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The Structural Specialist

Presented by MIRIAM L. TAMAYO, M.S.C.E.

5 Specialty Divisions of PICE


Construction Management and Engineering Transportation Engineering Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Structural Engineering

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SPECIALIST TITLE
is conferred to PICE LIFE members who applied and were evaluated as QUALIFIED by the members of the responsible Specialty Division. Type I PRC Accredited Specialty Engineers Type II Others, Screening and evaluation is based on experience and professional practice.

FAQs
1. If I am not a specialist, can I still practice structural engineering, e.g. sign and seal structural plans?
YES, but per the Manual of Standard Practice of Civil Engineers, only those with Specialist accreditation can affix the title Structural Engineer to their names.

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FAQs
2. What are the benefits of being a Specialist?
- In DPWHs screening and evaluation, additional credits are given for specialists. - Abroad and even locally, Specialist accreditation can be used for negotiations in position and pay. - Specialist title is peer recognition and can serve as proof that you have the experience and knowhow .

SPECIALIST TITLE
BEFORE 2008, evaluation was based on documents submitted, which attested to one's experience in the field of specialization. NO EXAM requirement.

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SPECIALIST TITLE
AFTER DECEMBER 2007, no more applications were accepted from Philippine-based Engineers, for each Division's evaluation. Locally-based members interested in becoming Specialists need to apply and then will be evaluated if qualified to take the exam. Those pre-qualified will be scheduled for examination.

SPECIALIST TITLE
For PICE Life members based OVERSEAS, applications for Specialist Evaluation based on documents only (NO EXAM) were accepted up to December 31, 2008. AFTER 2008, all interested will have to apply for prequalification for examination.

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For Structural Specialist Title


If you are a PRC-Accredited Structural Engineer, just fill up form, pay processing fee. Otherwise, submit prequalification requirements and if evaluated as qualified, take the exam.

PRE-QUALIFICATION REQ'TS
Must be a PICE LIFE MEMBER at least 30 yrs old Must submit documentary requirements Personal Data Profile

Work Experience and Service Record certified by Head of Office/ Manager/ Dean For academe, certification from the Dean regarding teaching load and subjects List of projects undertaken Notarized Self-certification stating that he/she has no pending administrative/criminal case filed against him/her.

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PRE-QUALIFICATION REQ'TS
Credentials: Must have at least five (5) RATED years of continuous active practice in area of specialization; OR at least five (5) RATED years of teaching experience in area of specialization; OR a master's degree in the area of specialization plus three (3) RATED years of professional practice in area of specialization. OR a doctorate degree in the area of specialization plus one (1) RATED year of professional practice in area of specialization.

PRE-QUALIFICATION REQ'TS
PLUS POINTS Research outputs and/or research work/paper presented in major conventions/published in enginering journals.

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SPECIALTY EXAMINATION
The type of examination is determined by the Specialty Division concerned. The Passing Grade is 70%.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
The test shall consist of 2 parts: (a) Panel Interview (b) Written Exam Depending on applicant's experience, the breakdown of the 2 parts varies.

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STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Relevant Experience, E (years) E > 30 20 < E < 30 15 < E < 20 10 < E < 15 Interview 100% 80% 70% 60% 20% 30% 40% Written Exam

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Written Exam: General E > 20 15 < E < 20 10 < E < 15 (30%)

Special Communications Problem (60%)


(40%)
(100%) (40%)

(30%)

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STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Written Exam:
1. General: Multiple Choice 2. Special Problem: (Choose 1)
Buildings Towers Bridges Special Structures

3. Communications
Letter/Report Writing given specific problem situations.

WHO WILL RATE THE APPLICANT?


EXCEPT for the STRUCTURAL Engineering Division which will have a BOARD of Examiners in-charge of examinations, all other applications/examinees shall be evaluated by the members of the concerned Specialty Division.

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STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
ANNOUNCEMENT: 1ST SPECIALTY EXAM : 2009 PICE MID-YEAR CONVENTION BACOLOD CITY DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS TO PICE NATIONAL OFFICE: 5 PM JUNE 4, 2009

