Thursday, June 8, 2017

Research on Repair of RC Columns presented at the XIV DBMC - Ghent, Belgium



One of the sessions was held at the mezzanine with exposed timber trussed frames

Prof. Andres Oreta presented the research, "Investigation of Concrete Mixtures for the Concrete Cover Repairs of RC Square Columns," an undergraduate research by Anna Francesca Del Castillo, Romwell Louis Tan and Sarah Linette Cornejo at 14th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials & Components (XIV DBMC) held at University of Ghent, Belgium on May 29-31, 2017. The venue was "Het Pand", a former Dominican monastery which is also the cultural centre of the university. 

The paper explores the effect of various types of concrete mixtures  in the repair of the concrete cover of rectangular RC columns.  In this study, two types of admixtures – one with waterproofing admixture and another with water reducer admixture were used as a replacement to the “spalled “ concrete cover. The repaired columns were tested uni-axially to investigate the effect of the concrete cover on the axial capacity of the columns. Based on this study, the concrete mixture with the water-reducing admixture replacing the  damaged concrete cover of  rectangular columns showed the most positive effects such as (a) a significant increase of  the confined compressive strength, (b) an increase in the ductility as reflected by the large displacements at the peak and ultimate conditions, and (c) reduction in the lateral strain of the steel ties at peak values showing its effectiveness in confinement of the RC column.

Among the interesting and related researches presented in the plenary and keynote sessions were:

  • 3D printed concrete - beyond durability? 
  • Advanced high-resolution X-ray CT as a characterization tool to study building materials
  • A novel approach towards conservation of the world heritage RC building in Japan
  • Durability of Concrete Prepared with Ternary Binder Systems Involving Limestone and Calcined clay
  • SEACON Project : sustainable concrete using seawater, salt-contaminated aggregates, and non-corrosive reinforcement
  • Physical and mechanical properties of recycled concrete aggregate exposed to natural and accelerated carbonation
  • Improving the quality of various types of recycled aggregates by biodeposition
  • Applicability of non/minor destructive test methods for evaluation of material properties of existing timber structures
  • The influence of estimated service life on the embodied emissions of zero emission buildings (ZEBs) when choosing low-carbon building products
  • Probabilistic evaluation of the concrete durability subject to accelerated decay by salt crystallization
The venue was "Het Pand", a former Dominican monastery

Acknowledgement: Dr. Jason Maximino Ongpeng for the ISI publication, VCA Faculty Development Funds for ISI Publications

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Introducing the new member of the HWR Division: DR. MARLA M. REDILLAS


Dr. Marla M. Redillas, a licensed Civil Engineer, has completed her Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas. She took up her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Civil Engineering major in Environmental Engineering from Kongju National University in South Korea. She has co-authored 46 ISI (SCI/SSCI) and SCOPUS indexed international journal publications, 23 Korean journal publications; and over 85 international and 67 Korean conference proceedings publications. She has almost 10 years of research experience in water quality, diffuse pollution and stormwater management. She serves as Board Member of the International Water Association (IWA) Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication Specialist Group, Secretary of International Relations Committee of the Korean Society of Hazard Mitigation, and Editorial Committee Member of the Journal of Wetlands Research. Prior to entering DLSU, she worked as Water Resources Manager in the Water Resources and Environmental Planning Department of the Manila Water Company, Inc.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

DLSU is top performing school (>50 examinees, 80% passing rate) in the May 2017 CE Board Exam

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW LASALLIAN CIVIL ENGINEERS!

DLSU is the lone Top Performing School in the May 2017 Civil Engineer Board Exam: with 50 or more examinees passed and with at least 80% overall passing percentage courtesy of PRC. Congratulations! Animo!

