Friday, October 6, 2017

CE Faculty at the PICE NCR 14th Regional Technical Conference

Certificate of Appreciation presented by the hosts officers
Prof. Andres Winston C. Oreta delivered a lecture on "Learning Seismic Retrofitting Methods and Practices from Japan" at the 14th PICE NCR Regional Technical Conference held on Oct. 6-7, 2017 at the AVR, Valenzuela City Hall, Vallenzuela City. The conference, hosted by the PICE North MM Chapter with Prof. Dr. Victor Macam, Jr as president had a theme, "Civil Engineers: Serving the Nation & Sustaining Development."

Engr. Frederick Sison, CE Dept. Professional Lecturer and past president of ASEP also delivered a lecture on "Updates on the National Structural Code of the Philippines."

The conference was attended by about 200 PICE members from various MM chapters - Manila, Makati, Quezon City and East and North Metro Manila. There were 15 lectures on various topics - CPD, BIM, Codes, Retrofitting, Construction Management, Pile Dynamics, Gender Sensitivity, Transportation Engineering, Fire Technology Occupational Safety and Water Resources.

Also at the conference were former UP classmate, Albert Molina and her daughter, a former student at DLSU in 1994

Thursday, September 28, 2017

DLSU participated in the 11th SSMS and 5th RCND 2017

The recently concluded 11th SSMS (Society for Social Management Systems) and 5th RCND (Regional Conference on Natural Disasters) 2017 International Symposium with a theme “Managing Smart and Resilient Society” was held in Swissotel Le Concorde, Bangkok, Thailand last September 20-21, 2017 and hosted by Chulalongkorn University partnered with AUN-SEED Net. Several research studies were presented with topics that includes Disaster, Resilience and Management, IoT and Smart Cities, Environment and Security of Water, Energy and Food, Infra and Asset Planning and Management, Sustainability, among others. There were about 96 papers and 5 plenary lectures presented in this conference. 

11th SSMS and 5th RCND 2017 hosts and members of the organizing committee

Engr. Richard De Jesus from DLSU Civil Engineering, a RCND sponsorhip awardee, participated and presented a paper entitled “Developing a CO2 and carbonation parameters map for selected RC structures surrounding railways stations in Metro Manila”. The paper aimed to establish a CO2 map for selected areas in Manila and assessed RC structures for carbonation. The study was co-authored by RDJ’s former thesis advisees: F. Alejo, C. Biscocho, J. Patawaran, and L. Piojo.

RDJ participating in 11th SSMS and 5th RCND 2017

Engr. De Jesus, DLSU Manila, during his paper presentation

RCND 2018 will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Formal announcements regarding the next conference will be announced soon.