- 14-10-2009: THIRD PLENARY MEETING OF THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING 2010-ARGENTINA IN BUENOS AIRES
- PREPARATORY WORKSHOP: “REVISION OF ACCREDITATION STANDARDS FOR ENGINEERING CAREERS IN ARGENTINA”, OCTOBER 8 - 9, 2009 - SAN RAFAEL, MENDOZA
- NATIONAL PREPARATORY CONGRESS: “ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES”, ORGANIZED BY COPIME, OCTOBER 7- 9, 2009 - BUENOS AIRES
- PRESENTATION OF ENGINEERING 2010-ARGENTINA AT THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ENGINEERING - MACHU PICCHU, PERU
- MEETING OF UPADI INTERNATIONAL BOARD IN PUERTO RICO
- PREPARATORY CONFERENCE “RENEWABLE AND NON RENEWABLE ENERGY”, OCTOBER 22 – 24, 2009, COMODORO RIVADAVIA
- NATIONAL PREPARATORY CONGRESS: “ENGINEERING EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”, OCTOBER 29 – 30, 2009 - LA PLATA, BUENOS AIRES
- INTERVIEW TO ENG. MAXIMO FIORAVANTI
- PRESIDENT’S EDITORIAL
“REVISION OF ACCREDITATION STANDARDS FOR ENGINEERING CAREERS IN ARGENTINA”, OCTOBER 8 - 9, 2009 - SAN RAFAEL, MENDOZA
The Workshop “Revision of Accreditation Standards for Engineering Careers in Argentina” will take place in the College of Sciences Applied to Industry of the University of Cuyo, in the city of San Rafael, in the Province of Mendoza, next October 8-9, 2009.
During the first day of this National Preparatory Congress, the following topics will be discussed: “Quality standards for engineering careers: design, wording and application. Technical and methodological aspects” and “The quality of engineering education: possible lessons out of the experience of career accreditation”.
The Plenary Conference: “Articulation – Admission – Permanence. Towards a definition of a multiannual project” is scheduled for Friday 9, in the morning. In the afternoon, the articulation experience “CGB Pre-Ingeniería” will be introduced. The Conference will finish with the presentation of the conclusions of both days.
For further information, please call to Facultad de Ciencias Aplicadas a la Industria - Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (College of Sciences Applied to Industry of the University of Cuyo), telephone (+54) 2627 421947 extension numbers 1503 or 1509 or go to Bernardo de Irigoyen Nº 375 (5600), San Rafael Mendoza, Argentina
“ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES”, ORGANIZED BY COPIME, OCTOBER 7- 9, 2009 - BUENOS AIRESThe Congress on Environmental Sciences will take place in the main office of COPIME, in the City of Buenos Aires, from October 7 to 9, 2009.
During this National Preparatory Congress of ENGINEERING 2010-ARGENTINA, the following topics will be dealt with:
a. Biodiversity and Management of Natural Resources.For further information:
b. Environmental Policy, Regulation and Planning.
c. Instruments of Environmental Management.
d. Community, Participation and Environmental Education.
e. Technology and Environmental Engineering.
f. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry.
g. Alternative Energies.
Consejo Profesional de Ingeniería Mecánica y Electricista (Professional Council of Mechanical and Electric Engineering)
Timetable: Mondays to Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone number: (54-11) 4813-2400/ Fax: (54-11) 4814-3664
Address: Del Carmen 776, C.P. 1019, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
PRESENTATION OF ENGINEERING 2010-ARGENTINA AT THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ENGINEERING - MACHU PICCHU, PERU
Last September 2-5, the presentation of ENGINEERING 2010 – ARGENTINA was introduced within the framework of the II International Congress of Engineering, Machu Picchu, Peru, which took place in the city of Cusco of that country.
