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International Partnership for BIM in Infrastructure

ESCA president Ernesto de Castro (second from left) and MAA Executive Senior Vice President and Special Assistant to the Chairman Richard Moh (second from right) shake hands after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between ESCA and MAA for Long-Term Cooperation Partnership. Witnessing the event are (first from left) ESCA Special Assistant Anthony Mariano and (first from right) MAA Senior Vice President for Corporate Development Travis Chien

Quezon City, Philippines, 7 March 2017 – ESCA Inc, one of the country’s leading engineering companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the MAA Group for a long-term collaboration partnership for Infrastructure Building Information Modeling (BIM).

MAA is a leading Asian multi-disciplinary engineering and consulting services firm with a solid track record in the use of Infrastructure BIM for transportation and civil engineering – airports, roads and highways, high-speed and metro rail, among others.

Complementing each other’s strength, the partnership will allow both ESCA and MAA to provide engineering design and consultancy for Philippine infrastructure projects by way of an integrated product delivery.

This partnership will also benefit the respective academe linkages of both ESCA and MAA.

ESCA is the Industry-Academe and Training Partner on BIM of the University of the East, one of the Philippines’ premier engineering schools, while MAA has a linkage with the Southwest Jiaotong University, one of China’s oldest and most prestigious higher education institutions, known for its railway engineering program, as well as its modern education in transportation, mining & metallurgy, and civil engineering.

ESCA president, Dr Ernesto de Castro is advocating the wider adoption of BIM in the country and is working on the BIM Roadmap Proposal for the Philippines as part of the initiative he started as the 2016 Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) National President to promote “Transparency and Quality” in the constructed projects and for the Philippines to become a “Center of Excellence for Engineering Services by 2022”.