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UP, CREBA and REBAP team up for “Geohazards” seminar (UPDATED) by Jillian CariolaPublished: July 9, 2014Updated: December 2, 2014

Three major associations will lend their expertise on how the real estate industry can build homes and buildings that can stand natural disasters.

UPDATE: The "Geohazards: Managing Risks and Building Resilience" seminar has been moved to August 12-14, 2014.

The Philippines is constantly being plagued by natural disasters like earthquakes, landslides, flooding, and volcanic eruptions, which often lead to the destruction of homes and businesses. In an effort to take a step towards finding solutions to this issue, the UP Geology Alumni Association (UPGAA), the Chamber of Real Estate & Builders’ Associations, Inc. (CREBA), and the Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines (REBAP) have come together to organize “Geohazards: Managing Risks and Building Resilience.”

Happening from August 12 to 14, 2014 at the National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) in the University of the Philippines Diliman, “Geohazards” will focus on the geological and environmental risks that affect commercial and residential structures, and what the real estate industry can do to minimize the damage they cause.

During the three-day event, speakers from groups like UP NIGS, PHIVOLCS, Project NOAH, and MGB will tackle various subjects including volcanic hazards, flooding in urban communities, climate change and disaster preparedness, and policies on land development projects.

Registration fee for this event, which will offer a total of 24 credit hours, is set at Php 5,000. For more information, call CREBA at 373-2270 to 75 or email crebanar@yahoo.com.

 

Click here to view the event’s daily schedule and to get a copy of the reply form.

 

Source: CREBA

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