Base Bahay Foundation, Inc. (Base Bahay) is holding online and in-person workshops as part of its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programs under the Base Bamboo Academy.
These programs are key to the Foundation’s advocacy to propel bamboo-based technology and other alternative building technologies into the mainstream construction industry.
Accredited by the Professional Regulation Commission to conduct CPD programs for industry professionals, the Base Bamboo Academy has been conducting free learning modules for workers and professional builders such as architects and civil engineers since 2021.
Last September, the Academy held online and in-person workshops on Bamboo Standards for architects, contractors, civil engineers, and professional builders.
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For contractors, Base runs an accreditation program which, when completed, unlocks access to a series of training programs, research, and more information on the latest technology in bamboo housing and other alternative construction materials.
For industry workers, the Academy offers TESDA-accredited programs on masonry and carpentry and also covers the basics of employing Base Bahay’s signature Cement-Bamboo Frame Technology. Base’s skills training programs allow workers to earn their TESDA NC II Certifications which they can use for other projects.
To date, Base has trained over 500 civil engineers and architects in its CPD program, and certified more than 100 workers through its TESDA-accredited programs.
“We welcome these learning programs as we continue to look for innovative materials and construction methods to provide solutions to our housing problems and backlog in our country”, said Said Martin Lenin Santos, Architect and Urban Planner of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD).
Affordable, high-quality housing targeted Base Bahay continues to work with different organizations engaged in building affordable yet high-quality housing solutions with Base’s Cement-Bamboo Frame Technology. To date, over 1,200 have been built with another 500 in the pipeline through ongoing builds.
“Looking at available data between 2011 and 2016, the Philippines has a huge housing backlog of 5.7 million. This translates to a need to build 2,602 homes per day over the next six years,” explained Pablo Jorillo, Base Bahay Foundation general manager. “Architects and civil engineers are key to providing resolution to this backlog. Renewal of their professional licenses requires 15 CPD units. We offer the continuous learning opportunities they need through our Base Bamboo Academy.”
For more information on Base Bahay Foundation and Learning Programs available through the Base Bamboo Academy, visit http://www.base-builds.com.