DPWH undergoes disaster mitigation, preparedness and response seminar

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Two area personnel from the Maintenance Section of DPWH – Samar First District Engineering Office, Engr. Jeremias Lim and Engr. Ronalie Pelotos, attended the seminar on Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness and Response Program (DMPR) on January 17-18, 2019 at the Summit Hotel, Tacloban City.

The two-day program was attended by almost 100 area engineers and representatives from the different District Engineering offices within the region. Assistant Regional Director Eric Ayapana warmly welcomed all participants and speakers during his welcome remarks.

The several disaster mitigation and preparedness experts were invited to the program, discussing several topics which include the following: Structural Safety Evaluators Manual; Standard Operating Procedures, Geotechnical Hazard, Pre-earthquake Evaluation of Existing Buildings, Post-earthquake Rapid and Detailed Evaluation Procedure, Inspection of Concrete and Masonry Buildings, Non-Structural Elements and Hazardous Materials, and Major Earthquakes Zones in the Philippines.

DMPR refers to the system of standardized procedures developed by the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP). The conduct of this disaster preparedness seminar is to create a pool of reserve DPWH structural safety evaluators that can be readily mobilized before, during and after any disaster.