BISCAST (Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology) invited BASE to share its work and its technology CBF before its faculty and students and of KMUTT (King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi) on January 24, 2020.

BISCAST organized the activity to prepare its students and of KMUTT for the DRIA (Disaster Resilience in Asia) competition in July in Thailand. DRIA is an annual design competition that encourages foresighted urban and architectural design proposals, as well as promotes innovation in building technologies to ensure a specific community’s resiliency, particularly before and during a disastrous event.

For 2020, the speculative proposals shall engage design, technology, and policies that connect the physical and the social aspects of Naga City to promote its resiliency. BASE has a history of building resilient houses in the disaster-prone region of Bicol.

You may recall that BASE constructed 3 model houses in Guinubatan Albay to test the technology’s resistance against typhoons in 2014. And in 2018, Base completed 50 housing units in Sorsogon City, which had been tested by Typhoon Tisoy in December 2020.