Overview

Overview

Putting drawings into construction is a consecutive process, it means that applying exactly each detail on drawing to execution is an important factor to determine the super quality and high safety of the project. That is the reason why Obayashi Vietnam Corporation always respects strictly for master plan to ensure the clients' maximum benefits.

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Interview

Pham Ngoc Duc - Project Manager

Story of Mr. Pham Ngoc Duc

Story of Mr. Pham Ngoc Duc

Pham Ngoc Duc - Project Manager

Story of Mr. Pham Ngoc Duc

Strengths

Over 15 years working for Obayashi, practical job experience in construction helps me much in management works including communication and teamwork. I understand how to build a project plan and put together the strengths of each member to specific assignment. By connecting our hearts together, nothing impossible.

PM Experience
1+


 
(Nippon Mektron Thang Long - MM50 Project - MG51 Project - MB52 Project)

As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, I wish you and your family a wonderful year ahead.

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Interviewer: Both Japanese and Vietnamese have the same culture of “(Customary to send the former imperialist)”, cleaning up the old things at the end of year, to start a new year fresh and new, how will you prepare for the new year at construction site?
Pham Ngoc Duc: Just like every year, Gemba staffs will spend the last 2 days to clean up the site, protect unused materials, arrange and storage in order so that we can catch up the progress faster after Tet holiday.

Interviewer: Having fun during Tet holiday but not to forget the tasks at site, do you have any tips to arrange for the project to keep the progress in track, but still make sure everyone is happy to welcome Tet?
Pham Ngoc Duc: The fact that the workers always take longer Tet holiday will affect the construction progress. In order for the project to keep pace, I have planned to push target finishing percentage faster in the collaboration of subcontractors, to catch up on the works missing during Tet holidays.

Interviewer: I wonder if there are any employees needed to stand by on-site during Tet holidays?
Pham Ngoc Duc: Different from previous projects, this project is located within existing factory; so to keep the project safe, I have assigned a professional security unit to cooperate with the Owner’s security guard; however, in emergency case, Obayashi staffs  shall immediately response.

Interviewer: As a habit,  Vietnamese people often set new year’s resolutions, things to do, or, a promise to themselves. For you, at workplace, what’s New Year’s Resolutions for Gemba Safety in 2020?
Pham Ngoc Duc: For the target of project Safety completely, first of all, safety measures and equipment should be considered to be in accordance with our system and procedures must be checked carefully before proceeding. We will coordinate with QC-Safety team to control and review, eliminate risks during each construction phases, to ensure that all works have been carried out under the strict supervision of Safety and Quality.

Interviewer: So, for personal life, have you made any New Year’s resolution for your family in 2020?
Pham Ngoc Duc: I haven’t had a detailed plan yet, I think in 2020, work-life balance is not only for me and my family, but I hope all site engineers will arrange time more for their family and take care of their health better.
    
Interviewer: Many people kick in the new year by watching fireworks at New Year’s Eve together, or going to pagoda to pray for good health, or spring picking for good luck and bringing fortune to the house. How about you?            
Pham Ngoc Duc: My family is so eager for taking a walk and watching fireworks at New Year’s Eve

Interviewer: Does your family still keep the tradition of making Banh Chung for Tet?
Pham Ngoc Duc: This is an indispensable traditional beauty in my family, a few days before Tet, my kids are learning how to pack “Banh Chung” with my parents, my brothers/sisters in my hometown, which is also a meaningful occasion for family reunion.    

Interviewer: In 2019, we achieved good performance thanks to “connecting our hearts together”, hopefully in 2020, the connection is not only in Obayashi Vietnam, but also spreads to Obayashi in Southeast Asian countries, our targets are in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar…etc., As a Project Manager, what would you do to make this happen?
Pham Ngoc Duc: It’s so great if we can connect together by sharing experience, exchanging culture and helping each other for the same target.


Year comes to an end soon! Hope you are happy at work and have a great time with your family to prepare for a warm, happy new year

Huynh Quoc Duy - Project Manager

Story of Mr. Huynh Quoc Duy

Story of Mr. Huynh Quoc Duy

Huynh Quoc Duy - Project Manager

Story of Mr. Huynh Quoc Duy

Strengths

Being promoted this year, and working as a Project Manager of Panasonic LS project is another step in my career path, I am interested in this role. I am more confident in English communication after a very short time learning with foreigner that offered by our company. I highly appreciate this opportunity to improve my weakness. This encouragement motivates me to be connected with people in a positive way. In an organization, connecting our hearts together really helps for productivity and company growth.

