Tuesday, July 30, 2019

TRE Students presented their papers in the 26th Annual Conference of the Transportation Science Society of the Philippines

Last July 25-27, 2019, TRE students presented their papers in the 26th Annual Conference of the Transportation Science Society of the Philippines in University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cebu City.

The papers presented were:
Initial Analysis of the Black Nazarene Procession by Diamante et al
Analysis and Characterization of Domestic Air Travel Delay of Low-Cost Airlines at NAIA Terminal 4 for the Year 2015 by Chavez et al

According to Alerik Ruiz "The Workshop for Young Researchers on July 25 was great in showing us how we can make our current and future research better. In addition, the speakers involve gave us insights on what career paths and challenges Transport Engineering students would take and face, respectively. Our group won the "Best Presentation Award" on July 26, after presenting our research paper. We where able to visit the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project and conversed with those in charge of it."

Congratulations!

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CTM Division presented researches in the Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5)


Last July 14-17, 2019, CTM Division presented their researches in the Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5) in Kingston University, Penrhyn Road campus, South West London, United Kingdom.

The participants were:
Engr. Cheryl Roxas, Engr. Iona Rubinos, Engr. Sherie Tan, Engr. Teus Escleto, Ms. Erica Bolivar

They presented their papers:
Roxas- Corrosion Performance of Seawater Concrete with Fly Ash under Impressed Current; Rubinos et al - Reinforced Alkali-activated Concrete with Induced Corrosion

According to the student group their experience was "Very nerve-wracking because it was our first time to present internationally. Honoured to have presented because we were the only undergraduates to present in the conference."

The Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5) covers the themes:
Efficient and Sustainable Use of Construction Materials
Technological Advances for Sustainable Practice
Designing Structures and Building for Sustainability
Regulatory Framework and Government Initiatives

Congratulations!

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

DLSU CIV-CTM presented in the 2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Cities


Last July 1-3, 2019, DLSU CIV's Donovan Catindoy, David Co, Denise Yang, Martin Quiogue and  Angelo Yu presented in the 2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Cities (icRS Cities 2019) at the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. They presented the papers:

Catindoy - Utilization of Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Strips as an Alternative Confinement Material in Retrofitting Concrete Columns

Yang et al., - Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Life Cycle Assessment of Concrete Road Pavements in Metro Manila

The International Conference on Resource Sustainability (icRS) serves as a platform for researchers and practitioners around the world with diverse background and expertise to share the most recent ideas, outcomes, and practices on resource sustainability.

According to Mr. Catindoy "The feeling of presenting in front of international professors and students was extremely terrifying, but the input brought by their questions and comments will surely improve our research."

Congratulations!

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

DLSU CIV participants in Kanazawa, Japan for the 4th International Symposium on Concrete and Structures for Next Generation (CSN2019)


Last June 17 to 19, 2019, DLSU CIV professors and students attended the 4th International Symposium on Concrete and Structures for Next Generation (CSN2019) at the Hall at Kanazawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kanazawa, Japan. Also with them are Professors and students from the DLSU Chemical Engineering Department and other delegates from distinguished Philippine Universities. Below is the list of participants:

DLSU delegates:
Dr. Jason Ongpeng
Engr. Ronaldo Gallardo
Dr. Susan Gallardo
Engr. Kelly Temew
Mr. Jadin Zam Doctolero

Philippine delegates:
Dr. Melito Baccay
Engr. Ruel Ramirez
Engr. Melisa Ramirez

The papers presented were the ff.:

1) Next Generation Materials and Testing in Concrete by Jason Ongpeng
2) Evaluation of Macrocell Corrosion of Steel Segments in Fly Ash Concrete Mixed with Seawater by Kelly C. Temew, Cheryl Lyne C. Roxas, Bernardo A. Lejano, Jason Maximino C. Ongpeng and Mitsuyasu Iwanami
3) Self-Healing Potential of Fly Ash-Based Geopolymers with Directly Added Bacterial Agents by Jadin Zam S. Doctolero, Martin Ymanol Grant R. Benedicto, Marc Lawrence C. Samson, Jason Maximino C. Ongpeng and Michael Angelo B. Promentilla