1. ENGR. ADRE FRANCIS LOUISE BRAVO
2. ENGR. AGUILAR MARVIN SANTIAGO
3. ENGR. ALCANTARA JASON JOSHUA TORIO
4. ENGR. ALTILLERO BAL GABRIEL OMAR TAHIL
5. ENGR. ANG KIMBERLY DE CASTRO
6. ENGR. ANGELES KIRSTIE MAE BALCE
7. ENGR. AYALA MARIA PATRISHA SAMANIEGO
8. ENGR. BELDA ALWYN JULIAN BAUTISTA
9. ENGR. BENEDICTO MARTIN YMANOL GRANT RICAFRENTE
10. ENGR. BONGULTO JOSE ROBERTO DIONISIO
11. ENGR. BOTOR JAMES BRYAN BARLAAN
12. ENGR. BRON MARTIN TEOTIMO CLEMEÑA
13. ENGR. BUGAYONG ALTHEA ABAQUITA
14. ENGR. CAÑECA MOISES CARLL MALIG
15. ENGR. CANO SEBASTIAN MAPILI
16. ENGR. CHENG SHERWIN NAGUIAT
17. ENGR. CHUA EDWARD HAO
18. ENGR. CO JOSH PATRICK LEE
19. ENGR. COLLADO JOSHUA AMBROSIO MANALANG
20. ENGR. COLOSO ROBERT MARRI BALAGTAS
21. ENGR. CORONEL MIKAEL ANGELICO PONCE
22. ENGR. CRISTOBAL JERALD BOLOR
23. ENGR. CU JAYMAR PEREZ
24. ENGR. CUARTERO MAEJANN EVANGELIO
25. ENGR. DALANGIN CHRISTIAN HUY SANCHEZ
26. ENGR. DE GUZMAN CHARLES PAULO SOLOCIO
27. ENGR. DE LA PAZ LEANDRO AURELIO GASTON
28. ENGR. DE LEON ERICO STAR SERAFICA
29. ENGR. DE LOS REYES GABRIEL SIGGAOAT
30. ENGR. DE TORRES AUJHEN LAVAYNA
31. ENGR. ENCABO MARIA CAMIR TEVES
32. ENGR. ESTEPA LEANDRO MIGUEL MUNGCAL
33. ENGR. FAUSTINO JANN PAULENE DOBLE
34. ENGR. FERNANDEZ RAPHAEL ALLAN CORONEL
35. ENGR. FERRER CANDICE MAREE NIVERBA
36. ENGR. FULLANTE SWITZEL ROSE OBENQUE
37. ENGR. GALVEZ MITCHEL ARLON GARCIA
38. ENGR. GERONIMO CZARINA RAE RUBIN
39. ENGR. GRANADA JUDE PALOMAR
40. ENGR. GUERRA NICOLE HERNANDEZ
41. ENGR. ILAGAN JOHN CHRISTOPHER GONZAGA
42. ENGR. ISAAC AILA MAE LUIS
43. ENGR. JIMENEZ JUSTINIEL KRIS ORTIZ
44. ENGR. JOVEN JOHN JOSHUA REGALIZA
45. ENGR. LAMBERTE ADRIAN LAMPA
46. ENGR. LIM KIMBERLY HANNAH TUVILLA
47. ENGR. LIMCHOC PATRICK EARL PALILEO
48. ENGR. LIZARDO LEVIN GONZALES
49. ENGR. LOPEZ JERSON JAO
50. ENGR. MANALO GABRIEL GUERRERO
51. ENGR. MARCO KIMBERLY ANNE REYES
52. ENGR. MEDRANO BRYAN JOSEF TAPALES
53. ENGR. MENDOZA RODLYN CLAIRE BUENCONSEJO
54. ENGR. MONEDERO RAYMOND ARIEL CRUZ
55. ENGR. NASOL YSABELA FRANCESCA LARA
56. ENGR. NAVARRO JUAN LORENZO FLORES
57. ENGR. NG RAYMOND ALBERT LAO
58. ENGR. OLEA ALDRIN JAN NACINO
59. ENGR. ONG JAY LAURENCE MARCELLANO
60. ENGR. PAGDANGANAN KAETHE DOMINIQUE PUNZALAN
61. ENGR. PATIU ALESSANDRA
62. ENGR. PELAEZ EMMANUEL BASTIAN LAGAZO
63. ENGR. PONCE JULIO VICENCIO JIMENEZ
64. ENGR. RIETA ANGELA OMPICO
65. ENGR. ROBLES JOSHUA RAE FRANCISCO
66. ENGR. SABADO ALBERT LIMSON
67. ENGR. SAN MIGUEL KAMILLE PENUS
68. ENGR. SANTE RON ALLEN PE BENITO
69. ENGR. SANTOS VEYA MARIE BALOBALO
70. ENGR. SANTOS ZER IVAN OGNITA
71. ENGR. SOLLANO MARIA BEATRICE YSABELLE TAN
72. ENGR. SORIANO REYNALDO TIMOTHY COPUYOC
73. ENGR. SULIT ELEI ANDREW VILLONES
74. ENGR. TAN REINELL ARIAN MALABANAN
75. ENGR. TARUC KRISTEL ANGELA MALABANAN
76. ENGR. TEJADA CARL MICHAEL III AGUILAR
77. ENGR. TIU CHRISTIAN LAWRENCE TEH
78. ENGR. TOREJA JUAN PHILIPPE DELA CRUZ
79. ENGR. TUAZON DARWIN JR SANTOS
80. ENGR. USAL JANELLE MAE GUZMAN
81. ENGR. VEGA MIGUEL ANTONIO CABRAL
82. ENGR. VENTURA NELSON STEPHEN LISING
83. ENGR. VERGEL DE DIOS LORENZO PAOLO MENCIAS
84. ENGR. VILLANUEVA NIKKO PAOLO PATRON
85. ENGR. VILLASANA JOPETT ELLACER
86. ENGR. YAO EUNICE BETINA SEVILLA
87. ENGR. YU JOHN CHRISTOPHER SANCHEZ

