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    The Present: Metro Manila’s Iconic Structural Architectures Part 2

The Present: Metro Manila’s Iconic Structural Architectures Part 2

By |September 26th, 2017

Equally marvelous as nature are the towering structures covering the Metro Manila. As we rotate our heads to check the Metro Manila central business districts, we see a monotony of skyscrapers that won’t get our attention. However, there are those few ones that stand out among the others. Below are the modern architectural structures that became iconic due to their unique modern designs:
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    The Past: Metro Manila’s Iconic Structural Architectures Part 1

The Past: Metro Manila’s Iconic Structural Architectures Part 1

By |September 15th, 2017

The hues of the sky during sunset, the calming, clear skies of the morning, and most of all the marvelous land-forms and greeneries of Mother Nature – all breath taking, all picture perfect.  But in this age of photography and Instagram society, the modern cities are also becoming a personal favorite among Filipinos. Metro Manila, the main metropolitan in the country is getting the spotlight in this category. People are taking all sorts of artistically photographed images of different landmarks and skyscrapers in the different cities making it much more attractive. But in reality, even without the cameras and the filters, there are structural architectures that became iconic because of the ingenuity invested in building them. The brightest minds and architects behind these structures made them memorable to most metro Manila dwellers of today.


By |September 8th, 2017

A GIS or a Geographic Information System is a computerized or digitalized data management system or software that is being used to manipulate, manage, capture, store, retrieve, analyze, and display dimensional geographic information. The entirety of a certain GIS map is usually presented on a paper or other hard-copy materials. GIS mapping is being used to create accurate imagery of the site or the location where a certain structure is going to be located. This includes the environment, the roads, and other establishments as well as the construction hazards around the potential work site.

The Benefits of Outsourcing MEP Designs

By |August 31st, 2017

One of the most significant parts of a building project is MEP which stands for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing. These three are also considered the major aspects of an MEP design or model that are needed for any building project. An MEP model usually includes the design, construction as well as the setup, functioning, and maintenance of all the three. It is usually designed and controlled by an in-house engineering team but when manpower shortage becomes a problem, outsourcing is the best choice.

Top Things You Need to Know Before Remodeling Your Home

By |August 23rd, 2017

It has been known for quite a while that humans aren’t really good at settling. It can be an arguable fact, that whether it’s relating to our personal relationships, careers or simply material things, sometimes new is better. And it isn’t any different when it comes to our dwellings. For some of us who can’t afford to move out of our homes because of different reasons, remodeling a house or an apartment is a really good solution.

An Introduction to Australian Architecture

By |July 21st, 2017

Through the British colonization of Australia back in the 18th century which largely displaced the native aborigines of the world’s smallest continent, Australia has burgeoned into a commonwealth that is at par with the western world’s advancements, particularly in its architecture. One mention of Australian architecture and it is nigh impossible to avoid the proverbial Sydney Opera House, which is one of the 20th century’s most iconic buildings that defined the Sydney skyline.

The Challenges of Life and Construction Jargon

By |July 10th, 2017

For any architect, designer, or engineer, construction and design terms are sort of a secondary language. As with any profession or hobby, it is very easy to get lost in technical jargon that is unfamiliar and intimidating to any outsider. And as it is commonplace for someone to dream of having his or her own home, it is highly likely that one will have to have an encounter with the unfamiliar language of design and construction. The challenge that lies in the discovery and learning of anything new is daunting, and learning technical jargon is no different. So whether you’re someone on the verge of realizing a dream or just someone who wants to learn something new, is here to help. It can be intimidating and almost impossible to learn all the construction and design terms in one sitting, but to help you start, here are a few terminologies to learn so you can at least be armed against the unfamiliar world of design and construction.

CAD’s Influence in the Industry

By |June 21st, 2017

CAD, which stands for Computer Aided Design, has been around for half a century now. By the evolution of computing power through the development of microprocessors and semiconductors, CAD was pushed into the limelight as a system that brought it from its humble beginnings as simple attempts to automate drafting, to the industry leading standard in which entire industries are reliant upon up to this day. CAD meets the demands of every architect, engineer, draftsman, artist, or basically anyone that is involved in design and construction. It could be individual freelancers, big conglomerates, to anyone in the field, CAD software has always been used as a swiss-knife, a tool that’s used for basically every stage of the puzzle that is construction.

What’s New in AutoCAD 2017

By |June 19th, 2017

Ask any professional in the construction and design field and they will tell you how AutoCAD has shaped the industry that they work on today. And with the myriad of competitor software that has somehow filled the market with some not-so-reliable clones, it is important for Autodesk to not only keep up with the demand, but also to be forerunners in innovation within the CAD industry. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a few things that we think are the best features and applications that are included in the new AutoCAD 2017 ecosystem.

Hidden Costs of “Addition” Projects

By |June 1st, 2017

An addition, within the context of the construction industry, is basically an extension project for buildings and houses. Additions literally come in all shapes and sizes.  It could be a new wing to revive an old building or a new floor for an existing bungalow. And while the term may be new to most people, the concept of it isn’t. For residential neighborhoods, additions are often a sign of fruitful times for homeowners. And with corporate buildings, additions can also be considered as an indication that business is doing well. Additions can often be a good way to make any available space that you have more functional, plus they can add to the overall value of your building or home, which is always good to have. However, with any project of this sort, there are hidden costs that can cripple your finances if you’re not careful with your budget management. Thus, in anything related to construction, big or small, it is important to consult industry professionals before pushing through with addition projects. Professionals can ensure that you won’t be getting ripped off with hidden charges and expenses, and they will ultimately save you your precious time and money.
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