BOTH traditional and modern construction methods are vital for the progress of the local construction industry, the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP) said.
CIAP said on Friday it recognizes that technologies such as the three-dimensional (3D) printing and computer software can result in “faster, more accurate and lower cost” of construction projects.
“With the use of 3D printing in construction, contractors can now work faster, more accurately, and at a lower cost,” CIAP said in a statement.
“Additionally, the use of 3D printers and computer software allows for the creation of new and unique designs,” it added.
However, CIAP underscored the importance of using traditional practices in the construction industry, and that combining modern and traditional construction practices enhances “quality and sustainability of construction projects.”
“We are dedicated to transforming the construction industry into a more efficient, sustainable, and innovative sector. We believe in streamlining workflows and improving project quality through the use of technology,” it said.
“However, we also recognize the value of traditional construction practices that have proven their resilience over time… let us embrace the synergy between traditional and innovative methods to enhance the quality and sustainability of construction projects,” CIAP added.
Last week, CIAP acknowledged that digitization and modernization are advancing rapidly and economies worldwide are growing and integrating with the help of digital and other modern technologies.
“The construction industry must keep up with this trend and expand,” it added. “This is necessary to improve competitiveness and effectively establish strategic measures in constructing better and sustainable infrastructure in the Philippines.”
CIAP is an agency attached to the Department of Trade and Industry mandated to undertake policy and program coordination for the Philippine construction industry. Its primary purpose is to push for cohesive industry policy formulation, coordinate with other government agencies on matters affecting the industry, and implement programs to address industry challenges.