Home > News & Events
Bldg Tech Updates: 2004

December 11, 2004

EVG wins 1st USP Badminton Cup

Team EVG won the closely contested 2004 United Suppliers of the Philippines' (USP) Badminton Cup via a tie-breaking match-up. The sudden death match was won by Vholts Vitug and Ed Garcia of Team EVG against the pairing of Bronne Dytoc and Lito De Leon of team Eurotiles.

November 18, 2004

PCA Holds Successful Technoforum 2004

As predicted, TechnoForum 2004 (International Conference on Construction Management, Equipment, Technology and I.T. ) was another big success for PCA as it easily filled all four-seminar rooms of the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) during its two-day run on November 18th and 19th.

November 18, 2004

Philconstruct Coincides with 3rd Construction Industry Congress & First Construction Safety and Health Congress

2 major congresses were held coinciding with PHILCONSTRUCT 2004 at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) to uplift the condition of the Philippine construction industry.

November 04, 2004

What\'s in a brand?

Contributed by ARISTON

Ariston and Indesit brands are authentic Italian brands. As such, the reputation of Italy for sophistication, class, and elegance are the defining characteristics of their products.

October 19, 2004

Unitec hosts Badminton group

Contributed by Unitec Pipe Manufacturing Corp.

Unitec hosted a badminton session & dinner for architects last Monday, October 19, 2004 at the Olympic Badminton Courts.

October 15, 2004

Matwood wins ARAP award

Contributed by Matimco Inc.

The Awards and Recognition Association of the Philippines (ARAP) gave Anti-Anay MATWOOD™ the distinction of being the country’s No. 1 Premium Mouldings and Framings at the 2004 Philippine Business Excellence Awards held at the Manila Hotel last September 28.

October 08, 2004

APO Launches Realwood Flooring Products

Contributed by APO Floors

Architects & Interior Designers were treated to a night of good food, great entertainment, and another excellent product offering as they witnessed the launching of APO RealWOOD last Ocober 8, 2004 at the Loft at Rockwell Land.

October 01, 2004

UAP District A4 hosts Balangkasan on RA9266

Contributed by Arch. Cathy Carunungan, UAP

A Balangkasan forum about Republic Act 9266, also known as the new architect's law of 2004 was recently held last October 1, 2004 at the Federal Design Expo.

October 01, 2004

Federal Design Expo Launches Brazilian Tiles Collection

Contributed by Eurotiles Industrial Corp.

Dederal Design Expo recently inaugurated its Brazilian tiles section in Pasong Tamo, Makati city with Brazilian Ambassador Claudio Maria Henrique Do Couto Lyra, accompanied by Deputy Chief of Mission Carlos de carvalho gracing the occasion

September 28, 2004

5th Bticino Golf Trophy Gets Rousing Attendance from Architects

Contributed by Bticino Philippines

The 5th Bticino Golf Trophy, titled "Switches n' Swings" was staged last Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at the prestigious Manila Golf and Country Club, Harvard Road, Forbes Park, Makati City

September 23, 2004

Shell Weatherkote reformulated & repackaged into Flintkote

Contributed by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation

For years, Shell Weatherkote has been the trusted waterproofing system for the Filipino architect and homeowner. But recently, Weatherkote has been formulated and repackaged to give customers more superior protection, higher resistance to weathering and the best value for money.

September 23, 2004

Shell signs up with www.arkispecs.com

Contributed by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation

Pilipinas Shell, makers of Shell Flintkote (formerly known as Shell Weatherkote) recently signed up with www.arkispecs.com.

September 16, 2004

Shell signs up with arkispecs

Contributed by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation

Pilipinas Shell, makers of Flintkote (formerly known as Weatherkote) recently signed up with arkispecs.com.

September 07, 2004

Matwood Voted Top Processed Wood by the National Consumers Affairs Foundation

Contributed by Matimco Inc.

Last August 26, 2004, ANTI-ANAY MATWOOD and its manufacturer MATIMCO, INC. were given separate awards at the 22nd Annual National Consumers Quality & People’s Choice Awards, held at the AFP Theater, by the NACF.

September 01, 2004

German Lighting Solutions Featured at PCA Show

Contributed by Firefly Electric & Lighting Corp.

Firefly Electric & Lighting Corporation, a provider of cost-effective and quality solutions to various project applications to complement its wide range of lighting products using the lates German Technology will display over 500 products at Philconstruct '04 - 14th Philippine International Construction Equipment and Building Materials Exhibition to be held from November 18th-21st at the World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM) and the Philippine trade Training center (PTTC) organized by the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA).

August 29, 2004

Avadon / KYK Tools at Philconstruct ‘04

Contributed by Phil. Constructors Association Inc.

