I again presented a paper, this time in front of mostly meteorologists and other scientists from PAGASA, although there were quite a number of people from other fields (e.g. engineers like myself).
I was sent by my superiors as the Philippines' delegate to the 2nd APEC-WW = the Workshop for harmonization of Wind loading codes and Wind environmental specifications in Asia Pacific Economies = hosted by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, first week of December. For more details, visit HKUST's APEC-WW website, or the COE-TPU (Japan) website which co-hosted this 2nd APEC-WW, and hosted the 1st one.
This time, the show's in Manila. I presented a paper entitled "DMAPS Looking Forward: Calling for 'Typhoon Engineers'." The paper is a modified version of the COE-TPU report I submitted earlier this year at TPU in Japan. DMAPS is a committee of PICE; it stands for Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness Strategies. Visit the PICE website for details.
I presented a paper on "Monitoring and Mitigating Vibrations at Industrial Facilities and Construction Sites" at the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers' (PICE) 2005 mid-year convention in Cebu. Wonderful time in Cebu. See the photos on multiply.com. Preview the paper/presentation.
Topic(s): structural dynamics
As you might have read from my japan-2005 blog, I was a short-term researcher at the Wind Engineering Research Center of the Tokyo Polytechnic University. Part of my main requirement for the term was to prepare a country report, which you can find [here]. I have photos of my visit to TPU and many tourist spots in Japan on multiply.com.
Topic(s): wind engineering