The Director


FJGermar

DR. FERNANDO J. GERMAR

May 2013 – Present

Dr. Germar is an associate professor at the UP Institute of Civil Engineering (UP ICE) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Structural Engineering which include Earthquake Engineering, Steel Design, Pre-stressed concrete, and Construction Materials and Construction.

He is a graduate of the then UP Department of Civil Engineering in 1982. He ranked third in the May 1983 Civil Engineering Licensure Examination with a rating of 92.4%. He earned his Masteral Degree and Doctorate Degree Major in Structural Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman in 1988 and in 2011, respectively.

Dr. Germar has a long history of service to the university prior to being the director of BRS. He was the Chairman of the UP Department of Civil Engineering (UP DCE) from 1995 to 1996. At the same time, he was also the Construction Manager of the UP Diliman Construction Management Service. He was also part of the UP Diliman Infrastructure Bids and Awards Committee from 1995 to 2005, the UP Diliman Development and Planning Committee from 2005 to 2010, and the UP Diliman Campus Aesthetics and Landscaping Committee from 2006 to 2008. In November 2005, he was appointed Officer-in-Charge of the Office of Campus Architect (OCA), and then two months later, he became its director. He became an assistant professor at UP DCE from 1992 to 1998 and an associate professor from 1998 up to present.

Not only has Dr. Germar served the academe, he was also involved in design and construction of engineering projects in various firms . In 1986, he worked at the Sears Canada, Inc. as International Exchange Trainee. In 1988, he was an Engineer III at D.M. Consunji, Inc. From 1988 to 1992, he worked as Planning, Programming and Monitoring Head and Assistant Project Manager of the New San Jose Builders, Inc. 

Dr. Germar was recognized by the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) as a Specialist in Construction Management and Engineering in May 2007. After a year, PICE conferred him a recognition as a Specialist in Structural Engineering.

Publications:

Germar, F. J. and Pacheco, B. M. “Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Time-History Analysis of Two-Storey Concrete Wall-Type Structure”, Philippine Engineering Journal, Dec. 2012.

Germar, F. J. “Nonlinear Static Analysis of Concrete Bearing-Wall Type, Low-Rise Single Family Dwelling Structures” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2011.

Germar, F. J. and Pacheco, B. M. “Research Gaps in the Seismic Performance Assessment of Concrete Bearing-Wall Type Structures”, 3rd ERDT Conference, Mandaluyong City, Philippines, Sept. 11, 2009.

Germar, F. J.  “Design-Build Project Delivery – A Case Study”, Proceedings of the 1st ASEAN Civil Engineering Conference, Pattaya, Thailand, March 12-13, 2009.

Germar, F. J. “University of the Philippines’ Experience in Design-Build Project Delivery”, Compendium of Papers, AUN/SEED-Net FIELD-WISE SEMINAR IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 1 – 2, 2007.

Germar, F. J. “Detection of Internal Cracks on Concrete Using the Impact-Echo Method”, Proc. of the Symposium on Environmental Issues Related to Infrastructure Development, Makati City, Philippines. pp.471-480, Aug 8-9, 2003.

Germar, F. J. “The Impact Echo Method: A Review”, Bulletin Environmental Engineering, the Core University Program of Japan Society for Promotion of Science, June 2000.

Germar, F. J. “Behavior of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beams”, Philippine Engineering Journal, Volume XX, Number 1, June 1999.

Germar, F. J. “Earthquake Simulation using Sinusoidal Superposition Method”, Masteral Thesis, 1988.


Previous Directors


2002

Diola

DR. NATHANIEL B. DIOLA

2002 – 2013

Associate Professor, Institute of Civil Engineering

D. Eng. Civil Engineering Major in Concrete Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology

 


1997

buensuceso

DR. BENJAMIN R. BUENSUCESO, JR.

1997 – 2002

Professor, Institute of Civil Engineering

D. Eng. Major in Geotechnical Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology

 


1994

ignacio

PROF. ULPIANO P. IGNACIO, JR.

1994 – 1996

Professor, Institute of Civil Engineering

Master in Construction Engineering, Ohio State University

 


1990

magno

PROF. ROQUE A. MAGNO

1990 – 1993

Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning

Master in Town and Country Planning, University of Sydney

 


1984

manahan

DR. GERONIMO V. MANAHAN

1984 – 1989

Professor, College of Architecture

 


1972

tabujara

DR. ERNESTO G. TABUJARA, SR.

1972 – 1983

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois,Urbana – Champaign