AboitizLand partners with SMCC PH, pushes innovation in construction using Japanese precast technology
AboitizLand officially welcomes a new partner, the Philippine subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., LTD, SMCC Philippines, Inc., in bringing meaningful innovation to its residential projects with the introduction of Japanese precast concrete technology. The collaboration between the two leading companies ensures that sustainable and high-quality housing materials are used in the construction of residential units in The Villages at Lipa located in LIMA Estate, Batangas.
During the recent ceremonial partnership awarding event at the Aboitiz headquarters in Bonifacio Global City, AboitizLand CEO and President David Rafael and SMCC Chairman Dr. Hideo Arai were in attendance as signatories. Joining them as witnesses are Miguel Mendoza, Vice President for Residential Operations, Jade Garzon, AboitizLand Assistant Vice President for Construction Management, Yoshiki Tsuji, Sumitomo Senior Managing Executive Officer, Division Director (Global Division), and Hiromichi Tatsuzawa, SMCC General Manager. They were joined by representatives from both firms as well as project leaders and team members of The Villages at Lipa.
Reshaping the Industry
Rafael explains why the collaboration is important to the local real estate market: “For The Villages at Lipa, SMCC will produce the precast panel and structural shells in the housing projects. This means that Lipeño property owners can now experience firsthand the benefits of this high-strength concrete technology that ensures resilience against natural calamities, as well as improved schedule of unit turnover.”
Precast concrete technology was previously used mainly in civil and industrial applications but is now being utilized by the residential development industry around the world to add high-quality value to developments, and minimize labor shortages and construction delays. Since a number of components are being produced in a movable precast plant away from the construction site, one of the outcomes is greener construction as it reduces construction noise and pollution in highly urbanized areas. Another result is improved construction quality, owing to the regulated plant setting.
As Japan is prone to temblors, the cutting-edge innovation of SMCC ensures that its construction products are also earthquake-resistant structures, in addition to their being fire- and deterioration-resistant. With SMCC set to attain the international standard for construction performance and Japan’s Supreme Quality, clients of its partner AboitizLand can trust that their residential investments are being built with the most reliable pre-cast technology in the world today.
Expressing excitement about the partnership, Dr. Arai gives his full support to SMCC Philippines in introducing such an advanced construction methodology that will help create future-ready houses in the Philippines. “By introducing such an advanced precast concrete technology to the construction of modern houses, the single family home sales market in the Philippines will find more value for its quality and durability.”
Mission: Innovating Ways to Lead More Filipinos Home
Even more now as a developer with a national presence—and one that has consistently earned critical acclaim for its house and community designs—AboitizLand is steadfast in its mission to innovate the living experience of Filipinos. “Our work with international experts is just one of the ways by which we add value at every stage of our project development,” Rafael adds.
AboitizLand’s The Villages at Lipa aligns with the sustainability pushes of LIMA Estate, a smart economic center which will be home to the first central business district in Batangas. With a well-connected ecosystem, property owners have easy access to the various components there: LIMA Exchange for daily errands; The Outlets at Lipa and Aboitiz Pitch for retail, leisure, and dining enjoyment; and LIMA Technology Center and LIMA Business District for work and commercial purposes.
To learn more about the development in Lipa, interested homebuyers are invited to schedule a viewing that follows national health and safety protocols via https://www.facebook.com/TheVillagesAtLipa, or tour the site virtually through https://aboitizland.com/the-villages-at-lipa/.
For over 25 years, AboitizLand has stayed true to its promise of innovating ways to bring more Filipinos home through its thriving master-planned communities. It now looks to further expand its reach by continuing to develop innovative and fully-integrated communities in more locations across the Philippines. A subsidiary of the Aboitiz Group, it is built on a firm foundation with a hundred-year heritage of advancing business and communities. For more information about AboitizLand, please visit www.aboitizland.com.