” How can we help rebuild the image of the construction industry amidst the declining productivity and news of fraud and scam by unscrupulous contractor? “
This is the question that ignited the interest of the founder, Bong Haduca, a Civil Engineer, to start his personal cause called BuildSmart Pilipinas.
And in order to concretize his plan, he formed a construction portal called BuildPodd, which will showcase honest and efficient designers and builders and introduce digitalization of the end-to-end project management processes, with focus on small-to-medium-sized projects who can not afford professional managers.
We are a team of engineers, architects, and construction professionals with a mission to help Filipinos to look for and organize qualified designers and builders for their construction or renovation projects, big or small, and to spare them from the usual problems like scams, delays, substandard quality, poor workmansip, and cost overruns.
The BuildPodd system revolves around the idea of building an ideal team to do every project. In other words, BuildPodd does not do the actual construction but instead, it creates the trusted team that will be tasked to do the actual site construction using the online apps. The team is called PODD, representing the initials of the key players in a construction project – Project Builder, Owner, Designer, and Deployer. (Coincidentally, PODD also stands for Project On Digital Deployment).
BuildPodd acts as the Deployer. The word deploy is a popular term in military that means to move men and equipment to a specific location. Applied in construction, it means organizing teams and mobilizing resources to build a project.