2019 President Message
Dear Fellow Civil Engineers,
Welcome to another great year with the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers- United Arab Emirates Chapter.
In January I was honored to assume the role of President of the PICE-UAE. I thank all of the Presidents who have come before me, and all of the past Officers, and Committee members for your many contributions to the institute. I am humbled by your accomplishments and eager to see your legacies carried into the future.
The success of an organization requires many hands and hearts to be achieved. In our efforts to carry out the mission and vision, I am joined by the new set of Board of Directors, Officers and Standing Committees. With the support of the members of the organizations, we endeavor together to coordinate the many successful activities for the year.
PICE-UAE established to be the PRC’s accredited organization for Civil Engineers in UAE is accomplished through a variety of activities organized around its main objective “To advance the welfare of our members and the development and prestige of civil engineering profession and to be a dynamic force in nation-building.”
PICE-UAE informs over a variety of platforms to communicate with all of our members and other constituents for their concerns and seeking assistance. Over the past years, PICE-UAE has also seen its online presence grow through its Facebook and WhatsApp accounts. Our Facebook and WhatsApp feed, along with the website, provide the latest news and information to the group and what is happening in the world of Civil Engineers in the community, while also highlighting all of the exciting events, tools, and resources that come out from planning of the activities. In particular, our presence on social media has provided a platform for real-time, direct communication with our members and other constituents.
As for the steadfastly competitive global market, Civil Engineers is now adapting to industrial revolution CE 4.0 which is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies to create a virtual copy of the physical world and make decentralized decisions. We should be prepared and embrace this high tech strategy and method as part of our professional developments.
As we all said, any success that an organization has achieved has come through the joint efforts of those who have come before us and the colleagues who will join over this year in service to the organization. I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to collaborate and work with our Members, Community and the many individuals who give the gift of their time to the institute. PICE-UAE programs and initiatives would be impossible without the support and enthusiasm of each member and contributor to our organization. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank you in advance.
I look forward to our work together in the months to come.
Engr. Bernie N. Favorito
2019 PICE-UAE President