Monday, November 9, 2015

DLSU Faculty and ERDT scholars at PCEE 2015-Sydney

Andy Oreta, Mara Del Prado and Muriel Naguit of ANU

Adrian Dy

DLSU Professor, Andres Oreta and part-time faculty members, Marabelle del Prado (MSCE) and Adrian Dy (BSMS-CE) attended the 10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering (PCEE2015) held on November 6-8, 2015 at Menzies Hotel, Sydney, Australia. Del Prado and Dy were supported by DOST-ERDT being ERDT scholars when they were enrolled in the Master's program at DLSU.  The PCEE2015 which had the theme, “Building an Earthquake Resilient Pacific” consisted of Plenary sessions in the morning and Concurrent sessions in the afternoon focusing on various topics on earthquake engineering - seismicity, unreiforced masonry, performance-based design, diplacment-based design, geothecnical engineering, base isolation, steel and concrete structures, risk assessment and geohazards. The following papers from DLSU were presented in the Earthquake Engineering sessions on Performance-Based Design and Damage Assessment, respectively:

1.    Del Prado and Oreta, “Application of a Proposed Methodology on Performance-Based Assessment to a RC Heritage Building in the Philippines
2.    Dy and Oreta, “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Setback Buildings Using Pushover Analysis.” 
Mara Del Prado presents at the PCEE2015 Concurrent Session on Performance-Based Design
The conference was attended by researchers, professors and scientists from various countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Korea, India, USA, China and Taiwan. In the conference, there were five from the Philippines (three from DLSU, one from ASEP and one Filipina, Muriel Naguit enrolled at Australia National University).

Conference dinner with colleagues from  the Philippines, Thailand and Japan

With Dr. Victor Pulmano (Former visiting professor at DLSU) and Engr. Egbert Abiad

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