Architecture, eng’g students in CamSur construct

The Camarines Sur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CSCCI), in partnership with the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur, held the 2nd CamSur Construct as one of the six vital events of the Business Expo 2019 held at the Capitol Convention Center on August 22-24, 2019.

Architecture and Engineering students from different universities and colleges across the province took part on various exhibits and seminars about building and occupancy permit processing, construction safety and health, and the fire code of the Philippines.Distinguished speakers also discussed topics on construction management and industry.

The CamSur Construct was held to give awareness and updates on new building technologies, construction products, equipment, and machineries in the field of infrastructure. “Last year, there were no seminars and only exhibits were held. This time, we thought of ways on how we could involve other sectors like the academe. Thus, we chose to have seminars and forums, particularly with the architecture and engineering students, because these are all related to their courses,” said Engr. Tito Simando, chairman of the 2nd CamSur Construct.

He added, “Everything discussed here by our speakers can be used by the students in their actual practices for their future professions because some of the topics here are not being taught in school.”

The event was held in collaboration with the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers- Naga City Chapter, United Architects of the Philippines - Camarines Sur Chapter, Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines - Camarines Sur Chapter, and other student organizations.

“This is my first time to attend Business Expo, and I am very overwhelmed and honoured to be one of the attendees, because I learned more about the different kinds of businesses, trends of technologies, and construction materials which are useful for our future profession,” shared one of the participants, Danica Sta. Isabel, a 5th year BS Architecture student of Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology.

“Indeed, it is a great opportunity for us, students, to meet different organizations and businesses. It helped us establish connections, which is a good foundation when we face the reality in our chosen field,” she added blissfully.

Hoover S. Picar, CSCCI President, said in an interview, “On behalf of the CSCCI, I would like to personally express our deepest appreciation and gratitude to our beloved governor, Migz Villafuerte, for always being by our side. We could not have done this, and we could not have been more successful without the support of the provincial government. We look forward to a stronger partnership with your office.”

More events will be held for the 3-month long Business Expo 2019. Its main goal is to uplift the standard of living of the people in Camarines Sur.