The first International Symposium on Concrete and Structures for Next Generation dedicated to both Dr. Shoji Ikeda, Professor Emeritus of Yokohama National University and Dr. Nobuaki Otsuki, Professor Emeritus of Tokyo Institute of Technology, (thus, Ikeda-Otsuki Symposium or IOS2016) was held in Tokyo, Japan in May 2016. So far, the second one was held in Manila, Philippines in 2017 and the third one was held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2018. The consecutive one is now returning to Japan and will be held in Ishikawa Prefecture where a prestressed concrete bridge was constructed first in Japan.

 The purpose of this fourth symposium is to contribute to the development of young or prominent engineers and researchers relating to concrete engineering in this global age on this occasion. In addition, Kanazawa is very traditional city and domestic and international tourists are increasing very much to see very famous Japanese garden named “Kenrokuen”. Furthermore, the new Shinkansen bullet train was opened in 2016 from Tokyo to Kanazawa within two and half hours ride. Komatsu International Airport is the nearest airport to Kanazawa, so the traffic access is excellent from any cities and countries.

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

2019 DLSU x Chula Exchange





by Jasmine Anne D. Garduque and Miyu C. Togo

Bangkok, Thailand - Twenty students of the De La Salle University (DLSU) participated in a 10-day student exchange program in Bangkok, Thailand that took place between May 6 to May 15 of this year. The first exchange program organized by the Civil Engineering Department of DLSU and Chulalongkorn University (CU) in Bangkok was in September 2012 and since then it has been an annual event thus strengthening further the ties between the two universities. The students were accompanied by four faculty members of DLSU, namely Dr. Erica Elice S. Uy, Engr. Daniel Nichol R. Valerio, Engr. Maria Emilia P. Sevilla and Engr. Miller D. Cutora - three of which are alumnis of CU. The purpose of the program was to immerse the students into the culture of Thailand through educational and social experiences.


The first few days of the program focused more on the cultural tour in the city whereby the professors guided the students around the local’s usual places so that the students could familiarize themselves during the 10-day stay in Bangkok. The students were brought to enjoy places such as the Ancient City, Ayutthaya, Asiatique, Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Grand Palace and Wat Pho - all of which were popular areas for tourists alike.


Project Site visit to Singhorn Village in Lumpini Park

On the fifth day of the program, as led by a CU Assistant Professor Dr. Vachara Pheansupap, the students went for a site visit to Singhorn Village in Lumpini Park, in which the project was managed by Project Planning Services (PPS) - one of the leading engineering service firms in Thailand. The site visit commenced with an introduction to the project site, followed by an actual tour around the construction site led by the project manager himself.

A four-hour seminar in the Department of Civil Engineering building, Chulalongkorn University

By the seventh day on May 13, the students went to CU campus for a 4-hour seminar in the morning. The students were warmly welcomed by the Head of the Civil Department, Prof. Dr. Teerapong Senjuntichai, as well as by professors Prof. Dr. Suched Likitlersuang, Assist. Prof. Dr. Vachara Pheansupap and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tirawat Boonyatee. During the seminar, the students were briefed about the civil engineering course in the university and the graduate programs and scholarships being offered to foreign students. It was also during this time that four students of DLSU and three CU graduate students presented their research studies. Later in the afternoon, a laboratory tour took place and the following laboratories were visited: geotechnical, CM laboratory, concrete testing and material testing laboratory.

Faculty Members of both CU and DLSU, along with the Exchange Students of DLSU and CU graduate students.


