WORLDBEX 2019 Highlights Innovation And Sustainability In Design

February 27, 2019



Denny Mata

This edition’s WORLDBEX Seminars feature CPD-accredited seminars that are especially conceived for architects, engineers, interior designers, and other peers from the industry. With a stellar roster of guest speakers from across the globe and a finely-curated selection of topics, the seminars aim to address the most pressing issues of urban design and planning. Commencing the series of seminars at this year’s WORLDBEX is the vice president for Technical of the Philippine Green Building Initiative, Ar. Emelito Punsalan who will be presenting an enlightening talk entitled “Green Building in the Philippines and The Way Forward.” This will be followed by Design 103 International’s assistant vice president, Ar. Toon Virochpoka’s session entitled “Inspire. Innovate. Integrate.” Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines’ executive director, Ar. Ramon Abiera with his discussion about “Excellent Design for Greater Efficiency.” GIBMA Engineering Service’s general manager, Geodetic Engr. Gilbert Magbutay’s lecture on the 2018 edition of the National Structural Code of the Philippines will round up the first day. condoliving worldbex 2019 On the second day of WORLDBEX Seminars, leading the insightful series of discussions is Department of Public Works and Highways undersecretary and first female national president of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Dr. Ma. Catalina Cabral with her talk on “Sustainable Development in Urban Cities,” which will be followed by R A W Architecture’s design director Ar. Realrich Sjarief’s compelling talk on “Sustainable and Conscious Architecture, Exploration of Alpha Omega, and the Philosophy of Suwung.” Meanwhile, interior design duo sisters Ivy and Cynthia Almario’s “The Practical Feng Shui of Interior Designers by A Non-Fengshui Practitioner,” will close the second day. Not to be missed on the last day are talks by Ar. Dan Lichauco’s “Sustaining an Architectural Practice: Starting at the Board Room,” internationally-practicing Ar. Miguel Sousa’s “New Trends in Architecture,” Philippine Society of Plumbing president Engr. Abner Pahilanga’s “Design of Hydro-Pneumatic Water Supply,” and APEC-Registered Ar. Ernesto Antonio Nasol’s “Continued Professional Development – Its Relevance to the Profession.” Organized by Worldbex Services International, the WORLDBEX 2019 Seminars will take place on March 15 to 17, at the SMX Convention Center. Visit for more information.

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