Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
De La Salle University Passing Rate: 68.00 % (17 out of 25)
First Timers Passing Rate: 68.42 % (13 out of 19)
Repeaters Passing Rate : 66.67 % (4 out of 6)
National Passing Rate: 40.57 % (2,040 out of 5,028)
Photo during the oath taking on Dec. 18, 2010 (From FB Photos of David Joseph Vidad)
Congratulations to the following:
1. Cruz, Jaime Jose Torres
2. De Guia, Haybert Josef Jaurigue
3. Espenilla, Nikko Nestor Festin
4. Gaw, Jefron Tan
5. Gawaran, Mac Andrew Gregor Tañag
6. Lim, Nathanael Sia
7. Llamado, Katrina Mae Genio
8. Lucas, Sherwin Mervin Burton Estrella
9. Manguera, Myron Julius Olan
10. Mariano, Allan Kristoffer Salomon
11. Oyonoyon, Gerald Parilla
12. Que, Richard Ng
13. Saldo, Mark Anthony Bolos
14. Santiago, Paul Benedict Basilio
15. Sudaria, Gerald Macadangdang
16. Tangonan, Ailene Perlas
17. Vidad, David Joseph Jacinto
Reported by Engr. Jason Ongpeng (CE Dept. Vice-Chair)
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Master Planning of Marina Bay Area, Singapore
Dr. Fillone also had a chance to go around Singapore and marvelled at the efficient public transport system of the City State as well as the way the city is being planned.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals Campaign was spearheaded by the UNISDR and partners (e.g. UNICEF, WHO, WB, UNESCO etc). The campaign calls individuals (students, faculty, administrators) or organizations to make a commitment by pledging online to do specific actions on any of the three components that could make schools and hospitals safer before a disaster: public awareness, emergency and disaster preparedness, and disaster risk reduction. The campaign aims to raise public awareness and create a demand for safe schools, hospitals and health facilities that will:
- Protect the lives of school children and the sick by ensuring that proper safety measures are installed;
- Assure the continuity of the functions of hospitals and health facilities in the treatment of the sick, and provide safe places in schools at all times;
- Improve the risk reduction capacity of all stakeholders of schools, hospitals and health facilities.
Visit the campaign website and pledge now.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
(b) Shear Force in a Beam
(c) Deflections of Beams and Cantilevers
(d) Pin-Jointed Frameworks
(e) Frame Deflections and Reactions
(f) Unsymmetrical Bending and Shear Center
Monday, October 4, 2010
Awards will also be given to graduates who have outstanding achievements in academics, research and community service. Among the awardees are:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Leaving at promptly 7 AM in the morning, the trip was already filled with memories as people started to sing (including the singing driver), take pictures, eat, and sleep. By the time the bus reached Anilao, everyone felt very energized since the vast ocean can already be seen.
Upon reaching Eagle Point Resort, everyone had to rush to their assigned rooms, place down their bags and started preparing their swim wears up since a boat ride is already waiting for the visitors to go to Sepoc Beach. The Japanese students were so excited to discover the lovely beach in Anilao as expressed by their shouting “U-MI! U-MI!”, in English “Beach! Beach!” Every Filipino would just really feel very pleased on how Philippine beaches are being appreciated by people from other countries. The Japanese students hastenly jumped into the clear water, snorkeling and swimming with the fishes. Although many people got stung by sea urchins, getting pricked was never a hindrance for the students keep on swimming and having fun with everyone! The day ended fast as the tides were getting lower as time progressed so everyone had to pack up their things and go back to the resort. By reaching Eagle Point resort, the numerous amenities covered up the time needed more at the beach. Together, everyone spent the whole afternoon swimming at the pool, taking underwater shots, jump shots, and feeling the stress relieving cool breeze while looking at the heart warming sunset!
Upon leaving Anilao Batangas, everybody was tired but traces of smiles on their faces showed a sign of contentment. Memories have been seeded on every mind of the studfents who ventured to Anilao Batangas. Many of these memories, may, one day be forgotten but one thing is for sure and will all stay in everyone’s mind and heart, WE ALL HAD FUN!
This article was written by Hanson Reyes-Lao and pictures taken by Alyssa Marie Sison.
Friday, September 10, 2010
- "Strength Properties of Coconets Subjected to Different Weathering Conditions" by Allan Kristtoffer Mariano and Jonathan Albert Salumbides with Dr. Jonathan Dungca as adviser
"Investigation of Concrete Mixtures for the Repair of Concrete Cover of RC Square Columns" by Anna Francesca Del Castillo, Sarah Linette Cornejo and Romwell Louis Tan with Dr. Andres Oreta as adviser
A poster of the thesis on "Physical Properties of Tailings from Selected Mining Sites in the Philippines" by Mac Andrew Gawaran, Paul Go and Ted Santos with Ms. Mary Ann Adajar as adviser was also presented.
