The Iloilo Chapter of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) held its first-ever virtual seminar this May 29, 2021 that provided eligible participants with continuing professional development (CPD) credits.
This seminar featured software trends in civil engineering particularly discussions on current software applications essential in the structural engineering and construction specialization such as building information modeling (BIM), Tekla Structures, and Visual Basic Applications for Excel (Macro-Programming) in Construction Estimating.
The PICE Iloilo Chapter invited industry-leading Filipino professionals here and abroad namely, former PICE Singapore Chapter President Romualdo Lex S. Garcia, Marvin Josol Gracia and Felemuel D. Bullos, Jr.
R. Garcia is currently the BIM Manager of Asia Projects Engineering Pte Ltd, a 40-year old company in Singapore catering international infrastructure developments including some of the largest energy suppliers in Singapore and Indonesia in its stable of clients. He was named as Most Outstanding Graduate from the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City where he earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering back in 2005. He discussed the first session entitled, “BIM for Contractors: Value Added on Design and Engineering Projects”.
Meanwhile, M. Garcia is currently a technical specialist of Trimble Solutions, the maker of the highly sought after software for structural engineers, Tekla. He was the resource speaker for the second session entitled, “Integrated Digital Delivery with Tekla Constructible BIM”.
The final session entitled, “Estimating Automation using Excel VBA Macro Programming” was delivered by F. Bullos, Director for Engineering and Technology in RV Architecture + Engineering + Technology. He is a veteran in the civil engineering industry particularly in the private and academic sectors. He topped the August 2010 Master Plumber board examination in the Philippines in 2010 and also placed 19th in the November 2001 Civil Engineering board examination.
PICE Iloilo President Oscar “Richard” Garin Jr., welcomed the participants together with PICE National President Erdsan Rene Suero.
This activity is organized by the PICE Iloilo Chapter with the generous support of Davies Paints and co-presented by Ace+ Review Center and Ilonggo Engineer Blog. (PICE Iloilo/RAM)