PICE to hold 2-day technical confab
TACLOBAN CITY – “Uniting environmental awareness” amid impacts of climate change will be the highlight of the two-day 5th technical conference of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) in Eastern Visayas that will start today at the DPWH regional office convention center.
Hosted by PICE chapters in Samar, Calbayog City, Eastern Samar, and Northern Samar, the gathering will be attended by about 350 registered civil engineers both from the private and government sector. Samar 2nd Assistant District Engineer Ruben De los Reyes, PICE Samar chapter president is the lead host of the event.
Department of Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Romeo Momo, PICE national president will be the guest of honor. The gathering will be formally opened by Ador Canlas, PICE national director and chairman of regional technical conference committee.
DPWH Assistant Regional Director Edgar Tabacon said that raising the awareness of civil engineers on environmental destruction will help in their effort to build structures that promotes green engineering.
“I would like to invite all our registered civil engineers to attend this technical conference. Topics are very relevant to recent events relating to environment,” Tabacon said.
Topics up for discussions are Theories of Structural Engineering Foundation Design by Ernesto De Castro, president and chief executive officer of ESCA, Inc.; Types of Structure – Dam and Earth Retaining Structures by Mark Albert Zarco, Institute of Civil Engineering professor at University of the Philippines Diliman; Guidelines on the Continuing Professional Education by Rolando Ison, principal of R.S. ISON and Associates.
Landslide Slope Failure and Debris Flowby Zarco; Retrofitting on Concrete Structures by Ison; Flood Control, Urban and Transport Infra Drainage by Irwin Antonio, assistant district engineer of 4th Leyte Engineering District; and Design of Culvert and Drainage Canals also by Antonio. Another highlight is the regional elimination for 31st National Civil Engineering Student Quiz.
PICE is currently implementing Green Projects, which include reducing the environmental impact of construction, energy conservation and efficiency design, waste reduction and recycling, identify and specify green construction materials, and provide information and trainings on green construction technologies. (Sarwell Q. Meniano)
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