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HPCC towards Innovation

HomeChoice Planners and Construction Corporation is making another mark towards innovativeness by embarking on a new venture. For three years now, HPCC has already been known for using the Plaswall Technology on their projects. It has made the company as one of the contractors in Cagayan de Oro City to use a modern construction approach. And with the company’s commitment in new innovation and modern construction, HPCC has ventured in yet another technology – the Lightweight Foamed Concrete Technology.

This innovation of using Lightweight Foamed Concrete Technology is another method of HPCC in modern construction. This certain technology is made from mixing preformed stable foam into slurry of cement, sand and water. The stable foam is the important ingredient in the making of this concrete, and it must be stable and last through the initial stages of mixing the concrete. As a way of incorporating the Lightweight Foamed Concrete on HPCC’s future projects, they have invited a Malaysian technology-based company that specializes in Industrialized Building System – DRN Concrete Resources. The said company provides consultancy, technology and products related to Lightweight Foamed Concrete Technology.

The Lightweight Foamed Concrete or the Portafoam System is a widely used technology in Malaysia and also of some other countries. Portafoam’s component makes it lighter than the traditional CHB. And it also possesses special properties such as low thermal conductivity and high fire resistance. Its density ranges from as low as 400 kg/m3 to as high as 1600 kg/m3; allowing it to be used in a variety of applications such as pre-cast wall blocks and panels, cast in-situ lightweight, floor and roof screeds, trench reinstatement, road foundations and void filling.

HPCC continues to widen its horizon through innovations such as this Portafoam System. HPCC believes that through the use of this technology, modern construction in Cagayan de Oro City will be more significant. And with this step towards innovation, Mindanao will soon be following the modern construction trend of Luzon and Visayas. And these new technologies for modern construction will soon be widely used here in Mindanao. Cheers to modernization of construction!

Benefits of a single-story house and a two-story house

When it comes to choosing the perfect home, such thing as “one type fits all” does not exist.
One must carefully consider their budget, the location, the neighbors, and the type of house itself.

Bungalows or a one-story house are very convenient for the homeowner because all the rooms are on the same floor and there are no stairs between living areas. A bungalow is well suited to persons with impaired mobility, such as the elderly or those in wheelchairs.

Single-story benefits
+ more options for ceiling heights & skylights
+ more living space since you don’t need to spend square footage on staircase
+ safer for small children & easier for older people or physically challenged individual
+ easier to evacuate in case of a fire
+ no noise from stairs & second story traffic
+ less bathrooms needed since all are on same floor
+ can combine dirty kitchen with laundry area

A two story house is ideal in dividing the entertaining areas of the house which is on the first floor from the bedrooms on the second. A two story house is well-suited in a suburban settings or lots that are located in ridge area to fully appreciate the views.

Two-story benefits
+ more breath taking views than a one-story house
+ smaller foundation and roof area
+ upstairs bedrooms have more privacy
+ upstairs windows are safe to leave open
+ less roof to maintain, less distance for pipes and wires to travel
+ good exercise running up and down stairs every day!

Whether moving in a one-story or a two story house, as long as you and your family are happy and satisfied, then you have successfully added a beautiful chapter in the story of your life.

Architect’s Outlook

When we talk about design, taste of color or paint, slant, parallel and vertical lines, the term architecture would easily be addressed. This is what makes everything around us be appealing, attractive and with glamour the work and presence of architecture. There would be a slim chance of making our environment captivating, without any of architectural works and ideas. Thus in all offices, schools, residential buildings, commercial buildings and some other buildings or establishments we have in the city, we make sure that those are on a well-prepared, well-planned  and captivating and are in unique designs.

This is what the architecture is working on our day to day activities and living. Thus, even in our housing now a days, and even on our private own house or property, we tend to adopt, or even most, is acquired the real function or beauty of architecture. Of course, this will be realized with the works of minds by our architects. They are the one who make the world of architecture meaningful and to its blast function in all areas.

Here in our city of Cagayan de Oro architects are making our city more gay condition, with those building structures, joint bridges from one side to other side of the area with just, unbreakable and durable design. With their imaginative, constructive and optimistic vision of perceiving the excellent outcome of every city project, our city is now on its booming stage in terms of architectural projects and advancements.

In pertinence with this advancement, we, in Homechoice Planners & Construction Corporation, we are one of those beneficent of those excellent and respective architects in Cagayan de Oro City. In all of our projects, we have them lead to visualize our clients’ house ideas or desires. They are the people who make the detailed and big picture of our clients. They are not just mere architects, but degree holder from known Universities, licensed, molded by experience and excellent ideas and boost by all of the done projects by our clients.  They are of what they are ARCHITECTS of the time.

We also have our own office and field engineers. The office engineers is the one who is doing the estimation of the total cost of every project we have, while the field engineers is the one  monitoring and checking all of our projects this time on fields, run smoothly with the right materials and its volume. They help the work done well with full supervision. This is to make sure that all of our clients’ every idea be granted, even during the construction period. This is also to make sure that our architects’ grand ideas will not be wasted and ruined.

We are proud to say that with these people, we can lead to almost perfection of granting our clients’ needs and dreams for their family. As al we know, the house is just the structure of where the family live at. But with us, with our architects and their majestic minds and fascinating visualization of every idea of our needy clients, for their dream house to be, we can build not just merely a house structure, but a HOME for every family we met and would meet.

That is how Homechoice Planners & Construction Corporation’s architects’ imagine, plan, visualize and actualize the real house structure for every one here in our city- The essence of making each house the REAL HOME ambiance for every Cagay-anons.

The Architectural Designs

Anywhere we go and look around what we can see are the varying forms, designs or artistic lines. Those are what we called the products of the mastered skill, imagination and talent of those architects in our society. It is said that people in this field are more kin, intellectually advance and superb in the way they design something,which is beyond our imagination and expectation.

There are lots of architectural designs now, which all of us are impress and like to experience its goodness and elegance even to our household building. Who said that we can’t use those high-end designs in building our house? It is really applicable and that inspiring to apply! As what usually seen in our surroundings presently, each house building has its own style or architectural expression. We could even say that it is from the individual expression or inner resources or intuition.

That is just one of the sources of those people in line with architecture. In regards to our Homechoice Planners and Construction Corporation, we design not only through the elitism we consider, but also the economic and the maximization of the resources that our clients have or targeted. It would be a healthy challenge on our part to meet your expectation,even with that limited resources you have.

Also, we consider the structural, functional and material honesty design value. We used the exact materials which is in planned and the right one,as what is being expected by our clients. In this business, we believe and enact that if the foundation of the house building is good and vital, our commitment and reputation also to our clients and spectators, would be vital and high as well.

We utilise in quality products, for quality output and good call from all of our clients; and this is one way for us to show are architectural designs, which are not inspired only from the books, from other designs around, but of course, from within our imagination, consideration of all clients economic and social stability, and the most is the elegance outcome of all of our projects done and to be done.