Last updated on December 9th, 2019 at 06:51 pm
The Filipino-owned company Wings Technology Enterprise hosted a Passive Seismic Conference on November 21 in New World Hotel in Makati City.
No less than the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Pena graced the conference and acknowledged the efforts done by Wings Technology Enterprise.
In his talk, de la Pena commended Wings Technology Enterprise for organizing the event stressing that it is a timely update for professionals since the country has been hit by several earthquakes in the past three months. More professionals are going to be needed in passive seismic technology that will be an open horizon to many Filipino professionals.
Engineer Clement Christian Fajardo, a consulting geologist said the usual way of this kind of work is quite expensive estimated at least P50 million. By introducing the Moho instruments such as Tromino, Soilspy, and Suricat, the cost would be quite affordable to the user. He said these machines would be useful to structural engineers to get the seismic properties of the building by getting the actual data on a building.
He said the Moho instruments could help in building the date of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) to gather data and information on seismological trends in the country. “We will put up a structure to help our engineers to study the seismic characters of a land,” he said.
Meanwhile, geophysicist Jeremy Magnon explained the functions of the different machines for passive seismic studies. He stressed that the Philippines should study the Mexican experience because both countries have the conditions of seismic patterns.
Luis Harder, the CEO of Wings Technology believes that the instruments from the Italy-based Moho Technologies will be useful for both government and private sectors in their construction projects.
Harder said Wings Technology is the representative of Moho in the Philippines.