Saturday, December 13, 2014

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 16

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 16

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 16



Link: http://issuu.com/saibermedia/docs/pc_d_mag._nov.-dec._2014issue-final/1

Monday, November 10, 2014

PHILCONSTRUCT 2014

PHILCONSTRUCT 2014

Philconstruct 2014 was held at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, at the Philippine Trade Training Center and the World Trade Center Metro Manila, all were located at Pasay City from 5 to 8 November 2014. This event showcases products like Construction Equipment, Building Materials, Interior & Exterior Products and many more related products in the Building Construction industry.
I had only attended the last day of the event last November 8, 2014 (Saturday). PhilConstruct 2014 celebrates its 25th year and still the number 1 Construction Show Series in the Philippines.
more information on the Construction exhibits: 


Highlights of the events:

At the World Trade Center





 As an added bonus in attending the Construction Expo :)





Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dince003/sets/72157648789021028/




At the SMX Convention Center









At the Rain or Shine booth with Gilas Pilipinas and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Basketball Star Players 
Mr. Gabe Norwood and Mr. Paul Lee





Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dince003/sets/72157649188262822/

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 15

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 15

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 15





Link: http://issuu.com/saibermedia/docs/final-pc_d_mag._sept-oct2014?e=0/9286692

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 14

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 14

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 14


 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 13

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 13


Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 13
(July 2014)




Link: http://issuu.com/saibermedia/docs/final-na_-pc_d_july_2014_issue_no_1?e=9847786/8732482

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 12

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 12


Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 12
(May-June 2014)



THE ENGINEER, THE MANAGER AND THE HOT-AIR BALLOON

THE ENGINEER, THE MANAGER AND THE HOT-AIR BALLOON




A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, 

"Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The woman below replied, 

"You're in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."

"You must be an engineer," said the balloonist.

"I am," replied the woman, "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I've no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you've delayed my trip."

The woman below responded, "You must be in Management."

"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

"Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you've no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault."




Sunday, April 20, 2014

FILIPINO CIVIL ENGINEER

FILIPINO CIVIL ENGINEER

Photo courtesy: Engr. Celso Metrio (Facebook)
Filipino Civil Engineer
Locally, a Civil Engineer receives a monthly salary ranging from P17,000-P25,000 depending on the type of employer. In the U.S., a Civil Engineer receives a monthly salary of $4,300 to $6,400, again depending on the type of employer. In other foreign countries, pay and benefits are definitely higher than local rates.
Basic Educational Requirement
A diploma in Civil Engineering is required and practice of profession requires a license from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
Cost of Education *
In a public university, a course in Civil Engineering costs approximately P3,500 per semester or a total of P35,000 for the entire five-year course. In a private institution, the total cost may range between P310,000 and P515,000 depending on the institution.
Employment Opportunities
Locally, the demand for Civil Engineers depends on the current state of the construction industry. A construction boom will spur the demand for Civil Engineers and other skilled construction workers. Government spending on infrastructure will likewise push the demand for this type of workers. Overseas, the demand for engineers and other construction workers of various skills will continue in the Middle East, Korea, The Caribbean Islands, Malaysia, Ireland and Canada. Civil Engineers may be employed in the following industries: Mining and Quarrying, Manufacturing, Electricity, Gas and Water Supply, Construction, and Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities.
Prospects for Career Advancement
A Civil Engineer may advance into supervisory positions, taking complete charge of a construction project as Project Engineer. This involves bigger responsibilities which consist of directing construction, operations, and maintenance activities at project site. Another area to further advance his/her career is to engage in consultancy services wherein he/she provides technical advice regarding design, construction, or program modification and structural repairs to industrial and managerial personnel. He/She may also render services in the conduct of scientific studies to identify engineering problems and assess the potential impact of projects.
Nature of Work
A Civil Engineer performs engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, dams, irrigation projects, pipeline, power plants, water and sewage system, waste disposal units, and other civil engineering structures.
Tasks
  • Advises on and design structures such as bridges, dams, docks, roads, airports, railways, canals, pipelines, waste-disposal and flood-control systems, and industrial and other large buildings;
  • Instructs, directs and supervises underground constructions such as tunnels, basements, foundations, and also scope protection, infrastructures, water containment and distribution systems;
  • Establishes control systems to ensure efficient functioning of structures as well as safety and environmental protection;
Skills and Competencies
  • Aptitude for mathematics;
  • Ability to analyze, compare, and interpret facts and figures quickly;
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing;
  • Practical knowledge of computers (basic accounting software packages) and their applications in accounting and internal auditing;
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Investigates existing structures, retro fit and strengthen the same;
  • Organizes and directs maintenance and repair of existing structures;
  • Studies and advises on technological aspects of particular materials;
  • Maintains technical liaison and consultancy with other relevant specialist; and
  • Inspects project sites to monitor progress and ensures conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards.
Physical Attributes and Characteristics
  • Can handle extreme pressure;
  • Willing to work extended hours if needed;
  • Creative and imaginative; and
  • Ability to see details at close range.
  • Capable of organizing, coordinating and supervising workers.
* Based on 2011 rates.


