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.

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