Dr. Erica Elice S. Uy and Engr. Daniel Nichol R. Valerio with Prof. Dr. Teerapong Senjuntichai

To end the student exchange program on a high note, a Certificate of Appreciation was given to the Civil Engineering Department of Chulalongkorn University for the accommodations prepared for the students and faculty members of DLSU. The certificate was given by Dr. Erica Elice S. Uy and Engr. Daniel Nichol R. Valerio to the Head of the Civil Engineering Department of CU, Prof. Dr. Teerapong Senjuntichai. Tokens of appreciation were also given to other Civil Engineering Professors of CU.





Saturday, June 8, 2019

DLSU CE Faculty, Alumni & Grad Students at 19th ASEP International Convention (19AIC)


DLSU Civil Engineering Department faculty, alumni and graduate students attended and presented papers in the 19th Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines International Convention (19AIC) held on May 30 - June 1, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza, Galleria Manila, Quezon City. The 19AIC has the theme, "Structural Engineering for Infrastructure Resilience."

The following CE Faculty presented papers in the Technical Sessions held on June 1, 2019:
  • A PROPOSED RESILIENCE INDEX OF A MULTI-SOURCE WATER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK (WDN) - Dr. Lessandro Garciano (DLSU Professor)
  • APPLICATION OF OPTICAL FLOW IN MONITORING THE DEVELOPMENT OF LIQUEFACTION IN A CYCLIC TRIAXIAL TEST - Dr. Erica Elice Uy (DLSU Associate Prof)
  • THEORY AND MODELING OF PARTIAL CFRP CONFINED CONCRETE - Dr. Rodolfo Mendoza, Jr. (DLSU Associate Prof.)
  • ASSESSMENT OF NON-ENGINEERED MASONRY WALLS AGAINST EXTREME HAZARDS CONSIDERING LOCAL CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE - Richard De Jesus (DLSU Asst. Prof., PhD Grad Student)
The following DLSU CE alumni and graduate students presented papers in the Technical Sessions held on June 1, 2019:

  • INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF CORROSION ON BOND STRENGTH OF STEEL IN CONCRETE - Dr. Nolan Concha (DLSU PhD CE Graduate)
  • SEISMIC PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS CONSIDERING THE POST-DISASTER FUNCTION: CASE STUDY FOR FACILITIES OF PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY, PHILIPPINES - Rizalyn Illumin (DLSU MSCE Graduate)
  • EXTENDING LIFESPAN OF A RETROFITTED SCHOOL BUILDING AT VIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES DAMAGED BY THE GREAT 1990 LUZON EARTHQUAKE - Vincent Pilien (DLSU PhD CE Graduate Student)
  • DEVELOPMENT OF BASE ISOLATION SYSTEM FOR HIGH-RISE INFRASTRUCTURE USING EARTHQUAKE SIMULATOR TABLE - Michael Almeida (DLSU PhD CE Graduate Student)
  • PROBABLE MAXIMUM LOSS OF A WATER PIPELINE SYSTEM DUE TO EARTHQUAKE-INDUCED SOIL LIQUEFACTION: A CASE STUDY IN ILOILO CITY - Samantha Jarder (DLSU MSCE Graduate Student)
  • SEISMIC EVALUATION OF PADRE JACINTO ZAMORA BRIDGE USING USHER TECHNOLOGY - Michael Baylon (DLSU BSCE Graduate)

Meanwhile, Dr. Andres Winston Oreta, CE Dept. Professor and ASEP Fellow was the chair of the 19AIC Technical Committee with members, Dr. Garciano, Dr, Bernardo Lejano (DLSU CE Prof.), Dr. Mendoza, Adam Abinales (DLSU Prof. Lecturer) and Erick Sison (DLSU Prof. Lecturer).


