The city of Makati in Philippines capital region Metro Manila is all set to get a 74-story residential skyscraper, The Stratford Residences, rising along Kalayaan Saint since late 2011. The time to reach the finishing point of the project is mid-2016.
Jose Aliling Construction Management Inc, the firm which supervised the construction of over 90 high-rise corporate and residential buildings, malls in Metro Manila and nearby provinces with a combined cost of more than P90 billion in the past seven years will finish the construction of the tallest and world-class condominium tower in the country in 2016. The firm is hopeful that it would be the tallest residential building in the Philippines when completed in mid-2016. The firms CEO Jose Ramon “Ping” P. Aliling has confirmed this with an interview with the country’s newspaper Business Mirror, published on August 18, 2014. This luxury condo tower “cost almost P7 billion,” will have over 1,000 residential units when completed. Aliling also added that it will be a state-of-the-art building owned by Picar Development Inc, a real-estate development subsidiary of AMA Group of Companies.
The residents of the building will have a 24-hour concierge service, remote-controlled lighting system, Wi-Fi access on all floors, security control systems, as well as energy, ventilation and communication technology features. The residences will be furnished with luxury and world-class amenities, like meditation garden, mini theater, beauty salon, day care center and children’s playground, music library, and gym among others, is recipient of excellence award by the world’s leading force for construction market transparency.
Aliling also said that in the interview that In 2009 BCI Asia conferred the Stratford Residences the Best Design for its distinct curvilinear design. “But its folded façade is not just for aesthetics, it also helps in capturing and maximizing the presence of natural and artificial light,” he added.
Jose Aliling Construction Management Inc. has done some interesting projects recently. It includes the four-story retail building TriNoma, which cost P3.4 billion; the 40-story Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas, which cost P3.2 billion; Saint Francis Towers (twin residential buildings with 60 floors each), which cost P3 billion; and the 38-story Ascott Hotel Bonifacio Global City, which cost P2.5 billion.
The CEO believes that the firm earned the trust of project owners and the reputation as a standout in the industry for its consistent policy of swift response, transparency, honesty and excellence. “In any construction project there is a lot of problems. We want it transparent to the project owner so we can resolve them early. The expectations of the client are being managed on a weekly basis.” he said.
The firm provides its clients with progress reports on a weekly basis. When a big problem arises, it does it on a daily basis. “As a construction manager, we are being hired to protect the project owner. In all our decisions, procedures and how we deal with our contractors and suppliers, we always keep in mind that the interest of the project owner is our priority. We do not compromise that.” he revealed in the interview. Jose Aliling Construction Management Inc., which is an all-Filipino firm, has been invited by a big ticket project in Dubai recently.