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VP Binay to Deliver Keynote at MANILACON 2010

Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, Chairman of the Housing and Urban Coordinating Council (HUCC) is set to deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremonies of this year’s Construction Show Manila (MANILACON) on September 2, 2010 at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

Organized by L.A. Ducut and Company Inc. (LADCI) in partnership with Green Architecture Advocacy Inc. (Green AP), MANILACON 2010 aims to promote sustainable built environments in the Philippines by showcasing innovative green technologies and designs.

“It’s a venue for trade professionals, architects and urban planners to share their expertise with the public,” says Lilibeth D. Abais, managing director of LADCI. “We want to help inform the public on the different green building options available.”

Green design principles and product applications will be showcased at the James Hardie Eco House by Arch. James G. Jao, uap and is built for MANILACON by Tera Prime Realty and Development, Inc.

Green Chat, a round table discussion on current industry issues for trade professionals and Green Konsult, a venue enabling the public to get advice from the country’s top green designers will also be held during MANILACON. The 2nd Green Architecture Students Symposium is set on its last day.

MANILACON’s twin event, the Green Forum, will be held on September 3 to 4. Themed “Green Extremes: Master Planning to Neighborhood Developments,” the Green Forum centers on tackling issues and strategies on sustainable communities.

MANILACON sponsors are Holcim, Flugger Paints, AEG Power Tools, Blum and SM Supermall. MANILACON media partners are Philippine Reality TV and Business World. Registration fee for the Green Forum is minimal and is on a first come; first served basis while viewing of the exhibit at the ManilaCon is for free. For more information, please log on to http://www.manilacon.com or call 873-8202; 873-9047 and 873-8876 or email info@laducut.com.

About LA Ducut and Company Inc. (LADCI)

Established in 1992 to strengthen trade links between businesses in Manila and key cities in Visayas and Mindanao, Cebu-based L.A. Ducut and Company Inc. (LADCI) has since set the stage for reputable, innovative and professional trade exhibition management. As part of its vision to infuse deeper social and economic relevance thru its trade shows, LADCI is an advocate of a Green and Sustainable Built Environment. The company has increased its presence in Manila thru Construction Show Manila (MANILACON) which is now on its third year.

LADCI has worked with major organizations such as the Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippine Convention & Visitors Corporation (PCVC), Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI), United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), Philippine Constructors Association, Inc. (PCA), Hardwares Consolidated, Inc. (HCI), Cebu Constructors Association, Inc. (CCA) Cebu Travel & Tours Association (CTTA), Cebu Association of Tour Operators (CATO) and Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) among others.

About Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines Inc. (Green AP)

Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines, Inc. (Green AP) was founded by a group of green architects and LEED AP (Accredited Professionals) in August 2009 under the chairmanship of Arch. Edgar V. Reformado, fuap. Green AP is a civic organization which promotes environmental consciousness in the built environment thru the practice of green architecture.

The organization encourages and promotes the global adoption of sustainable green design and building practices by engaging its members and other interested individuals in learning, networking activities and projects relating to green building. Green AP recognizes the importance of adopting Integrated Design Process (or “whole building” approach) and is open to individual membership of all other trade professionals, stakeholders and the public.

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Sustainable Built Environments at ManilaCon 2010

Vice President Jejomar C.Binay, Chairman of the Housing and Urban Coordinating Council (HUCC) graced the opening of the Construction Show Manila (ManilaCon). Binay said that the green innovations and building technologies showcased at ManilaCon are blazing trails for sustainable low cost housing. Vice President Binay is seen in photo at the Holcim Philippines booth with (from left) LA Ducut and Company Managing Director Lilibeth Ducut-Abais, Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines Chairman Architect Edgar V. Reformado, Ms. Earth-Philippines Kris Psyche Resus, Holcim Philippines Institutional Communications Specialist Jill Cortes and Holcim Philippines Corporate Communications Manager Edgar Timbungco. ManilaCon, the country’s premier building and construction trade exhibit on innovations and sustainability, was organized by L.A. Ducut and Company Inc. (LADCI) in partnership with Green Architecture Advocacy Inc. (Green AP).

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Eco Bricks at ManilaCon 2010

Eng. Armando Ducat of Ducat Handcarved Arts and Crafts Inc. (DHACI) shows actress Lani Mercado and Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Chief Lilia de Lima mosaic art from Eco Bricks, fire and water proof bricks made of recycled materials at the opening of Construction Show Manila (ManilaCon). ManilaCon, the country’s premier building and construction trade exhibit on innovations and sustainability, was organized by L.A. Ducut and Company Inc. (LADCI) in partnership with Green Architecture Advocacy Inc. (Green AP).