The 5th ERDT conference which was attended by about 7oo participants (researchers, faculty members, students) is sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
The top 3 finalists presented to an audience of over 2000 guests, mostly civil engineering students and faculty members coming from various schools all over the country at the UP Theater, Diliman, QC on Sept. 3, 2010. The recognition is a mark of victory of De La Salle University’s Civil Engineering department’s continued excellence in the field of research and development. Congratulations!
Monday, August 2, 2010
The papers that will be presented by the faculty are as follows: (Click the title to view the link to the abstract)
Sunday, July 18, 2010
The Department of Civil Engineering, in cooperation with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) invites everyone to a two-day lecture on Geotechncial Engineering by visting lecturer, Dr. Marolo C. Alfaro, a Civil Engineer specializing in Geotechnical Engineering on August 2-3, 2010. The schedule and topics of his lectures are as follows:
- August 2 (Mon) 9AM - 5PM : Design and Construction of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil (GRS) Structures
- August 3 (Tue) 9AM- 12NN: Riverbank Stabilization Using Rockfill Columns
Dr. Alfaro is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Manitoba, Canada. He is a member of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), International Society of Geosynthetics (IGS), and International Association of Lowland Technology (IALT).
His research interests include: geosynthetics in civil engineering applications, soil and ground improvement techniques, soft clay engineering, and transportation geotechnics. Dr. Alfaro has authored or co-authored technical papers in international refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is a co-author of the book Improvement Techniques of Soft Ground in Subsiding and Lowland Environment published by Balkema Publishers, Netherlands. He co-authored a book chapter on Seismic Aspects of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Walls and Slopes in Geosynthetics and Their Applications published by Thomas Telford in England.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Twenty years ago, on July 16, 1990, an earthquake with magnitude 7.8 struck central Luzon. The human consequences were severe - at least 1200 people were killed and more the 3000 injured. Major destruction occured in Baguio City where hotels and school buildings collapsed like pancakes and Dagupan city where extensive liquefaction caused settlement of buildings and bridges. What lessons can we learn from this earthquake? This video - part of the "Understanding Earthquakes and Disasters: Photo-Video Presentations" by Dr. Oreta highlights some lessons from the 1990 Luzon Earthquake.
DLSU and other Lasallian schools should learn lessons from the Luzon 1990 earthquake. As a start, it should hold earthquake drills in the campus to help prepare the students and staff on how to respond in case the big ONE occurs. Another possible project is to install an eletronic alert system (similar to the Bruin alert of the UCLA) wherein students and staff can receive alerts via email and text message during an emergency.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The exchange program officially commenced with a campus tour at the Tokyo Tech led by the Japanese professors and students. In the morning, we walked around their spacious campus and became fascinated at some of the high-tech facilities they have. We were amazed to see the huge centrifuge machine and load testing equipment in their structural laboratory. The supercomputer TSUBAME which is one of the largest computing clusters ever built was also shown to us during our tour. Student representatives from Tokyo Tech and DLSU delivered a brief presentation in the afternoon about some of the highlights of the respective country and school. The campus was also the venue for the welcome party prepared by the Japanese. Overflowing with food and drinks, that night gave everyone a chance to get to know each other and have a great time. Alvin Christopher Varquez and George William Hong, both alumni of DLSU and are currently taking up graduate studies at the Tokyo Tech also joined us in the said event.
The vibrant city of Tokyo has an incomparable combination of modern and traditional architecture. It presents a unique travel experience for tourists who wish to spend their holidays. That is why we grabbed this opportunity to visit some of the famous tourist destinations in Tokyo. We went sightseeing on our first day at the panoramic observation deck in Tokyo Metropolitan Government building located at Shinjuku where an overlooking of the city skylines of Tokyo is possible. We also explored the serene environment of the Meiji Temple in Harajuku where we walk through the long, scenic and spiritual path to the temple. At the temple, we were fortunate enough to witness a Shinto ceremonial wedding. A newly built entertainment area and known to be a perfect dating spot in Tokyo is found on a reclaimed area in Odaiba. This is where we took pictures of the amazing replica of the Statue of Liberty and saw the latest Toyota cars at the Toyota City Showcase in Megaweb. Our visit in Japan would not be complete without going to the Disney theme park. It was a very fun experience going to the Disney adventure since they have everything you can ask for. From the exciting rides to the grandiose parade, indeed it is a one of its kind entertainment venue and a must visit for every tourist travelling to Tokyo.
Aside from the city tour, we also devoted two days for the company visit at the two distinguished companies in Japan. The first company is the Kajima Technical Research Institute (KaTRI) of the Kajima Corporation. KaTRI is a leading company when it comes to performing extensive research and development of construction materials and construction-production technologies to build high-quality structures efficiently, safely and yet economically. Highly innovative state of the art technologies were introduced to us such as the base isolation seismic resistance method for high rise buildings, 1:1 scale of loading test equipments, wind tunnel testing facilities to examine the wind-induced vibrations in different structures and the technique of incorporating fiber materials to produce a high strength, high fluidity and high performance concrete. The second company we visited is famous for its mass production of small pumps as well as refrigerating machines, fans and blowers. This is the Fujisawa District of the Ebara Corporation. We toured around their modern laboratories and observed how the pumps and other materials are being manufactured.
