Top Universities in Asia Collaborate for Seismic Strengthening of Buildings in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Universities and academic institutions play a crucial role in the education of the young, equipping them with knowledge and skills that would enable them to contribute to the development of the society. It is important, therefore, to ensure the safety of school buildings, particularly from natural disasters like earthquakes to prevent the loss of infrastructures…

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Call for Abstracts and Special Session: Bridging Theory and Practice in Earthquake Engineering for Enhancing Community Resilience

The Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) invites earthquake engineering experts and researchers, civil and structural engineers, disaster risk managers, advocates, and academicians to submit abstracts and/or organize a special session for the 6th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (6ACEE). The 6ACEE, with the theme Bridging Theory and Practice in Earthquake Engineering for…

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IABSE Conference 2015 Focuses on Structural Engineering as Solution Provider to Global Challenges

The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) is a fellowship of structural engineers comprising of members in 100 countries around the world, with interest in all types of structures and materials. With a mission to exchange knowledge and to advance the practice of structural engineering, IABSE organizes annual international symposia, quadrennial congresses, and…

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Asia-Pacific Housing Forum Discusses Building Impact through Ecosystems for Bottom of the Pyramid

The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum is a biennial conference organized by the Habitat for Humanity. It gathers under one roof all stakeholders engaged in seeking solutions to low-income housing issues that make business and economic sense.  The fifth housing forum with the theme Building Impact through Ecosystems for Bottom of the Pyramid Affordable Housing and Sanitation…

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AIT Launches Engineering Leadership Program

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) launches the Engineering Leadership Program (ELP), designed for professionals who wish to develop their leadership skills by providing practical real-world case-method of learning. “There is a need for qualified personnel to lead teams and create solutions in development and capacity building projects. This program addresses the need for leadership…

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Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka Celebrates Silver Jubilee

The Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka (SSE-SL) celebrated its Silver Jubilee with a commemorative International Conference on Structural Engineering carrying the theme “Towards Excellence in Structural Engineering” from 24-26 August 2015 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The conference brought together engineers, academics, scientists, government officials, and other professionals across Asia and…

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Nepal Holds Exhibition and Workshop on Sustainable Safer Buildings

There is a huge demand for sustainable, earthquake-resilient, and cost-effective technological solutions for housing in both urban and rural Nepal.  The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) in collaboration with UN Habitat, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), and Institute of Engineering (IOE) organized a three-day exhibition and…

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De La Salle University Manila Explores Collaboration with AIT

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila, Philippines established a new research arm, Center for Engineering and Sustainable Development Research (CESDR), dedicated “to promote, catalyze, and crystallize scientific activities in engineering sciences and technology to achieve strategic advances in complex engineered systems and firm-level technologies necessary for the sustainable development of the country.”  Professor Andrea…

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