As first discussed on SSC FB Davao group...photos courtesy of Jarwin.
More projects being discussed on ssc fb davao group now starting to materialize. kay:
DMSF to build 2 more buildings
THE Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF) will build two green technology-inspired school buildings inside its 2.5-hectare campus along DMSF Drive, Bajada in Davao City.
DMSF president Dr. Jonathan Alegre said they the school is allocating around P250 million for the two structures, which boast of state-of-the-art facilities and utilize eco-friendly materials.
The first building, a three-storey facility, will be sitting in an 800-square meter lot. Behind it will rise the 10-storey building covering a total of 1,100 square meter lot.
Alegre said the 1st floor of the three-storey infrastructure will be utilized for dental infirmary, storage area for equipment, and operating rooms. An amphitheatre will be set aside for the 2nd and 3rd floors with a total capacity of 800 to 1,000 guests.
The 10-storey building will house wider library spaces and bigger laboratories. This edifice will also cater to the school's expansion needs for offices and conference rooms.
On the 10th floor will nestle an overlooking amusement place such as coffee shop, health and facilities, and a gymnasium.
"An affluent number of plants will spruce up the buildings," Alegre said during the regular Kapehan sa sa Dabaw and SM City Davao yesterday.
The new school buildings will also have solar panels and wind turbines. The energy generated will be utilized for the corridor lights in every floor to lessen the energy consumption of the entire facility.
The basement of the 10-storey structure can cater up to 30 vehicles.
"All floors will have tanks to store the rain water, during rainy season," Alegre said.
The two buildings will be connected by an adjoining a bridge.
"We need to uplift the standards," Alegre added.
According to the DMSF president, the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (Paascu) requires better facilities, including improved laboratories in order to get accreditation.
Among the 40 medical schools in the country, only six have Paascu accreditation. Alegre said they are hoping to also receive the same accreditation at the completion of the green buildings.
"If a school gets Paascu accreditation, it's already world-class," he said.
Aside from its goal to get accreditation from the agency, DMSF will construct the new buildings will attend to the growing number of students.
Aelgre said DMSF listed around 1,000 students for the first semester, with 200 of whom international students from India and Nepal.
The groundbreaking for the new buildings is slated August 1, which is in time for the DMSF's 36th founding anniversary. The new infrastructures are expected to be completed in a year's time.