UNESCAP Holds APUF-5 Bangkok

The 5th Asia Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-5) was held 21st -23rd June 2011 at the UN Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) convened the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum in order to discuss critical and emerging issues, to view them from the perspective of different…

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ASEP Conducts Seminar on Performance Based Design

The Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) conducted a special training seminar on performance based design 9th – 10th June 2011 at the Metropolitan Club in Makati City, Philippines. The seminar included an overview of performance based design, a pushover analysis including concepts, methods and tools/evaluation of seismic performance of structures, and seismic…

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ASEP Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the 15th ASEP International Convention (15AIC) entitled “Safer, Smarter, Greener” on 28th – 29th September 2011. The conference theme is: “To improve the quality of life, the challenge to structural engineers is to design and build safer structures in an…

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Education, Development Explored with KPU, Afghanistan

Dr. Ezatullah Ahmed, Chancellor of Kabul Polytechnic University (KPU), Afghanistan, visited Asian Institute of Technology on 25th May 2011 to explore collaboration and learn about the academic and research programs offered at the institution. During the visit, Dr. Amed explained that the World Bank in Afghanistan has extended its Strengthening Higher Education Program (SHEP2) through…

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UNESCAP holds Regional Coordination Mechanism Exhibition

The Thematic Working group on Environment and Disaster Management of the United Nations Asia-Pacific had a Special Exhibition for the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) on 23rd – 25th May 2011 at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok during the Ministerial Segment of the ESCAP 67th Commission Session. The RCM consisted of more than twenty…

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