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Architecture & Engineering Marvels, It’s Limitations and Realisation

Man always strive to look for alternative solutions, remarkable design ideas, out of supernatural thinking when it comes to science fiction concept and further realization. Straight to  the point, the first reaction I got after reading the article about the proposed Analemma Tower which  is promoted as the first skyscraper that will be built from sky-down as compared to typical and existing skyscrapers from New York to Dubai that was built and anchored from the earths strata and up.  Wow… the child in a pro’s heart must be jumping with excitement and brought back the interest in Architecture and Engineering design and construction processes which has become a cyclical series of predictable points and results leaving the genius derivation of greater vision trapped in the “natural considerations and challenges” that’s present in every tall building project.

Did I say natural considerations and challenges, it seems these will be the very same actual and most conflicting part of the whole process as the tower is envisioned to be a part of an orbiting asteroid “suspended” at approximately 50,000 kilometers as measured for the desert of the middle east and travelling at a speed of greater proportion above maximum speed known to any super car on earth…. and add up if its either “rolling” or revolving just like the Earth. A gazillion bytes of files must be sitting at the office of the proponents as the primary basis of this multi-facet challenging project that geared them to how it is seen and expected to function once becomes a reality. Then man should start embracing the basics and safety of once a special skill in parachuting or gliding high above travelling back to Earth. Imagine a sight of hundreds or thousands of parachutes descending between the blue skies and sand deserts of the middle east.

The cables, anchorage systems and set of stabilizers should withstand the high wind pressures and its mineral presence enough to destroy these system through corrosion. How about the host-asteroid, shall we be seeing workers injecting pile-drives and fasteners insertion to ensure the “fixed” . Ahhh… too many valid ideas that needs absolute answers and methodologies that may lead the once enthusiastic heart of an amateur to become disinterested if they receive dumbfounded response and theories. There is no denying that man was able to “conquer” the atmosphere and the space above it through well insulated capsules that was catapulted through super strong rockets in defying gravity. Again… anything that man shoot out above the Earth comes back to Earth due to its magnified gravity. It’s a push and pull world we have.

If success is seen at the very last detail of the project by its proponents then let’s hope it won’t alter any of the ecological balance and stratospheric environment above us that a colossal damage is also possible if any of its parts come crashing down high density portion of any place in the Earth.

All man’s creativity has its cornerstone and limitation that a realization of these marvelous talents should be exhausted for good promotion of a well being of the humankind. Do we hear any word from the tech companies if they got programs and robotics which are ready to take up the challenging job of operating that tower crane?

An idea encompassing the odds is noble. – Paquito

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RESULTS !!! The UAP-QC Chapter Newly Elected Officers for FY 2017-2018

The members have spoken and voted the next set of officers task to run and manage the administrative and organizational affairs of the UAP Quezon City Chapter for the fiscal year 2017-2018. Incumbent president Ar. Carla Epino formally cemented her second term with almost the team with some officer moving up a position or two. Committee Chairman for Election affairs past chapter president Ar. Maricel Arce-Ignacio led the proclamation of winners of the election result inside the Max’s Restaurant in Quezon City where a monthly General Membership meeting were simultaneously held  for a productive evening attended by more than a hundred members. See complete list of set of new officers who will take oath this coming July 2017 in a venue to be announce. Watch out for it! Congratulations.

 

UAP Quezon City Chapter Officers 2017-2018

Chapter President : Carla Epino

Vice President for Programs : Marian Eileen Florentino-Marudo

Vice President for Operations : Dante Aguirre

Secretary : Norma Mae Ferrer

Treasurer : Nilda Santos

Auditor : Jacobsen Montoya

Directors : Marlon Reyes ; Cielo Perez ; Jonalyn Lauchengco ; Jordan Cerina

The beacon of an organization’s success depends on the height of of sacrifices and dedication to uphold its purpose of existence. – Paquito

 

UAP-QC Election of Officers 2017

The United Architects of the Philippines Quezon City Chapter will be having it’s election a week from now. While most of the incumbent officers will either go up a level in terms of their position to continue their desire to serve and share their humble effort and commitment to one of the most distinguished chapter in the official organization for the Architects, it is expected that new faces will come out and participate in the said event. Following are the details of the forthcoming affair.

1. GMM and CHAPTER ELECTION on Feb 22, Wednesday at Max’s Restaurant , located at Scout Tuazon, QC. Topic: Accessibity Law and Universal Design Speaker:Ar. Rix Abordo, time of ingress and egress 6:00 pm-10:00 pm and everybody who intend to attend must come in their Business Attire.

2.ONE BOOK DRIVE FOR THE UAP LIBRARY

For every books and or magazines donated, you’ll receive a Chapter special edition shirt. Date of publication must be 2010 and above.

3. TULONG DUNONG- TULAY SA PAG-AARAL 

Everyone is enjoin to share a small amount of  Php 100.00 to help raise the needed school supplies of students from TULAY NANG KABATAAN that will be accepted during the GMM by the Chapter Treasurer.

Seats are limited and a confirmation through the Chapter Secretary Mae Ferrer is a must!

Photos shown were of the last GMM at the Tower Restaurant courtesy of Mr Michael John R. Santos.  

 

In leadership lies the great responsibility to manage. – Paquito

 

 

Watch Out for the UPDATE with the Latest on CPD and IRR for the Architects as per R.A.10912

The venue were filled to the rafters as the UAP-QC Chapter members attended and get a glimpse of the most talk of the town topic amongst the Professionals of country, read as ALL Professions except the Professional Practice of the Law. The general membership meeting lasted than the prescribed schedule as the guest speaker Architect Chona E. Ponce presented the intricacies and cobwebs of the Continuing Professional Development programs and activities that’ll covered the needed and mandated forty-five (45) CPD points or you may want to call it CPE points.

This column will publish the presentation made last January 25, 2017 at the Tower Restaurant once we get a copy through the kind consideration of the presenter, Ar. Chona E. Ponce,fuap;Phd.

Watch out for it!

Gentlemen and Ladies,  hold-on to your horses, the race is about to start, again.. – Paquito