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Local Construction Industry’s Response to Climate Change at the Green Forum 2010 at MANILACON

Innovating and sharing ideas on green technologies and expertise matter a lot in providing sustainable solutions for the built environment, says Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines (Green AP) Chairman Ega Reformado.

Green AP together with L.A. Ducut and Company, Inc. (LADCI) is all set for the holding of the Green Forum 2010 on September 3 to 4 at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. Themed “Green Extremes: Master Planning to Neighborhood Developments,” the Green Forum 2010 is a twin event of the annual Construction Show Manila (MANILACON).

The country’s premier building and construction trade exhibit on innovations and sustainability, MANILACON brings together construction industry experts, urban planners and architects to share their insights on sustainable built environment and technologies. MANILACON 2010 also features the latest trends and developments in products, new markets and sustainable building solutions.

“We believe in corporate social responsibility defined as the deliberate inclusion of public interest into corporate decision-making and the honoring of a triple bottom line: People, Planet, Profit.” shares Lilibeth D. Abais, managing director of LADCI. “The Green Forum at MANILACON is our contribution to transforming the market into a more environmentally conscious one.”

This year, the Green Forum takes an in depth look at how sustainability at the grassroots level is hinged on large scale urban planning. “Environmental problems solved at the grassroots, at homes and baranggays, contribute to solving the larger global environmental problems we face,” explains Reformado. “In the same manner, the green urban planning of the towns, municipalities, cities and country support the green strategies attempted at the lower level.”

The Green Forum 2010 brings together the country’s top urban planners, industry experts and prominent architects. “The Green Forum centers on tackling issues and strategies on sustainable communities,” says Abais. “Exchanging information is vital to improving and applying best practices in sustainability.”

Award-winning urban planner Architect Nathaniel von Einsiedel will speak on effective and environmentally-friendly urban planning. Architect Anna Maria M. Gonzales and Bayawan City Mayor Mayor Rene G. Gaudiel will tackle disaster-resilient developments, environmental management and disaster preparedness.

Other speakers include former Department of Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary Mr. Elmer S. Mercado, Davis Langdon & Seah (DLS) Senior Environmental Consultant N.Mark Evans, Philippine Star columnist and BluPrint Magazine Editor in Chief Architect Paulo Alcazaren and Ms. Lilia GC Casanova of Center for Advanced Philippine Studies (CAPS).

Joining them will be award-winning environmental planner and heritage preservation expert, Arch. Maria Lourdez Joy Martinez, whose list of achievements include a US Senatorial Award , for her contribution to the perpetuation and preservation of Chamorro culture and history in the Marianas Islands and a Environment Responsible Entrepreneur Award from the Cebu Chamber of Commerce for her work on Cebu’s premier resort, Plantation Bay. Martinez has also been awarded the Most Outstanding Individual for Community Service during the Cebu City Charter Day Awards for heritage conservation in revitalizing the old downtown of Cebu.

Green Chat, a round table discussion on current industry issues for trade professionals and the 2nd Green Archi Students Symposium will also be held during MANILACON. For more information, please log on to http://www.manilacon.com or call 873-8202; 873-9047 and 873-8876 or email info@laducut.com.

About LA Ducut and Company Inc. (LADCI)

Established in 1992 to strengthen trade links between businesses in Manila and key cities in Visayas and Mindanao, Cebu-based LA Ducut and Company Inc. (LADCI) has since set the stage for reputable, innovative and professional trade exhibition management. As part of its vision to infuse deeper social and economic relevance thru its trade shows, LADCI is an advocate of a Green and Sustainable Built Environment. The company has increased its presence in Manila thru Construction Show Manila (MANILACON) which is now on its third year.

LADCI has worked with major organizations such as the Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippine Convention & Visitors Corporation (PCVC), Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI), United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), Philippine Constructors Association, Inc. (PCA), Hardwares Consolidated, Inc. (HCI), Cebu Constructors Association, Inc. (CCA) Cebu Travel & Tours Association (CTTA), Cebu Association of Tour Operators (CATO) and Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) among others.

About Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines Inc. (Green AP)

Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines, Inc. (Green AP) was founded by a group of green architects and LEED AP (Accredited Professionals) in August 2009 under the chairmanship of Ar. Edgar V. Reformado, fuap. Green AP is a civic organization which promotes environmental consciousness in the built environment thru the practice of green architecture.

