Construction Organizations in the Philippines

Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CEMAP) Address: Corporal Cruz Street cor. E. Rodriguez, Jr. Avenue, Bagong Ilog Pasig City Email: cementinfo@cemap.org.ph Website www.cemap.org.ph Tel: 671-7585, 671-7586 Fax: 671-7585, 671-7586 Council of Engineering Consultant in the Philippines (CECOPHIL) Address: 4/F Sol Building, Amorsolo St., Makati City Tel.8104586 loc 259 Telefax: 8105902 Email: cecophil@yahoo.com, secretariat@cecophil.com Website: www.cecophil.com Construction Project Management Association of the Philippines (CPMAP) Address: 9/F Feliza Building, Herrera St., Legaspi Village, Makati City Email: cpmap_secretariat@yahoo.com.ph Website: cpmap.ph Confederation of Filipino Consulting Organization of the Philippines (COFILCO) 14F 1404 Prestige Tower,F. Ortigas, Jr. Road,OrtigasCenter,PasigCity1605 Tel: 6317520-21 Fax: 6313080 or 7063335 Email: cofilco2008@gmail.com Website: www.cofilco.org Geodetic Engineers of the Philip…
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Things to consider when buying old houses

Tips when buying used homes The Philippines is home to many antiquated and decrepit houses. Since it’s a tropical country, maintenance should be easy but out of ignorance and sheer negligence of many, we are left with about 70% of homes unknowingly condemned or technically unlivable. Most aren’t maintained so thorough investigation is a must when buying a previously occupied house. Consider the following before making your payment. Check electrical works Electrical wiring is the first thing you should check. If the house was built before World War II, its wiring is most probably naked to the wire. Those built after does not guarantee better wirings so you should bring along an electrician to check the wire’s condition and capacity. Wire gauge is important. Wires were cheaper before that’s why they can use thick gauges. Gauge standards during this time were above today’s standard. If the owners used below standard wires, chances are, the rest of the house may ha…
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