Sunday, September 15, 2013

STE Faculty & Students at EASEC-13 (Sapporo, Japan)

DLSU participants at the EASEC-13
 DLSU CE Structural Engineering faculty and students attended the 13th East Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-13) held on September 11-13, 2013 at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. Dr. Andres Oreta (Prof. of DLSU CE Dept.)  presented a paper co-authored with Kenneth Brizuela (BSMS Student) entitled “A Computer-Aided Semi-Quantitative Seismic Risk Assessment Tool for Safe School Buildings.’ The paper by L. Garciano, I. Alvarez, J. Colobong, G. Decal and A. Tan on “Mapping the Vulnerability of Low-Cost House Roofs in Malate, Metro Manila due to Extreme Wind Speeds” was presented by Paul Alvarez (Undergraduate Senior Student). Dr. Lessandro Garciano (Assoc. Prof. of DLSU CE Dept.) served as chair of the parallel session on Disaster Prevention.

Dr. Lessandro Garciano (Session Chair)
Isiah Paul Alvarez (Paper Presentor)
Dr. Andy Oreta (Paper Presentor)
The three day conference has a total of seven keynote lectures and 52 parallel sessions which covers topics on Structural Health Monitoring, Construction Management, Disaster Prevention, Composite Structures, Concrete Structures, Bridge Engineering, Seismic Design, Data Base Management, Structural Analysis, Earthquake Engineering, Steel Structures and Tall Buildings.

The participants from the Philippines are those coming from DLSU which includes A. Oreta, L. Garciano, I. Alvarez, J. Colobong and G. Decal. There are also Filipino participants which come from other countries such as Dr. Allan Manalo (Univ. of Queensland) and Evdon Sicat (PhD Student at Hokkaido University).
EASEC-13 Intenational Steering Committee

It was announced during the 3rd day that the EASEC-14 will be held in Vietnam in 2015.
Link to more photos on EASEC-13:

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