DATEM redefines building through green, smart technologies
- DATEM has stood strong for 35 years as one of the industry’s most trusted and diversified builders
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As technology boasts rampant applications in many industries, the construction industry is no different. DATEM, with its commitment to deliver the best value-focused solutions that meet every developer’s needs, adapts state-of-the-art innovations for green and smart buildings. With a smartphone app, for instance, the construction company has built a futuristic environment-friendly building where tenants can control from afar everything from lights and television to air conditioning and doors.
“We want to be the industry leader in terms of technology innovation while ensuring that the quality of work is above everything else,” says president Morris Agoncillo.
The company has stood strong for 35 years as one of the construction industry’s most trusted and diversified builders. A pioneer in precast technology, DATEM is among the few players conferred with a quadruple A certification by the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides diverse products and services in the fields of bulk water filtration and property development – from low-rise residential buildings and condominiums to industrial parks, casinos, hotels and horse race tracks.
“Our people are really the ones behind our success,” Agoncillo says. “They are the wheels and cogs of the company with their passion, dedication and excellence in their work.”
DATEM complements such talent with a keen focus on cost-effectiveness. Involved with the contractors early on into the project, the company’s planning and design groups are able to reduce construction time and increase client revenues. DATEM’s complete precast capability also allows it to shorten build time by at least 20 per cent while requiring less labour.
Aligned with the Philippine government’s “Build, Build, Build” programme, the company intends to go into public infrastructure.
It aims to expand and be globally competitive through tie-ups with Japanese and Chinese companies on a per-project basis.