To-date, there are 115 PICE Accredited Structural Specialists


EFREN SISON ROBERTO BERNARDO ERNESTO S. DE CASTRO ROMEO A ESTANERO RAFAEL ERFE ANTONIO A. MANSUETO BENITO M. PACHECO EMILIO DANIEL G. TIBLE III ALBERTO C. CANETE CESAR C. PABALAN JOSE A. SY REGNIER A. REBALDO ALFREDO B. JUINIO, JR. MIRIAM L. TAMAYO CHRISTOPHER PAULO T. TAMAYO RICO P. GOMEZ RONALDO S. ISON ADAM C. ABINALES MOISES J. ORDONA, JR. ROLANDO E. CRUZ EMILIO M. MORALES ERLINDA F. SAN JUAN SALVADOR R. ALDECOA JOSEPH RAMIL I. MANALO JORGE P. GENOTA ERNESTO F. CRUZ NOEL P. GENOTA EDUARDO P. BUELVA VICENTE D. TONGSY ROLANDO D. RABOT TONALDO B. NILO JEREMIAS A. FRONDA ALEX T. CABRERA NORBERTO A. BONGALONTA FRANCISO B. LIMETA ELISEO I. EVANGELISTA ANTHONY VLADIMIR C. PIMENTEL ALBERTO C. CAPARROS ALBERTO C. CAPARROS THELMA C. MAURICIO EDGARDO B. MANUZON JOSE F. MABANTA SEVANDO C. AROMIN PAUL N. JAVIER IXOPERIO R. BONZON FERDINAND E. BIEN ROMEO R. DULDULAO ANTONIO A. ABOLA DEXTER F. RAMAGOZA ELMER P. FRANCISCO BUENAVENTURA F. OROCEO ELMER T. ALBO AMELIA B. FAJARDO ROMEO B. BAYLOSIS AUDIE P. PILORIN GERARDO S. GARALDE RODELIO A. TIBURCIO ALEXANDER V. GENOTA NEILSON S. PARINAS BLAS N. ESPINOSA ALLAN E. BOTUYAN JESSEN R. MONSALUD DANILO A. DOMINGO MARIO D. TARUC ROMEO S. CAPARROS ANTONIO P. DEBELOS JOSELITO C. BELDA WILFREDO S. LOPEZ ADEMAR C. PAMA GIL V. PEREZ SURTALICITO C. LIQUIDO ELMER B. BALISACAN ALBERT SJ. VILLANUEVA MELINDA A NERECINA GILBERT B. MAGBUTAY BENJAMIN F. REYES MARIO A. CASTILLANO ELISEO C. SOBREPENA DOMINDARO F. SORIANO ALEXANDER L. TY RICARDO J. CUETO JR VIRGILIO B. COLUMNA WILSON L. CHING BERNARDO A. LEJANO NEMESIO C. ALVIOR BERNARDO A. RONQUILLO ALDEN N. DE GUZMAN FERNANDO J. GERMAR MARCELINO A. DAGASDAS RAMON CECILIO R. LEPITEN JULITO M. VILLAS VINCI NICHOLAS R. VILLASENOR ASISCLO S. VILLAFUERTE ANNA MAY S. TAYO DIOSDADO B. DIMALANT ROQUE D. DIGNOS CESAR C. JAVAREZ FREDERICK FRANCIS M. SISON RUEL B. RAMIREZ JONATHAN R. DUNGCA ULPIANO P. IGNACIO MA. ELENA T. DEL ROSARIO DEMOSTHENES T. REDOBLE MENDIBEL N. SANOSA ERWIN J. PONCE ELISEO A. YBUT MANUEL A. ARGUELLES ARIEL P. SANTOS ARHUR G. IBAEZ JES B. TIROL JAMES P. PACIS LEO B. CAMPOS MANUEL S. ACLAN JUAN B. MONTENEGRO, JR. LUIS I. MALLONGA

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OTHER TRADES

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING


1. PROBLEM SOLVING QUESTIONS Five (5) sets of questions, each set is worth 20%. 2. INTERVIEW An interview may be required at the discretion of the Chairman and members of the Specialty Division.

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WATER RESOURCES AND HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING


1. The Members of the Specialty Division will interview the applicant to identify the specific area of specialization. 2. Type of examination may be multiple choice in the area of specialization. Questions will cover the following sub-sectors:
Water Supply and Sanitation, Irrigation, Hydropower, Coastal Engineering, Groundwater, River Engineering and Flood Control, Rural and Urban Drainage, Hydrology, Water Resources Management

WATER RESOURCES AND HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING


2. (Continued) The questions shall have: (a) a general set of questions on basic and elementary principles (b) specific questions which the examinees would have to choose from, depending on their individual and specific practice.

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WATER RESOURCES AND HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING


3. Interview is at the discretion of the concerned Chairman and members of the Specialty Division.

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
The test shall consist of 2 parts: (a) Panel Interview (b) Written Exam Depending on applicant's experience, the breakdown of the 2 parts varies.

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GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Relevant Experience, E (years) E > 40 20 < E < 40 15 < E < 20 10 < E < 15 Interview 100% 80% 70% 60% 20% 30% 40% Written Exam

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Written Exam: General E > 20 15 < E < 20 10 < E < 15 (30%)

Special Communications Problem (60%)


(40%)
(100%) (40%)

(30%)

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GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Written Exam:
1. General: Multiple Choice 2. Special Problem: (Choose 1)
Special Structures Foundations (Shallow, Deep) Materials/Soil Mechanics Special FoundationTechniques Slope Stability and Slope Remediations Geosynthetic Applications Soil Explorations and Geophysical Methods

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Written Exam:
3. Communications Letter/Report writing given specific problem situations

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TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING
1. Written Exam: set of questions or technical paper, at the discretion of the TED.
Set of questions: Part 1: General Topics on basic principles Part 2: Topics on Area of Specialization - Transportation Planning - Highway Engineering - Railroad Engineering - Ports and Harbors - Airport Engineering 2. Interview, at the discretion of the TED.

PICE SPECIALTY DIVISIONS

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INTER-SPECIALTY DIVISION Chairman: Members: Efren H. Sison Emilio M. Morales Eustaquio T. Coronel Primitivo C. Cal, PhD Ernesto S. De Castro, PhD Danilo C. Terante, PhD

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING Chairman: Members: Eustaquio T. Coronel Jr. Samuel C. Custodio Ruben A. Sy Mariano E. Raner, III Josephine Limeta

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STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Chairman: Members: Ernesto S. De Castro, PhD Benito M. Pacheco, PhD Ronaldo S. Ison Miriam Lusica-Tamayo, M.S.C.E. Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP)

WATER RESOURCES AND HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING Chairman: Members: Danilo C. Terrante, PhD Noel M. Ortigas Bernardo S. Mercado Rommel M. Figueroa

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GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING Chairman: Members: Emilio M. Morales, M.S.C.E. Benjamin R. Buensuceso, Jr., PhD Marissa R. Camaclang

TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING Chairman: Members: Primitivo C. Cal, PhD Ferdinand R. Bernal Ricardo G. Sigua, PhD Rene S. Santiago Alexis M. Fillone, PhD

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Thank you for your attention!

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