Philipps Technical Consultants Corporation (PTCC) commenced operations in 1954 as the technical and engineering division of one of the pillars in construction industry in the Philippines, F.F. Cruz & Co., Inc. (FFCCI). It was incorporated on 19 January 1981, as an independent firm of technical consultants and has since grown with a staff of wide expertise and diversified experience, covering a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines.
PTCC is one of the few consulting firms in the Philippines who initiated to be ISO compliant, having been certified since year 2002 as Multi-Discipline Consulting Engineering Design and Development Services with Construction Management. On November 22, 2017, PTCC successfully achieved certification for ISO 9001:2015. Adopting this internationally accepted Quality Management Systems assures the quality of the processes used in the delivery of its services.
PTCC functions as an integral partner of each client in delivering projects, contributing its technical, multi- disciplinary expertise with the value-added benefits of teamwork. PTCC’s commitment to innovative, cost- effective design and partnership approach to each project can be seen in each step of the process. As an ISO-certified organization, a company-wide quality assurance is implemented and maintained throughout the project delivery process. The company is committed to maintain highly qualified professional specialists and support staff through continuous improvement in training and the adoption of the latest information technology tools and solutions. Its complete roster of professionals and support staff deliver a project from the conceptual stage to final turnover to client. PTCC is made up of staff with the required educational degrees, professional licenses and adept language communication skills in English and Filipino. At present, PTCC has around 86 highly trained engineers, architects, surveyors, geologists, hydrologists, economists, urban planners and policy specialists in regular, project-based and on-call employment.
PTCC can provide extensive technical assistance and financial planning to execute projects, including full logistical organization and comprehensive local support. It offers a focused set of strategic business development services for tenders and ongoing projects, aligned to fit each Client’s specific objectives. PTCC could also assist in the feasibility studies, policy and market analysis, project negotiations, joint venture arrangements, detailed engineering, master planning and construction management.
Effective communication has been an integral part in PTCC’s successful delivery of tasks performed. PTCC is keeping up with the more sophisticated communication technology available in the market. Local Area Network (LAN), internet access, electronic mails, mobile phones and facsimile machines have been part of the company’s common tools for fast and effective communication.
PTCC provides comprehensive multi-disciplinary consulting services from the Clients’ needs of conceptualization to the realization of the project. The company maintains a roster of professional engineers, designers, project managers, and support staff capable of handling complex projects locally and internationally from planning, engineering, and construction management. The company is equipped with new computer facilities and accessories, and software such as the Autodesk’s Infrastructure Design Suite Premium 2018, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016, Building Design Suite Ultimate 2015, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015, Design Suite Standard 2015, Design Suite Premium 2015, MS Office Home and Business 2010, MS Office Standard 2010, Mathcad 15, Staad.Pro v8i Select, Staad Foundation & MIDAS Civil.
PTCC is supported by staff and resources of associate firms including F.F. Cruz & Co., Inc. Survey Geomatics Division for aerial and ground surveys and Geotechnics Phils., Inc. for geotechnical and geophysical investigation. The survey division has expanded and upgraded its surveying and mapping capabilities by incorporating new technologies through the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) controlled digital aerial photography, high resolution aeronegative scanning, GPS and Total Station ground surveys, aeromagnetic survey digital photogrammetric mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
The geotechnical services and geophysical investigations include seismic refraction surveys, Geo Electrical Resistivity Survey and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) imaging for underground facilities.