The Philippine Association of Building Administrators, Inc. (PABA)’s Annual Summit on Sustainable Development, held at the multi-functional CW Home Depot – Makati Events Hall located at Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City last September 22, 2011 was certainly an event to be remembered. Beyond the myriad of activities celebrating the 35th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the association, the event also marked the National Building Management Industry Week.
The whole day event started with a mass attended by officers and guests of the association followed by the convention proper themed “Addressing Today’s Need for Sustainable Development” featuring Mr. Gerry Chua of TxtFire, Mr. Aldo Mayor of Metro Manila Development Authority, Archt. Christopher Dela Cruz of Philippine Green Building Council, Archt. Jaime Silva of United Architects of the Philippines, Master Plumber Engr. Abner Pahilanga and Mr. Judah Singzon Aliposa of VSO Bahaginan.
PABA President Mr. Jeffrey Sosa welcomed the building and property owners, managers, and professionals, and guests who gathered at CW Home Depot’s spacious venue with a welcome message: “This gathering of property management
professionals is absolutely a strong demonstration of the stanch hard work of the organization and a manifestation of its confidence in Addressing Today’s Need for Sustainable Development. The conference offers challenges, opportunities, and new technologies for sustainable buildings, better security and fire safety, exigency evacuation and rescue, greening the metropolis thru eco-friendly buildings, and a better quality of life for all people. We cannot ignore the callous reality of the complete necessity for transformation, and the conference will highlight the benefits and its positive aspects to imagine and plan for the future.”
Among the pertinent topics discussed during the convention are Metro Manila Earthquake Impact Assessment; Greening the Metropolis Landscape through Buildings; Fire and Earthquake Evacuation and Rescue; Republic Act 344, The Accessibility Law; Fire Suppression System and Maintenance, and Model Forest and Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change program.
Aside from the whole day convention full of learning and freebies, an exhibition area at the other side of the events hall also showcased the latest trends and products in the building and property management industry courtesy of the event sponsors. The companies and products who participated at the exhibition were Platinum sponsors: Davies Paint and Sakrete Enterprises Inc; Gold Sponsors: Batkins, Inc.,Power V Safety & Security Specialist, Inc., Centron Energy Savings Technology Corporation and Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT); Silver Sponsors: SamGlo Tading, Inc., Shasta Concrete System, Magna Prime Distribution Corporation, Firefly Electric & Lighting Corporation; Cocktail Sponsors: Maninvest General Services, CRL Environmental Corporation, Systems Dimensions Technologies Corporation, Leads Environmental Health, David International / I-Protect Trading, Megaman Lighting Philippines, Inc., Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc., Media Scape, Inc., H&D Group of Companies, Global Green Life, Event Shaker Mobile Bar and VSO Bahaginan and CITIBANK as Booth Sponsors.