|The DLSU delegates (L-R: Yu, Ongpeng, Oreta and Mendoza)|
DLSU faculty members (all members of IABSE) led by CE Department chair, Jason Maximino Ongpeng and Prof. Andres Winston Oreta, chair of the Philippine Group of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) attended the IABSE Conference Nara 2015 held on May 13-15, 2015 at the Nara Kasugano International Forum, Nara, Japan, The conference which had the theme, “Elegance in Structures” was organized by the Japanese Group of IABSE. Attending the conference were Jason Ongpeng, Andres Oreta, Rodolfo Mendoza (Part-time faculty) and Kirk Yu (BSMS-CIV student and ERDT scholar).
|Jason Ongpeng during the open forum on his paper presntation|
Jason Ongpeng presented his paper co-authored with A. Oreta and S. Hirose on “Non-linear ultrasonic test for fiber-reinforced concrete using 3rd harmonic generation” in the session on New Technological Adavnces in Sustainability 3 (May 15, 2015, 14:00-15:45).
|Kirk Yu presents his paper on risk assessment of hritage buildings|
Kirk Yu presented his paper co-authored with A. Oreta on “Mulit-hazard risk and asset value assessment of heritage bildings (Case study in Iloilo City, Philippines)” in the session on Historical Structure 2 (May 15, 2015, 14:00-15:45).
The paper by Kenneth Toral and Bernardo Lejano on “Structural retrofitting of building: Turnbuckle exterior post-tensioning” is also included in conference proceedings although the authors were not able to present the paper.
|Dr. Oreta chairs the session on Historical Structure 1 with Prof. Tada (Osaka U)|
Prof. Andres Oreta also chaired a technical session on Historical Structure 1 (May 15, 2015, 10:50-12:40).
|With IABSE Geneva acting director, Chep Uytiepo ( A Filipino!)|