New Orleans Achieves Stronger Infrastructure Resilience thru the IHNC Surge Barrier

The catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 provide many lessons on infrastructure resilience. The threat of storm surges remains because of the city’s average elevation level is six feet (or almost 2 meters) below sea level and being bodies of water surround the city. In 2005, the 28-foot storm surge that Hurricane Katrina created… Continue reading New Orleans Achieves Stronger Infrastructure Resilience thru the IHNC Surge Barrier

Why Civil Engineering Remains a Bright and Lucrative Course

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

Infrastructure Management – Does CPU Teach This?

Infrastructure Management involves the prolonging of life and use of long-term assets for the common good.

Does CPU teach “Infrastructure Management”? I’m a Civil Engineering graduate of CPU 1989 and I can’t recall encountering the phrase “infrastructure management”. Maybe I wasn’t listening or I was absent when it was lectured but was the topic ever brought up in any of our subjects? Our curriculum at that time included nine units of… Continue reading Infrastructure Management – Does CPU Teach This?