HomeLPU – Laguna Journal of Engineering and Computer Studiesvol. 4 no. 3 (2020)

Structural Design of a Two-Story Commercial Building using Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)

Catherine Kay Almonte | Ysa Allaine Calabia | Mikaela Palos | Dr. Ricardo Bobadilla

 

Abstract:

Urban living and modernization with little assessment of environmental and future risks have been root causes of a global negative phenomena that evidently affect not only the lives of the living but mostly the main support of our whole being – nature. But as small steps of ignorance lead to a giant leap of destruction, so do small steps of awareness and action lead to a giant leap of restoration. Given the opportunity to conduct research within the locality of Calamba City, Laguna, and upon careful deliberation and keen analyzation, a team comprising of three women from Lyceum of the Philippines University – Laguna (LPU-L) produced a solution: a two-story sustainable building promoting green and quality living through passing the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) Criteria of New Construction. Its design also goes beyond passing the code standards but as well as utilizing local green resources heard and unheard of and conducting various analyzation through software analyses namely CSi. A total difference of 901,569 PHP has been computed from the assessment of both the ordinary and the BREEAM project costs denoting that a project of common construction can only be 3% away from being stable, safe, and sustainable.