The members of the Argentine delegation who participated in this event were Engineer Domingo Martín Gandolfo, Vice-President of the National Advisory Council of the World Congress and Exhibition: ENGINEERING 2010- ARGENTINA and President of the Argentine Federation of Civil Engineering (in Spanish, FADIC); and engineers José María Jáuregui, Ricardo Mulle, Luis María Arrien, José Beltrano and Miguel Chasco, from the Association of Engineers of the Province of Buenos Aires.
This II International Congress of Engineering was organized by the Association of Engineers of Peru (Cusco Department).
With the attendance of 21 out of the 28 member countries, the participants were Costa Rica, Cuba, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States, Paraguay, Honduras, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Belize, Dominican Republic, Spain (as observer), Guatemala and Puerto Rico.
The members of the Argentine delegation were Engineer Luis Di Benedetto, President of the Argentine Center of Engineers, Engineer Luis Perazo, President of the Chapter “Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) of ENGINEERING 2010-ARGENTINA and recently appointed president of the Telecommunication Committee of UPADI, Engineer Alfredo Arias, UADI Secretary, Engineer Miguel Angel Yadarola, President of the National Advisory Council (NAC) of ENGINEERING 2010- ARGENTINA and of the Pan-American Academy of Engineering, and Engineer Francisco Bobadilla, NAC member.
The event included meetings of technical committees and other meetings with the participation of important authorities of water, sewage and energy companies, university professors and presidents of several chambers and associations and World Bank officers. Presentations offered some initiatives and the description of the current state of the development processes of the represented countries. The conclusions of this event were summarized in a document called “Puerto Rico Declaration" that establishes the need of improving the cooperation among Pan-American countries.
The State Department, the Municipality of San Juan and the Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Rico received and gave a reception to the delegations in their own main offices.
For further information, please visit www.upadisede.org
OCTOBER 22 – 24, 2009, COMODORO RIVADAVIA
The Center of Engineers, Architects and Surveyors of Comodoro Rivadavia is organizing the Preparatory Conference “Renewable and Non-renewable Energy” which will take place in Comodoro Rivadavia next October 22 – 24, 2009.
The most relevant topics which will be dealt with in this event are: “Conventional energies”, which include: Hydrocarbon – Gas and Oil: Present and Future; Hydroelectricity: “Los Monos” Dam and the off-shore hydrocarbon exploitation. The other topic of interest will be: “Non-conventional energies”. In this case, the lectures will discuss: Wind energy: Current development, regional and world analyses. Perspectives; Marine energy: Wave power: TAFRE Project; Hydrogen energy: technology and development. Besides there will be a global analysis of energy: its origins alternatives; its effects on the climatic phenomenon; energy and sustainable development: thoughts and policies; and their influence on society.
Organizers have also scheduled a visit to the Hydrocarbon Plant “CAPSA DIADEMA” on that Saturday 24.
: “ENGINEERING EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”, OCTOBER 29 – 30, 2009 - LA PLATA, BUENOS AIRES
The Center of Engineers of the Province of Buenos Aires together with the National University of La Plata - College of Engineering, the National Technological University – Regional Faculty of La Plata, the Association of Engineers of the Province of Buenos Aires, District V and the Municipality of La Plata, will hold the National Preparatory Congress “Engineering Education for Sustainable Development” next October 29-30.
This event will take place at the Corregidor Hotel in the city of La Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
For further information, please contact:
Centro de Ingenieros Provincia de Buenos Aires (Center of Engineers of the Province of Buenos Aires)
Address: 53 N° 416 ½ (1900) La Plata - Argentina
Phone number: 0221- 421-8232
Máximo Fioravanti: Out of the whole subject of transport, the scope of this subchapter has been limited to Large Metropolises. Accordingly, two wide topics have been chosen:
A – Implications of increasing energy restrictions worldwide, on transport policies in large cities; and the new technological developments that engineering may contribute with to reduce its consumption.
B – Analysis of international experiences as regards the coordination of policies and the complementation of transport means, when there are several jurisdictions, with the purpose of making transport more efficient and of mitigating the increasing demand for it.
