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The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) will commemorate the 1990 Luzon Earthquake with a press conference dubbed as InfoSentro sa PHIVOLCS to roll out its latest DRR innovations.

 

How Safe is My House? Application

DOST-PHIVOLCS will officially launch the How Safe is My House? application, an easy-to-use tool for evaluating the safety and vulnerability of 1-2 storey concrete hollow block structures to strong earthquakes. The app aims to increase the awareness of proper construction practices and standard design, and highlight the importance of structural integrity in building safer and resilient Filipino communities.

3D Philippines (3DPH) Program

On the same day, the Institute will kick-off the DOST-funded 3D Philippines (3DPH) Program, a DOST-PHIVOLCS-led and Dela Salle University-participated initiative to provide different stakeholders an integration and collaborative platform for the management, access and analysis of surface and sub-surface information. This will help the engineering and scientific sectors design structurally sound buildings that can better withstand earthquakes. Through 3D Philippines, national and local governments, and the public may formulate data-driven plans and prepare for possible effects of natural hazards. This ceremony aims to pique the interest of its audience and to encourage stakeholders and partners to join the 3DPH Program through data and knowledge sharing, and a mutual advocacy for a safer and more resilient Philippines. The 3DPH Program is an offshoot initiative of GeoRiskPH.

 

InfoSentro sa PHIVOLCS will be live on 16 July 2021 at 1:00 PM via Zoom and Facebook. We invite you to the press conference to learn more about these innovations. Participants must register (https://tinyurl.com/RegInfo3DPH) to receive the Zoom Meeting details.

 

For information about the event, please contact:

Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr.

Undersecretary, DOST

and Officer-in-Charge, PHIVOLCS

(632) 8926-2611