TCGI Engineers, an independent employee-owned engineering services firm, was founded in 1973. The company’s activities started with the design and construction supervision of a number of commercial and industrial projects in various parts of the country.

TCGI provides engineering services at every stage of a project, from surveys and feasibility studies through design and supervision of construction. The product of these services come out in the form of project studies, construction plans and specifications, specialist advice and technical assistance.

TCGI Engineers is one of the leaders in the engineering services industry in the Philippines. It is one of the largest in the country in terms of revenue and logistics. In 2001, it became the first engineering services firm in the country to be ISO 9001:2008 certified in every field of service it offered.

TCGI has stamped its name in practically every major infrastructure undertaking in the Philippines—the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Passenger Terminal III, the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), the EDSA Ortigas Interchange, the STAR Tollway, the C-5 Roads, the Metro Rail Transit Line III along historic EDSA and various U.S. Military Facilities in Clark and Subic Bases, among many others.


ISO Certification

TCGI Engineers, in its commitment to achieve world-class quality for services it offers to Customers, established a Quality Management System (QMS) in accordance with the requirements of International Organization for Standardization. The first certificate that was for ISO 9001:2000 Certification was awarded to the company by TÜV Product Service Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. in December 2001.

TCGI Engineers is the first engineering services firm in the Philippines to be certified for the ISO 9001:2008 version in the field of “Multi-Discipline Engineering Consulting Services”. With the ISO 9001:2008 QMS, quality service is assured as a way of achieving Total Customer Satisfaction. The QMS also includes a mechanism for continual improvement to keep the company abreast with the rapid development of technology and its continuing suitability to Customer requirements and that of other concerned parties.


Scope of Services

TCGI provides services covering project development at various stages, including:







Commercial / Industrial

The project required the design and construction supervision for the expansion of the existing refractories plant for the manufacture of monolithics products. Significant features include the installation of materials conveyors, dust collectors, skip hoist, bucket elevators, bar screen, chute hood, and duct with a control room for the computerized operation of the plant.

TCGI was involved in feasibility studies, detailed engineering design and construction supervision.

Tupperware Manufacturing Plant

Laguna, Luzon Philippines

Client: DART Philippines, Inc.

Funding Agency: Private

A manufacturing plant totaling 26,000 sq.m.of floor area, the project consists of powder preparation, molding, quality control and warehousing facilities, including utility supports like power, water and waste water treatment plants.

TCGI provided detailed engineering design and construction management services.

Ferrochrome Plant

Cagayan de Oro City Mindanao Phil.

Client: Ferrochrome Philippines, Inc.

Funding Agency: Private

The project is a 50,000 MT/year ferrochrome smelter plant complex located on a 20-hectare lot. The complex contains process structures; raw materials and finished product storage; bunker fuel and gasoline tanks; a power substation; and staff houses.

TCGI conducted a comprehensive feasibility study and provided detailed engineering design and construction supervision services.

Semirara Coal Mining Facilities

Semirara Island, Antique Visayas, Philippines

Client: Semirara Coal Corporation

Funding Agency: Private

The project is a 50,000 MT/year ferrochrome smelter plant complex located on a 20-hectare lot. The complex contains process structures; raw materials and finished product storage; bunker fuel and gasoline tanks; a power substation; and staff houses.

TCGI conducted a comprehensive feasibility study and provided detailed engineering design and construction supervision services.

3 Salcedo Place Condominium

Salcedo Village, Makati City

Client: Ayala Land, Inc.

Funding Agency: Private

A condominium of two towers (A and B) resting on a four-storey podium, and four levels of basement parking. The total enclosed built-up area is approximately 57,000 sq.m. exclusive of the basement parking. Tower A with 25-storey and Tower B with 30-storey are both for residential uses.

TCGI provided construction management services including progress monitoring, technical assistance and project post-evaluation.

Asia Tower

Cagayan de Oro City Mindanao Phil.

Client: Ferrochrome Philippines, Inc.

