Disaster Risk Reduction efforts in the Caribbean Region: Handbook for the Assessment of Landslide and Flood Hazards and Risks to Support Development Processes

The University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Netherlands, with its associate partner, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) was selected by the World Bank to develop a handbook for the Caribbean Risk Information Programme (CRIP) to support the integration of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Strategies in critical sectors.   The…

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Wind tunnel studies to improve wind response of a high-rise building in Cebu, Philippines

Conducting wind tunnel studies assist architects and engineers to analyze and verify the reliability of structural performance while also achieving cost effectiveness.   In February 2014, Sy^2+Associates, Inc. engaged the services of AIT Consulting (AITC), to carry out wind tunnel testing for a high-rise residential condominium, 128 Nivel Hills, located in Cebu, Philippines.   The…

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Fichtner Group Shows Interest to Collaborate with AIT Consulting

On 21 November 2013, Mr. Tobias Metzger, Director, Business Development, Southeast Asia, Fichtner Group and Mr. Christian Koopmann, Deputy International Activities at FWT, Fichtner’s subsidiary for water engineering, visited AIT Consulting (AITC) to discuss possible collaboration between the organizations. Fichtner Group is the biggest German independent engineering and consultancy enterprise that has about 1800 employees…

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Project Extension: International Research Review on the Climate Compatible Urban Development Studies

Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) initiated a survey of the international plans, actions and analysis on the existing framework and indicators for climate compatible urban development. The purpose of this survey is to set benchmarks for future climate change mitigation and adaptation actions while assessing the urban sustainability indexes in several Asian cities.…

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SETCOR International Conference on Smart Materials and Surfaces (SMS), Bangkok 2014

The SETCOR International Conference on Smart Materials and Surfaces (SMS) will be held on 4-6 February 2014 at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.   The SETCOR International Conference on Smart Materials and Surfaces (SMS) is a three-day event targeted at researchers interested in the design, modification, characterization, and application of novel smart and…

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Call for Paper: Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development

The School of Civil Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand will host a conference on Advances in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development (ACESD 2014) and is inviting scholars, researchers, and engineers to submit their cutting-edge, exciting, new breakthrough work in the area of Civil Engineering.   The three-day conference will be held on 27-29 August…

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Seventh International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century

The East Carolina University (ECU), U.S. A.; Auburn University (AU), U.S.A.; and Florida International University (FIU), U.S.A. organized the seventh International Conference on Construction in the Twenty First Century (CITC) on 19-21 December 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Naveed Anwar, Executive Director, AIT Consulting was the conference’ keynote speaker.   CITC Conferences aim to facilitate…

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Update on Hybrid Professional Development Program for Ministry of Construction, Myanmar

The Ministry of Construction (MoC), Myanmar is the first organization to utilize the Hybrid Professional Development Program (HPDP), a program developed in AIT Consulting that aims to provide wider access to high quality professional programs through a combination of distance and traditional approaches. Through the HPDP’s online component, courses are offered online simulating a similar…

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