been affected across a vast swathe of industries with some aspects of the Real Estate market severely impacted.

    So what to do when times are tough? Well many firms have taken the opportunity to double down on technology and marketing. A policy adopted but our partners over at Akando Real Estate. During Y2020 the Akando team development and launched their new look Thailand wide property portal.

    As of date of publication the new Akando portal has over 4,000 listed properties for sales and rentals. A significant amount of these are condo rentals in the Bangkok CBD. PPM continues to support Akando and is looking forward to strong growth as the pandemic tapers off.

    Right now all of us from the PPM Management team are hopeful that the current upward trend in Covid cases in the Kingdom of Thailand will begin to slow down in line with the vaccination rollout, allowing some form of normality to return in the next 12 months.

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    Property Developers Look to Tech Platforms for a Boost!

    Real Estate News|

    Amid a property market slowdown and travel obstacles, developers are adopting digital tools to boost residential sales from local and foreign demand as well as tapping into a new generation of buyers offering sales via cryptocurrency.

    Kromchet Vipanpong, chief executive of SET-listed developer AssetWise (ASW), said the company joined hands with Thai cryptocurrency firm Bitkub Capital Group Holdings last week to launch a digital currency exchange service for home purchases.

    “We want to have a variety of money transfer channels in addition to cash, bank transfers and credit cards,” he said. “Our customers can use cryptocurrencies for payments and the fee is lower than credit cards at only 0.25% compared with 2-3%.”ADVERTISEMENT

    Mr Kromchet said the partnership with Bitkub will help it expand to a new market — a younger generation familiar with digital money.

    “Since we launched last week, two customers have made monthly down payments using Ethereum, which we swapped to baht in our account,” he said. “They are customers at Kave TU, a condo project targeting university students.”

    Bitkub is the country’s largest local digital exchange, with the number of applicants for trading accounts totalling more than 1.5 million and a maximum trading volume of over 1.2 billion baht per day.

    As the value of the digital asset market hit US$1.64 trillion (52 trillion baht) globally and 213 billion baht in Thailand in May 2021, up from 165 billion baht in April, ASW last week set up Digitonize Co to explore opportunities in this market.

    Next month Sansiri Plc plans to allow customers to pay for home purchases and common area fees with four digital currencies available through Bitazza, a local digital asset broker.

    “Foreign buyers are not currently allowed to buy Thai or Bangkok properties with cryptocurrency,” said Sansiri president Srettha Thavisin. “If this changes, we can tap the foreign market immediately as our sales to this segment rank as the largest.”

    SC Asset Corporation Plc is another residential developer that took up Bitkub’s offer of an investment portfolio worth up to 1 million baht for those buying a unit at two luxury condo projects: 28 Chidlom and Beatniq Sukhumvit 32.

    Online sales channels, which many developers have sped up since April last year, will become a normal tool in the post-pandemic period, according to SET-listed Sena Development Plc.

    Athika Boonrodchoo, vice-president of Sena’s capital allocation and investment department, said the company needs to develop digital tools to facilitate online sales channels such as virtual tours of housing projects.

    “Customer behaviour has changed,” she said. “People now make one or two visits before deciding — compared with three to four times in the past — as they study projects and units through online channels.”

    Ms Athika said virtual tours should be conducted with sincerity because customers will eventually visit projects to see physical units before nailing down their decision.

    “A home is a high-value item. It will not be viewed only on a screen before a deal is struck,” she said. “Online channels are a tool for customers to shop around on before making a site visit to see a clearer picture.”

    Piya Prayong, chief executive of residential developer Pruksa Real Estate Plc, said online sales channels have helped support offline sales.

    Since the pandemic, sales from online channels have risen by 70-80%.

    “More customers are using search engines to view and study our projects. This medium rose by 20% after the third wave of Covid-19 in April this year,” he said. “We need to design our products and provide information via online channels to attract more customers.”

    Phattanan Phisutvimol, president of the Phuket Real Estate Association, said Phuket properties remain attractive to foreign buyers, particularly those from China and Hong Kong.

    “Phuket property transactions including sales and down payments via online channels look promising, but transfers were limited as overseas buyers were unable to come and receive units,” he said.

    According to property website DDproperty.com, Phuket’s Thalang district was ranked second for most receptive feedback. It saw a year-on-year jump of 164% in April this year, following Rayong’s Muang district with a rise of 174%.

    In third and fourth were the Kathu district in Phuket and San Sai district in Chiang Mai, with growth of 151% and 128%, respectively.

    “Developers should target both local and overseas buyers,” said Kamolpat Swaengkit, the website’s country manager. “Do not stop online marketing activities as they help build brand awareness among potential buyers.”

    Yanyong Thaicharoen, head of the Economic Intelligence Center, a research house under Siam Commercial Bank, said online sales and marketing channels are appropriate strategies for property developers to adopt.

    Article Originally Published on the Bangkok Post: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2138283/property-developers-look-to-tech

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