Funding Agency: Private

A 26-storey office residential condominium located beside the Asian Institute of Management, and is accessible to the various commercial and office buildings in Makati. The ground and 2nd floors are designated as office spaces, while the 5th up to the 24th floors have typical residential units. Special units (loft type) are available from levels 19 to 24.

TCGI provided construction management services.

Power and Energy

TCGI’s involvement in Electro-Mechanical works include the study of power supply alternatives; design of transmission and subtransmission lines; substations; provision of power generation and distribution including emergency power for various mining facilities, industrial plants and other manufacturing plants; provision of power distribution and lighting for the development of large areas of land for subdivisions and industrial parks as well as power upgrading.

Leyte-Luzon HVDC Power Transmission Project

Ormoc City and Naga City, Philippines

Design and construction of one inverter station located in Ormoc City and one converter station in Naga City for the HVDC (high voltage, direct current) power transmission project of the National Power Corporation.

TCGI provided detailed engineering design for the two stations.

NPC Asset Evaluation

Ormoc City and Naga City, Philippines

Design and construction of one inverter station located in Ormoc City and one converter station in Naga City for the HVDC (high voltage, direct current) power transmission project of the National Power Corporation.

TCGI provided detailed engineering design for the two stations.

PNOC Upper Mahiao Geothermal Plant

Ormoc City and Naga City, Philippines

Design and construction of one inverter station located in Ormoc City and one converter station in Naga City for the HVDC (high voltage, direct current) power transmission project of the National Power Corporation.

TCGI provided detailed engineering design for the two stations.

Bacon – Manito Geothermal Power Plant

Geothermal Plant Containing four Ormat Energy Converter (OEC) units as well as the necessary auxiliary to operate the plant, such as firefighting facilities, compressed air system and motive fluid system. The central building houses the plant’s control room, power station, battery, machinery and storage rooms. The power plant has a total capacity of 16.73 MW.

TCGI provided detailed design for civil, architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical including to pographic and geotechnical surveys; bid documents preparation; and construction management.

Mak –Ban Bulalo Geothermal Plant

Laguna and Batangas, Philippines

The Geothermal plant contains several Ormat Energy Converter (OEC) units for converting geothermal energy into electrical energy. The units are arranged in three separate locations – Bulalo 45 (main plant with 6MW capacity), Bulalo 2 (6MW) and Bulalo 51 (3.73MW). The power plant consists of 6 OEC’s (5 brine – heated dual type air-cooled and one brine – heated single type air-cooled). Each location will be equipped with complete fire fighting equipment and an auxiliary network with compressed air and motive fluid systems.

TCGI provided detailed design covering civil, architectural, structural, sanitary, electrical and mechanical works, broken down in these phases: 1) geotechnical study for all power plants and transmission line routes; 2) structural design of equipment foundation and buildings; and 3) design of all electro-mechanical works within the power plant complex. Construction management services was also provided by TCGI.

ELS General Santos City Power Plant

General Santos, Philippines

Proposed 100MW power plant complex on a 6ha.lot. The complex includes a powerhouse and substation, a tank farm for fuel storage, a facility building, a one-storey office building, a POL pier with 120m approximate length to handle fuel delivery, and other amenities such as guardhouses, peripheral fence and gate, exterior lighting, water supply and fire protection system, road network and parking.

Conceptual and preliminary design, including data gathering and investigation (soil investigation, topographic and hydrographic surveys, geological mapping, geo-resistivity survey, etc.) and budgetary estimates and outline specifications were provided by TCGI.

Semirara Coal Mining Facilities

Civil and structural works, for all facilities, except structural framing of the captive power plant and conveying system; electro-mechanical works including lighting, fire alarm, water supply, air-conditioning, fire protection and ventilation systems; review of plans for (the entire electro-mechanical works and structural framing) the captive power plant, coal conveying lines, including power transmission and distribution systems to conform with the Philippine government standards.

Small Hydropower Project Plant Project

Luzon, Philippines

Study of the technical and economic viability of 10 small hydropower projects selected from those recommended in the pre-feasibility study of small hydro-power projects in luzon.

