David M. Consunji was a young concrete inspector when he learned the important elements of construction proper planning, in-depth and thorough preparation, meticulous implementation and precise system framework.
Armed with these insights and equipped with his Civil Engineering degree from the University of the Philippines, David M. Consunji built his own contracting company.
D.M. Consunji, Incorporated (DMCI) was founded on December 24, 1954 in a small room in Pandacan, Manila, with a vision of building for a generation of Filipinos.
DMCI began by constructing chicken houses for the Bureau of Animal Industry and from this earned a reputation for on-time delivery and quality work. Since then, major projects such as the Tacloban Coca-Cola Plant and the Bacnotan Cement Plant were awarded to the company.
Some of the projects built by DMCI are:
- Mactan Shangri-la Hotel (Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu)
- Manila Hotel (Rizal Park, Manila)
- The Westin Philippine Plaza (CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila)
- The BPI Housing Project (Alabang Hills, Muntinlupa)
- The New Istana Palace (Sultan’s Palace, Brunei, Darussalam)
- The Asian Hospital Project (Filinvest Corporate City, Muntinlupa)
- The Manila Doctor’s Hospital (UN Avenue, Manila)
Through continuing research, DMCI became a pioneer in several advanced construction application technology in the Philippines. Taking this to account, DMCI enjoys the patronage of both new and repeat institutional clients whose businesses have benefited from DMCI’s on-or-ahead-of-schedule completion philosophy.
The hundreds of landmark infrastructures constructed by DMCI symbolize the expertise and professionalism of the Filipino engineer. Some of the landmark infrastructures that DMCI built include:
It has successfully completed 500 projects to date. These landmark infrastructures symbolize the expertise and professionalism of the Filipino engineer.
In 1999, DMCI spun off its housing division, DMCI Homes with the aim to build condominiums and house and lots. It began with Lake View Manors (1999), followed by more innovations with Hampstead Gardens (2001). Beginning 2003, DMCI Homes became bolder and built East Ortigas Mansions, adding more amenities and facilities for its residents. Villa Alegre Homes and Mayfield Park followed in 2004 with more improvements, among them, the installation of elevators at Mayfield Park. As more projects were developed, DMCI Homes as an organization also grew.
In a span of almost seven years, DMCI Homes has been building the most comfortable, resort-type communities for urban dwellers. Whether they are situated in Quezon City, Taguig City, Mandaluyong City, Pasig City or Paranaque City, each of the DMCI Homes developments into which resort-type amenities and facilities have been integrated includes wide open space all around the housing structures, gardens with koi ponds, rows of trees and thick foliage.
DMCI Homes rapid growth can be attributed to its thrust to continuously delight its customers. It will continue to create urban and destination housing at price ranges that are within comfortable reach of the average Filipino family.