AboitizLand, the property development arm of Philippine conglomerate, Aboitiz Group, will be investing heavily in technology, sustainability, and innovation for the rest of 2022 and beyond. For production, it was shown through its recent strategic partnership with Sumitomo Mitsui Construction, Co., Ltd. (SMCC) of Japan
AboitizLand is doing away with traditional concrete hollow blocks over the use of precast technology which will be supplied by SMCC for all its succeeding developments such as at The Villages, a residential area located within the company’s 700-hectare industrial estate in Lipa City, Batangas province. Its first and most recent project was the installation of precast concrete panels in the housing units of Seafront Residences, a 43-hectare beach community in the municipality of San Juan, also in Batangas province.
Pre-cast concrete will make the homes more resilient against earthquakes, typhoons, and fires, translating to more savings on home repairs and maintenance. For years, pre-cast technology has been used mainly in civil and industrial applications but is now being utilized for residential development due to the many benefits it brings to both the developers and property owners. For instance, the technology cuts the construction period by half and minimizes labor shortages and construction delays. Also, since a number of components are being produced in a movable precast plant away from the construction site, it reduces the use of energy, construction noise, and pollution in the area.
Apart from residential and leisure properties, AboitizLand has various portfolios for industrial and commercial areas.
(Sources: Philippine Star; Manila Bulletin)