TCGI provided feasibility study and assistance in the selection process.

Housing and Institutional

TCGI’s contributions to the housing and institutional sectors involve a wide variety of projects such as mass housing, townhouses, condominiums, executive staff houses, theater buildings, barracks, lodging houses, hotels, dormitories and chapels.

The firm’s pool of architects, planners and engineers form a highly qualified team to undertake such projects from initial formulation stage to final project implementation and management.


Pasig City, Philippines

Located along Sandoval Ave., Brgy. Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City, this project is a joint venture between Keppel and the Phinma Group. It is bounded in the east by Greenwood Executive Village and in the north by Republic glass factory very near the public market.

The area developed consisted of approximately 7.6 hectare vacant lot. The proposed development consists of rows of twenty-nine (29) 10-storey residential condominium buildings. Each unit will have an average floor area of 40 m2. A typical design of a unit will consist of 2 bedrooms, 1 T & B and a common sala, kitchen and dining area. The proposed ratio of parking lot to a unit is 1 slot per 4 to 8 units.

Development of the project was on a phase-by-phase manner wherein 10 buildings will be constructed per phase. Amenities of the complex include commercial center, clubhouse, swimming pool and other sports facilities.


Batangas, Philippines

The project involves the construction of mid-rise residential condominium with 214 units in 14 clusters covering an estimated gross floor area of 35,000m² and approximately 5.8 has. for site development.

TCGI renders project management services.


Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines

The project involved site development of a seven-hectare residential subdivision with the following features: road network, sidewalks, underground drainage system, water distribution system, grounds entrance/guardhouse, basketball court, tennis court as well as elevated water tank.

TCGI provided construction supervision.


Calamba, Laguna, Philippines

The project involved the development of an approximately 13.3-hectare of land which is the second phase of the highly successful upscale, high-end residential development.

TCGI provided Master Planning for the said project which involved Site Grading, Master Planning of Utilities and provision of inputs in Finalizing Conceptual Plans.

TCGI also provided preliminary and detailed engineering design services that included: site grading, road works, water supply system, storm drainage system, sewage collection system, wastewater treatment plant and power telecommunication system.

TCGI also prepared construction drawings, technical specifications, tender documents, and detailed bill of quantities.


Imus, Cavite

The project involves the conduct of a feasibility study towards the establishment of a model house for the Imus Hall of Justice. This includes:

  1. Provision of family courts, namely: dedicated courtrooms, interview rooms, dedicated clerk of courts, etc.
  2. Provision of court-annexed mediation system.
  3. Strategic and sustainable utilization of information technology as a tool for stream-lining the judicial process.
  4. Improved legal research facilities.
  5. Enhanced public access to judicial records and archives.
  6. Enhanced food service facilities.
  7. Enhanced space allotments for customer, circulation, and other facilities intended for the public and the media.
  8. Low operating costs of application focusing on efficient energy use, maintenance, communication, etc.

Detailed scope of services include the following:

  1. Field Survey Investigation
  2. Coordination with the Supreme Court, end-users and other agencies
  3. Engineering and Architectural Studies.
  4. Financial and Economic Analyses
  5. Social and Environmental Impact Assessment
  6. Preparation of Inception and Final Feasibility Study Report
  7. Presentation and Focus Group Discussion Conducted by the Supreme Court and Attended by the Government and Non-Government Organizations at the Project Site.

Health, Education and Sports

TCGI’s clients in the health and education sectors include national, provincial and municipal governments and local and international funding agencies such as the Asian Development Bank and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development or World Bank, mainly through the Economic Support Fund Secretariat and private institutions and companies.


Mandaluyong City, Philippines


Oahu, Hawaii

Total renovation of the existing military hospital which includes, electrical, mechanical and sanitary systems such as waste-heat recovery, air-conditioning, power, TV and intercon systems


U.S. Naval Station, Cubi Point, Zambales, Philippines

Detailed design of a two-storey, 23,209-ft2 concrete-framed building with concrete floor, masonry walls, built-up roofing on concrete roof slab, intercom and paging systems, fire alarm and sprinkler systems.

