Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region CECAR 7

Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii | August 30 - September 2, 2016


  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016

    Please note: Discover and Experience ENVISION®: A Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System has been cancelled 

    Engineering Ethics Workshop: Discussion of Case Studies

    9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Workshop Presenters: Steve Starrett, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, F.EWRI, Associate Professor, Kansas State University; Dr. Carlos Bertha, Ph.D., U.S., Air Force Academy

    Engineers around the world face engineering ethical dilemmas routinely in their roles as consultants, government representatives, designers, builders, contractors, supervisors, inspectors, and leaders.  The goals of this workshop are:  to stimulate engineer's commitment to high ethical standards, to discuss some challenging case studies, to increase participants understanding of how best to pursue solutions in difficult situations, and to enable knowledge to be conveyed between participants.  This workshop will study numerous case studies of real situations that engineers faced, present philosophical background needed to better approach solutions to ethical challenges, and provide opportunities for small group discussions.  The ASCE Code of Ethics will also be presented and discussed.

    Dr. Steve Starrett is an Associate Professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University.  He is also the Director of the Honor Code for the university.  Dr. Starrett is a Fellow of ASCE and of EWRI.  Dr. Starrett is currently the President-Elect of EWRI.  Dr. Starrett has taught graduate level engineering ethics courses for over 10 years and has provided numerous workshops around the world.  

    Dr. Carlos Bertha is an Associate Professor of philosophy at the U.S. Air Force Academy.  He has a mechanical engineering degree and is a Colonel in the Army Reserve.  Drs. Starrett and Bertha are co-authoring a soon to be published book with Dr. Amy Lara entitled, "Pursuing Engineering Ethics Through Real-World Case Studies."


    Early Bird $95
    Advanced $120
    On-Site $170

    Natural Hazards Risk and Management

    1:30 - 5:00 p.m.

    Workshop Presenter: Vilas Mujumdar, P.E., S.E., Consulting Engineer, Vienna, VA, USA

    This workshop will cover various natural hazards including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and their probabilities and impacts on the community as a risk. This workshop will focus on addressing the multi- hazard engineering risk problem from the total community standpoint. It will include engineering systems, and socio-economic systems as components of a combined community system. Interdependence of various systems will be discussed as well as the response and management considerations. Emphasis will be given on developing Resilience in the community with specific considerations for infrastructure systems. Resilience definitions, resilience determinants and resilience development including capacity building will also be covered.

    This workshop is designed to challenge the engineering community to think about natural hazard risk reduction through a prism of developing community resilience based on complex systems nature.

    Vilas Mujumdar’s professional experience uniquely combines structural engineering, project management, teaching, and research management in Asia, Europe, Canada and the US.  He is recognized internationally for his leadership and contribution to integrated trans-disciplinary work in reducing natural hazard risks, and is proactively involved in addressing sustainability issues facing the global society through engineering. He is the recipient of many awards and honors nationally and internationally. He has been inducted into the Pan American Academy of Engineers and is a Distinguished Member, of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  


    Early Bird $95
    Advanced $120
    On-Site $170

  • Questions?

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    Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET

ACECC Members

ACECC - Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council American Society of Civil Engineers Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering Engineers Australia Indonesian Society of Civil and Structural Engineers Institution of Civil Engineers India Institution of Engineers Bangladesh Institute of Engineers Pakistan Japan Society of Civil Engineers Korean Society of Civil Engineers Mongolian Association of Civil Engineers ACECC - Nepal Engineers Association Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers ACECC - Vietnam Federation of Civil Engineering Association