Video: A Primer on Performance-based Design (PBD)

Performance-based design (PBD) is an advanced earthquake engineering tool that is changing the traditional way of designing buildings and structures. It is a systematic, explicit, and simulation-based approach used to find the most suitable, safe, and cost-effective solution to ensure building safety against forces of earthquakes and wind. In Thailand, AIT Consulting (AITC), Asian Institute…

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Last Call for Smart Materials and Surfaces 2014 Abstract Submission

SETCOR International Conference, in collaboration with International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), and AIT Consulting (AITC), invites researchers and engineers from academia and related industries to present their research results and activities that address scientific and industrial developments in the field of Intelligent Materials in science and engineering for oral…

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Myanmar Needs More Hotels as Tourists Continue to Surge

Tourism is Myanmar’s most promising industry today. As Myanmar’s tourism industry thrives, industry experts warn that one of the challenges the country could face is the insufficiency of international standard hotel rooms to accommodate the surge of tourists. This year Myanmar, known as the “Golden Land” of Asia, was nominated for the “World’s Best Tourist…

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Hilti Foundation Explores Collaborative Partnership with AIT

The Hilti Foundation, a charitable organization established in 1996 under its guiding principle “We build a better future” expressed its interest to collaborate with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in undertaking projects related to sustainable, disaster-resilient, and cost-effective solutions for community development. The Foundation supports activities and projects in the areas of affordable housing,…

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Structural Engineering Convention in the Philippines Focuses on Extreme Loadings on Concrete Structures

The Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (ASEP) held its 4th ASEP convention on Concrete Engineering Practice and Technology (a.concept’14) with this year’s theme, “Extreme Loadings on Concrete Structures,” on 22-24 May at Century Park Hotel, Manila, Philippines. This three-day event focused on extreme loadings on concrete structures in response to the natural…

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AIT Campus Sets Green Example

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) aims to set a living example of a resource efficient and low-carbon campus by transforming its campus into a green and sustainable institute with its new initiative, AIT – A Living Laboratory. Experts at AIT believe that it is the right time to proceed as AIT rebuilds and upgrades…

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Technology Magazine Features Green Technology

The scientific community has emphatically proved the strong correlation between the world’s industrial activities and the increase of carbon dioxide concentration in the earth’s atmosphere, according to Dr. Brahmanand Mohanty, Energy Expert and Visiting Faculty at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in his article in the latest issue of Technology magazine, a publication of…

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