TCGI was involved in the topographic survey, soils/foundation engineering, civil design, and cost engineering.


Central Luzon, Philippines

Infrastructure projects geared toward the medical welfare of affected residents around Mt. Pinatubo: a) Olongapo City General Hospital - a two-storey structure with 150 bed capacity, operating and emergency rooms and the latest medical facilities, b) Angeles City Emergency Hospital - a one-storey structure with 40 bed capacity, c) 8 health centers in Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales and Bataan - each having 42 m2 floor area and furnished with shelves and cabinets.

TCGI provided assistance during engineering designs and technical evaluation. The company was engaged in other components of infrastructure construction and rehabilitation.


E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines

A six-storey L-shaped building with a floor area of 950 m2 per floor. The main structure consisted of reinforced concrete frame, designed to rest on shallow spread footings with peripheral tie beams. The finished structure has complete plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems.

TCGI provided detailed design, including investigation of existing utilities, geotechnical analysis, cost estimates and preparation of tender documents.


Quezon Province

The project involves the construction of Baler Hospital in Quezon Province.

TCGI undertook design review of the project as follows:


TCGI draws its strength from the experience of more than 28 years of providing comprehensive engineering services to the transport sector, particularly with respect to planning, design and construction management of all types of projects ranging from urban expressways to rural highways, feeder roads and bridges, private industrial pier facilities and municipal ports and airport facilities, among others.

Grade Separation

Edsa Ortigas Avenue InterTRANSPORT

The grade separation at Edsa/Ortigas Avenue intersection is a multi-level, highly directional interchange consisting of two similar left turning ramps from Edsa to Ortigas Avenue. This P344M superstructure stands as one of the marvels of Filipino engineering technology. Set on a major intersection of Epifanio delos Santos avenue or Edsa, Metro Manila’s busiest and most important thorough fare and considered as the spine of the metropolis’ road network, the interchange “flies over: the area and provides convenient access to an estimated 54,000 vehicles per day.

In July, 1989, TCGI Engineers was commissioned to review, study and assess the existing condition of Edsa/Ortigas Avenue Intersection, and to propose improvement schemes to increase its capacity. The interchange scheme was recommended after seven months of data gathering, field surveys, planning, public hearings and coordination meetings. The detailed design of this project took 14 months of engineering and tendering activities ending March 1991, when the construction was started.

Construction Supervision was awarded to TCGI Engineers as Consultant and Engineering.

Parañaque-Sucat Road Widening & Kalayaan Avenue Extension

Parañaque and Quezon City, Metro Manila

Funding Agency: World Bank

Implementing Agency: Department of Public Works and Highways Works and Highways

The project involved the design of the widening of the existing two-lane Parañaque-Sucat Road to a six-lane divided highway with a 9km stretch and a 30m right of way. The detailed engineering design covered the geometric design, channelization at grade on major intersections, two new bridges, underground drainage system, lighting facilities, parcellary surveys, pavement markings and road signs.

The project also included the design of the Katipunan Avenue Extension in Quezon City. The design included geometric design, underground drainage systems, lighting facilities, pavement markings and road signs, new 18.64m RCDG bridge, and parcellary surveys.

Mindanao Roads Improvement Projects

Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga del Sur Mindanao, Philippines

Funding Agency: Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development

Implementing Agency: Department of Public Works and Highways

The project includes rehabilitation and new construction of the 89.5 km., 7-meter wide Molave Oroquieta Road using Asphalt and Portland Cement concrete surfacing with 1.0 to 2.0 meters gravel and asphalt shoulders. Eight existing Reinforced Concrete Deck Girder (RCDG)bridges were replaced with new bridge structures and 35 box culverts were constructed. A steel truss bridge was also replaced with a pre-stressed girder bridge.

