Sustainable Built Environment 2016 (SBE16) Manila Conference will be hosted by the UP College of Engineering (UPCOE), UP College of Architecture (UPCA) and UP School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP). SBE16 Manila is a regional conference of the International Initiatives on Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE). This 3-day conference aims to promote and facilitate the adoption of methods, policies and tools to accelerate movements towards global sustainable built environments.

The hosting of this international conference is a great opportunity for Filipino faculty members and students who have limited resources and access to attend such forum to present papers, posters, network and exposure to worldwide sustainability issues.

We target 300 to 400 participants to attend SBE16 Manila Conference. The conference attendees will be able to see presentations by exemplary educators and practitioners from around the world. A Master Class or workshops will also be available for additional training experiences. There will be an exhibit area that will display academic posters on one side and another area for companies displaying latest hardware, software and technology resources available for sustainable design and building. There will also be networking opportunities with educators, engineers, architects and planners who are in similar teaching and research areas.


The SBE16 Manila Conference will feature the following key topics:
  • Sustainable buildings

  • Sustainable infrastructure

  • Sustainable communities

  • Energy efficiency and new sources of energy

  • Water efficiency and management

  • Materials and resources

  • Disaster risk management and business continuity planning

  • Governance and regulation

International Sponsors

Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion, Ph.D.
SBE16 Secretary General
U.P. National Engineering Center
Juinio Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman,
Quezon City, Philippines 1101
Phone: 63(2) 981-8500 loc 3008/3004
Cellphone: 0920-8017007
Telefax: 63(2) 929-1710


We would like to invite you to participate in the SBE16 Manila Conference which will be held on July 13-15, 2016 at the Acacia Hotel, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

The SBE16 Manila Conference is part of a worldwide series of conferences on Sustainable Buildings, with support from 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–Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative (UNEP-SBCI); and FIDIC, the global association of consulting engineering firms. In the Philippines, the local steering committee is composed of the top academic heads from the University of the Philippines’– College of Architecture, College of Engineering and School of Urban and Regional Planning.

With the theme "Sustainable Built Design,” SBE16 Manila Conference aims to inspire, mobilize and build capacities of professionals and stakeholders towards a more sustainable built environment. For your reference, following are key topics that will be discussed:
1. Sustainable Buildings Infrastructures, and Communities
2. Energy Efficiency and New Sources of Energy
3. Water Efficiency and Management
4. Materials and Resources
5. Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning
6. Governance and Regulation

Distinguished guests of the conference include Hon. Rogelio L. Singson, Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways as keynote speaker and other prominent international experts in fields of engineering, architecture and urban and regional planning.

The first two days of the conference will be plenary and parallel sessions. The third day will be Master Class Sessions.

For registration details, please visit our website You may also contact us through our email or through telephone numbers 981-8500 local 3008 or 929-1710.
Please see attached conference poster.

We are looking forward to your participation. See you at the conference!

Best Regards,

Chair, SBE16 Manila Steering Committee
Dean, College of Engineering, UP Diliman

SBE 16 Poster
Commission on Higher Education Endorsement

First Call for Papers
August 15, 2015
Second Call for Papers
September 15, 2015
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts (500 words)
November 15, 2015
Confirmation of Abstract Acceptance
January 7, 2016
Start of Registration
April 4, 2016
Submission of Full Papers
April 30, 2016
Author’s Registration May 30, 2016

SBE16 Manila Conference
- Conference: July 13-14
- Masterclass: July 15

July 13-15, 2016


Dr. Yukio Tamura, Ph.D.
Professor, Tokyo Polytechnic University

Topic: Application of Wind Engineering in Design and Construction of Tall Buildings

Professor Tamura is concurrently serving as Program Coordinator of Wind Engineering Joint Usage/Research Center of Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan, and Professor of Beijing Jiaotong University, China. He has had significant research achievements over a wide range of wind engineering problems.He received many awards/prizes of different types including the ASCE Jack E. Cermak Medal in 2004, the JAWE Prize in 1994, and the AIJ Prize in 1993 for his research activities, the JAWE Publishing Award in 2014 for the book entitled Advanced Structural Wind Engineering edited by him, and the JAWE Design Award for his contribution to wind resistant design of the 634m-high Tokyo Sky Tree. He is a member of the Engineering Academy of Japan and the Science Council of Japan. He served as President of the International Association for Wind Engineering for 8 years from 2007 to 2015. Professor Tamura has also contributed to society by way of various social activities, including Chairman of the International Thematic Group for Wind-related Disaster Risk Reduction under the auspices of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. He is also serving as Honorary/Advisory/Adjunct Professor at many universities such as at the University of Notre Dame (US), Opole Technical University (Poland), Zhejiang University, Harbin Institute of Technology, and Tongji University.


Acacia Hotel Manila
5400 East Asia Drive corner Commerce Avenue
Filinvest Corporate City
Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1781
Tel nos.: 720 2000 / 588 5888

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