Mission: Design not only safer but more affordable construction and champion disaster risk reduction in the humanitarian assistance sector.
Jakarta, Indonesia – Miyamoto International, a global engineering and disaster risk reduction firm, has opened its 23rd office located in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Miyamoto Indonesia focuses on providing affordable, technology-driven resiliency expertise through the utilization of state-of-the-art computational intelligence and machine learning technologies. Miyamoto will design and engineer new construction and retrofit structures to be not only stronger and safer but have more affordable construction costs. Miyamoto has also extensively worked with USAID, World Bank and Asian Development Bank to provide disaster risk management in the humanitarian assistance sector.
Over a Decade of Local Activity
Miyamoto has been active in Indonesia and surrounding countries for more than a decade, accomplishing a number of landmark projects, such as Chase Plaza, one of Jakarta’s first high-rises, and Exchange 106 in Malaysia, the tallest structure in South East Asia. Backed by its worldwide network of engineering and disaster risk reduction experts, Miyamoto will work with Indonesian partners to bring its global and local expertise to Indonesia and the ASEAN region.
Currently, Miyamoto is working with USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance with the goal to increase private sector disaster preparedness and involvement in disaster risk management to reduce loss of life and social and economic distribution from an earthquake in Jakarta. Miyamoto has responded to numerous disasters in the region including the 2007 Sumatra Earthquake and more recently, the devastating 2018 Palu Earthquake.
“The opening of Miyamoto Indonesia will not only further strengthen our service capabilities globally, but further our mission of making the world a better, safer place. ”
Miyamoto Indonesia will be led by expert structural engineer Ir. Franky Ken and, advanced construction technologies expert Julian Thedja. Together they have over 20 years of engineering experience in projects across Indonesia, Singapore, UAE, India, Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Iran. In 2020, Ken and Thedja founded Studio KaT, a Jakarta-based company with a vision to explore and leverage the use of automation, computational intelligence and machine learning technologies in construction and structural engineering. Studio KaT was merged with Miyamoto in 2021.
Ir. Franky Ken
IPM, IntPE(UK), CEng, MIstructE, MASCE
M.T., M.Sc. (Taiwan)