ORMOC CITY – 818 Dragon Construction is set to donate two school buildings to this city made of EBlocks, as supplied by Ergo Eblocks Incorporated.

The said project is said to consist one 2-classroom and another 3-classroom building, which will be placed in Brgy. Lake Danao.

The said project was presented to City Mayor Lucy Torres-Gomez and to the members of the 16th Sangguniang Panlungsod by 818 Dragon Construction, as represented by Engr. Rolando Almamento, Jr., Project Manager, and Pao Jison, Area Supervisor, in a meeting that took place at the City Mayor’s Office on Monday, January 30, 2023.

The said project will be implemented by the company through the Office of the Vice President.

Almamento and Jison were accompanied by Brgy. Lake Danao Punong Barangay Richard Impas during the said meeting.

Accordingly, 818 Dragon Construction is a Triple “AAA” general contractor with several completed projects in medium and high-rise buildings (including hospitals), roads, site developments, bridges, waterworks, airports, and heritage site restorations.

On the other hand, Ergo EBlocks is a member of the ERGO Group of Companies, the company that introduced ergonomic seating to the Philippines and set the standard for quality chairs. For the past 30 years, ERGO has been the leading brand for quality office furniture in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, manufacturing and introducing the latest furniture trends.

EBlocks is ERGO’s entry into the construction industry, bringing to the Philippines the latest generation of the Integrated Building System (IBS).

IBS, meanwhile, is an advanced building technology that has been the preferred prefabricated construction material for many years in advanced countries such as the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, and other progressive nations. The revolutionary product, more popularly known as EBlocks, is manufactured right here in the Philippines at ERGO’s 1-hectare, state-of-the-art factory in Malvar, Batangas.

Further, EBlocks are fabricated using expanded polystyrene (EPS) for the core and utilize a fiber-glass structural underlay for reinforcement. Finally, the surface finish is layered with a proprietary composite that synthesizes cement and polymers.

It is accredited by the Accreditation of Innovative Technologies for Housing (AITECH), a department of the Housing and Urban Development Council of the Philippines (HUDCC). Moreover, EBlocks technology has also passed the building codes set by the governments of New Zealand and Malaysia. It has been re-tested in the Philippines by the University of the Philippines and the Department of Science and Technology to ensure compliance with AITECH requirements for certification. By Gwen Maurillo (EV Mail Jan. 31-Feb. 5, 2023 issue)