RECOGNIZING the country’s robust economy, US-based Piahstreams Consultant Services Inc. (PCSI) firm, which provides services addressing indoor environment issues, announced on Wednesday it was expanding its venture in Asia and setting up an operation in the Philippines.
In 2009, PCSI set up branch offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Hong Kong and stepped into China in 2011.
Carlos Carmona, managing director at Piahstreams Consultant Services Inc. Philippines, said this is the first time the company is establishing operations in the country, given its improving economy.
He said the company provides microbial decontamination services to public hospitals, government buildings and commercial buildings.
Since 2011, Piahstreams has been providing consultation services to analyze contamination issues and to recommend effective solutions addressing various special niche market demand.
These solutions include services known as vinegar syndrome, pandemic control, indoor chemical spread, flooded-building dehumidification, moldy document restoration, fire suppression controls, among others.
Carmona said the inspection of buildings will be conducted by the Piahstreams teams, assisted by their Philippine partner, Remediation and Decontamination Solutions? Corp.
Through its professional affiliation in the United States, Piahstreams promotes its three independent, yet highly sophisticated, linked business cores—Restoration and Recovery, Environmental Remediation and Hazardous Waste Management.
The Environmental Remediation Core focuses on improving the indoor environment and provide property owners and managers with assessments, remediation management, and loss prevention programs for mold and indoor air quality challenges.
The Hazardous Waste Management core deals with the deployment of on-site and off-site waste minimization and processing technologies for landfills, electronic industries, shipping industries, defense industries, upstream, downstream, midstream sectors of the petroleum industries.
Jackson Tseng, founder of Piahstreams, said the need for environmental restoration and remediation is an urgent matter, especially given high humidity in the Philippines.
He also cited a study by the World Health Organization (WHO) that says that up to 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings around the world may be the subject of complaints linked to poor indoor quality.