The organization encourages and promotes the global adoption of sustainable green design and building practices by engaging its members and other interested individuals in learning, networking activities and projects relating to green building. Green AP recognizes the importance of adopting Integrated Design Process (or “whole building” approach) and is open to individual membership of all other trade professionals, stakeholders and the public###

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ManilaCon hosts 2nd Green Architecture Student Symposium

The country’s premier building and construction trade exhibit on innovations and sustainability brings to the youth its advocacy of promoting green architecture through “the 2nd  Green Architecture Student Symposium.”

The symposium, which is one of the highlights of the Construction Show Manila (MANILACON),  will be held on September 5, 2010, from 10:00AM to 12:00NN at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

To be presented by Architect Miguel Guerrero, the event will help students conceptualize, organize, design and present green thesis or design plate.

The lecture entitled “Thesis and Design Plates: Green Strategies and Concepts” will tackle the elements of a good green thesis or design plate from conceptualizing design plate, site planning, building design, utilities, materials and cutting edge green technologies.

Architect Guerrero is a member of the College of Fellows of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) and one of the first twelve (12) APEC Architects in the Philippines.  He has also joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is active in Green Architecture advocacies.

According to ManilaCon organizer Lilibeth Ducut-Abais of L.A. Ducut and Company, Inc., the symposium aims to give students a good overview of green and and sustainable approaches to design to serve as guide for further research on a specific design problems.

“With the current popularity of green and sustainable architecture, many thesis and design plates in architectural schools all over the Philippines need to incorporate green strategies and concepts.  Data on green design abound in the internet, but this data can easily turn into information overload, ” adds Ms. Abais.

Organized by L.A. Ducut and Company, Inc. (LADCI) in partnership with the Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines, Inc. (Green AP), MANILACON 2010 features the latest trends and developments in products, new markets and sustainable building solutions.

Another significant construction industry event, the Green Forum, happens simultaneous with the ManilaCon.

The Green Forum is a joint effort of Green AP and LADCI.  It is a venue for local and the international practitioners of green and sustainable building design to share their best practices, knowledge and experiences. The event will be held on September 3 to 4 at the SMX Convention Center.

Aside from the Green Forum, MANILACON has other venues for green dialogue. These include Green Chat, a round table discussions on current industry issues for trade professionals and Green Konsult, a venue for the public in getting advice from the country’s top green designers.

Slots for the student symposium are limited.  For registration, students may log on to www.manilacon.com or call Ms. Mary Ann J. Saquin at (02) 873-8202 or 1198 or 8876 or 9047 or (0915) 642-3928 / (0922) 844-6876.

Admission to ManilaCon is free.  For more information, call 873-8202; 873-9047 and 873-8876 or email info@laducut.com.

About L. A. Ducut and Company Inc. (LADCI)

Established in 1992 to strengthen trade links between businesses in Manila and key cities in Visayas and Mindanao, Cebu-based L. A. Ducut and Company Inc. (LADCI) has since set the stage for reputable, innovative and professional trade exhibition management. As part of its vision to infuse deeper social and economic relevance thru its trade shows, LADCI is an advocate of a Green and Sustainable Built Environment. The company has increased its presence in Manila thru Construction Show Manila (MANILACON) which is now on its third year.

LADCI has worked with major organizations such as the Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippine Convention & Visitors Corporation (PCVC), Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI), United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), Philippine Constructors Association, Inc. (PCA), Hardwares Consolidated, Inc. (HCI), Cebu Constructors Association, Inc. (CCA) Cebu Travel & Tours Association (CTTA), Cebu Association of Tour Operators (CATO), Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), BIMP EAGA Construction Working Group and National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) among others.

About Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines Inc. (Green AP)

Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines, Inc. (Green AP) was founded by a group of green architects and LEED AP (Accredited Professionals) in August 2009  under the chairmanship of Ar. Edgar V. Reformado, fuap.  Green AP is a civic organization which promotes environmental consciousness in the built environment thru the practice of green architecture.

The organization encourages and promotes the global adoption of sustainable green design and building practices  by engaging its members and other interested individuals in learning, networking activities and projects relating to green building. Green AP recognizes the importance of adopting Integrated Design Process (or “whole building” approach)  and is open to individual membership of all other trade professionals and stakeholders and even the public.

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