(L-R) HARI Manager for Dealer Partnership and Development Mr. Victor Jose S. Vela, HARI Senior Assistant Vice President for Car and Life Division Mr. Numeriano R. Cortez, Jr., and HARI President and CEO Ms. Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, UPCA Dean Prof. Mary Ann A. Espina, UPCA Extension Program Director Prof. Dolores T. Madrid; and SB13 Secretary-General, Ms. Adeline Pacia.
Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) and the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Architecture (UPCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding last July 10, 2013 to launch the Hyundai Dealership Excellence through Sustainable, Intelligent, Green Network (Hyundai DESIGN): the Hyundai Green Dealership Design Competition. Students of the Integrated Architectural Design Course at the UPCA will develop cost-effective design concepts which will best apply the Hyundai brand philosophy of eco-friendly design to the Philippine setting. Participating design students will work on selected Hyundai dealerships within Metro Manila.
Winners of the Hyundai DESIGN Competition will be announced on November 25, 2013 during the Asia-Pacific Sustainable Buildings 13-Manila Conference (SB13 Manila), to be held at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel. SB13 Manila is part of the SB2013-2014 worldwide series of conferences on Sustainable Buildings, with the support of and coordination with the four international founding co-sponsors, namely: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB); International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative (SBCI); and FIDIC the global association of consulting engineering firms.
Present during the MOU signing were (L-R) HARI Manager for Dealer Partnership and Development Mr. Victor Jose S. Vela, HARI Senior Assistant Vice President for Car and Life Division Mr. Numeriano R. Cortez, Jr., and HARI President and CEO Ms. Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, UPCA Dean Prof. Mary Ann A. Espina, UPCA Extension Program Director Prof. Dolores T. Madrid; and SB13 Secretary-General, Ms. Adeline Pacia.
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai automobiles in the Philippines, is currently the third top ranking automotive firm in the country. Thrice hailed as Hyundai’s Asia-Pacific Distributor of the Year (2005, 2006, and 2008), and Hyundai Global Distributor of the Year 2010 in less than a decade of its operations, HARI boasts of a 41-strong dealer network, superior after-sales, dealer and customer relations support, and a desirable roster of best-selling vehicles, including the Grand Starex, Tucson, Santa Fe, Genesis Coupe, i10, Elantra, Accent Sedan, Accent Hatchback, Sonata, and EON.
upca co-hosts international conference on sustainable buildings, communities & infrastructures (sb13 manila)
UP College of Architecture, together with UP College of Engineering and Mapua Institute of Technology shall be hosting a two-day (November 25-26) international conference centered on sustainable buildings, communities and infrastructure. It will also be hosting a separate Master Class on the different sustainability accreditation and evaluation systems available in the Philippines - LEED, GREEEN, BERDE, EDGE; on the third day (November 27) of the conference. The event will be held at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel in Libis, Quezon City, a most-convenient venue beside the Eastwood Mall, parking facilties and food establishments.
SB13 Manila is promoted and supported by the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), the International Initiative for Sustainable Built Environment (iISBE), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) - Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative (SBCI), and FIDIC, the global association of engineering consultancy firms.
CPE accreditation points will be available for professionals who will attend. Everyone is encouraged to register early (until October 8, 2013) at the ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK: http://upca.upd.edu.ph/sb-13-manila-registration.html , to avail of the early bird registration fees. Undergraduate students are eligible for a discounted registration rate of PhP1,500.00. See poster below for details of program and fees.
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