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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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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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