Saturday, September 24, 2016

DLSU CE Faculty at the 6ACEE - Cebu City

Meeting of the 6ACEE IAC members and ASEP Board
CE faculty Prof. Andres Winston Oreta,  Assoc. Prof. Lessandro Estelito Garciano (current CE Dept. chair) and DLSU CIV graduates actively participated in the 6th ASIA Conference on Earthquake Engineering (6ACEE) held at Marco Polo Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City last Sept. 22-24, 2016. The 6ACEE was organized by the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines. The keynote speech delivered by Sec. Emmanuel De Guzaman of the Climate Change Commission. Dr. Ernesto De Castro (PICE National President delivered an inspirational message.

Keynote speech by Sec. Manny De Guzman
 The conference was attended by more than 320 delegates from Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, India, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. Nine keynote lectures by Dr. Renato Solidum (PHIVOLCS), Dr. K.C. Chang (NCREE, Taiwan), Dr. Rolando Orense (U. Auckland, NZ), Prof. Fumio Yamazaki (Chiba U., Japan), Prof. Dina D'Ayala (UCL, UK), Prof. Pennung Warnitchai (AIT,Thailand), Carlos Villaraza (ASEP), Dr. William Tanzo (Vibrametrics) and Prof. Osamu Murao (Tohoku U., Japan) were delivered. More than 70 technical papers were presented in parallel sessions and in a special session organized by the National Center for Research in Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) of Taiwan. DLSU CE Department is a supporting organization of the 6ACEE.
Dr. Oreta presented a paper about resilient cities
Oreta was the chair of the 6ACEE International Advisory Committee (IAC) and chaired the meeting with the IAC members. Garciano who is also an ASEP director served as a session chair in the parallel sessions. Oreta and Garciano were also members of the 6ACEE Technical Committee.
Dr. Garciano served as chair in a parallel session
Oreta presented his paper co-authored with Garciano and Assoc. Prof. Renan Tanhueco entitled “The Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient: The Case of Quezon City.” The paper authored by Garciano on the other hand, entitled “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Buried Pipelines in Surigao Del Norte” was presented by his co-author Ms. Sheena Better (DLSU BSCE graduate).  Joshua Macaraeg 
(BSMS-CE graduate) presented his paper co-authored with Dr. Jonathan Dungca (GCOE Dean) entitled “Integration of Site Effects to Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis for Estimation of Peak Ground Acceleration.” Meanwhile, part-time faculty, Engr. Adam Abinales delivered a lecture to students and young engineers on "Seismic Retrofitting of Concrete Structures for Environmental Sustainability."

Joshua Macaraeg presented a paper co-authored with Dr. Jonathan Dungca
Oreta and Garciano are also co-authors in one of the keynote papers on “Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment of Priority Cultural Heritage Structures in the Philippines” which was presented by Prof. Dina D’Ayala of University Ciollege London of UK.
Prof. Dina D'Ayala presents a keynote paper
In a meeting chaired by Dr. Oreta with the IAC members and ASEP Board, it was decided that the 7th edition of the ACEE or 7ACEE will be hosted by the Asian Institute of Technology and AIT Solutions with Prof. Naveed Anwar and Prof. Pennung Warnitchai of AIT as the key persons. See you on Novemeber 2018 at Bangkok, Thailand.

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