Hosted by the UNITED ARCHITECTS OF THE PHILIPPINES (CLARK CHAPTER) held last December 15, 16 and 17, 2017;
It may be recalled that in late 2015, an unpretentious discussion between Architects Connie Roxas and Paul Maiquez opened the idea of having an autonomous UAP chapter. Initially, the plan was just to prepare and merge Angeles University Foundation’s future architects with an existing chapter in the area, but to regulate population and easier coordination with members, having a separate chapter was conceptualized. The perception became more concrete when it was finalized among main proponents together with Architects Nina Maiquez and LalaineDela Cruz then completion of requirements were put into motion. To encompass a wider area coverage and make the chapter name more dynamic, adaptation of Clark name was suggested by Architect Marjorie De Jesus and wasimmediately agreed upon by members.
February 25, 2016, a small meeting of members further strengthen and hasten the chapter chartering drive. With combined efforts of all members and sponsorship of UAP Angeles Chapter approved by Architect Jordan David, all requirements were completed and submitted to the UAP headquarters for checking and approval. With all hard work and prayers, the team awaits. June 8, 2016, to catch up with the opening of classes and to further extend true community service, the group held it’s first Book Donation Drive at Airforce City Elementary School, Clark Field, Pampanga. More small meetings were organized to prepare and establish the chapter’s road to excellence. June 18, 2016, with the team’s perseverance and by the grace of God, application of UAP Clark Chapter formation was approved. June 24, 2016, UAP Clark Logo was designed by Architect Jun Bautista. Focused on professional growth, community service and productive camaraderie, the new chapter continuously progress.
According to the incumbent chapter president, Arch. Lalaine P. Dela Cruz, “it is particularly gratifying to be celebrating this anniversary because of the teamwork and dedication the members bring to continue a tradition that was built during its inception. As we look forward to our next coming years of success, UAP Clark remains committed to its service to the professional organization and continue its efforts to provide opportunities for professional development and appreciate the strength in camaraderie spirit among its members”.
On December 11, 1973, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued Registration Certificate No.53896 to the PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, INC. (PICE). This was the culmination and fulfillment of a vision to merge two separate organizations of civil engineers in the country, the Philippine Society of Civil Engineers (PSCE) and the Philippine Association of Civil Engineers (PACE).
The Philippine Society of Civil Engineers (PSCE) was formed sometime in the late twenties by a group of civil engineers mostly from the government sector. It was the country’s first civil engineering organization with the late Engr. Marcial Kasilag as its first president. Engr. Kasilag holds the No.1 slot in the PRC Registry of Civil Engineers. He then occupied a high-ranking position in the government and the early members of PSCE were government engineers. There were relatively few civil engineers in private practice during that time as most of the early graduates were readily engaged by the various government agencies.
The Philippine Association Civil Engineers (PACE) proved to be the more active between the two groups and this resulted to the transfer of many PSCE members to PACE. PACE, under the leadership of President Alberto Guevarra, was mainly responsible for the passage of Republic Act No. 544 otherwise known as the “Civil Engineering Law” in 1950. It was a milestone in establishing prestige and safeguarding the interest of the civil engineering profession in the country.
For more than a decade, WORLDBEX or The Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition has been a haven for the local and international building and construction industry, supported by acknowledged sectors of society and a visitor profile of more than 150, 000 per year, it is dubbed to be Asia’s most attended construction exposition. WORLDBEX holds a good number of global ties with countries such as Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brunei, China, Finland, Hongkong and Germany to name a few of the 25 participating countries, it is an ideal venue for business transactions and introduction of innovations.
WORLDBEX is known for putting together over 500 exhibiting companies and more than a thousand booths in a Wi-Fi ready exhibit area of 30, 000sqm ranging from building materials equipment services, construction design and development, for lining up the country’s best architects and interior designers, plus the leading manufacturers and furniture exporters, for showcasing the top colleges and universities in interschool interior design competition and for bringing in the biggest names in the local and international building and construction scene for seminars.
Along with these impressive parts of the show, WORLDBEX is the only construction show in the country that offers Business Matching Service during a show covering the needs of both the consumers and producers. No wonder 80% of its visitors are more likely to do business with WORLDBEX exhibitors.
Recognized as the biggest trade event for the construction industry in the Philippines, PHILCONSTRUCT has been bringing together thousands of companies and trade buyers for more than two decades. In 2010, the organizers heeded the call of equipment suppliers to expand the show. The event that used to be just held at the SMX Convention Center Manila now also occupies the World Trade Center Metro Manila and WTCMM – Tent where it houses the most impressive showcase of machinery and equipment.
“The PHILCONSTRUCT promise is to bring you a venue where the top brands and service providers gather. We have exerted great efforts to grow the show in terms of exhibit categories, number of companies participating, and quality as well as quantity of visitors to the show. Today, we can say that it is the leading meeting place for industry stakeholders,” says Wilfredo Decena, PHILCONSTRUCT 2016 Overall Event Chairman. “And we are not only focused on the building sector. PHILCONSTRUCT is meant to be holistic so we’re also doing our best to cater to allied industries such as mining.”
Philconstruct Events, Exhibitions and Conferences Corp. (PEECC) together with PCA and Philippine Society of Ventilating, Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers (PSVARE) conspires in bringing you a venue where the top brands and service providers from the construction sector and air and cooling industry come together on November 10 – 13, 2016 – the 27th PHILCONSTRUCT. Wilfredo Decena added, “We are expecting over 1,400 companies to occupy more than 52,000 sq. m. of exhibit space in SMX Convention Center, World Trade Center Metro Manila and WTCMM – Tent.”
Aside from the exhibit, this event will host the 13th Estilo de Vida, an interschool interior design competition for aspiring interior designers and Technoforum, a series of knowledge-sharing seminars on topics related to the building and construction industry. For this year’s Technoforum, PHILCONSTRUCT will be collaborating with the world-renowned construction event – World of Concrete in bringing you a wide array of seminar topics from Constructing Structures for the Storm to Innovative Concrete Systems. “PHILCONSTRUCT is more than just a trade show. This is an effective avenue where professionals will gain more than just business connections and exhibitors will meet their prospective buyers,” Decena added.
A true embodiment of resilience and hope, the Visayan region emerges today as the one of the most promising economic force of the nation amid the series of monumental challenges it had to go against. As it continues to work its way towards progress, Worldbex Services International (WSI), the country’s leading events and expositions organizer, together with the rest of the Visayan construction industry rises above the adversities in pursuit of a brighter future as it presents the 12th Philippine Building and Construction Exposition Cebu or simply, PHILBEX Cebu 2015.
Slated to happen on August 06 to 09, 10AM-8PM at SM City Cebu, WSI is committed to bolster the economic activity of the Visayan construction industry by delivering a bigger and bolder installment that will highlight the world-class talents and skills of Filipinos.
This season, do not miss the chance to take part in the biggest construction trade fair to happen in the region as WSI presents, the 12th Philippine Building and Construction Exposition!