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PHIVOLCS conducts REDAS Training for its Staffs PDF Print
Monday, 13 June 2016 09:12

PHIVOLCS conducted a five-day training entitled "Capacity Enhancement of PHIVOLCS Staffs on Hazard, Risk, and Exposure Database Development through the Use of the REDAS Software" from May 23 – 27, 2016 for PHIVOLCS staffs. The training was held at the Auditorium, PHIVOLCS, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment.  The training also aims to equip PHIVOLCS staffs with knowledge and skills that can help them facilitate future REDAS trainings.

There was a total of 44 participants during the training. Twenty-five (25) of them are from the SOEPD, 15 from the GGRDD, 3 from VMEPD and one from GDAPD. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.8Y which was later upgraded to REDAS 2.8Z before the training ended. A total of 39 REDAS software license keys was issued during the said event.

Group Picture of the REDAS PHIVOLCS 2016 Participants

 

The first day of the training covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS, installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Ssoftware. The succeeding days of the training covered lectures ranging from Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, softwares such as Exposure Database Module (EDM), SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also taught during the training. The participants were trained on how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught in the training, as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment.

Participants performing exercises using the REDAS SQLite Module.

The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible impacts from given earthquake scenarios. They also gave insightful recommendations for the improvement of the tool. 

Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, Winchelle Ian Sevilla, Angelito G. Lanuza, Analyn Aquino, Jayvie H. Nadua, Johnlery P. Deximo, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Greggue Ann Lyza T. Castro, Ruffy R. Villanueva, John Ted S. Sison, Jan Lawrence Lontoc, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaña.