Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CIV faculty and BSMS students attend 5ACEE at Taipei, Taiwan

DLSU delegates: Adam Abinales (Asst. Lecturer), Kirk Yu (BSMS), Kenneth Toral (BSMS) and Andres Oreta (Professor)
DLSU faculty and students attended the 5th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (5ACEE) commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the Chi-chi Earthquake held on October 16-18, 2014 at Taipei, Taiwan. The ACEE was founded by the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines in 2004 and the 5ACEE is hosted by the National Taiwan University and National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) of Taiwan.

BSMS Civil Engineering students presented papers in the parallel sessions. The papers presented were:
Kirk Yu present his paper at the session on Urban Risk Management
  • Seismic Risk Assessment of Heritage Buildings in Iloilo City, Philippines by Kirk Yu and Andres Oreta (Adviser)

  • Structural Retrofitting of RC Buildings using Turnbuckle Exterior Post Tensioning by Kenneth Toral and Bernardo Lejano (Adviser)

KennethToral poses infront of the venue for the session on Seismic Retrofit and Evaluation of Structures
Dr. Andres Oreta, attended the meeting of the 5ACEE International Scientific Committee (ISC) where the host of the 6ACEE was discussed. It was decided that the 6ACEE will be held in the Philippines and to be organized by ASEP on September 2016.
The 5ACEE ISC members posed for a photo after the meeting
 Dr. Oreta and Kirk Yu also joined the technical tour at the NCREE laboratories where the shaking table, static testing equipment, isolated floor and other state-of-the art equipment are located.

Static testing of large columns

Isolated floor with dampers

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