Source: 

Bureau of Local Emplyment (BLE)
Department of Labor and Emplyment (DOLE)

http://www.ble.dole.gov.ph/jobdetail/engineer_cv.htm



Monday, March 31, 2014

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 11

Philippine Construction and Design Magazine Issue No. 11


Philippine Construction and Design
The Magazine for Construction Professionals
Volume 1 No. 11 (March-April 2014) issue


 


Link: http://issuu.com/saibermedia/docs/final_pc_d_march-april_14?e=9847786/7025352

Friday, February 28, 2014

DPWH blue book 2

DPWH blue book 2


DPWH blue book 2




Link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/86832296/DPWH-Blue-Book

PICE Manual of Professional Practice for CE

PICE Manual of Professional Practice for CE


PICE Manual of Professional Practice for CE





Link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/122453883/pice-manual-of-professional-practice-for-civil-engineers

National Structural Code of the Philippines

National Structural Code of the Philippines


National Structural Code of the Philippines






Link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/105545482/NSCP-2010

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SELF-CHECK FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY OF CONCRETE HOLLOW BLOCK (CHB) HOUSES IN THE PHILIPPINES



SELF-CHECK FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY OF CONCRETE HOLLOW BLOCK (CHB) HOUSES IN THE PHILIPPINES




The earthquake disaster awareness material was prepared by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in collaboaration with the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) - Japan Science and Technology (JST) Project on the "Enhancement of Earthquake and volcano Monitoring and Effective Utilization of  Disaster Mitigation Information in the Philippines."

By: DOST-Phivolcs, JICA, JST and ASEP







Source Article:



Document (pdf) Download:


Media/Related Articles:

http://www.interaksyon.com/article/81210/lindol-proof-ka-ba--try-this-self-check-questionnaire-for-homeowners-prepared-by-phivolcs

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/579309/phivolcs-self-check-tool-for-earthquake-safety

http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=261392782774

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2014/02/20/is-your-house-quake-proof-phivolcs-urges-self-check/

http://www.dost.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1424:dost-phivolcs-launches-questionnaire-for-quake-safe-house&catid=1:latest&Itemid=150

http://www.solarnews.ph/news/2014/02/19/phivolcs-conducts-quake-resilience-survey#.UwhzfuOSxB8

http://anc.yahoo.com/video/safe-home-self-check-earthquake-022206520.html

http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Nation&title=Checklist-for-earthquake-preparedness-launched&id=83681

Friday, January 31, 2014

Philippine Construction & Design Magazine Issue No.10

Philippine Construction & Design Magazine Issue No.10

Philippine Construction & Design Magazine Issue No.10



 link: issuu.com/saibermedia/docs/final-pc_d_jan.-feb._2014_issue-2?e=9847786/6392236

