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DOST-PHIVOLCS TO LAUNCH PHILIPPINE EARTHQUAKE MODEL ATLAS FOR DESIGNING EARTHQUAKE RESILIENT BUILDINGS PDF Print
Monday, 08 January 2018 15:54

The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) will launch the Philippine Earthquake Model (PEM) Atlas on January 17, 2018 at the 2/F Auditorium of PHIVOLCS Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City.

This atlas is a handbook of probabilistic seismic hazard maps that will aid engineers in designing earthquake resilient buildings and structures. It can also be used as a tool for land use and urban planning, and disaster risk management plans of LGUs, government agencies, and other stakeholders.

The PEM Atlas aims to promote and enhance the existing National Structural Code of the Philippines (NSCP), a referral code of the National Buidling Code (NBC). This will serve as basis for designing earthquake resilient structures like residential and commercial buildings, critical facilities such as dams, bridges, and hospitals, and hazardous installations such as nuclear, biological, and chemical facilities.

PEM Atlas contains the Peak Ground Acceleration Maps and Spectral Acceleration Maps. These maps were generated from the Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA) through the collaborative efforts and expertise of seismologists, geologists, engineers, and researchers from DOST-PHIVOLCS in consultation with Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE), Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), University of the Philippines Diliman – Institute of Civil Engineering (UPD-ICE), DOST- Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), De la Salle University (DLSU), National Housing Authority (NHA), Insurance Commission (IC), Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association, Inc (PIRA), Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), and Metro Manila local government units (LGUs).

Copies of PEM Atlas will be distributed to partners. Stakeholders may request a CD containing a digital copy of the PEM Atlas to DOST-PHIVOLCS.

 

For information about the event, please contact:

Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr.

Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change, DOST

and Officer-in-Charge, PHIVOLCS

(632) 926-2611

 

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PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite PDF Print
Monday, 20 November 2017 09:55

PHIVOLCS conducted a six-day training entitled “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software" last September 18 - 23, 2017 for General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite. The training was held at Monte Vista Hotsprings & Conference Center, Brgy. Pansol, Calamba City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for impact assessment.

There was a total of 19 participants during the training: MDRRMO (2), MPDC (2), MEO (2), Assessor's Office (1), ICT Office (2), Barangay Officials (4), DILG (1), BFP (1), Mayor's Office (1), Sangguniang Bayan Office (1), and guests from IBM Phils (2). The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.9d.  A total of 21 REDAS software license keys was issued during the said event.

Group Picture of REDAS General Mariano Alvarez Participants

The first day of the training covered the introduction and installation of the REDAS Software, basic features of REDAS, and lecture on basic map reading. The succeeding days of the training covered lectures ranging from Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards, Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. The two new REDAS impact modules Severe Wind Impact Forecasting Tool (SWIFT) and Flood Loss Assessment Tool (FLOAT) were also taught in the training. In addition, software such as Exposure Database Module (EDM), SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also taught during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught in the training, as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment.

PHIVOLCS Deputy Director Bartolome Bautista giving a lecture on  Earthquake and Tsunami Alerting Module

The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. The convenience of the EDM for Android Devices was also a big help for them to prepare and plan accordingly by developing their own building exposure database.

Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, Angelito G. Lanuza, Jayvie H. Nadua, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Johnlery P. Deximo, Emmanuel D. Mitiam, Mary Ann T. Montion, Roschele G. Ablan, Lawrence Aaron C. Bañes, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, Joana C. Umbaña, and Chayserie A. Moises.  The PHIVOLCS Team was also joined by Sharon Juliet M. Arruejo, Bernard R. Punzalan II, both from PAGASA as well as  Nilo Lemuel J. Dolojan and Byron V. Baldivicio, both from MGB.

 
PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Davao City PDF Print
Monday, 20 November 2017 09:43

PHIVOLCS conducted a six-day training entitled “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software" last September 4 - 9, 2017 for Davao City. The training was held at Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment.

There was a total of 35 participants during the training; CDRRMO (6), Public Safety (2), CENRO (2), CVO (2), CHO (2), CSSDO (2), Agri Office (1), CBO (2), Accounting (2), CPDO (2), CEO (1), Mindanao Development Authority (1), DILG XI (2), DepEd (2), DOST XI (2), and University of Southeastern Philippines (2). The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.9d. A total of 33 REDAS software license keys was issued during the said event.

PHIVOLCS Trainers teach Davao City participants on how to use the REDAS EDM android application for collecting building exposure data

The first day of the training covered the introduction and installation of the REDAS Software, basic features of REDAS, and lecture on basic map reading. The succeeding days of the training covered lectures ranging from Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards, Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. The two new REDAS impact modules Severe Wind Impact Forecasting Tool (SWIFT) and Flood Loss Assessment Tool (FLOAT) were also taught in the training. In addition, software such as Exposure Database Module (EDM), SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also taught during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught in the training, as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment.

The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. The convenience of the EDM for Android Devices was also a big help for them to prepare and plan accordingly by developing their own building exposure database.

Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, Angelito G. Lanuza, Jayvie H. Nadua, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Johnlery P. Deximo, Emmanuel D. Mitiam, Mary Ann T. Montion, Roschele G. Ablan, Lawrence Aaron C. Bañes, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, Joana C. Umbaña, and Chayserie A. Moises.  The PHIVOLCS Team was also joined by Sharon Juliet M. Arruejo, Bernard R. Punzalan II, both from PAGASA as well as  Nilo Lemuel J. Dolojan and Byron V. Baldivicio, both from MGB.

Group Picture of REDAS Davao City Participants

 

Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, Angelito G. Lanuza, Janila B. Deocampo, Analyn D. Aquino, Lawrence Aaron C. Bañes, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, Joana C. Umbaña, and Svetlana C. Tequin.  The PHIVOLCS Team was also joined by Sharon Juliet M. Arruejo, Bernard R. Punzalan II, both from PAGASA as well as  Allen June B. Buenavista and Allen Mark P. Abanilla from MGB.

 
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