Megawide Construction Corp. consistently champions the use of innovative engineering technologies in its projects.
Megawide bagged the Mid-Rise Category for excellence in this year’s Philippine Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards (PECCA) for its construction of the Plumera Mactan project, a development by Cebuano company Johndorf Ventures.
PECCA is organized by the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) and the American Concrete Institute Philippines (ACIP). The award recognizes projects with outstanding use of innovation and technology, and for inspiring excellence throughout the global concrete design and construction community.
Last year, Megawide also won in two PECCA categories: Best Infrastructure, for Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 2, dubbed the Country’s Friendliest Resort-Airport; and Decorative Concrete, for Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, known as the Philippines’ First Landport.
Concrete Excellence for the Affordable Housing Segment
Plumera is a 20-building condominium development located in Brgy. Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Megawide is undertaking design and construction works for the project.
Precast concrete is the main structural material used for Plumera, with Megawide’s proprietary precast technologies enabling faster construction, higher standardization, and high-quality finishes, with lower overall long-term costs.
The use of precast elements, such as walls, slabs and stairs can reduce time and manpower requirements. Precast slabs were used for the stairs and bathrooms which were produced in controlled factory environments.
“We are grateful to PECCA for recognizing excellence in concrete technology. The award shows that the Philippine construction industry is committed to the development and application of world-class standards in their projects, including the affordable housing segment,” said Frederick Tan, Megawide Chief Operating Officer for Construction.
“The usual thinking is that affordable housing sacrifices quality for price. That should not be the case. We can look towards innovative technologies and methodologies such as precast to deliver value for money without sacrificing the quality,” he continued.
The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) reports that the country’s estimated total housing backlog is 5.7 million for 2011-2016, which will require the construction of 2,600 homes per day in the next six years.