Philmetal’s Galvaframe System receives AITECH accreditation

Philmetal Products, Inc. one of the country’s pioneers in delivering global-class quality building products, recently received its new certificate for the innovative Galvaframe System during the Accreditation of Innovative Technologies for Housing (AITECH) ceremony held at the HTREX Bldg., NHA Compound in Diliman, Quezon City attended by officers from Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and other attached government agencies.

A light gauge steel frame system, Galvaframe has been recognized by AITECH as a durable, economical, and easy to install innovation for the past two years. The Galvaframe steel-framing system has also been accredited as one of the housing technologies that responds to the needs and requirements of the National Housing Authority (NHA) for mass housing projects that require
resiliency against typhoons and earthquakes, which the country regularly experiences.

Galvaframe’s structural stability comes from its core material made from premium Galvalume 55. Recently, Galvalume 55 was awarded the industry’s one and only PS Mark in the hot-dip AL/ZN metallic coated steel by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

AITECH guest of honor Atty. Angelito Aguila emphasized the importance of durability, strength, resiliency, affordability, and adaptive quality for
building materials to address climate change and the evolving needs of Filipinos, especially for seismic protection and storm resistance.

Evaluation of committee member agencies is based on compliance to housing standards based on the National Building Code, Fire Code, and other applicable laws; structural evaluation/ validation of submitted structural
designs; and cost effectiveness based on the resulting construction as compared with housing units built with conventional building technologies.

AITECH is an inter-agency committee that reviews and accredits different kinds of technologies, materials and systems.

Philmetal Products, Inc. recently received the company’s new AITECH certificate on the Galvaframe System during the Accreditation of Innovative Technologies for Housing ceremony. In photo (from left) are NHA- Housing and Technology Development Office division manager Engineer Jovita Panopio, Atty. Angelito Aguila of HUDCC, Philmetal head of Sales Vicky Zafra-De Leon, AITECH member-HLURB Engineer Julius Tan and Philmetal sales manager Francis Evangelista, Jr.

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