Since 1995, Kasetsart University, Thailand, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and University of the Philippines Diliman have been jointly organizing a series of Regional Symposia on Infrastructure Development (RSID) as a platform for researchers and engineers from Japan, Philippines, and Thailand as well as other Asian countries to discuss and exchange experiences and ideas to promote advancement in civil engineering for infrastructure development in the region.

This year, the Department of Civil Engineering, Kasetsart University hosted the 7th Regional Symposium on Infrastructure Development (RSID7) with the theme “Integration through Knowledge” held at Kasetsart University, Bangkok from 5-7 November 2015.

Coinciding with the ASEAN Economic Community implementation in 2015, the symposium focused on the advancement and problems in this particular region in the four areas of: research in civil and environmental engineering; engineering practices; infrastructure projects; and engineering education.

The Asian Institute of Technology’s Prof. Pennung Warnitchai was invited as one of the keynote speakers during the opening ceremony. As a renowned earthquake expert, Prof. Pennung delivered a lecture on “Lessons Learned from the Recent Disasters in Nepal and Thailand: Implications to Seismic Resistant Design of Buildings in Thailand.” A paper titled “An Overview of Analysis and Design of a Single-layer Reticulated Inverted Monk Bowl Dome” which he co-authored together with structural engineering experts from AIT Consulting Dr. Naveed Anwar, Engr. Aung Htut Thaung, and Dr. Pramin Norachan was presented during Session A3: Structural Engineering and Material.

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