As part of its internalization efforts, the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines partnered with Department of Engineering of Curtin University, Perth, Australia to deliver a short course entitled “Civil Engineering Project, Cost & Contractual Asset: Addressing Post-Disaster Adversity,” from May 18-20, 2015, at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino of the Benavides Building.

Delivering the lectures were the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering in Curtin University, Engr. Andrew Wythe, Ph.D., and UST’s own Civil Engineering Department Chair, Engr. Rodelio A. Tiburcio, M.C.M.

The program aimed to equip the participants, mostly from the different national and regional offices of the Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways, with sound technical know-how in order to aid their communities in managing civil engineering assets especially after disasters, when the reactivation of essential services and recovery of the economy are sorely needed.

The short course was a result of the grant given by the Philippines Australia Human Resource and Organizational Development Facility to the Department of Public Works and Highways, who tapped the University of Santo Tomas and Curtin University to each send an expert to deliver the said lectures.