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PICE Qatar's 1st International Engineers Congress - a resounding success



The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Qatar Chapter added another major achievement to its long list of impressive credentials with the successful holding of the 1st International Engineers Congress (IEC) with the theme “Boosting Construction and Engineering Professionals with Breakthrough Innovations to Overcome Challenges” at Dusit Hotel West Bay in Doha on 11th of July 2022.


The event commenced with an opening address by PICE Qatar 1st Vice President Elvin D. Fajutagana, followed by a welcome remark from PICE Qatar President Rolan E. Nevado. A total of 56 participants from various professional organizations attended the face-to-face event which was also streamed live via zoom to 70 online attendees.


Among the Keynote Speakers who shared their valuable thoughts on the underlying theme of the Congress were Engr. Mark Anthony P. Abendan, Chairman of the Philippine Professional Organization-Qatar and PICE Qatar-IPP; Er. Abdul Sathar, VP-Professional Affairs of the Indian Business & Professional Councils, and IPP of the Institute Engineers India-Qatar; Eng. Tamer Naguib, President of the Institution of Engineers Australia-Qatar; Er. Kamil Ariff, Chairman of the Institute Engineers Sri Lanka-Qatar; and Engr. Roy L. Baquiran, PICE Qatar Founding President, and PTC Deputy Presidential Adviser for Qatar.



One of the highlights of the event was the speech of Hon. Labour Attaché Adam A. Musa, the Guest of Honor and Speaker, who conveyed the role of the engineering professionals as an essential foundation for nation-building. He cited the vital role of engineering organizations like PICE Qatar in the transformation of Qatar from a desert nation to what it is today, a highly developed modern state.


Technical lectures were later presented by the following Resource Speakers: 1) Engr. Jeffrey P. Cimagala (PICE Qatar) - Optimization of Reduced Beam Sections for Ductile Detailing of Seismic Joint Connections Using Finite Element Analysis; 2) Er. Sudhyasatya B.P. Banerjee (IEI Qatar) - Lean Implementation in Construction Management; 3) Engr. Gesilo P. Cimagala, Jr. (IECEP Qatar) - Unified Communications Enhancing Collaboration in Construction Industry; 4) Er. Gazi Mohammad Badruddoza (IEB Qatar) - Innovation to Overcome Construction Challenges; 5) Engr. Mario M. Solang (IIEE Qatar) - Advance Metering Infrastructure, and 6) Er. K.M. Salihudeen (IEI Qatar) - Modern Trends & Innovations in the Construction Industry.


PICE Qatar 2nd Vice President Loraine C. Radan in her closing speech congratulated everyone including the Steering Committee for the successful conduct of the event and looked forward to more collaborative arrangements with other International Engineering Professional organizations here in Qatar by next year.