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Most of the water infrastructure of the US were constructed in late 1940s and therefore they are old. Aging water utilities are weak and vulnerable to leaks and failures, which may be caused by natural and mad-made stimuli. Considering that majority of the water pipes in the US were embedded at the close of World… Continue reading Dealing with Aging Water Utilities of the US through Infrastructure Asset Management
Recently, I read the article “Optimised Decision Making, IDS and the Deighton Water Model – An Introduction” which sparked my attention. Published on the Inframanage.com site, the article includes a video that demonstrates the Deighton Water Model and the resource persons talked about the implication to finance and infrastructure management. As a civil engineering graduate,… Continue reading Learning Resource for Centralians – Optimised Decision Making, IDS and the Deighton Water Model
I’m sure dairy products, meat and wine would be on top of the list when you think about New Zealand, not to mention sheep, deer and cows. For its scenic sites from the North Island to South Island, New Zealand has become the world’s popular tourist destination. The location shooting of popular movies like “Lord… Continue reading What New Zealand Can Offer to the World Other than Dairy Products, Meat, Wine and Tourism
When Typhoon Yolanda battered Northern Iloilo on 8 November, it brought much havoc to Estancia, including Bayas Island, which is 8 kilometers off the town. Amidst the surrounding destruction in the island, the solar panel that Central Philippine University Affiliated Renewable Energy Center (CPU-AREC) installed in 2001 remains standing and functioning. Typhoon Yolanda blew off… Continue reading Renewable Energy Projects Key To Infrastructure Resilience in Disaster Areas of the Philippines?
I read an article titled “Philippine Government Increases Infrastructure Expenditure to 5% of GDP in 2014 – Is This Enough?” and realised that Civil Engineering is a good course of choice. Do you know why? The Philippine Government has earmarked $9.24 billion (3% of GDP) for infrastructure spending in the 2014 budget. Infrastructure spending will… Continue reading Why Civil Engineering Remains a Bright and Lucrative Course
If you have studied and lived in Iloilo City, particularly at CPU, then I’m sure you have experienced the flood that’s been as perennial as when the rainy season comes. When monsoon rains come, students anticipate the coming of the flood because they’re sure the Jaro River will overflow. Classes would then be postponed for… Continue reading Finding Solution to Flooding at CPU Lopez Jaena Street through Infrastructure Management