Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Garciano & Oreta at Hertiage & DRR Symposium

Dr. Lessandro Garciano (CE Dept. Chair) and Dr. Andres Oreta (Prof of CE Dept) were invited as resource persons in the International Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction Through Peventive Maintenance : The West Valley Fault and the Philippine-Spanish Built Heritage held on Feb. 27-Mar 1, 2017 at the Ayuntamiento Building, Intramuros, Manila. The symposium was organized by the Escuella Taller and the UP College of Architecture with the support of the NCCA, Spanish Embassy in the Philippines and the Ministry of Education and Culture of Spain.

Dr. Garciano gave a talk at the Session 2 (The Current State of Philippine Heritage Structures and How They can be affected by the WVF) and was also discussant in the Round Table on Spanish Colonial Heritage, How to Protect it effectivley? Joining Dr. Garciano in this session are Carmen Bettina Bualaong (OIC Executive Director,  Escuella Taller), Engr. Ruel Ramirez and Dr. Renato Solidum (PHIVOLCS Director).  In the Round Table session, Dr. Garciano was with Jeremy Barns (National Museum(, and Engr. Ramirez.

Dr. Oreta, on the other hand, was a discussant in the Session 5 Round Table Discussion on Heritage Preservation and New Technologies, a Controversial Field? The panel was composed of Arch. Richard Bautista, Arch. Carmelo Casas, Arch. Reynaldo Lita (NHCP) and Oreta. The moderator was Arch. Susan Aquino-Ong.

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