National Building Code of the Philippines

National Building Code of the Philippines


National Building Code of the Philippines





Link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/80993792/The-National-Building-Code-of-the-Philippines-and-Its-Revised-Implementing-Rules-and-Regulations

Saturday, January 11, 2014

DETERMINATION AND PERSISTENCE

DETERMINATION AND PERSISTENCE

October 20, 2012 at 5:52am
(Repost)

 John Roebling

This is a real life story of engineer John Roebling building the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, USA back in 1870. The bridge was completed in 1883, after 13 years.



In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been done before.

Roebling could not ignore the vision he had in his mind of this bridge. He thought about it all the time and he knew deep in his heart that it could be done. He just had to share the dream with someone else. After much discussion and persuasion he managed to convince his son Washington, an up and coming engineer, that the bridge in fact could be built.

Working together for the first time, the father and son developed concepts of how it could be accomplished and how the obstacles could be overcome. With great excitement and inspiration, and the headiness of a wild challenge before them, they hired their crew and began to build their dream bridge.

The project started well, but when it was only a few months underway a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling. Washington was also injured and left with a certain amount of brain damage, which resulted in him not being able to talk or walk.

“We told them so.” “Crazy men and their crazy dreams.” “It’s foolish to chase wild visions.”

Everyone had a negative comment to make and felt that the project should be scrapped since the Roeblings were the only ones who knew how the bridge could be built.

In spite of his handicap Washington was never discouraged and still had a burning desire to complete the bridge and his mind was still as sharp as ever. He tried to inspire and pass on his enthusiasm to some of his friends, but they were too daunted by the task.

As he lay on his bed in his hospital room, with the sunlight streaming through the windows, a gentle breeze blew the flimsy white curtains apart and he was able to see the sky and the tops of the trees outside for just a moment.

It seemed that there was a message for him not to give up. Suddenly an idea hit him. All he could do was move one finger and he decided to make the best use of it. By moving this, he slowly developed a code of communication with his wife.

He touched his wife’s arm with that finger, indicating to her that he wanted her to call the engineers again. Then he used the same method of tapping her arm to tell the engineers what to do. It seemed foolish but the project was under way again.

For 13 years Washington tapped out his instructions with his finger on his wife’s arm, until the bridge was finally completed. Today the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge stands in all its glory as a tribute to the triumph of one man’s indomitable spirit and his determination not to be defeated by circumstances. It is also a tribute to the engineers and their team work, and to their faith in a man who was considered mad by half the world. It stands too as a tangible monument to the love and devotion of his wife who for 13 long years patiently decoded the messages of her husband and told the engineers what to do.

Perhaps this is one of the best examples of a never-say-die attitude that overcomes a terrible physical handicap and achieves an impossible goal.

Often when we face obstacles in our day-to-day life, our hurdles seem very small in comparison to what many others have to face. The Brooklyn Bridge shows us that dreams that seem impossible can be realised with determination and persistence, no matter what the odds are.

Old Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge


Honesty and sincerity.. Start being honest to people you know.. When you smile, feel it. Be sincere. Be honest with what you feel. Don't smile when you mean otherwise -- it is hypocrisy at its best. Be honest yet be kind with how you express what you feel. The world do not need people who hide feelings. The world needs more compassionate people...







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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

BANAUE RICE TERRACES: CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

BANAUE RICE TERRACES: CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE


BANAUE RICE TERRACES: CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE



Article Written by: Zenia B. Annayo
Source: Nurturing Indigenous Knowledge Experts (NIKE) website

Please visit the link:
http://www.nikeprogramme.org/index.php/ik-database/researches/82-knowledge-we-wrote/113-rice-terrace-construction.html

Video:



Source: Nurturing Indigenous Knowledge Experts (NIKE) website