Tokyo is absolutely a paradise for shopaholics. With its numerous shopping malls, you can find anything and everything you need as long as you take some time to explore. Some of the shopping centers that we visited are the streets of Ginza, Harajuku, Ueno, Akihabara and Asakusa. Ginza which is situated at the center of Tokyo is known for luxury shopping streets. There is an almost infinite array of fashion outlets such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Coach, Armani Exchange, etc. The narrow and populated streets of Harajuku is packed with young fashionable people and lined with fashion boutiques and cafes. While you might find it difficult to find your way around the Ameyoko shopping district in Ueno at first, you will be blown away by the wide selection of shops like food, shoes and clothing. If there’s one place where most of us went back several times to shop, it was at Yodobashi-Akiba in Akihabara. As the definitive shopping center for all things technological, you will be dazzled by the many storeys of electronic devices available such as digital cameras, computers, gaming consoles and collector’s items. Lastly, if you’re looking for something affordable, the Asakusa shopping street provides tourists with a variety of traditional snacks and souvenir items of reasonable price.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
DLSU-Manila passing rate: 88%
NATIONAL passing rate: 36%
DLSU- Manila ranked 1st in the top performing schools with 20 and above examinees
The New Lasallian Civil Engineers are:
1. Amata, Marco Paolo Guadalupe
2. Aquino, Dan Emmanuel Abrencillo
3. Codilla, Ma Caroline Trangia
4. Cokee, Richard Raymond Ang
5. Credo, Pedro Christopher Banua
6. De Guzman, Andro Paul Tansengco
7. De Guzman, Louie Caliboso
8. Delgado, Mark Andrew Libo-On
9. Galupino, Joenel Gales
10. Gatbonton, Aaron Paul Gorospe
11. Hong, Charles Casing
12. Jao, Julie Ann Lim
13. Lee, Carbert Ralston Miran
14. Lim, Edrick Dan Po
15. Manalo, Federico Marco Comia
16. Medel, Julian Antonio Gregorio
17. Pascual, Shurwin Kim Mariano
18. Policarpio, Nicole Yalung
19. Pulhin, Arnold Arcilla
20. Puente, Fernando Martin Rodriguez
21.Que, Phoebee Boaqueña
22. Sto Domingo, Mel Clarisse Enriquez
23. Tan, Ralph Jefferson Biteranta
24 Torres, Mark Wilson Manzano
25. Uy, Erwin King
26. Yang, Philip Joseph Uy
27 Yap, Ma Ronna Lambino
28. Yu, John David Tung
29. Zapata, Liano Jerico Dizon
Note: If your name was not included in the list, please inform us.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Animo La Salle.
Dr. Pag-asa Gaspillo
Monday, February 22, 2010
He completed a M.Sc. in Geophysics degree at the University of Melbourne. His doctoral research involved mathematical modeling of land use and completed his Ph.D. in the same university. This led to his interests in a wide range of computer applications in environmental assessment, planning and design.
In 1979, Dr. Bishop was a Research Fellow in the Centre for Environmental Studies at the University of Melbourne, working on several areas: computer based land use planning, analysis of the visual impact of transmission lines, assessment of information system requirements and tender documents and performance tests for major computer systems in State Government Departments. At the same time, Dr. Bishop focused his work on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications to landscape planning, particularly on visual analysis and GIS based visual simulation. These were supported by research grants from the CSIRO, the Electrical Research Board and the Australian Research Council.
In 1988, he joined the Texas A & M, as an Assoc. Professor and Associate Dean for Information Technology in the College of Architecture. His sustained interest and expertise in visualization technology were supported by grants from the Institute for Innovation in Design and Engineering and the USDA Forest Services. In 1991, he returned to the University of Melbourne as Director of CGISM and continues to serve and collaborate with partners in the academe and industry to improve the management of natural resources and to contribute to public participation in planning and design issues by utilizing the power of GIS and visualization technology. With 140 refereed articles and over 70 conference papers in systems modeling and integration, landscape perception and environmental decision support system, Dr. Bishop is here to share his work and professional experiences with the academic community.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
He completed an M.E. degree at Auckland University, studying Earthquake Engineering, Structural Geology, and Slope Engineering. He completed a thesis on D.C. mV as a precursor to an Earthquake, testing the Chinese 1975 Haicheng Earthquake data and its practical application.
He is pioneering in New Zealand, the relationship of dating landslides to simple rate of tree growth in determining the approximate date the landslide occurred in conjunction with known hurricane dates and the resultant frequency of failure of the land.
He supports and applies the Australian Geomechanics Guidelines for Landslide Susceptibility, Hazard and Risk Zoning for Land Use Planning, and the New Zealand GNS Science Guideline for assessing planning policy and Consent requirements for Landslide prone land.
He was involved in the West Coast Shakeout, the inaugural earthquake preparation for the coming M8 Alpine Fault earthquake.
He hopes to interest and support Philippine Engineers to study this fault and ramifications in New Zealand, and apply for faultlines in the Philippines.