19AIC Organizers with Guest Speakers: Tony Loyzaga (National Resilience Council), Dr. Rene Solidum (PHIVOLCS/DOST) and Dr. Mel Luna (UPRI)
Photo with Keynote Speakers from Nagoya University

TRE Group, Civil Engineering Department in the 15th World Conference on Transport Research, Mumbai, India


By Engr. Paolo Ian Lucero

Mumbai, INDIA – Organized by the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), the 15th WCTR was held in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay last May 26 to 31, 2019 and was attended by Dr. Alexis M. Fillone, Engr. Raymund Paolo B. Abad and Engr. Paolo Ian Lucero, members of DLSU’s Civil Engineering Department (Transportation Engineering Division).


The following papers were presented:  


ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

(1)   Changes in travel behavior during flood events in relation to transport modes: the case of Metro Manila, Philippines by R. Abad & A. Fillone

(2)   Is there a gender dimension in transport? Examining female student’s decision making in the context of climate-aggravated disruptions by A. Fillone & I. Mateo-Babiano

(3)   Trip generation study of a shuttle service system in a relocation site: A case in the Philippines by R. Catolos, A. Custodio, J. Layug, J. Uy, M. Paringit, J. Galupino & P. Lucero

(4)   Understanding of traffic signs by drivers in the city of Manila, Philippines by J. Fernandez, J. Salvador, M. Paringit, J. Galupino & P. Lucero

POSTER PRESENTATION:

(1)   Driver's Road Accident Factor Prioritization using AHP in Relation to Mastery of Traffic Signs in the City of Manila by J. Fernandez, J. Salvador, M. Paringit, J. Galupino & P. Lucero




The World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR) is organized every three years by the WCTR Society and is supported by Elsevier. The conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners, managers, and policymakers from all parts of the world to share cutting-edge research and advanced state-of-the-art practice in the transportation engineering field. The conference also includes special sessions, technical tours, exhibitions and social events. The event provides a unique opportunity for experts to exchange ideas in all areas of transport research. WCTR 2019 was attended by more than 900+ participants from 80+ countries all over the world.

The next WCTR will be held in Canada in 2022.




Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Fillone & Oreta at CECAR8 - Tokyo


Prof. Alexis Fillone and Prof. Andy Oreta attended and presented papers at the 8th Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region (CECAR8) held on April 16-19, 2019 at Tokyo, Japan. CECAR is a major activity of ACECC (The Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council) held on a triennial basis, and started in 1998 (http://www.cecar8.jp/about/). ACECC (http://www.acecc-world.org/) was established in 1999 with the aim of promoting the acquisition and transfer of civil engineering knowledge for advancing the design and construction practices that ultimately improve the quality of life of all citizens from ACECC member countries. ACECC is currently comprised of member societies from 13 countries (Australia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Indonesia, Japan, S. Korea, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, USA, and Vietnam). Among the organizers of CECAR are the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) and the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE).  CECAR8 is organized by JSCE. 

Prof. Fillone presented his paper on "The impact of truck lane on vehicular flow along an arterial road in Metro Manila". Prof. Oreta presented a paper co-authored with Kevin Lawrence Atienza, Carla Maria Gonzalez, Jorge Jason Juaquino and Maria Krisia Martinez on “Quantifying the Environmental Impacts of Structural Elements of Standard Bridge Design." 

Some insights from the CECAR8:

"I have learned the future directions of civil engineering in the Asian Region. Among the topics emphasized in the sessions I attended are how civil engineering can address the Sustainable Development Goals. Another interesting topic is related to initiatives on recycling of construction and demolition waste. The exhibits also introduced me to new technologies such as the “floatless method” for reducing damage of utility holes due to liquefaction. Another exhitbit is on the Disaster Prevention Portal specifically designed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The solar heat-blocking pavement is another product that may be appropriate in the Philippines." - AWC Oreta

Sunday, May 26, 2019

New CIV Faculty Members for Term 3, AY 2018-2019



Let us warmly welcome the new CIV Faculty Members for Term 3, AY 2018-2019!




