Asia-Pacific Housing Forum Discusses Building Impact through Ecosystems for Bottom of the Pyramid

The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum is a biennial conference organized by the Habitat for Humanity. It gathers under one roof all stakeholders engaged in seeking solutions to low-income housing issues that make business and economic sense.  The fifth housing forum with the theme Building Impact through Ecosystems for Bottom of the Pyramid Affordable Housing and Sanitation…

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AIT Launches Engineering Leadership Program

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) launches the Engineering Leadership Program (ELP), designed for professionals who wish to develop their leadership skills by providing practical real-world case-method of learning. “There is a need for qualified personnel to lead teams and create solutions in development and capacity building projects. This program addresses the need for leadership…

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Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka Celebrates Silver Jubilee

The Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka (SSE-SL) celebrated its Silver Jubilee with a commemorative International Conference on Structural Engineering carrying the theme “Towards Excellence in Structural Engineering” from 24-26 August 2015 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The conference brought together engineers, academics, scientists, government officials, and other professionals across Asia and…

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Nepal Holds Exhibition and Workshop on Sustainable Safer Buildings

There is a huge demand for sustainable, earthquake-resilient, and cost-effective technological solutions for housing in both urban and rural Nepal.  The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) in collaboration with UN Habitat, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), and Institute of Engineering (IOE) organized a three-day exhibition and…

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De La Salle University Manila Explores Collaboration with AIT

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila, Philippines established a new research arm, Center for Engineering and Sustainable Development Research (CESDR), dedicated “to promote, catalyze, and crystallize scientific activities in engineering sciences and technology to achieve strategic advances in complex engineered systems and firm-level technologies necessary for the sustainable development of the country.”  Professor Andrea…

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