Saturday, December 15, 2018

CE CPD on Infrastructure Resilience

 The Department of Civil Engineering in cooperation with the URCO RPW on Building Resilient Cities & Communities organized the CPD Lecture Series on "Challenges to Civil Engineers on Infrastructure Resilience" last Sept. 29, 2018 at the HSSH Seminar Room. The rationale for this CPD seminar is described as follows:
Civil engineers play an important role in infrastructure development. In a hazard-prone country like the Philippines, the resilience of critical infrastructures must be assessed and increased to assure their continuous operation. This seminar is an information session on the key indicators, research, challenges and issues on infrastructure resilience and will challenge civil engineers to respond and contribute in increasing infrastructure resilience in support of the UNISDR global campaign in “Making Cities Resilient to Disasters".

 The lectures and the speakers from the CE Dept are shown below:

Summary of Lectures
v  Making Cities & Infrastructures Resilient to Hazards and Introducing Infrastructure Resilience - Dr. Andres Winston C. Oreta
v  Safe Hospitals and Energy Lifelines - Dr. Lessandro O. Garciano
v  Promoting Safe Schools & Preserving Heritage Structures
 - Dr. Andres Winston C. Oreta
v  Protecting Ports, Harbors & Coastal Communities against Tsunami and Storm Surge - Dr. Mario P. De Leon
v  Seismic Resiliency of Water Distribution Systems - Engr. Richard De Jesus

Dr. Garciano

Dr. Oreta

Engr. De Jesus

Dr. De Leon
Dr, Redillas - CE CPD Coordinator
DLSU CE Department is an accredited PRC Provider for Civil Engineering (Accreditation No. 2017-17).  Most of the participants were DLSU CE Alumni. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Tokyo Tech Profs lecture on Structural and Functional Resilience

DLSU Civil Engineering Dept. & URCO RPW on Building Resilient Cities and Communities hosted a Lecture Series on “BUILDING STRUCTURAL & FUNCTIONAL RESILIENCE”  last 26 November 2018 (Monday),  9:00 – 11:30 AM at the Velasco Hall (V207 Conf. Rm).

The resource speakers were Prof. Toru Takeuchi, Dept. of Architecture & Building Eng’g, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Prof. Satoshi Yamada, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology.   The topic of their lectures are:
  • RECENT SEISMIC DESIGN WITH ENERGY-CONTROL CONCEPTS IN JAPAN - Toru Takeuchi, Professor, Dept. of Architecture & Building Eng’g, Tokyo Institute of Technology & Vice President of Architectural Institute of Japan.
  • INTRODUCTION OF THE “SOFTECH” PROJECT - Satoshi Yamada, Professor, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology Chairman of the “SOFTech” project.

The program was emceed by Vice-chair, Dr. Maria De Leon and Engr. Richard De Jesus opened the program with a prayer. Prof. Lessandro Garciano, CE Dept. chair gave a welcome message while Prof. Andres Oreta presented an introduction about the initiatives of DLSU CE Department on Resilience Building and an overview on Infrastructure Resilience. Then, the two lectures were presented followed by an open forum facilitated by Prof. Bernard Lejano. Dr. Jason Ongpeng, president of the Association of Tokyo Tech Alumni & Research Scholars (ATTARS) gave the closing message. The lecture was attended by DLSU faculty, graduate students and structural engineers from ASEP and UPD.

Dr. De Leon and Engr. De Jesus

Ptof. Garciano

Prof. Oreta

Dr. Ongpeng

The Visitors from Japan

Monday, December 3, 2018

Oreta at PSCJ2018-Hiroshima & 7ACEE-Bangkok

Dr. Andres Winston C. Oreta, professor in civil engineering at DLSU presented papers at the 4th Philippine Studies Conference in Japan (PSCJ-2018) held on Nov. 17-18, 2018 at Hiroshima University, Japan and at the 7th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (7ACEE) held on Nov. 22-24, 2018 at Bangkok, Thailand.

The 4th Philippine Studies Conference in Japan (PSCJ) with the theme, "Three Decades of the Post-EDSA Philippines: Continuity, Discontinuity and Emergence" highlights panel and individual presentations on broad range of topics from academics, practitioners and students doing research about the Philippines. In the session on Disaster, Resilience and Governance, Dr. Oreta presented a paper with his co-author, Ms. Anjela Mae Era, graduate student at DLSU School of Economics and a senior project officer of the Local Government Academy, Department of Interior and Local Government on "Identifying the strengthening interventions for resilience building: an assessment of selected Philippine local government units through the "Making Cities Resilient" global campaign." PSCJ is held every four years in Japan and is organized by the International Council for Philippine Studies Conference (ICOPHIL).

The 7th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering held at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand with the theme on "Seismic Resilience for Safer Cities and Infrastructures" was organized by the Asian Institute of Technology and Chulalongkorn University in cooperation with the founding organization of the ACEE, the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (ASEP).
Dr. Oreta presented the paper co-authored with Engr. Adrian Dy (BSMS graduate of DLSU) on "Perfromance of RC Buildings with Vertical Setback Irregularity using Push-Over Analysis." Dr. Oreta, a member of the 7ACEE International Scientific Committee, also served as session chair in one of the parallel sessions on Performance-Based Seismic Design and Evaluation of Structures.