October started with a bang as ALT added another milestone to its string of official recognitions. Just last October 10, 2014 ALT has upgraded its Organizational Membership Status with the USGBC to Silver Membership Level.
With USGBC being a global platform for business growth, community improvement and advancement in innovative building practices, it is only wise for ALT to jump at the first opportunity for better membership status. Naturally, along with this upgrade are a number of benefits which not only ALT can enjoy but its dear clients as well – most important of which are the substantial savings on LEED project registration and certification fees.
This undertaking is ALT’s way of acknowledging our social and environmental responsibility of being one with nature by adapting green building practices in our common pursuit of leaving a better greener earth to future generations.
CTBUH Shanghai 2014
Future Cities: Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
September 15-19, 2014
Barely a couple of months ago, our Joe Khoury and the rest of the team working with him on his paper, “The Balancing Act of Curtainwall”, for the highly anticipated CTBUH Conference in Shanghai were all hectic and abuzz; working doubly hard to ensure not just the paper but more so the presentation would leave a distinctive mark on the audience. CTBUH Shanghai 2014The weeks of juggling between regular work demands and putting in extra time and dedication to come up with an engaging presentation paid off more than a hundredfold as our representatives Joe and Richard came back to Manila post-conference, all smiles and beaming with pride. This is because, last September 18, at exactly 1:45pm, the Ping An Tower Room of the Jin Mao Conference Center was jam-packed as interested attendees jostled to have a spot in the hall. “It was fantastic.” Joe proclaimed of the turnout which he didn’t see coming. “I couldn’t take a good video or photo angle because the place was just too crowded with people eager to listen and ask our Joe questions about façade,” Richard proudly told us. The hall where Joe’s presentation was held was full to capacity as the attendees were literally rubbing each other’s elbows to partake of what Joe had to share on his expertise on curtainwall in relation to our work on the Ping-an Financial Center. The conference proved to be not only resources, but also time well spent as it paved another path for ALT to shine. We received a handful of requests and queries from clients old and new alike from all over Asia through the extensive network brought about by the success of Joe’s presentation which was truly heartwarming. The concerted effort between our main contributors Mr. Richard Araw and Mr. Joe Khoury ably supported by GM Des Manlapaz, VP for Design Nancy Somera, VP Special Projects Butch Malabute and his team, Marketing Team, GM Andy Turnbull, Tony Zhang and Steve Strebel reinforces the notion that there is strength in numbers and that sharing of ideas and knowledge for a common goal always translate to immeasurable gratification personally and professionally. Hats off to ALT for exceeding expectations yet again, cheers!
The recently concluded seminar on “WIND & EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING” which took place last March 14-15, 2014 at the Hotel Tropika, Lanang, Davao City proved to be a success in ALT’s marketing endeavors to promote speakership as a vital tool to “make noise” for the Philippine curtain wall industry. The event was sponsored by the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) and the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers – Davao Chapter. ALT’s participation to the said event was through the speakership of our very own VP for Design, Engr. Nancy Marie Somera who tackled on the topic of “Façade Design of Tall Buildings.”
The topic discussed by Eng. Nancy duly sparked the interest of the audience which made us (ALT) successful in our objective of propagating the beauty and essence of the curtain wall industry in the Philippines. Tin Carlos, VP for Sales and Marketing of ALT who accompanied Engr. Nancy to the event beams as she recalls that, “It was truly an enlightening event especially for the new engineers and majority of the audience because our service is highly specialized. It was good that Nancy touched on Basic Structural Analysis which all the more kindled the curiosity of the audience. “
Needless to say the event ended with Engr. Nancy attending to a pleasant number of welcome queries from the very interested audience plus another speakership invitation from ASEP for their upcoming event. Judging from the successful outcome of this marketing venture we hope to yield better results for 2014 for ALT.
The College of Engineering (COE) of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus held its culminating activity last March 1, 2014, in celebration of its 8th Engineering Innovation Congress, which kicked-off in November 2013. ALT took part in the celebration as one of the sponsors and judge in the Engineering Icon Competition, an avenue for engineering students to showcase their talents in inventing products, processes and breakthrough solutions that would respond to the ever changing needs of the society. This year, 20 groups of young, exceptional engineering students pitched-in a wide range of ideas varying from computer and mobile applications to novelty souvenirs, distilling process to 3D printing, irrigation system to energy conversion, and a lot more.
Over the past century, the UP College of Engineering has been known to produce quality professionals in the various fields of engineering. Since 2012, the company has been a strong supporter of the University’s College of Engineering. ALT believes that by honing young minds to its optimum potential, we participate in nation building, and with it promote social accountability and responsible behavior.
Last February 26, 2014, ALT participated as one of the sponsors of Ramon Magsaysay High School (RMHS) Manila, Inc.’s 2014 Alumni Tree Project Golf Tournament with the theme: “Kinabukasan Mo… Sagot Ko” in Villamor Golf Club, Villamor Airbase, Pasay City. This fundraising event seeks partner-sponsors that would support underprivileged but deserving students of Ramon Magsaysay High School (RMHS). Initially, the program started with a batch consisting of eight (8) high school scholars. The success of its launch has now enabled them to sponsor in both the secondary and tertiary levels. This non-profit organization, which was established in 2010, is currently supporting 31 high school scholars and 15 collegiate scholars.
This is the second time ALT has shown support poverty and good education, ALT aspires for a better and more productive community through active participation in social initiatives. ALT has high hopes in the program’s continued success in producing young, educated, promising professionals who will contribute to the betterment of the society to the program. In 2012, the company helped support 30 scholars in the secondary level. With a vision of bridging the gap between poverty and good education, ALT aspires for a better and more productive community through active participation in social initiatives. ALT has high hopes in the program’s continued success in producing young, educated, promising professionals who will contribute to the betterment of the society.