NIES Japan Conducts Research Survey on Climate Change

Established in 1974 as a focal point for environmental research in Japan, the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) strives to contribute to society through research that fosters and protects a healthy environment for the present and future generations. In recent times, NIES is looking to set benchmarks for future climate change mitigation and adaptation…

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Inaugural Issue of Technology Magazine

AIT Consulting (AITC) released its Inaugural issue of the Technology magazine which draws upon the undertakings of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and in particular those of AITC, the Asian Center for Engineering Computation and Software (ACECOMS), and the Habitech Center. Technology builds upon the foundation laid by its pre-cursor Civil Computing, a magazine…

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Seismic Performance Evaluation of Lal Durbar Convention Center for Yak and Yeti Hotel, Nepal

Seismic Performance Evaluations (SPE) are reviews conducted by engineering experts on any structure to ensure its ability to sustain safety and serviceability after a particular earthquake exposure. SPE is one of the key services offered by AIT Consulting, Asian Institute of Technology, under its engineering expertise. In October 2012, Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu, Nepal…

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Professional Development Program on Basic Research Methodology for Afghanistan’s Balkh University Faculty

The Asian Institute of Technology’s relationship with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE Afghanistan) has spanned over five years with both organizations striving to increase quality in the country’s higher education system by strengthening the faculty member and staff capabilities. In relation to the current project administered through MoHE’s “Strengthening Higher Education Program” (SHEP), the…

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Sustainable Highway Infrastructure workshop in Sri Lanka, a well-attended event

More than 70 engineers and government officials involved in infrastructure and highway development projects in Sri Lanka attended the Sustainable Highway Infrastructure workshop organized by Ministry of Ports and Highways, Sri Lanka in collaboration with the University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) and Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand) held on 16 December 2012.   The workshop’s…

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Performance-Based Evaluation begins for Acqua Livingstone Tower

Sy^2 + Associates, one of the leading groups of Structural Engineers in the Philippines has awarded its fourth Structural Performance-Based Evaluation project for Acqua Private Residences Livingstone Tower to AIT Consulting. The Livingstone Tower, similar to the first three towers (Niagara, Sutherland, Detifoss), is a reinforced concrete building supported by a pile foundation. The structural…

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Bangkok’s Action Plan for Earthquake Disaster Prevention and Mitigation kicks off

Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Ministry of Interior is in the process of developing an Action Plan for Earthquake Disaster Prevention and Mitigation for Bangkok with the purpose of establishing a safe and secure urban environment against a potential earthquake. DDPM engaged several international experts including Panya Consultants Co., Ltd. (PANYA), a…

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International Conference on Civil Engineering addresses global challenges in education

The Department of Civil Engineering, De La Salle University-Manila in cooperation with the Association of CE Educators of the Philippines (ACEEP) hosted the ICCEE2012 – International Conference on Civil Engineering Education Conference 2012 with the theme “Addressing Global Challenges in Civil Engineering Education” on 9-10 November 2012. The forum was held to establish a platform…

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Initiatives with ADB: ADB’s Transport Forum promotes Sustainable Transportation

“Inclusive and Sustainable Transport” was this year’s theme in the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s transportation forum held on 6-8 November 2012. The most critical issues facing transport in the Asia Pacific region today was discussed and debated in the forum.  The forum program spanned the breadth of current issues in inclusive and sustainable transport including…

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38 companies join AIT Career Fair

A record number of 38 companies, mostly Thai firms and several industry recruiters from Vietnam and Malaysia joined the bi-annual AIT Career fair held early November. Prof. I. M. Pandey, Vice President for Academic Affairs, welcomed the various company representatives to AIT and thanked all of the organizers, including the many student volunteers. In his…

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