Kenya Officials Attend Capacity and Capability Enhancement Training Program on Integrated Affordable Housing Solutions

Kenya sent a three-member delegate to attend a comprehensive training program on capacity and capability enhancement at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) from 21-26 June 2015 to learn integrated solutions to fulfill the housing needs of the various income groups in Kenya. The participants which include Mr. John Barasa Munyasia, Country Executive Committee Member;…

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Affordable Housing Design Competition Addresses Innovative Solutions

The Affordable Housing Design Competition was organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) through AIT Consulting and Habitech Center to address the increasing affordable housing needs in Asia and the region. The competition targeted architecture students in Pakistan who attended the IAPEX 2015: archiTECHture “Technology in Architecture” in Lahore, Pakistan. The participants were invited…

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ASEAN Countries Discuss Affordable Housing Challenges and Solutions in Regional Forum Organized by AIT and NHA, Thailand

The National Housing Authority (NHA) Thailand in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) brought together leaders and policymakers from ASEAN countries to discuss today’s affordable housing challenges in a three-day event held from 1-3 July at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Thailand. Representatives from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore,…

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Conference on Hybrid Canal-Rail Connectivity: Linking Bangkok’s Canals Networks to Mass Rapid Transit Lines

A conference on the development of water and rail transit networks “Hybrid CanalRail Connectivity: Linking Bangkok’s Canal Networks to Mass Rapid Transit Lines” was organized by the Research Team of Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Rockefeller Foundation, Thailand on 26 June 2015. This conference focused on the…

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Seminar on Effective Bridge Management Systems & Bridge Design & Construction

A three day seminar from 24 to 26 June 2015 was organized by AIT Consulting and Smart Infrastructure Asset Management Australia (SIAMA) on “Effective Bridge Management Systems & Bridge Design & Construction” to tackle several issues related to bridge engineering. The seminar presented several topics focusing on effective bridge management systems, bridge monitoring, bridge design…

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Initiatives and Activities in Nepal: Seminar on Low-cost Disaster Resilient Housing Technology and Meetings for Collaboration

Several initiatives and activities were arranged during the AIT team visit to Nepal to assess how AIT can support the reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts in Nepal. The following are some of the activities and meetings conducted: Seminar on Low Cost Disaster Resilient Housing Technology A high-level seminar on the topic “Low Cost Disaster Resilient Housing…

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AIT Team Visits Nepal after Earthquake

A three-member team from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) comprising of Mr. Gyanendra Sthapit, Director, AIT Habitech Center; Dr. Sangam Shrestha, Associate Professor, Water Engineering and Management, School of Engineering and Technology (SET); and Mr. Karma Rana, Institute Secretary, visited Nepal from 5-11 May 2015. The team was sent by AIT President to conduct…

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