The 18.8 km. Pagadian Tucuran road was paved with Asphalt and Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP) at urban centers with 1.0 to 2.0 meter wide gravel shoulders.

TCGI Engineers provided construction supervision services.

Circumferential Road 5 (Package A)

Together with Japan Overseas Consultants, TCGI Engineers undertook the detailed engineering design and construction supervision services.

This project was designed to provide the missing links between Aurora boulevard and Imelda Avenue and EDSA to Pasig-Pateros Road, and included the construction of a 220m. bridge across the Pasig River. The circumferential road (C-5) is a six-lane divided highway while the radial road (R-4) is a four-lane divided road with a total length of 5.49 km.

Philippine Assistance Program Support Project

The United States Agency for International Development provides assistance to the Philippine Government through the Philippine Assistance Program Support Project, to undertake high-priority development projects under the Philippine Assistance Program, also known as the Multi-lateral Assistance Initiative. The project has three components: (1) studies, (2) operations support, and (3) private sector investment fund.

These projects, which are aimed to initiate broad-based sustainable development and encourage active government private investment partnership, will stimulate economic activities and generate employment opportunities.

TCGI Engineers, as sub-consultant of Willbur Smith Associates (WSA), provides technical services to USAID and sponsoring agencies designated by the Philippine Government to prepare area development plans, engineering master plans and construction design, feasibility studies, environmental analysis, physical surveys, market analysis, land use plans, and other studies related to project proposal for potential funding under the PAP.

TCGI expertise has been a vital input to various major nationwide infrastructure investment that include industrial zones, agro-industrial processing facilities, fishports, seaports, airports, roads, power, telecommunications, water and waste facilities. The Firm's involvement in some of these programs is reflected in the following projects.

General Santos City Airservices Upgrading project TCGI provided technical expertise to support the WSA airport planning and engineering team. Manila Grains Terminal Project aside from providing policy and technical guidance, TCGI served as the liaison agency between the WSA project team and the Philippine Ports Authority.

Manila Bulk Terminal Project TCGI assisted WSA in the planning and engineering studies of this seaport and harbor project.

Semirara Pier Facilities

Semirara Island, Antique Western Visayas

Funding Agency: Private

Owner: Semirara Coal Corporation

The Semirara pier, used to load coal via mine-to-ship conveyor system, features a 1200-meter causeway, a 15 m. wide x 283 m. platform, and a 166-ton rail-mounted ship-loader on the deck. The structure is supported by 370 cu. m. concrete filled pipe piles of 600 mm. diameter, 12 mm. thick and 42 meters average length.

The deck, which is pre-cast post tensioned T-beam with 100 mm. cast-in-place concrete topping, was designed for 80-ton trucks.

TCGI Engineers undertook the planning, design and construction management.

Water / Environment

TCGI’s extensive experience in water resources engineering has been serving the firm well in fulfilling its commitment to help both the government and the private sector in providing the necessary infrastructure/facilities for water resources and related environmental concerns.

The firm’s project engagements in these areas involve the planning, design and construction management of small water impounding reservoirs and multi-purpose dams for irrigation purposes as well as water treatment and distribution systems and sewerage and sewage treatment facilities for cities, municipalities, and industries. TCGI’s extensive experience in this sector also involves flood control and drainage systems, river training and watershed improvement.


Agusan del Norte, Philippines

Utilization and control of the Agusan River through flood mitigation and irrigation works. Flood control works involve a river floodway (17,980 has.) levees (26 kms.), flood walls (4 kms.) and bridge viaducts (600 m.). Irrigation works for 8,500 has. involve two pumping plants, mains and laterals (125 kms.), canal structures (450 kms.) and roads (142 kms.).

TCGI provided review and updating of the design, and assisted the client in the evaluation of civil work documents, preparation and procurement of minor equipment as well as project monitoring.


Pampanga, Philippines

The Pampanga River swells during rainy season. To prevent flooding of the nearby areas, the river was cut at certain locations and provided with gates. The water that was then impounded will be used to irrigate lands with a net irrigation service area of 10,270 has. through the diversion weirs.

