8th DPWH Research Symposium Promotes Smart Construction in Philippines

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) engaged researchers and engineers of the country during its annual research symposium on October 14, 2022 at the University of the Philippines (UP) Ang Bahay ng Alumni in Diliman, Quezon City.

With the theme “Smart Construction,” the DPWH Research Symposium 2022 spearheaded by DPWH Bureau of Research and Standards hosted around 200 participants composed of engineers, researchers, and members of the academe from different universities, government agencies, and companies nationwide.

DPWH Undersecretary for Information Management and Technical Services Maximo L. Carvajal said that the event aims to stimulate exchange and growth of new and innovative ideas amongst the participants towards advancing materials and construction technology for quality public infrastructure in the country.

“The DPWH believes that modern and cost-effective use of technology is crucial in providing quality infrastructure that can meet the demands of our developing country,” said Undersecretary Carvajal.

For his part, DPWH Bureau of Research and Standards Director Reynaldo Faustino commended participants for attending the annual gathering of academic institutions and organizations towards improving the current state of engineering in the country.

The event is also a fitting venue for participants to connect and foster camaraderie and possible research-technology collaborations
The ten (10) presenters include researchers and engineers from University of the Philippines Diliman, Shell Bitumen Philippines, De La Salle University Manila, TIPCO Asphalt Group, Central Luzon State University, Far Eastern University Institute of Technology, Adamson University, Zydex Industries, ORIS Road Solution, and DPWH BRS.

Also present during the event are DPWH Bureau of Maintenance Director Melvin B. Navarro, Former DPWH Undersecretary Raul C. Asis, Former DPWH BRS Director Judy M. Sese, DPWH BRS OIC-Assistant Director Juliana D. Vergara, BRS Research and Development Division Chief Teodoro D. Viyar Jr., as well as representatives from the Department of Science and Technology and Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System.

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