*Kindly take note that the correct no. of passers from DLSU is 87, one (1) student was registered under DLS-CSB (clerical error). DLSU Passers: 86+1=87

DLSU PASSING: 81.90%
NATIONAL PASSIGN: 35.92%

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DR&RR Training of Teachers Workshop Conducted


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DR&RR Workshop participants - Day 1
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academics and the Senior High School Engagement Office in cooperation with the CESDR Subcenter for DRR-CCA organized the Training of Teachers Workshop on Disaster Readiness & Risk Reduction (DR&RR) on April 17-18, 2017 at the HSSH Roofdeck. The workshop was initiated by a team composed of the following members:
  • Dr. Renan Tanhueco - CESDR DRR-CCA Head and Assoc. Prof. of CE Dept.
  • Dr. Andres Oreta - CESDR DRR-CCA member and Prof. of CE Dept.
  • Dr. Jose Edgar Mutuc - CESDR DRR-CCA member and Assoc. Prof. of IE Dept.
  • Dr. Lessandro Garciano - CESDR DRR-CCA member and Assoc.Prof./Chair of CE Dept.
  • Dr. Edgar Vallar - Assoc. Prof. of Physics Dept. 
  • Ms. Mary Geraldine Yumang - faculty of DLSU STC
  • Engr. Joenel Galupino - CESDR DRR-CCA member and ASF of CE Dept.
  • Engr. Efren De La Cruz - Director, Senior High School Engagement Office 
The DLSU Dr&RR Team
The workshop was attended by selected faculty from DLSU Manila, DLSU STC and DLSU Greenhills who may be appointed as a teacher of the Senior HIgh School K-12 on the DR&RR Course. The program is summarized as follows:


Target Participants: Faculty members who may teach the SHS on DR&RR subject
Workshop Objectives:

  • To provide the participants a background on the concepts and a common framework on DR&RR.  
  • To present the DR&RR learning modules developed by PhD Grad Students (Read related blog) and reviewed & revised by the DR&RR team
  • To present the SHS curriculum on DR&RR

Expected Workshop Outputs

  •  The participants will present a feedback on the learning modules 
  • The participants will present ideas for quizzes or long tests 
  • The participants will present feedback on the proposed final project of the course


Day No. 1: DR&RR Seminar

  • 8:00 – 8:30 Registration, Knowledge Check
  • 8:30 – 9:00 Opening Program
  • Message from VCA – Dr. Robert Roleda
  • Rationale & Introduction of the DR&RR Team - Engr. Efren De La Cruz 
  • 9:00 – 9:15 Overview of the DR&RR Learning Modules & Framework– Dr. Renan Tanhueco
  • 9:15 – 10:15 Concepts on Disasters and Hazards & Open Forum – Dr. Andres Oreta 
  • 10:15 -10:25 Break
  • 10:25-11:30 Concepts on Exposure & Vulnerability – Dr. Jose Edgar Mutuc
  • 11:30-11:40 Video on Risk Analysis (Metro Manila) 
  • 11:40-12:00 Open Forum 
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lecture on Volcanoes – Dr. Edgar Vallar (Physics Dept)
  • 14:00 – 14:45 DRRM Concepts – Mary Geraldine Yumang (DLSU STC) 
  • 14:45 – 15:00 “Sendai Framework for DRR”– Joenel Galupino
  • 15:00 – 15:40 Role of Government & Citizen in DRRM – Dr. Renan Tanhueco
  • 15:40 – 16:00 Tour of DRRR Resource Materials – Dr. Andres Oreta


Day No. 2: DR&RR Workshop

  • 9:00 – 9:30    Presentation of DLSU DR&RR Syllabus- Ms. Mary Geraldine Yumang
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Workshop#1 – Review of Learning Modules vs Syllabus – Dr. Garciano/Dr. Mutuc/Dr.  Tanhueco
  • 10:30-12:00 Reports on Workshop#1 - Ms. Anna Bella Manalang
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Workshop #2 – Suggestions on Long Tests - Dr. Vallar & Ms. Yumang
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Description of the Final Project and Open Forum - Dr. A. Oreta
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Distribution of Certificates – Mr. Efren De La Cruz & Dr. Renan Tanhueco
 
CE Dept Faculty Members (Day 2)

Group photo after the workshop on Day 2

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CE Faculty at NRCP @ 84

DLSU CE faculty, Dr. Oreta & Dr. Fillone with Dr. Belino (former DLSU ME faculty) at the PICC
DLSU GCOE faculty, Dr. Alexis Fillone and Dr. Andy Oreta, who are regular members of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) attended the NRCP Annual Scientific Conference & 84th General Membership Assembly held at the PICC on 22 March 2017. The theme of the event was "Philippine Development: Foregrounding Ethical and Moral Values."