TCGI performed review of design and construction supervision for the project.


Western Part of Central Luzon, Philippines

A comprehensive study to establish adequate measures for flood control in the Agno River System and its allied rivers, namely: Poporto Floodway, Tarlac River, Camiling River, Banila River, Viday-Dipala River, Ambayoan River, Panto River and Cayanga River. An inventory of damaged structures such as earth dikes, walls and toes, riverbank slide, revetment, flood gates, intake facilities, bridges and water level gauging stations was conducted for future improvement and upgrading.

TCGI prepared the master plan, including identification of priority areas for flood control. Feasibility study was subsequently conducted, including detailed inventory of all structures for improvements.


Tuba, Itogon, Benguet, Philippines

Development and rehabilitation plan and budget preparation for the 14,800 – hectare Bued River Watershed which provides irrigation water for 4,470 has. of lowland rice fields and potable water and livelihood opportunities for 4,050 households.

The study included the preparation of an implementation plan and budget, watershed biophysical features and socio-economic conditions; preparation of control maps, project budgets and cash flows and recommendations on project implementation and management.


Nationwide, Philippines

Review of feasibility and detailed design of about 50 small-scale irrigation projects for mini-hydropower generation, fish culture, water supply and recreation projects. The selected impounding reservoirs located all over the country consist of earth fill dam with 30 m. height and 500 cu.m. water storage.

TCGI provided review of feasibility study and detailed engineering design, assisted DPWH in project management formulation for effective implementation of the projects under the 14th Yen OECF Loan, and assisted in construction supervision.


Palawan, Philippines

Rehabilitation and improvement of 5 existing communal irrigation systems with a total area of 4,700 has. The project covers 5 municipalities in mainland Palawan, namely: Roxas, Rizal, San Vicente, Taytay and El Nido and 10 island municipalities, namely: Balabac, Araceli, Dumaran, Coron, Linapacan, Cuyo, Aguttaya, Magsaysay, Busuanga and Cagayancillo.

TCGI provided review of feasibility studies, preparation of plans and profiles of canal systems and diversion dams and construction supervision.


Agusan del Norte, Northeastern Mindanao, Philippines

This project is envisioned to provide irrigation using water from two pumping plants to be constructed along the banks of Agusan River. Clay loam, sandy loam and silty clay are the four major soil classifications and are suitable for paddy cultivation. The7,922 hectares agricultural area includes 840 hectares irrigated by the existing Communal Irrigation Systems within the project area.

Electric power is provided by NPC from Maria Cristina Falls Hydro Electric Plant. NPC had committed to supply the 4.5 megawatts power for the 2 pumping plants of the project.


Bulacan, Philippines

The project is aimed at augmenting the water supply for the municipalities of Meycauayan, Guiguinto and Obando. The project features the development of new water sources with the construction of 12 tubular wells along the Angat River.

TCGI provided the detailed design.



Cebu City, Philippines

The project calls for the construction of the Cebu Telecom Building that will serve as telecommunication equipment shelter for upgrading the company’s services in the region. The building will have eight floor levels with two basement levels for parking. At the ground floor will be the business center for the company’s operations, and a rentable space. The second to seventh floor will house the equipment and the offices responsible for their rooms and other executive/ancillary offices will be located at the eight floor, where viewing decks are provided at the front and back of the building.

TCGI provided construction management services for the project.


The project calls for the installation of underground and overhead fiber-optic telecommunication system from Eastern Telecom main exchange center located at Buendia Avenue, Makati City up to the exchange center in Sampaloc, Manila which comprises the main backbone (main building) of their system. The work also covers the installation of sub-ring system along the path of the main backbone to be installed overhead on the concrete roles provided by Eastern Telecom.

TCGI provided design of foundation of telephone cabinet, power supply to equipment inside the telephone terminal cabinet and construction supervision during the installation of the fiber optic telecommunication cable located in different service stations within Manila.



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