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PSE earmarks P1B share in new building in Bonifacio Global City

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The Philippine Stock Exchange has earmarked about P1 billion as prospective contribution for the construction of a grade “AAA” 23-story building that will become its unified headquarters in Bonifacio Global City by 2016.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Using modules in designing and building

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The production of building materials using the English system has not developed much despite the adaptation of the metric system in the aspects of math, science and commerce. Timber lengths, tile sizes, pipe runs, fabric widths, ceiling tile panels, plywood boards and even door height openings still follow the English units, that when translated to metric, operates on the multiples of 30.5 millimeters—or a “linear foot.” Today’s units of measure find their roots way back into the ancient Babylonian, Greek, Egyptian and Roman worlds where measures of “cubits,” “palms” and “hands” were used in their cultures. Later, these evolved into the Anglo-Saxon and Norman French “inches.” “feet,” “yards” and “miles.” We have the English Empire to thank, as they spread these measures around the world when they conquered and traded in the 17th century.

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

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