Avadon International, the Philippine Exclusive Distributor of KYK Tools will showcase its entire product range at PHILCONSTRUCT ’04

August 26, 2004

www.arkispecs.com is now updated daily

Arkispecs.com ensures that the data published on the website is updated almost everyday to provide users fresh news and information about building products and the building industry.

August 18, 2004

Shell Flintkote Launches Flintkote 3 as “One for All” Product

Contributed by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation

Shell Flintkote No. 3, the “one-for-all” waterproofer from Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation was launched last August 18, 2004 at Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Cebu City. Retail outlets from the different cities in the Visayas and Mindanao region who attended this event welcomed Shell Flintkote No. 3 which is classified as a waterproofing coating for metal and concrete surfaces.

August 13, 2004

Hardiflex Joins PCA International Expo

Contributed by James Hardie Phils., Inc.

James Hardie Philippines Inc., the manufacturer of popular products such as Hardiflex, Hardi Senepa and Hardi Plank have recently confirmed to be one of the biggest exhibitor at PHILCONSTRUCT

August 13, 2004

Matimco Extends Arkispecs Sponsorship

Contributed by Matimco Inc.

Matimco Incorporated, makers of Matwood, recently reaffirmed its commitment to support the Internet homes of the foremost organizations in the building industry by extending its participation with arkispecs

August 09, 2004

Shell Lobby Exhibit Sponsored by Shell Flintkote

Contributed by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation

Shell Flintkote hosted an exhibit at the Shellhouse Lobby on August 9-13, 2004 which was aimed at increasing Shell employees’ awareness on Flintkote waterproofing products which they could use in their homes.

July 26, 2004

Matwod Wins National Shoppers' Choice Award

Contributed by Matimco Inc.

Matwood, the premium anti-anay wood for framing and interior applications, was recently announced as the NO.1 FRAMINGS and MOULDINGS brand in Metro Manila by the National Shoppers' Choice Awards.

July 21, 2004


In its continuous pursuit to promote professional services for the building and construction industry, the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) officially launched the 2004 Philippine International Construction, Building Materials and Equipment Exhibition or PHILCONSTRUCT 2004.

July 21, 2004

Philconstruct 2004 Gets Rousing Response

The Philippine Constructors Association (PCA), the flag-bearer of the Philippine Construction Industry, is proud to announce that one month after its initial launch, PHILCONSTRUCT 2004, the 14th Philippine International Construction Equipment and Building Materials Exhibition and Technology Forum to be held from November 18th – 21st at the prestigious World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM) has received tremendous positive response from exhibitors and sponsors.

June 16, 2004

Annual Animation Competition set for Graphic Expo 2004

Animation studios, production houses, design studios, schools and universities, training institutes, animators, multimedia specialists, and web masters are invited to join and submit entries to the 3rd Animation Competition held during the 9th Graphic Expo 2004 on June 16-19, 2004.

May 30, 2004

Worldbex Goes Regional with Philbex

Philbex 2004- the regional version of Worldbex offers the same features and attraction as Worldbex 2004 only in a different venue. Slated from May 30 to June 1, 2004 at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City, Philbex 2004 is organized by the Worldbex Services International (WSI)

May 29, 2004

Annual Digital Art Competition set for Graphic Expo

Interested parties are invited to join the The Annual Digital Art Competition 2004 which is open to professional and amateur graphic and digital designers, webmasters, photographers, and digital artists. Works that will enter the finals will be exhibited at the Design Gallery area of Graphic Expo 2004 on June 16-19, 2004 at the Philippine Trade Training Center, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines.

May 17, 2004

The 2003 Yearbook of www.arkispecs.com

As long been awaited, Arkispecs.com now releases its maiden issue of the Yearbook - your very own hardcopy of our photos and our common memorabilia of the moments that we shared together.

April 26, 2004

1st World Sports and Leisure Show Hits the Philippine Scene

Worldbex Service International (WSI), will be holding the 1st World Sports and Leisure Show on April 26 to 28, 2004 at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Pasay City

April 01, 2004

Matimco bags Most Outstanding Manufacturer of Processed Wood Award

Contributed by Matimco Inc.

Matimco Inc. made a remarkable achievement when it was recently awarded the Most Outstanding Manufacturer of Processed Wood by the Parangal ng Bayan Foundation Inc. during the 19th Annual National Consumers Excellence Award held in the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium of the RCBC Plaza in Makati.

April 01, 2004

Mariwasa joins Worldbex 2004

Contributed by Mariwasa Manufacturing Inc.

Once again, Mariwasa has successfully introduced its latest wall and floor tile designs in the country’s biggest building and construction trade show – the World Building Exposition 2004. For the past nine years now, Mariwasa has consistently won the admiration of thousands of Worldbex visitors and thus, a regular crowd-drawer among the architects, interior designers, property developers and other related practitioners in the construction industry.

