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Developer says projects are ‘disaster-ready’

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THE PHILIPPINES faces a number of natural disasters every year, so it is only natural for Filipinos to want to own homes that are “disaster-ready.”

Century Properties Group (CPG) recognizes the importance of developing projects that are attractive and uphold the safety and well-being of the community.

In a statement, CPG said it properly graded the site of The Residences at Commonwealth in Quezon City to ensure the water runoff drains to the proper outfall locations.

The site for the Residences at Azure North in San Fernando, Pampanga was back filled by 3 to 4 meters to elevate the finish grade. It also incorporated an adequate drainage design for flood readiness.

CPG said Century City in Makati City has a flood-prevention and mitigation system that involved the installation of sump pumps within the buildings that dump water into the drainage.

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The developer said its buildings follow the National Building Code, and has a team of engineers and architects to ensure the integrity of its buildings in Century City Makati, The Residences at Commonwealth, the Residences at Azure North in San Fernando, Pampanga; Acqua Private Residences in Mandaluyong and Azure Urban Resort Residences in Parañaque City.

“The high-rise condominiums developed by the company also employ SMRF or Special Moment Resisting Frame, which are frames with members and joints that allow buildings to withstand the forces caused by an earthquake. For its much taller buildings that dot the skyline, the company uses Performance-Based Design methods — considered as a gold standard in designing skyscrapers around the world as it specifies design parameters for a building to withstand the seven strongest earthquakes within the past 2,500 years,” CPG said.

CPG also noted its projects have proper safety equipment in case of fire and other emergencies. Property management staff also undergo training so they know what to do during emergencies.

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