Megawide pre-cast renews accreditation

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    Megawide Construction Corp.said it has renewed its accreditation from the Accreditation of Indigenous Technologies for Housing (AITECH) for its precast material.

    AITECH certifies contractors and developers utilizing innovative technologies which are appropriate for housing and can serve as alternatives to traditional or conventional building technologies.

    “Megawide strives to be globally competitive by continuously seeking engineering innovations on top of adherence to world-class building standards. Technologies such as precast forms the foundation of strong relationships with and trust from our partners as we mutually deliver excellent quality and exceptional value to our projects,” said Edgar Saavedra, Megawide chairman.

    Saavedra said Megawide’s precast “passed the rigorous evaluation of the AITECH committee for the manufacturing of its prefabricated concrete products for use in in buildings (residential, commercial, industrial), horizontal housing units, and water retaining structures.”

    The company’s main precast facility is located in Taytay, Rizal and is considered one of the largest and most advanced facilities of its kind in Southeast Asia.

    Megawide also continues to expand its precast capacity to accommodate market demand through plants located in key cities of Cebu and Batangas, and two more plants under way in Pandi, Bulacan and Calamba, Laguna.

    Saavedra said precast systems offer higher standardization and customization, improved design, and more durable structural integrity than traditional construction methods and materials.

    “Components are also manufactured with provisions for fixtures and pipings to achieve greater cost-efficiency,” he said