Construction

Construction spending declines during pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on September 15, 2021

by Felice Rosales – The Philippine Star, 15 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The construction sector suffered a decline of about 44 percent to P276 billion last year as plans to put up new buildings and expand existing structures were held off by the lockdown.

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Raising the bar in the construction industry

Published by rudy Date posted on January 15, 2021

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Government lifts limit in deployment of construction workers

Published by rudy Date posted on October 26, 2020

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 26 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The deployment of Filipino construction workers abroad is going full blast, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.

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Philippines counts on building boom to soften pandemic blow

Published by rudy Date posted on May 12, 2020

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Philippines sets rules for construction resumption

Published by rudy Date posted on May 11, 2020

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Over 1 million construction workers stranded, displaced due to Luzon lockdown

Published by rudy Date posted on April 18, 2020

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Chamber wants construction to resume under ‘productive work-site quarantine’

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2020

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Job seekers continue to shun construction jobs

Published by rudy Date posted on February 18, 2020

By Samuel P. Medenilla, Business Mirror, 18 Feb 2020 Construction laborers are busy putting up a call-center building on Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City. The private construction boom in the Philippines has proceeded apace the government’s “Build, Build, Build” centerpiece program to fill in a serious infrastructure gap. The Department of Finance said the previous…

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Corruption eats up 15-35% ‍of construction firms’ budget

Published by rudy Date posted on January 9, 2020

Think tank’s confidential interviews reveal extent of industry problem by Philippine Daily Inquirer, 9 Jan 2020 Construction companies allot up to 35 percent of their budgets for infrastructure projects to pay off government officials and employees and prevent them from causing any further delays, a think tank said, citing confidential interviews with industry players.

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Philippines needs 4 million construction workers – solon

Published by rudy Date posted on September 5, 2019

By Ellson Quismorio, Manila Bulletin, Sep 5, 2019 If Construction Workers’ Solidarity (CWS) Party-List Rep. Romeo Momo Sr. is to be believed, then there’s an alarming lack of construction workers in the country that’s slowly but surely being filled by foreigners.

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Philippines seen as fertile ground for green building industry

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2019

by Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), Jun 25, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The International Finance Corp. (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is pushing for the creation of a robust green buildings industry in the country because of mass market potential and the possibility of greater engagement with banks on green…

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Filipinos don’t want to work for construction anymore

Published by rudy Date posted on June 7, 2019

Over 2 million jobs are up for grabs as the government pushes for more infrastructure problems. However, Filipinos no longer want to get down and dirty, and would rather work in hotels abroad. by Ralf Rivas, Rappler, 7 Jun 2019 MANILA, Philippines – Philippines’ golden age of infrastructure seems to be lackluster for Filipinos. While…

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Do building codes in the Philippines prepare us for the Big One?

Published by rudy Date posted on April 26, 2019

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Construction is embracing automation as legacy players team up with tech innovators

Published by rudy Date posted on May 21, 2018

Caterpillar, for example, recently invested in Sarcos, a robotics company with a line of exoskeletons that augment human strength. By Greg Nichols for Robotics | May 21, 2018 The market for construction robots is set to grow to $166.4 million by 2023, according to new research from Markets & Markets.

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Jobs mismatch, not labor shortage, affecting local construction sector

Published by rudy Date posted on October 26, 2017

By Catherine Talavera (The Philippine Star), Oct 26, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine construction sector is experiencing a mismatch between available jobs and the required skill set as 10 million Filipinos remain unemployed, a trade official said.

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8 ways the construction industry can rebuild itself for the 21st century

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2017

by Santiago Castagnino, Michael Buehler, Ibrahim S Odeh, May 31, 2017 According to the US National Association of Homebuilders, 82% of construction companies consider their main concern to be a shortage of construction workers. Sure enough, figures show that the average age of the workforce is rising faster than ever: the UK Chartered Institute of…

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Manpower crunch crimps construction sector

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2017

By Krista A. M. Montealegre, Businessworld, Mar 30, 2017 CONSTRUCTION companies are experiencing an unprecedented “tightness” in the supply of skilled workers that threatens to derail the real estate sector’s growth momentum and the government’s ambitious infrastructure program.

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Private construction hit by worker shortage

Published by rudy Date posted on November 21, 2016

By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), November 21, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Shortage in construction workers is weighing down private building activities nationwide, real estate consultancy firm Colliers International said.

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Construction projects seen to hit P1.18 trillion

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Construction projects in the country are seen to rise more than three times next year from this year amid improving investment and economic climate, consultancy firm BCI Asia said. In its Philippines Construction Market Outlook 2013 released yesterday, it said the value of total construction starts is seen to surge by 264…

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Private construction — robust or bust?

Published by rudy Date posted on July 3, 2012

Construction accounts for about 9% of total economic output. It is two-thirds private and one-third public. Hence, robust growing public construction coupled with an anemic (falling) private construction would likely result in a zero (negative) growth industry. In the first quarter of 2012, public construction zoomed 62.2% while private construction contracted 9.9% — overall construction…

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Doing business hardest in construction

Published by rudy Date posted on November 5, 2010

DOING business remains tough in the Philippines and easier in its Asian neighbors Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, the latest report by World Bank (WB) subsidiary International Finance Corp.  (IFC) revealed.

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Government action sought: Proliferation of substandard materials worries contractors

Published by rudy Date posted on September 13, 2010

CEBU, Philippines – The Cebu Contractors Association, Inc. (CCA) is calling on the government to act against the widespread existence of sub-standard construction materials in the market as it can negatively affect the growth of the industry.

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Construction boom likely to hit RP within the decade

Published by rudy Date posted on July 20, 2010

THE Philippines is likely to experience a construction boom within the decade because of the urgent need to address the country’s infrastructure constraints, according to an economist from the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P).

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Construction projects surged 59.5% in Q1

Published by rudy Date posted on July 19, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—-The value of private-sector construction projects in the first quarter of 2010 jumped 59.5 percent year-on-year to P47.3 billion, according to the National Statistics Office.

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Constructors to Neda: Revise JV guidelines

Published by rudy Date posted on July 18, 2010

TO promote transparency and accountability in public-private partnerships, the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) Inc. is urging the Aquino administration to revise the joint-venture guidelines created by the Arroyo administration.

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Construction sector bullish on growth prospects

Published by rudy Date posted on November 30, 2009

The construction industry is optimistic about its growth prospects amid sustained activities brought by the reconstruction of infrastructure damaged by storm Ondoy and typhoon Pepeng, as well as election spending next year.

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Housing, tourism seen to boost construction industry in 2009

Published by rudy Date posted on November 13, 2009

The local construction industry is banking on housing and commercial projects for growth this year as companies continue to expand nationwide, a Philippine Constructors Association Inc. (PCA) official said.

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Construction material prices up in Sept.

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2009

PRICES of construction materials in Metro Manila rose for the second consecutive month in September, hurting government and households who will undertake rehabilitation following the damage caused by typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng. The National Statistics Office (NSO) said the retail prices of selected construction materials in Metro Manila went up at a slower pace of…

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Construction material prices contract

Published by rudy Date posted on July 18, 2009

PRICES of construction materials in Metro Manila contracted for a second month in June, the National Statistics Office (NSO) said.

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Construction slowdown

Published by rudy Date posted on June 27, 2009

The Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines, through their officer-in-charge Engr. Sonia Valdeavilla, reports a drop in growth in construction of 8.2 percent in 2008, mainly due to a drop in public construction activities and a decline in public works capital outlays. Till tax revenues increase, they expect this to continue.

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