Advancements in engineering play a crucial role in the development of modernised infrastructures, according to CEMEX Holdings Philippines. In terms of nation-building, these are needed by people to live, work, and pursue growth more efficiently and sustainably.
With this in mind, the company supported the National Civil Engineering Summit (NCES) 2018. This is the biggest gathering of civil engineering students in the country.
More than 5000 engineers gathered at the weeklong event, themed ‘at the forefront: highlighting the role of civil engineering as a catalyst in nation-building’. The event was held at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City and was geared towards shaping a community of engineers that are informed of the latest breakthroughs and equipped with the skills needed to build for the nation.
One of the speakers at the event was Kyle Rosario, Strategic Planning Officer at CEMEX Philippines. He emphasised the importance of engineering innovations, particularly at this time of infrastructure-driven development that the government has ushered through the ‘Build, Build, Build’ programme.
CEMEX has acknowledged the capacity of the youth to push the limits of sustainability and eco-efficiency though innovation, welcoming young talent and honing their leadership capabilities. The company is contributing to nation-building through leadership and capacity-building for young engineers, social development programmes, providing cement solutions, ready mixed concrete, and aggregates, and a range of other construction products and services.
“Building a better future should always be what is strived for,” said Rosario. “Young engineers are especially in a good position to plan and envision how future infrastructures and cities should function and what they should look like, as the future movers and shakers of the country. There are numerous possibilities and we recognise potential to make these a reality. Filipino engineers are world-class, just as we have proven with the CEMEX organisation.
“Engineering is also one of the intertwined disciplines under the STEM curriculum, which are vital in solving real-life problems through viable solutions and applications. Engineers are always faced with the challenge of exploring concepts that are doable and relevant given an evolving socio-economic landscape, and using the materials and resources available.”
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