Dr. Lea B. Bronuela, a licensed Civil Engineer, has completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Adamson University Manila. She took up the joint Masters-Doctorate Degrees in Civil Engineering major in Highway and Traffic Engineering from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea. She has been working for horizontal structures for seven years, which mostly consist of investigation and design of highway, tunnel, and airport pavement structure in South Korea. She is involved in the improvement of pavement management system in various Korean airports, which is a collaboration between Chung-Ang University, Korean Airport Corporation, and Federal Aviation. She worked as an Assistant Highway Designer in Arcadis GEC Manila, as Engineer 1 at JGC Philippines, as Lecturer at Adamson University, and as Office Engineer at R.T. Soncuya.




Engr. Kenneth Jae Elevado graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University, Manila with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with Specialization in Construction Technology and Management. He was awarded the DLSU Student Leadership Award, Outstanding Civil Engineering Student and Outstanding Contribution to the CE Department. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the same institution through the BSMS program. In pursuing his Master’s Degree, he was granted the Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) scholarship funded by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI). His recent SCOPUS-indexed journal publications focused on numerical modeling and optimization of waste utilization in concrete. Likewise, his research interests include urban resiliency of built environment, construction management and sustainability in construction practices among others.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

PRISMH team held a Stakeholder’s Forum


The PRISMH team and participants of the Stakeholders’ Forum

The PRISMH team held a Stakeholder’s Forum last April 302019, at the Roof Deck of Henry Sy, Sr. Hall (HSSH) of De La Salle University. In that Forum, the PRISMH research team members presented what they have accomplished in this 2-year research endeavor, as it is set to end in August 2019.

The forum opened with Ms. Dina D’Ayala’s (Principal Investigator, UCL) introduction of Epicenter, and UCL. She also talked about the relationship between British Council, CHED, UCL, DLSU, and XU and the importance of the collaboration between all these units with regards to the PRISMH project. Dr. Andres W. C. Oreta (Co-investigator, DLSU) followed with the introduction of the PRISMH project and the CSS (Comprehensive School Safety) framework. Engr. Richard De Jesus (Co-investigator, DLSU) discussed the overview of school typology and the relevance of school inventory to the project. Dr. Arash Nassirpour (Co-invetigator, UCL) talked about the vulnerability of schools from multi-hazards. The forum was capped off by a report from Ms. Rebekah Yore (Co-investigator, UCL) regarding emergency sheltering and evacuation of school infrastructure.

Attendees of this Forum were representatives from the British Council, PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology), DepEd (Department of Education) Engineers and DRR officers, Faculty from St. Louis University (Baguio), ASEP (Association of Structural Engineers of the Phil.), DPWH, PICE (Phil. Institute of Civil Engineers), and LGU. 



The PRISMH (Philippines’ Resilience of Schools to Multi-Hazards) is an on-going 2-year project that aims to develop an advanced resilience assessment framework for school infrastructure subjected to multiple natural hazards in the Philippines. In particular, the project addresses risk from seismic, wind and flood hazards. (please see attached primer). The PRISMH project is funded by the British Council and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). It is a joint research collaboration between experts from the University College London (UCL), Xavier University - Engineering Resource Center (XU-ERC) and De La Salle University. 
   

Monday, March 25, 2019

CE Faculty at DRSD2019 - AIT

DLSU GCOE Faculty and CESDR DRU Members inside the wind tunnel of AIT-Thamassat University
 CE Faculty members, Dr. Andres Oreta, Dr. Renan Tanhueco and Dr. Marla Redillas attended and presented papers the International Symposium on Disaster Resilience & Sustainable Development (DRSD2019) hed on March 7-8, 2019 at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Read related article at CESDR DRU blog.

Dr. Tanhueco presented a paper on "Developing teaching and learning modules for a disaster readiness and risk reduction subject. Ths paper is co-authored by a team of DLSU faculty who developed the DR&RR modules for the senior high school students.

