Datem Inc. launches first residential project

By Jeahan Virda B. de Barras, BusinessMirror

Posted at Sep 03 2014 08:07 AM | Updated as of Sep 03 2014 04:07 PM

MANILA - After over 30 years of exemplary work in the construction industry, Datem Inc. has launched a pioneering residential project under its new real-estate arm Datem Homes—the Datem Horizons East Ortigas.

A 2.3-hectare residential development located at the flourishing Ortigas Avenue Extension in Cainta, Rizal, Datem Horizons East Ortigas is the very first fulfillment of Datem Inc.’s aspiration to provide its very own residential community built through its expertise in construction. The new realty project is inspired by the company’s innovative architectural designs and engineering knowledge, and sets the pace for future Datem Homes projects promised to deliver residences that are “best in quality, expertly innovative yet fairly priced.”

Datem Horizons East Ortigas, located on a major thoroughfare, is accessible to major establishments in the city. As a mid-rise development, it is composed of elegantly designed residential buildings with five floors each and an average of only 100 units. It also features amenities made for the convenience and pleasure of every resident: well-spaced units with a balcony; ample ground-level parking; a service area on every roof deck; a clubhouse with complete facilities such as a pool, a fitness area, bicycle and jogging path; a garden atrium; 24-hour security with CCTV; Wi-Fi connectivity; and back-up power for common areas and basic power needs.

“We at Datem Inc. have been trusted partners to the country’s leading real-estate developers, helping change the Philippine skyline one iconic structure at a time, as we brought each of their visions to life. Today, we begin a new chapter in our journey as we unveil our plans for the very first residential development under our own Datem brand,” said Datem Inc. president Levy V. Espiritu during the property’s launch on August 28.

Datem Inc. has now become one of the biggest construction firms in the country, having been a builder of some of today’s most recognized commercial and residential developments. The company’s remarkable portfolio includes One Shangri-La Place, One Rockwell, Twin Oaks, Discovery Primea, MDC 100, Arya Residences and The Mind Museum.

Architect Arnold de Asis, Datem Inc. vice president for operations and Datem Homes president, expounded that DATEM Horizons East Ortigas as with other future Datem Homes projects, will be built with the same unique and innovative technologies used in each Datem Inc. project through the years.

He described that residences will be guarded against harsh elements as the buildings take advantage of the Datem Precast Slabs, Beams and External Walls through Specialized Formwork Systems (made in partnership with Mevadeck, a leader in slab formwork system), creating the overall strong and sturdy structure. Moreover, the reputable Datem Wallcrete used for the interior walls guarantees that each unit will be soundproof, while the Datem Stampcrete will give balconies and entrance driveways a seamless look.

“One can also find precast systems in the walls, floors and beams. Precast technology allows the production of structural and architectural elements such as the slab, beam and external wall created off-site, with the assembly happening on-site. This means faster production and on-time delivery,” added de Asis.

Aside from the structure, each Datem Homes community makes sure that the whole family is taken good care of and that the environment is always in good condition. For this reason, a more renewable source of energy is used in common areas with the help of solar panels.

Furthermore, Datem Homes partnered with Mann+Hummel, a world leader in development, production and distribution of liquid and air filter systems. Under this partnership, each Datem Homes development will be able to take advantage of two unique water systems: the Bulk Water Filtration System allows tap water to become safe for drinking, while the Waste Water Treatment System filters used water so that it is free of contaminants and more eco-friendly before it is discharged.

With thoughtful designs and innovative technologies all to be developed by a renowned company in construction, Datem Horizons East Ortigas is definitely a smart choice for a home. Morris Agoncillo, Datem Inc. vice president for engineering, concluded why people can trust the new development. “It is built on the same values that have carried all of us at Datem Inc. to the success we enjoy today: integrity, excellence, innovation and malasakit for our team and for our customers,” he said.