November 24, 2017, 12:48 pm
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Innovation pushed in Build program

Building solutions provider Holcim Philippines Inc. held a series of meetings recently with key stakeholders in the public and private sector to share innovative approaches and technologies that can help cut costs, speed up construction and improve durability of structuresin thenationwide upgrade of infrastructure.

Along with partners from global building solutions leader LafargeHolcim Group and Chilean pavement innovatorTCPavement, Holcim Philippines representatives met with officials of leading private groups and government agencies involved in road infrastructure to present innovative solutions that can help in their projects.

The company looks to support the government’s drive to improve road building in the country, for which the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to receive P640-billion in 2018. 

The scale and breadth of the infrastructure projects being considered by the government requires more innovative approaches,” said Sapna Sood, Holcim Philippines president and chief executive officer.

Instead of just supplying construction materials, Holcim Philippines looks to provide more value-adding solutions that improve the execution of projects. The company plans to collaboratewith decision makers earlierfor a deeper insight of project needs that can be addressed by its technical expertise and portfolio of solutions.

Sood said Holcim Philippines is also working with local stakeholders to update current building standards to accommodate such innovations.
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