Dr. Oreta presented the paper on "Identifying research interventions on resilience building using the ten essentials for “making cities resilient” global campaign."  This paper is co-authored by members of the URCO RPW on Building Resilient Cities & Communities.

Dr. Redillas presented her paper co-authored with students on "Investigation on the potential of LID in urban land uses in the Philippines."

The CE Faculty represented the DLSU CESDR Disaster Resilience Unit and joining them as presentors were Dr. Mutuc (IE Dept) and Dr. Lawrence Materum (ECE Dept).

CESDR DRU Presentors
After the symposium, the team had a lab tour of the Wind Tunnel of AIT and Thamassat University.  The research staff of AIT Consulting facilitated the tour.

Briefing about the wind Tunnel at AIT Consulting Office

3D-printed models tested at the wind tunnel

3D-Printned models on display at the AIT-Consulting Office

Sunday, March 10, 2019

A Megawide Expedition




On February 23, 2019, Students taking up BS CIV-CTM and BS CIV-STE went on a field trip entitled “Megawide Expeditions: A Site Visit to Megawide Precast Plant”. The field trip was quite a fun and informative experience for us undergraduate students as it was a first time experience for most of us to visit a Precast Plant. What a new experience it was as we had a glimpse in an actual plant that who knows? maybe in a few years we will be working for the same large and successful pioneering construction company like Megawide.
 
The field trip began with a short orientation led by Mr. Christopher Ganotice and Mr. Emelito Durano Jr. The group of 55 student participants in the field trip were split into two groups with the two facilitators at that point and for the rest of the field trip as to have a smoother program flow. The orientation focused on a little bit of history on the establishment of the Precast Plant and on the various sections we are to visit in the plant. Once we set out to the main part of the tour, we were told that photos were restricted especially for the machines.
 
Our facilitator Mr Ganotice who is the Senior Planner for the site, was able to explain quite eloquently the use of each sections of the plant and how each of the sections of the plant were crucial to the manufacturing of precast concrete. We were able to visit the Warehouse, Stockyard and the two factories of the plant. It was really interesting to see their methodology and observe first hand as it really gave light to how some of the things we study like concrete is applied in real life.
 
Overall, it was a very new and exciting experience for all of us and personally, it the trip gave me goosebumps of excitement to get right on down to the field once I pass my boards. I personally would like to thank the CE department together with all the faculties involved, and CES together with all the student leaders that also helped and all the people that made this field trip possible, I hope this field trip can also be experienced by the next batches as it really made me feel one step closer to my dream.

By: Edward Inciong

Sunday, March 3, 2019

DLSU's Civil Engineering participates in SofTech Workshop 2019 at Tokyo, Japan


The Consortium for SOcio-Functional Continuity Technology (SOFTech) held its first workshop for young researchers last February 22 and 23, 2019 at Suzukakedai campus of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Yokohama, Japan. The consortium was launched in 2017 and aims to develop technology to ensure continuity of essential functions performed in high-rise buildings and other urban structures following a major disaster.

Participants: SOFTech Workshop for Young Researchers 2019 at Tokyo Institute of Technology
Around 21 researchers from different universities in Japan, China, and Philippines attended the workshop. The workshop aims to bring together young researchers around Asia to present, share, and discuss their researches related to urban disaster prevention which are categorized into 5 areas: (1) ensuring structural safety, (2) safety verification of seismic device, (3) maintaining functionality, (4) quantification of safety and functionality, and (5) ensuring peace of mind.


Day 1: Presentation of research studies



Day 2: Site visit at Tokyo Tech
 Day 1 was an exchange through presentation of research studies about application of concept of resiliency and various innovations in earthquake engineering technology, analysis, and testing.


Day 2 was allotted to a site visit of a model 20-story building designed to resist strong earthquakes through the combined use of base isolation and dampers. Participants were allowed to witness a seismic-resistant technology comprised of combination of base isolation and dampers applied to an actual building. They entered the basement of J2-building in Tokyo Tech campus in Suzukakedai to witness the technology.

