CIAPR ’15 convention focuses on socio-economic growth
The development of infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the challenges faced by professional engineering and surveying are the main theme that the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico will focus on at its annual convention Aug. 6-9.
Charting sustainable growth and socio-economic development of Puerto Rico will be discussed throughout the agenda of lectures and seminars, said Edgar I. Rodríguez-Pérez, president of CIAPR, as the trade group is known by its initials in Spanish.
During the convention at the Wyndham Río Mar Beach Resort in Río Grande, the CIAPR will break down topics of discussion into five tracks: the power module (wind, geothermal, solar, biomass and natural gas); the environment module (potable water, sewerage, odor control, permits, and solid waste); the manufacturing module (Regulatory and quality control, project management, unit operations, maintenance and utilities, and process engineering); the Infrastructure and transport module (mass transit system, sick buildings, flood control, and earthquakes) and the surveying module (use of drones in surveying and georeferenced laser scanning.)
“Each of these forums represent the current and urgent needs that Puerto Rico has in different areas and how we, as College, can help solving,” Rodríguez-Pérez said.