CALBAYOG CITY – The Road Engineering Association of the Philippines (REAP) conducted its 2-day Region VIII Chapter Seminar and Induction Seminar at DPWH Region VIII Multi-Purpose Hall in Tacloban, Leyte.
DPWH – SFDEO’s District Engineer Alvin Ignacio, Assistant District Engineer Denis Cagomoc, technical section chiefs, and select planning and maintenance engineers attended the event.
The seminar with the theme: “Disaster Mitigation” involved discussions on alternative materials used for disaster-mitigating structures – flood control and slope protection.
Polyvinyl Chloride “PVC” Sheet Piles and Synthetic Fiber Reinforcement Concrete were introduced as possible replacements for traditional steel sheet piles and steel concrete reinforcement.
The conference ended with the induction of Region VIII Executive Officers and Board of Directors and the oath-taking of new members. (MAE ANGELICA R.COMOTA,PIO STAFF/PR)