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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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Head Office Operations Powered by Solar Energy

In the next step towards promoting sustainability, First Balfour has decided to install a 100 kilowatt peak (kWp) solar rooftop in its Corporate Office in Sucat, Paranaque City. The 400-photovoltaic module system was energized in November 2016 in time for the company’s 47th anniversary. The solar rooftop is expected to generate an average of 144,900 kilowatt-hours annually. This will reduce the facility’s power consumption costs by 33% every month. Being

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First Balfour’s First PPP Project Involvement Underway

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has awarded to Unisys the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project to design, develop and operate Phase 2 of its Civil Registry System Information Technology Project (CRS-ITP2) aimed at enhancing accessibility and increasing speed of service for citizens requesting official documents such as birth certificates. Aside from maintaining and operating the existing System, Unisys will lead a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project to design, develop, operate and maintain

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Concrete Division Completes First Project

By Francis C. Felizardo, PhD When it delivered the last concrete load to the 29th Burgos Wind Farm (BWF) tower mat foundation on March 6, the newly-organized First Balfour Concrete Division successfully completed its first major project. “This is the result of a lot of hard work by our engineers, supervisors, drivers and field personnel,” said Division Manager Roberto P. Aledia, Jr. “We really benefitted from our good working relationship

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First Balfour opens Sucat training, yard facility

by Armin Amio (posted 29 November 2014 in http://www.mb.com.ph/first-balfour-opens-sucat-training-yard-facility/) First Balfour, a Lopez Group company engaged in construction and engineering services, launched on November 28 a new 4,000-square-meter facility in Sucat, Parañaque. The facility, located next to First Balfour’s three other buildings in Sucat, will house among other training equipment, a high-tech and computerized simulator for handling various heavy construction equipment, such as bulldozers and excavators. Federico R. Lopez, chairman

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NLEX Road Widening Contract Signing

The Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC), builder and concessionaire of the NLEX, recently signed a contract with First Balfour, Inc. and Haidee Construction and Development Corporation / 4B Construction Corporation (Joint Venture) for the P2.6-billion NLEX road widening project. The contract signing signals the start of construction of the widening project aimed at addressing the increase in the volume of vehicles using the 93-kilometer tollway connecting Metro Manila to Central

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GES Acquires Latest Surveying Technologies

With the objective of broadening its engineering capabilities and technical know-how in the field of Surveying, First Balfour recently acquired some of the latest technologies in the market to enable its Geodetic Engineering Services (GES) to better serve both the company’s internal and external clients. Through Geodetic Surveying, the area of any region and the location of basic points on the Earth surface can be determined. In engineering and construction,

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Dando Drilling Delivers First Units in PH

In order to respond to the growing needs of the company’s different business units, the First Balfour Geotechnical Engineering Services Unit recently purchased two (2) fully-automated drilling rigs manufactured by British company Dando Drilling International, the first of its kind to be shipped and operated in Asia and the first brand to be operated in the Philippines. Investigation of subsurface conditions in a particular site is a prerequisite to the

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