MANILA – Engineering and infrastructure conglomerate Megawide Construction Corporation, through its Precast Unit, secured three new contracts with Century Properties’ PHirst Park Homes, Inc. (PPHI) for the construction of over 4,700-row housing units in San Pablo and Calamba, Laguna, and Pandi, Bulacan.
“Utilizing precast for our partnership with PHirst Park raises the bar on residential development. Megawide Precast delivers higher standardization and stability compared with conventional construction methodology and traditional concrete. It is highly customizable to the structural specification of clients and reduces construction timelines,” Markus Hennig, Megawide executive vice president for business units, said in a statement Sunday.
Megawide sees precast as the engineering standard for the new normal since materials are prepared, cast, and cured off-site.
Hennig said precast requires less manpower on site and faster construction times, enabling clients and contractors to meet the stringent health and safety protocols mandated by the government, particularly for social distancing.
The housing units will be developed using Megawide’s proprietary precast system — an engineering innovation that eliminates the use of traditional building processes and materials. The technology allows for better interior flexibility with additional space and offers greater value and satisfaction to homeowners.
PHirst Park’s advocacy for sustainable housing and community developments, coupled with Megawide’s vision, will bring First-World products to more aspiring and deserving households in fast-growing urbanized areas around Metro Manila.
This will also complement the company’s foray into the horizontal infrastructure space and support its precast capacity expansion plans outside the nation’s capital.
Megawide Precast continues to supply and install precast units to almost 4,700 PHirst Park Homes in Tanza, Cavite, and Lipa, Batangas.
With these new contracts, Megawide aims to help build more than 9,400 housing units in these five locations. (PR)