March 23, 2004

Q&A w/ Adamson FASIA coach Arch. Serge Chua- 2004 Champions

Contributed by Arch. Serge, Jr. Chua, UAP

Q&A w/ Arch. Serge Chua (Coach) FASIA Architecture Basktetball Adamson University - 2004 Champions

March 16, 2004

WSI: all geared up for Worldbex 2004

Excitement stirs up as the opening of the World Building and Construction Exposition (Worldbex) 2004, the biggest exposition of building and construction products of services, draws near.

March 06, 2004

ABF Tournament Rules for March 6 & 7

ABF tournament rules & guidelines for the Badminton tournament on March 6 & 7 at Olympic Badminton Courts is as follows...

February 23, 2004

Varia soon to be available in the Philippines

Ricco-Renzo International Consolidated Trading, Inc. will launch VARIA on Thursday February 26, 2004 at 5:30 pm for cocktails with the country’s top architects and interior designers at the Ricco-Renzo Art Gallery and Café located at the IDC MANILA, 210 Nicanor Garcia St. (formerly Reposo St.), Bel-Air II, Makati City.

February 17, 2004

American Standard and Ayala Land Partnership

Contributed by American Standard Philippines Limited, Co.

American Standard, a world leading provider of bathroom products, recently sponsored American Standard Fellowship Golf Tournament with Ayala Land key officers as participants for the event.

February 17, 2004

Indulge in the Ultimate Toilet Luxury and Comfort

Contributed by American Standard Philippines Limited, Co.

Satis Asteo. Makes your daily life richer with luxury bathroom fixtures.

February 12, 2004

RR Payumo + Partners, Archts Job Openings

RR Payumo + Partners, Architects is in search of qualified applicants for the following positions: Project Architect, Architectural Designer, CAD Architect, Interior Designer, Secretary/Receptionist,Administrative Architect, Data Encoder

January 27, 2004

ABC Monthly Championship for January 27, 2004

Contributed by Arch. Joseph Ng

Nepthy del Rosario of ABC Philippines rolled 1174 pinfalls to win the Architects Bowling Club’s January monthly championship for Group I, Jeffry Cham of Boysen Paints scored 1150 pinfalls to rule Group II, in the event sponsored by Boysen Paints and Nation Paints held last week at the Green Valley Country Club Bowling Center.

January 27, 2004

IDC Five: Designing for the world's homes

A select group of five design houses have been dubbed members of the exclusive IDC Five: James Adams of Imaje Designs Inc.; Alicia Erfe from Erfe & Associates; Christopher Lacson of Habitat by Atalyer; Nina Santamaria for Habi Home Interiors; and Frank Vander Walle from Diretso Furniture.

January 27, 2004

IDC Manila: Step into a New World of Design

The International Design Center (IDC) Manila is intent on focusing attention on design, furniture and related services like art and home accents under one roof and under one continuing program of innovation. Its goal is to create a hub where some of the best local designers and furniture manufacturers can provide the best-oriented public with retail options and services for their design needs.

January 20, 2004

Architects Bowling Club Doubles Event for January 13, 2004

Contributed by Arch. Joseph Ng

With the combined score of 1550 pinfalls, Bert Magsakay and Nick Sy of Main Hardware clinch the Architects Bowling Club’s doubles event at the Green Valley Country Club Bowling Center last week. Onard Abaya and past president Ega Reformado of American Standard placed second with 1527 pinfalls wining by 1 point over Paeng Villanueva past president for 2003 and Ritz Diaz a balik bowler of Eurotiles finished third with 1526 pinfalls, in the weekly event sponsored by Boysen Paints and Nation Paints.

January 20, 2004

ABC weekly tournament Singles-scratch 3-groups January 20 2004

Contributed by Arch. Joseph Ng

Nick Sy of Main Hardware rolled 1255 pinfalls to win the Architects Bowling Club’s singles-scratch for Group I, May Sabater of Emerald Pipes scored 1086 pinfalls to rule Group II and Ritz Diaz of CPAC Monier scored 1106 pinfalls to rule Group III, in the event sponsored by Boysen Paints and Nation Paints held last week at the Green Valley Country Club Bowling Center.

January 01, 2004

Mariwasa Sponsors UP Volunteer Design Project

Contributed by Mariwasa Manufacturing Inc.

What started out as a special project in 2001 by the graduating students of UP Interior Design has became a passed-on tradition among the succeeding batches of UP ID. Committed to doing community service, the students, instead of putting up modular exhibits to display their design expertise, opted to offer their service and render voluntary works. And through those years, Mariwasa has been a regular contributor, giving out quality ceramic tiles for free.