PM Experience
1+


 
(Japan Best Foods - Aeon Mall TP Celadon Extension - Panasonic LS VN)

Congratulation! newly-married couple!  This year you got married and were assigned new position as a Project Manager at the same time. With so much sudden responsibility, you might feel overwhelmed at first, but I believe with your experience and passion, you can handle the challenge. Let’s start our talk with a question about your private life, hope you will not be shy to share.

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Interviewer:  Do you have plan to have kids next year?
Duy: Certainly, I love kids, happy news that my wife is pregnant, I am wanting so much my baby.

Interviewer: The year 2020 coming soon, what are the three most important things on your new year resolution?
Duy: I set 03 important goals for this year:
1. Together with Gemba team, we determine to hand over the PLSVN project on schedule, with  best quality and achieve satisfaction from customers.
2. Learn PM experience from my higher-ups.
3. Become a good father.

Interviewer: Any of them has been started?
Duy: Yup, ready for the next steps

Interviewer: Aeon Mall Tan Phu Celadon Extension was handed over on schedule in April 2019, during 18 months of commitment with the team, have you ever worked continuously in a long time?
Duy: Like previous Aeon projects, the last 3 months for completion is a real challenge for those who involved in the project. Thankfully, with all determination, the Aeon team has handed over the project on schedule and received very high appreciation from the owner. I am very happy when look back these memories.

Interviewer: Under pressure of handover schedule, how to maintain working team to get the target?
Duy: With Obayashi culture "Connecting our hearts together", cooperation and passion bring us close together for the same target, we are always connected that way.

Interviewer: For this new project, what’s your working style?
Duy: What I have learnt for the success of Aeon projects and “connecting our hearts together” – Obayashi culture are my principles for working in new project. I aim to focus on helping the team to engage in connection and cooperation in order to further accomplish our mission to the success of the project.

Interviewer:  Who is consulted before a decision or action is taken?
Duy: I listen to advice from many people, not only from my Boss, but from my colleagues, then consider carefully before making decision.

Interviewer: Our company culture is connecting our hearts together, in which way does it help for your project?
Duy: As I mentioned above, unity is strength when there is teamwork and collaboration from passionate hearts together, wonderful things can be achieved.

Interviewer:  Working in such a stressful environment, how do you balance your life?
Duy: Dinner with my little family brings me peaceful, occasionally hanging out with friends and especially playing football on the natural grass field with the team of 11 players every Sunday Morning help me balanced.

“I love my family, love my friends and love football”

Nguyen Tuan Chung - Project Manager

Story of Mr. Nguyen Tuan Chung

Story of Mr. Nguyen Tuan Chung

Nguyen Tuan Chung - Project Manager

Story of Mr. Nguyen Tuan Chung

Strengths

I am able to measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques thanks to my year by year technical experience.  My long-term service dedication to Obayashi helps me a lot to coordinate internal resources and third parties/ for the flawless execution of projects and ensure the team sticks to its scope of work.

PM Experience
1+


(ABCD Hai Duong phase 2, Sanyu Seimitsu Phase 3, Kyocera SMD Frit interior facility)          

This is the first time I have met you, so I will have many questions for you. Thank you for your time to share with us your work at Site (Gemba) as a Project Manager.

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Interviewer:  In your opinion, what is the strengths of Vietnamese market as many years you’ve been working in Construction Industry?
Chung: Vietnam provides high quality construction services, low labor & materials costs, and a large number of manpower, going through a transformative period, the quality of the country overall infrastructure with investment in construction, housing projects across the country needs to be improved; so Vietnam Construction Industry (VCI) keeps growing and receiving positive support in terms of legal procedures from the state as well as the Vietnamese government.

Interviewer: How can we make our buildings green?
Chung: Before construction, we consider the environment in design, construction and operation, depending on the analysis of environmental impact assessment by authorities, we will have proper solutions to minimize negative impacts on the surrounding environment. We use renewable energy, such as solar energy, materials that are non-toxic, ethical and sustainable; especially focus on efficient use of energy, water and other resources.

Interviewer: I am so curious where is construction garbage going?  
Chung: Construction rubbish at site (Gemba)  are classified according to the standard, in order to reduce risks of illegal transportation and disposal, OVC Staffs (PIC) are arranged at random to investigate carefully and we sign contract directly with authorized/licensed companies for garbage treatment as regulation.

Interviewer: Air pollution in Hanoi exceeds red-warning level, as a Hanoian,  how do you think?
Chung: This is a serious matters now, silent killer, cause severe health problems to community.

Interviewer: Can you share the favorable ways to protect your health?
Chung: Think positive, do morning exercise, sometimes do my favorite sports – table ping pong, volleyball.

Interviewer: I heard that Engineers often have a dry sense of humor, do you belong to this term?
Chung: Not really (smile), a small part is correct. I am active and have fun at work and life.