Engr. De Jesus as one of the representatives of DLSU at SOFTech Workshop 2019

Engr. Lucero as one of the representatives of DLSU at SOFTech Workshop 2019

De La Salle University Civil Engineering, represented by Engr. Richard De Jesus and Engr. Paolo Ian Lucero, participated in the workshop. Engr. De Jesus presented his paper about quantification of resiliency of local water distribution networks whereas Engr. Lucero presented his paper about transport engineering resiliency with NAIA as case study.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

DLSU CE at the Eighth International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment (GEOMATE 2018) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



GEOMATE International Society in coordination with Monash University, Malaysia, Mie University Research Center for Environmental Load Reduction, Useful Plant Spread Society, Glorious International, AOI Engineering, HOJUN, JCK, CosmoWinds and Beppu Construction, Japan organized the Eighth International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, from 20 to 22 November 2018 at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference aims to provide an opportunity to share researches on geo-engineering, construction materials, environmental issues, water resources, and earthquake and tsunami disasters.   

DLSU delegates at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Civil Engineering Department Faculty members Dr. Mary Ann Q. Adajar, Dr. Lessandro Estelito Garciano Dr. Bernardo A. Lejano and Dr. Erica Elice S. Uy, Academic Service Faculty Engr. Joenel G. Galupino, Graduate students Engr. Alvin Quizon and Engr. Stephen John C. Clemente and DLSU Alumni Dr. Gilford B. Estores, Engr. Rainier Lawrence A. Valdez and John Carlo R. Samarita went to the conference to present their respective researches. 

Papers presented are the following:
Compressed Earth Blocks with Powdered Green Mussel Shell as Partial Binder and Pig Hair as Fiber Reinforcement
Bernardo A. Lejano, Ram Julian Gabaldon, Patrick Jason Go, Carlos Gabriel Juan, and Michael Wong
Investigation of The Flexural Strength of Cold-Formed Steel C-Sections Using Computational and Experimental Method
Bernardo A. Lejano and Eyen James D. Ledesma
Volume Change Behavior of Sea Water Exposed Coal Ash Using Hyperbolic Model
Erica Elice S. Uy, Jonathan R. Dungca and Mary Ann Q. Adajar
Regression Modeling of Breakout Strength of An Expansion Anchor Bolt as Influenced By Concrete Aggregates
Gilford B. Estores, Wyndell A. Almenor and Charity Hope A. Gayatin
Investigating The Effect of Geotextile as Reinforcement on The Bearing Capacity of Granular Soil
John Carlo R. Samarita, and Mary Ann Q. Adajar
A Comparative Study on The Use of Woven Geotextile for Settlement Reduction of Spread Footing on Granular Soil
Mary Ann Adajar, Maricris Gudes and Lillibelle Tan
Reliability Assessment of Wooden Trusses of A Historical School
Alvin Quizon and Lessandro Estelito Garciano
Back Propagation Artificial Neural Network Modeling of Flexural and Compressive Strength of Concrete Reinforced with Polypropylene Fibers
Stephen John C. Clemente, Edward Caezar D.C. Alimorong and Nolan C. Concha
Investigating The Effectiveness Of Rice Husk Ash as Stabilizing Agent of Expansive Soil
Mary Ann Q. Adajar, Christian James P. Aquino and Joselito D. Dela Cruz II
Quezon City Soil Profile Reference
Joenel G. Galupino and Jonathan R. Dungca
Efficient Repair Scheduling Strategy of A Multiple-Source Lifeline Network Using Constrained Spanning Forest (CSF)
Lessandro Estelito Garciano, Agnes Garciano, Mark Tolentino and Abraham Matthew Carandang
Seismic Reliability Analysis of Lifeline: A Case Study on The Water Network System of BiƱan City, Laguna
Rainier Lawrence A. Valdez, Lessandro Estelito O. Garciano and Takeshi Koike

All papers submitted were published at the International Journal of Geomate (ISI/Scopus-Indexed).


