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ONLINE PAPER PUBLISHING - Volume 7 - Issue 2, February 2024 Edition

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SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF ICT COMPANIES OF THE NEXT WAVE CITIES IN CALABARZON

Authors: TALAG, AIRENE RIXELLE JACKIELOU C.

Abstracts: In 2019, to become a digital-native enterprise is a campaign for Philippine ICT companies with a dream of building technology and data on an enhanced digital business platform. Information Communications Technology (ICT) influences today’s way of life. The study intended to find out their company degree of sustainability and what improved efforts can be opted to eventually get certified or to avoid cancellation of certification so gathered feedback from company managers of ICT Companies in the 7 selected cities in CALABARZON Region. The study targeted 70 registered ICT companies as respondents with varying sizes and a few has been certified but the rest have not been. The descriptive correlational method of research was used utilizing an adaptive survey questionnaire. Percentage, mean and pearson’s r were used as statistical treatment. The hypotheses testing revealed that the quality management practices had no significant effect on sustainability performance of ICT companies. Likewise, the firm size and certification status had no mediating effect on the relationship of extent of quality management to level of sustainability. Also, the results of the study further revealed that majority of the ICT companies were large with 200 and above employees and 41 were Non-ISO certified. When it comes to quality management practices; customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, and improvement were assessed to a great extent while evidence-based decision making, and relationship management were assessed to a moderate extent. Meanwhile, respondents were assessed to having a very high level of social sustainability, economic sustainability, and environmental sustainability. On the basis of the findings, sustainability development plan was proposed so that ICT companies can be way ahead and more prepared compared with other industries. This will also serve as reference on how ICT companies can survive and how their projects can be sustained in the long run.

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Pages: 1-17

Cite this Article: Talag, Airene Rixelle Jackielou C. , "SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF ICT COMPANIES OF THE NEXT WAVE CITIES IN CALABARZON", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/feb2024.html, Volume 7 - Issue 2, February 2024 Edition, 1-17 #ijarporg


INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN VARIABLES ON REDUCING CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND PROVIDING SOLUTIONS IN VALUE ENGINEERING

Authors: MARYAM MALAZIRI

Abstracts: Accurate cost estimation during the design phase of a project is crucial for ensuring the quality of architectural design and the ability to start and complete construction on schedule. To address the challenges related to performance, form, time, and economy in building design, this study aims to identify inefficient elements or costs resulting from unnecessary construction by utilizing value engineering techniques. To achieve this objective, a list of main design variables that impact construction costs was compiled through library research on the design process. These variables include the shape and complexity of the design, building size, building height, number of floors, building coverage, circulation space, integration, percentage of walls, mechanical and electrical services, column spacing, floor spacing, and compatibility. Subsequently, interviews and case samples were used to explore these variables using a Likert scale. The collected data was then subjected to statistical analysis using SPSS software, including a one-sample t-test to determine the accuracy of the variables and Friedman's test to rank them. The research findings revealed that the shape and complexity of the design and the height of the building are among the most critical variables posing threats to the quality and cost of architectural projects.

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