Pinoy Builders Year in Review: Top 10 Articles of the Year

Feliz Grace Bueno     December 27, 2022

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Pinoy Builders Year in Review: Top 10 Articles of the Year

Pinoy Builders celebrated its third anniversary in 2022 and has continued to provide its audience with up-to-date news on the Philippine construction industry, tips and tricks, DIY advice, and sustainable construction efforts among others. As we continue to serve our community, we would also like to thank our ka-Builders for your continued support.

 

2022 saw the continued rise of the construction industry in the Philippines. The year also saw the industry as it transitioned from strict pandemic lockdown measures to the new normal. We also saw the eve of DIY trends that continued to make their rounds, with most people still busy working from home. 

 

With that, Pinoy Builders would like to present the Top 10 articles of the year that caught the attention of the community. 

 

Pinoy Builders Year in Review: Top 10 Articles of the Year 

 

Top 5 Universities in the Philippines for Aspiring Architects

 

We featured the top architecture universities in the country based on the June 2022 Architecture Board Exams. The list was curated based on the top five schools with the highest number of achievers. 

 

The universities included in the top five include the University of the Philippines Diliman, the University of Santo Tomas, Mapua University–Manila, Polytechnic University of the Philippines–Sta. Mesa, and Ateneo de Davao University.

 

You may read the full article here.

 

5 Construction and Architectural Firms to Make Your Dream ‘Tiny House’ a Reality

 

Tiny houses took the industry by storm in 2022 because of its movement towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Apart from being low-maintenance and self-sufficient, living in tiny houses also allows for a more breathable area. In this article, we compiled five architectural firms that have made living in these houses possible in the Philippines. 

 

 

The firms included in this article include G Cube Design + Build Inc., Cali Architects, D HAUS Architectural and Engineering Services, Philein BudgetHomes, and Modern Balai. 

 

You can find the full article with details on the firms here.

 

Top Engineering Universities in the Country for Aspiring CEs

 

Apart from the top universities for architecture, we also covered the top universities for Civil Engineering. Much like our article for architectural universities, we based our list on the PRC’s May 2022 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination Results. The list follows the performance of the universities based on the results. 

 

 

Based on the exam, the top universities are University of the Philippines – Los Banos, University of the Philippines Diliman, De La Salle University Manila, University of Santo Tomas, University of San Carlos, and Ateneo de Davao University. 

 

You may read the article in full here.

 

University Haunts: 6 Old & Eerie Universities in the Philippines

 

In line with Halloween 2022, we made a list of the 6 Old & Eerie Universities in the Philippines that are best known for their history and the infamous frights that await in their hallowed halls. 

 

 

Some institutions included in this article are the University of Santo Tomas, St. Paul University Quezon City, Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines Diliman, Miriam College, and Silliman University.

 

Go Tiny: Designing and Constructing a Sustainable Tiny House

 

Still riding on the trend with the tiny house movement, Pinoy Builders published an article detailing the design and construction of a sustainable tiny house. In this article, we tackled design ideas, aesthetics, and must-haves to make a dream tiny house come true. 

 

 

You may read the full article to learn more about designing and constructing a sustainable tiny house.

 

Understanding 10 Road Markers Implemented by the MMDA

 

 

With the rising number of drivers in the Philippines, it’s important to keep track of road markers that are implemented by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). In this article, we compiled a list of the ten most common road markers that drivers, old and new, should know. 

 

IATF Releases Alert Level Classification for May 16 to 31

 

 

Released in the first few months of 2022, this article details the changes made in the alert levels when the country was still under this system. This was one of the last few changes in the alert levels of the Philippines before easing lockdown restrictions in the latter parts of the year. 

 

5 Overlooked Ways You Can Try in Cutting Your Electricity Bill

 

 

Saving electricity is one of the most important things that needs to be observed as energy costs continue to rise. In this article, we share some of the five overlooked ways to save electricity with the goal of aiding homeowners in making smarter choices to help them save more for the future.

 

DIY Rainwater Harvesting System for Gardening

 

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Rainwater harvesting is a process where you can collect rainwater and use it for later use. It’s a sustainable way to use water since you can use it to maintain gardens and wash cars. While it may look like a daunting task, we’ve provided ways on how you can DIY your own rainwater harvesting system for gardening.

 

Septic Tank 101: Choosing the Right Size for Your House and Building

 

 

Septic tanks are an essential part of the establishment or a home. We discuss in this article what you need to know about choosing the size of your septic tank down to the factors that you might want to consider when determining the size. We have also included a couple of different septic tank designs that might help you in building your own.

 

You may read the full article here.

 

Salamat, ka-Builders, for your continued support! It is through you we can continue providing the construction industry with the latest news and information that would help professionals, students, and DIY enthusiasts alike.

 

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