Engineer Rafael Pol


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Engineer Rafael Pol

E-mail:  rafael_pol2004@yahoo.com

Bacolod-Iloilo Mech Engineer Rafael Pol

Bacolod-Iloilo Mech Engineer Rafael Pol

Engineer Biography

Engineer Rafael Pol graduated from the West Negros College in Bacolod City in the Philippines on 1981. He has extensive experience with pumps and engines. He has machine troubleshooting and construction. He has 10 years experience in Construction and 25 years in Engineering in total.

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Palawud Restaurant – Banago, Bacolod City


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Project: Palawud Restaurant
Location: Banago, Bacolod City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Constructed 2013

Palawud Resto Bar - Banaga Bacolod - Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

Palawud Resto Bar – Banaga Bacolod – Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

Tolosa Palawud Restaurant - Banago Bacolod 1

Tolosa Palawud Restaurant – Banago Bacolod

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Masonry: How to properly lay Concrete Hollow Blocks (CHB)


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Masonry: Concrete Hollow Block Laying

Concrete Hollow Blocks

Concrete Hollow Blocks

One of the most common building material used is Concrete Hollow Blocks. Most construction systems in the Philippines lay out the structural “skeleton” of the building, usually reinforced concrete columns and beams, and then layout the rest of the building in CHB, as it is abbreviated. The popularity of hollow blocks or CHB comes from its modular use and portability. It is easy to transport, is standard like a lego block that can create all kinds of walls – even curves and cylinders!

CHB - materials should be organized in the delivery area

CHB – materials should be organized in the delivery area

There are different materials having modular use such as sand bags, bricks, stone and adobe blocks. But CHB wins over because of its simple composition – sand, fly ash and cement. Stones and adobe must be quarried from special location (its sources) and transported to thousands of kilometers to the site while CHB can be cast in all kinds of location on Earth.

Construction - CHB and Stiffener Column

Construction – CHB and Stiffener Column

There are many kinds of concrete blocks because molding them allows one to customize what one needs. But concrete hollow blocks evolved to mean the most commonly used ones: 4″ (100mm), 6″ (150mm) and 8″ (rarely used 200mm) which come in the same height and width 8″x 16″ (0.1×0.2x.4). Different structural strengths can also be produced by varying the amount of cement in the mold. Standard strength for CHB is 500 psi for Bungalow up to 4 Storeys and 700 psi for High Rise Construction. Walls in 700 psi CHB is considered as load bearing.

Philippine Building Construction - CHB laying materials

Philippine Building Construction – CHB laying materials

Because hollow blocks are a common material, non-professional people take them for granted in the site. As construction sites require large areas to be programmed for CHB, Sand and Gravel, careful planning for location on site ensures that masons working will have enough space to mix the mortar and install CHB.

Read Constructing a House in Iloilo City.

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Jalandoni Apartments, Jaro, Iloilo City


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Project: Apartment and Dormitory Building
Location: Jaro, Iloilo City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Architecture Design

The Commission is located on a lot in Jaro District of Iloilo City. The Land itself is ocuppied by an old bungalow house of the relatives of the owner. The site is relatively flat with areas narrowing toward the west end of the lot at a small challenging angle creating a trapezoid.

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Metrobank Architecture and Design Excellence 2015


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Project: 2012 MADE Architecture Competition

 “Filipino Identity, Global Appeal, Modern Setting, Environmentally Sensitive”
Location: Calatagan, Batangas
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Competition

Winning Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Architecture

Winning Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Architecture

Questionnaires for the Two Finalists:

Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

PART I. ENTRY

Metrobank: What are you main inspirations for your physical design solution?

Arch Ian: When I first started, me and my team surveyed existing works on sloping site, Philippine Architecture, Asian and Latin American works. It lead us to the Bird House of Malaysia, a Modern Bamboo House in Japan and the Suckling Elephant House of Malaysia. Read more of this post

Influences on Philippine Architecture


Archian Design Architect Studio Iloilo - Cebu City

Influences on Philippine Architecture

House in Philippine Antillean Style

House in Philippine Antillean Style

If a foreigner visits the Philippines Isles, it doesn’t take long for him to recognize that Read more of this post

K+12 Pavia International High School


Archian Design Architect Studio Iloilo - Cebu City
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Project: K+12 Pavia International School 
Location: Pavia, Iloilo City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Design Proposal

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k12-pavia-international-high-school-iloilo-city-site-development.jpg

With the Philippines as the only country not implementing the K-12 Curriculum for its high schools, many high schools are upgrading their curriculum to match the requirements of Department of Education.

The Department of Education implemented the K-12 System, which will executed in 4 phases starting in s.y. 2011-2012. There are four “phases” are:

Phase 1: Laying the Foundations. Its goal is to finally implement the universal kindergarten.

Phase 2: Modeling and Migration. Its goal is to start of the implementation of the new curriculum for Grades 1 to 4 and 7 to 10.
Phase 3: Complete Migration. Its goal is to implement the Grades 11 & 12 / senior high school.
Phase 4: Completion of the Reform.

While many high schools are converting their open spaces into workshop areas while others are reducing their intake of students to make room for the additional 2 year of high school education.

K+12 Pavia International High School

K+12 Pavia International High School, Iloilo City Facade and Main Building

K+12 Pavia International High School, Iloilo City Facade and Main Building

Pavia International High School was designed with modern facilities anticipating the changes in education. its facilities already designed with K+12 in mind. The client’s vision is to fuse together digital and physical learning. While most students are reliant on wikipedia and research sites to learn, books are still indispensable to learning.

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