Interviewer: What makes you feel happy?
Chung: Make a good contribution to career

Interviewer: What is your ideal day?
Chung: Enjoyable weekend with family

Interviewer: When you feel the most relaxing?
Chung: playing with kids after finishing my job

Bui Van Dat - Project Manager

Story of Mr. Bui Van Dat

Story of Mr. Bui Van Dat

Bui Van Dat - Project Manager

Story of Mr. Bui Van Dat

Strengths

Dat is a careful, enthusiastic and responsible person at work. As a project manager, he controls the budget, progress and quality to handover the project according to goals. He is the person who is able to connect and coordinate closely with the team members to complete the task as scheduled!

PM Experience
1+


Turning point
Project Manager  - Futaba Sangyo


Over 6.5 months of working on the project, you are finally ready to welcome the opening celebration of Futaba Sangyo in the middle of October. This is your first project as a Project manager, it’s a great challenge; of course, many projects are awaiting you, and in your current role, you will take up a new challenge with “SUPER HOTEL” project, the first hotel project of Obayashi Vietnam.  

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So, what is your feeling after handing over your first project?
Mr. Dat: When our team has finished the project, I feel so happy and proud of handing it over and ensuring  the progress and quality.

Interviewer:  As a Project Manager, what’s the difficulties that we may not know when executing a project?
Mr. Dat: We are pushing to complete the work items one month earlier when owner needs to install their machine and facilities.

Interviewer:  After handing over the project, what concerns you most?
Mr. Dat:  I am always thinking of finding solutions so that the next projects will not face the difficulties like this project.

Interviewer:  When you are busy or away from home, how do your children react?
Mr. Dat: I always teach my children to have independent skills and a high sense of responsibility, so whenever I'm busy or away from home, I can show my responsibility to my children. So they are proud of me when I'm busy or away from home.

Interviewer:  Thinking about the 12-year journey in Obayashi, what is your first impression?
Mr. Dat: The first image in my mind about OVC is that all of our projects have been completed and delivered on schedule and with good quality.

Interviewer:  Have you ever got bored with your current job?
Mr. Dat: In a particular period I was losing motivation at work, but I changed and I am excited to work at OVC, I realize that this is a very good environment for us to accumulate and promote working skills and experience.

Interviewer:  What is your joy now?
Mr. Dat: Completing my work at the company and gathering with my family after daily working time.

Interviewer:  What’s your next plan?
Mr. Dat: I am planning to get Master degree when I have time

Thank you so much for your sharing! Have a good day!

Thuong Nguyen Dinh Phuong - Project Manager

Story of Mr. Thuong Nguyen Dinh Phuong

Story of Mr. Thuong Nguyen Dinh Phuong

Thuong Nguyen Dinh Phuong - Project Manager

Story of Mr. Thuong Nguyen Dinh Phuong

Strengths

Phuong is directly responsible for overseeing specifically assigned projects. As a Project Manager, he has control over project budgets and schedules to hand-over projects within approved parameters. He facilitates communication among project team members and insures that tasks are completed in a timely manner.

PM Experience
3+


(289 Tran Hung Dao - Dan On Project  – United Packaging – VREC)

With his experience, he takes up the new assignment as Project Manager for the VREC project  currently. To know more about him and his new challenge, we had an interview with him at project site this month.

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Interviewer:  Can you briefly describe a bit about your current project?
Phuong: VREC is a company to produce Rare Element Chemical; this is the 2nd Factory of VREC Co. We started this project in February 2019, the construction progress until now is estimated about 55%, and scheduled to handover in February 2020.

Interviewer:  What are some of the challenges in managing a project?
Phuong: Safety and Schedule are always the challenge for PM during construction.

Interviewer: Construction jobs involve more than just what we see on a construction site (GEMBA), how do you ensure you and your team deliver or exceed customer expectations?
Phuong: With the standard of Obayashi and Obayashi Vietnam that we applied, it can meet the customer expectations. Besides that, the experience of each member applying in supervising work also enriches the quality.

Interviewer: How do you motivate team members?
Phuong: Co-working, meeting and even co-party can be applied to motivate our team members. Our company has manner “WEDNESDAY NO OT-overtime” also give us chance for motivation.

Interviewer:  What is your communication style with your team?
Phuong: Beside the directly instruction, we have weekly meeting to discuss and attend site activities together.

Interviewer:  How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed?
Phuong:  Step by step solve the matters happen, you will feel free and relax. Sometime slow motion life is very useful to face with the stress.

Interviewer:  What advice would you give to students who might want to be project managers?
Phuong:  Work experience is very important to be a Manager, especially in construction, you also need to study about the new materials, new technology and cost.