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Agus, Velez Earn LEED Green Associate Certification

Engr. Jericho Agus and Arch. Christine Velez received their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate Certification from Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI) last April 13. One of the two LEED Professional Credentials, the LEED Green Associate certification is given to individuals who have core competencies in the most current green building principles and practices. Jericho and Tin now join over 70 other professionals with the same LEED

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Aboitiz Construction, First Balfour team up for Visayas projects

by Business Mirror (posted 12 February 2018 in https://businessmirror.com.ph/aboitiz-construction-first-balfour-team-up-for-visayas-projects/) ABOITIZ Construction Inc. (ACI) and First Balfour recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore potential project collaborations in the Visayas. The two construction firms will exclusively work together, combining their expertise and resources to pursue prospects in the region and ultimately secure contracts for successful project execution. “This partnership guarantees resilience and competitiveness, as both can leverage on respective

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Acciona, First Balfour, And DMCI Consortium Wins P22.6-B Cebu Expressway Project

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation has awarded the Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) the contract to design and build the 8.5-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project. CLJV is composed of Spanish company Acciona Construccion S. A. and Filipino companies First Balfour, and D. M. Consunji Inc. A landmark project, CCLEX will connect the main Cebu City industrial area to Mactan Island via the municipality of Cordova. The expressway will have two

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TUV SUD hands over ISO 9001:2015 certificate

Following the company’s successful transition to the ISO 9001:2015 standard for quality management, TUV SUD PSB Philippines finally handed over First Balfour’s new ISO Certificate last Monday, November 20. Since the beginning of the year, Corporate Quality has been organizing awareness and transition courses to facilitate the company’s seamless transition to the new standard. Published in September 2015, changes introduced in this latest version of the standard include an increased

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Setting yet another benchmark: First Balfour gets IiP Silver

First Balfour takes investment in people to an even higher level as it achieved the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) Silver accreditation during an awarding ceremony held last September 15 at the Henry Sy, Sr. Auditorium, St. Lukes Medical Center-Global City. Awarded with the IiP standard accreditation in April 2010 and the IiP Bronze in 2014, the company still remains to be the first and only IiP Silver-certified engineering and

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Manila Water, First Balfour Sign P5.3-billion Aqueduct Project

First Balfour, together with its joint venture partners CMC di Ravenna of Italy and Chun Wo Construction & Engineering of Hong Kong, entered into a contract with Manila Water to design and construct the PhP 5.3 billion Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 (NBAQ4) project. The NBAQ4 project is part of Manila Water’s improvement and expansion initiatives in the East Concession Area in coordination with the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). One

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MWSS chief cites Manila Water projects

by Manila Standard (posted 28 August 2017 in http://www.thestandard.com.ph/news/national/245562/mwss-chief-cites-manila-water-projects.html) Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco cited Manila Water’s Tubig Para sa Barangay Program following the individualization project for the residents of Purok 7 in Lupang Arenda, Taytay, Rizal, that sees more than 450 households getting their water service and much better quality and much lower cost that what they are currently enjoying. The TPSBP is comprised of

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Amigos para siempre

by Manila Standard (posted 11 July 2017 in http://www.thestandard.com.ph/business/business-columns/-mike-about-town-by-mike-t-toledo/239065/amigos-para-siempre.html) Every Filipino knows that Philippine Independence Day is celebrated every twelfth of June to commemorate the Declaration of Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898, and this commemoration has been so since 1962. Times have changed. Where before, countries, kingdoms or empires sought to conquer, rule, or assimilate, nowadays it is all about amity, openness, and free trade. Globalization, with all

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First Balfour recognized as Quadruple A Contractor

First Balfour is now one of the few quadruple A contractors in the Philippine construction industry. Issued by the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB), the implementing agency of the Construction Industry Association of the Philippines (CIAP), the quadruple A or AAAA category is currently the highest license given to construction firms that satisfy a certain set of requirements including having a net worth of at least PhP 1 Billion. This

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GeoStructures Asia 2014

Dr. Erwin Calo and Engr. Pearly Lalangan were among the Filipino delegates to the GeoStructures Asia: Tackling Geotechnical and Strategic Challenges Involved in Project Delivery at the Goodwood Park Hotel in Singapore last October 15-17. Organized by Trueventus, the event drew more than 20 professionals from various Southeast Asian countries. Geotechnical engineers and lawyers from academic institutions (Technische Universitat Darmstadt in Germany and the National University of Singapore) and multi-national

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