Tuesday, July 17, 2018

CE Faculty/Alumnus at PICE Midyear Technical Conference and 15th NCR RTC 2018

PICE Natonal Technical Conference organizers present Dr. Oreta and Engr. Yu token of appreciation at ICC
Prof. Andres Winston Oreta Of CE Dept. and Engr. Kirk Yu, Asst Structural Engineer of Arcadis-Manila and BSMS-CE graduate at DLSU were one of the plenary speakers in the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Midyear National  Technical Conference (NTC) held at Iloilo City last June 13-14, 2018.

Dr. Oreta at ICC
 Oreta and Yu delivered a two-part lecture on the topic, "Structural Engineering and Heritage Preservation." Oreta presented the basic definitions on heritage conservation, the impact of disasters on heritage structures and the role of civil engineers in heritage preservation. Yu presented a research on multi-hazard risk assessment of heritage buildings in Iloilo City CBD and examples of NDT and semi-destructive testing for determining material properties of heritage structures.

Engr. Yu at CPU
Incidentally, DLSU CE Dept. professional lecture, Engr. Erick Sison also was a lecturer on the topic, "Highlights of the NSCP 2015".  DLSU CE Dept. member of the Board of Adviser for CE, Engr. Carlos Villaraza lectured on "Commentary on the PHIVOLCS Earthquake Map in relation to NSCP 2015."

The technical conference was held in three venues - Iloilo Convention Center (ICC), Central Philippine University (CPU) and Diversion 21 Hotel - meaning the lectures were delivered three times. About 9,000 CE participants attended the conference. Read related blog at Digital Structures.
Engr. Villaraza (DLSU CE BOA member) and Dr. Oreta at ICC
Meanwhile, Dr. Oreta and Dr. Bernardo Lejano were also resource speakers in the 15th PICE National Capital Region Technical Conference held on Oct 5-6, 2018 at Century Park Hotel Manila. Dr Lejano talked about "Experiemtnal verifcation of the code-based compressive strength of the C and Z section cold-formed steel," while Dr. Oreta presented on the "Ten essentials for making cities resilient."
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