Question: Which do you think is the most important problem at present in the main metropolises, as regards transport?
Máximo Fioravanti: In Argentina, the city that enters into the category of Large Metropolises is obviously Buenos Aires, which has the doubtful merit of being among the twelve largest metropolitan areas worldwide. The main problem of transport of the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (Spanish acronym, AMBA) is a consequence of the excessive growth, without a break, as a result of the pressure of real state interests, disorder and discontinuity of land-use policies. In short, lack of vision and of strategic planning.
The problems all this causes grow faster than technical solutions and the possible investments on the part of the community and the State.
We hope that the conclusions of ENGINEERING 2010 – ARGENTINA help the other large cities of our country, such as Rosario, where the aforementioned difficulties have not yet reached an irreversible level.
Besides, in the AMBA, there are overlapped jurisdictions that cannot be justified, and others that have not yet been able to agree on and coordinate national policies and measures to improve the supply, quality and efficiency of transport in the area.
On the other hand, the transport sector is a relevant user of energy resources and a great producer of environmental pollution.
Question: Which would be the possible solutions for these problems?
Máximo Fioravanti: Some solutions are not strictly related to engineering, such as road safety education and awareness and the modification of behaviors of people living in the metropolitan area as regards the use of public areas and means of transport. The other solutions require a political agreement and the effects would be observed in the very long run; and, consequently, they should begin immediately.
Among short-term solutions, we may mention:
Setting of policies that encourage the decentralization of activities in the area.
Change of jurisdiction of suburban railroad trains in favor of a tripartite entity formed by the City of Buenos Aires, and the provincial and the national governments.
Change of jurisdiction as regards buses, from the national government to the government of the City of Buenos Aires.
Expansion of subway network.
Implementation of BRT(Bus Rapid Transit) in several corridors until the subway infrastructure may be built.
Renewal of the bus fleet, through the addition of double-articulated vehicles.
Gradual change to electric traction. Addition of catenary-free tramways.
Modification of bus lines, routes and stops to improve the complementation with other means of transport. Setting of fixed compulsory time-tables with improved rush hour frequencies.
Implementation of a single card to use all the rapid transit means of the area.
Elevation or tunneling of suburban railroad lines, as appropriate for each stretch.
Change of jurisdiction of the Port Buenos Aires from the national government to the government of the City of Buenos Aires.
Transfer of Aeroparque Airport runway to the River Plate (aero island).
Question: Which is the effect of energy restrictions on the problems of urban transport?
Máximo Fioravanti: It will have the collateral beneficial effect of reducing pollution. But, at the same time, transport will become increasingly more expensive.
This implies the fulfillment of current human needs without neglecting the capacity of future generations to go on through this path.
We may grow but this does not necessarily mean we develop.
Growth is spontaneous and it ends up by itself.
Development gives us tools to move on, by means of appropriate planning, towards the destiny societies seek.
We should move from growth to development.
To achieve this, we must join our wills, minimize our differences and optimize our coincidences.
There is no sustainable development without long-term policies and, in turn, these policies are impossible to state without a minimum social consensus.
ENGINEERING 2010 – ARGENTINA has already started to promote this path. And it is doing well.
But, paraphrasing Socrates, “beginning well is something but yet not enough”.
Let us follow on this path.
Till next publication.
Eng. Mario Telichevsky
President of the
Central Executive Committee
Engineering World Congress and Exhibition
ENGINEERING 2010 – ARGENTINA
INGENIERIA 2010 ARGENTINA is organized by:
Rates | Contact | Congress | Forums
Call for papers:
Key Dates | Guidelines | Conditions | Presentation example | Email Submission | Online Submission | Preliminary Program
Press Releases | Dossier | Articles | Interviews | News | Gallery
How to exhibit? | Why to visit ? | How to get there | Floor Plant | FAQs
Official Accomodation | Alternative Accomodation | City Tours | Tours in Argentina