DLSU CIV Paper won at the Fourth International Conference on Science, Engineering & Environment (SEE 2018) in Nagoya, Japan


The Fourth International Conference on Science, Engineering & Environment (SEE) was organized by the Mie University Research Center for Environmental Load Reduction, The GEOMATE International Society, Useful Plant Spread Society, Glorious International, AOI Engineering, HOJUN, JCK, CosmoWinds and Beppu Construction, Japan. It aims to provide with great opportunities to share common interests and ideal academic platform for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments and applications in all areas of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Environment. It was held last Nov.12-14, 2018 at the Meitetsu New Grand Hotel, Nagoya, Japan.

Civil Engineering Department Faculty members Dr. Jonathan R. Dungca, Engr. Cheryl Lyne C. Roxas, Engr. Richard M. De Jesus and Dr. Erica Elice S. Uy, Phd Candidate Engr. Nolan C. Concha, Graduate student Engr. Jenes P. Borais, Undergraduate students Carmela Denise C. Isberto, Krystoffer Lloyd D. Labra and Jan Marielle B. Landicho went to the conference to present their respective researches.

The paper of Engr. Richard M. De Jesus together with his undergraduate , Anthony Tang and Alvin Cunanan, entitled “Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Concrete with Treated Recycled Concrete Aggregates” was chosen to receive the best paper award.

Best Paper Plaque



DLSU delegates at Meitetsu New Grand Hotel, Nagoya, Japan

Papers presented are the following:

Non-Contact Estimation of Strain Parameter-Triggering Liquefaction
Erica Elice Saloma Uy, Toshihiro Noda, Kentaro Nakai and Jonathan Rivera Dungca

Optimized Preparation of Rice Husk Ash (RHA) as a Supplementary Cementitious Material
Carmela Denise C. Isberto, Krystoffer Lloyd D. Labra, Jan Marielle B. Landicho, and
Richard M. De Jesus

Assessment of Out-Of-Plane Failure of Non-Engineered Masonry Wall Due to Typhoon Haiyan-Induced Storm Surges
Jenes P. Borais, and Richard De Jesus

Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Concrete with Treated Recycled Concrete Aggregates
Richard De Jesus, Anthony Tang and Alvin Cunanan

Bond Strength Prediction Model of Corroded Reinforcement in Concrete using Neural Network
Nolan C. Concha and Andres Winston C. Oreta

An Artificial Neural Network Model for the Corrosion Current Density of Steel in Mortar Mixed with Seawater
Cheryl Lyne C. Roxas and Bernardo A. Lejano

Synthesis of One-Part Geopolymer using D-Optimal Mixture Design for Soil Stabilization
April Anne S. Tigue, Jonathan R. Dungca, and Michael Angelo B. Promentilla

Use of Dry Mixing Method in Fly Ash Based Geopolymer as a Stabilizer for Dredged Soil
Jonathan R. Dungca, Kimberly D. Ang, Aila Mae L. Isaac, John Joshua R. Joven and Ma.
Beatrice T. Sollano

Radial Flow Permeameter: A Proposed Apparatus to Measure Horizontal Hydraulic Gradient of Fly-Ash Based Geopolymer-Soil Mix
Jonathan R. Dungca, Winchell Dunley T. Lao, Matthew Lim, Wilson D. Lu and Juan Carlos P. Redelicia

Vertical Permeability of Dredged Soil Stabilized with Fly-Ash Based Geopolymer for Road Embankment
Jonathan R. Dungca, Winchell Dunley T. Lao, Matthew Lim, Wilson D. Lu and Juan Carlos P. Redelicia

All papers submitted were published at the International Journal of Geomate (ISI/Scopus-Indexed).