ABU DHABI — A number of Filipino civil engineers from United Arab Emirates who are members of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE – UAE Chapter) flew to Singapore just recently to take part in the 6th PICE International Technical Conference, held at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.
The event was attended by more than 200 participants from diverse civil engineering backgrounds from the Philippines, Singapore, Bahrain, Brunei, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and UAE with Singapore chapter as host and headed by Engr. Christopher M. Vitug.
The PICE – UAE was represented by engineers Browenn de Leon, Melchor Peralta, Vinzor Yee Concepcion, James Vergara, Teodulo Melgar and Leonester Diestro.
The two-day conference was graced by industry experts and authorities from various major agencies in Singapore and abroad that focused on the theme, “Utilizing Technological Advancements for Smart Construction Towards Sustainable Development.”
The event showcased the advancements in the construction industry geared on building information modelling (BIM) applications, projects and best practices necessary for civil engineers being on the forefront of this field.
In its conference introduction, it says that as the Philippines moves full throttle towards economic development, with infrastructures and civil engineering projects gearing up to peak on the coming years, numerous challenges are expected to be faced. The Philippines’ goal of evolving into a smart and progressive country entails tapping innovative methodologies and construction practices developed by fast growing nations from across the globe.
Philippines PICE national president Engr. Maria Catalina E. Cabral presented technical topics and updates relating the profession at the event.