Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) hosted the “Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations” (CAFEO-32) held on 9-12 November 2014 at Sedonoa Hotel, Myanmar. CAFEO is an annual conference organized by the distinguished ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations, with one of the member organizations selected as host.

The ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO) members is comprised of Persatuan Insinyur Indonesia (PII), the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), the Philippine Technological Council (PTC), the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES), the Engineering Institution of Thailand under H. M. the King Patronage (EIT), Pertubuhan Ukur, Jurutera dan Arkitek (PUJA) Brunei, Vietnam Union of Science and Technological Associations (VUSTA), Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), the Engineering Institution of Cambodia (EIC), and Lao Union of Science and Engineering Associations (LUSEA), Lao P.D.R.

The conference’s theme this year focused on integrated solutions for energy, transport, and infrastructure. Over 500 engineers from different countries attended the event, all coming to share and learn expertise and experiences in the following topics: infrastructure development in transportation & energy; ASEAN connectivity, infrastructure development, ICT; urban transport for competitive city; energy cooperation ASEAN power grid, trans-ASEAN gas pipeline; renewable energy sources: solar, wind, biomass, bioenergy; rural electrification development ;engineering and technology for infrastructure development; engineering education, research and innovation.

Engr. Thaung Htut Aung, Deputy Projects Director, AIT Consulting, was invited to present a paper on “Case Study: Performance-based Design of Ductile Core Wall Building.” While in Myanmar, Engr. Aung also visited AIT Consulting’s projects together with AIT Consulting consultant Mr. Saw Htwe Zaw. They verified the construction status of Diamond Inya Palace Building and Yangon Grand Hotel on 13 November 2014.