Listed below is the standing of the groups based on the Company Profile and Logo Presentation and Reports Submission:
Name of the Firm/Score /Rank
1. Aero Structure Philippines - 9.3 - 1st
2. East Horizon Builders - 6.66 - 7th
3. Buildko Construction - 9.15 - 2nd
4. Trident Construction Company - 7.60 - 5th
5. Engravers Company - 8.47 - 3rd
6. Burgeon Legacy - 7.21 - 6th
7. Royal Hephaestus Construction - 8.04 - 4th
8. Vertex Construction - 5 - 8th (Late submission/no logo details)
Congratulations! Well done... The first place will receive a special prize as it was already discussed during the class.
YOUR GROUP WILL NOW START WRITING-UP CHAPTER 2: Review of Literature. Each member is required to submit a review of two journal articles relevant to chosen research topic. Please note that each group should finally decide the research topic to be pursued. The team leader of the group should ensure that no "duplication" of journals to be submitted. If there is duplication, make sure that the review should be written differently using the various ways of doing the review (paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting).
The draft report should follow the Guidebook in terms of spacing, borderline, including APA referencing and citation. Due date of the draft report is due on 04 February 2019.
Please take note of the following schedules of the midterm exam:
9:00-10:30AM CE4214 Hydrology Room ET07
11:00-12:00AM EE RES421 Methods of Research ET01
4:00-5:30PM CE5226 Laws, Ethics and Contracts Blk 1 Room ET01
4:00-5:30PM CE5226 Laws, Ethics and Contracts Blk 2 Room ET02
For Hydrology class, please bring your own individual calculator. Borrowing of calculator is not allowed during the examination.
For updates, please check the final schedule posted by the College in the bulletin board.
VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES, and answers the questions stated below:
1. Whats is GPPB? What are the major roles and responsibilities of this agency?
2. What is RA 9184? Briefly describe its coverage.
3. What are the existing manuals available in GPPB website? Briefly explain each manual.
4. What bidding documents (5th Edition) are available in the GPPB website? Briefly explain each document.
5. What is Annual Procurement Plan?
6. What is Annual Procurement Plan - Common Use Supplies and Equipment
7. What is Project Procureent Management Plan?
8. What is APCPI Self-Assessment?
9. What is PhilGEPS? What are the data provided by PhilGEPS?
10. What are the Class "A" eligibility documents for Platinum membership under RA9184? What are the other supporting documents and requirements for membership?
11. Identify at least (5) companies/firms that are currently active Platinum PhilGEPS members that offer products and services in civil engineering (construction, consultancy, design, etc.). You have to determine the following: Org ID/Organization, Name, Form of Organization Registration, Date Organization, Status Registration, Status Reference, No Issuance Date, Expiration Date.
All answers in the above questions will be written in your notebook and to be collected on or before 05 February 2019. Identical assignments (verbatim) will not be given good scores. Early submission will get extra points.
REMINDER: SUBMISSION OF GROUP WORK ASSIGNMENT #1 IS DUE ON 29 JANUARY 2019 (TUESDAY CLASS) AND 31 JANUARY 2019 (THURSDAY CLASS). LATE SUBMISSION WILL RECEIVE POINT DEDUCTION.
THIS IS TO REITERATE that the next assignment is to start writing the Chapter 2 - Review of Literature. It was already agreed the proposed research topic that your group wanted to pursue. However, since this is only a review on how to conduct a literature review, each member of the group will write his/her own contribution to the proposed research topic thru the journal articles that each member submitted. It is still acceptable to write the review even the submitted articles are not relevant or related to the research topic. This is only an exercise as an initial activity in writing the Chapter 2 of your proposed research topic.
There are three (3) ways/methods to do the review: paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting. Each member has to write using these ways/methods by highlighting the following: (a) the methodology (ies) used in the research study as stipulated in the journal article; and (b) major findings, including recommendations (if any) of the author(s). Your review should use all the three ways/methods in writing (a) and (b) using the American Psychological Association (APA) style of citation and referencing. It is expected that each member has to list down the reference using APA style. Please refer to the Guidebook.
Use short (letter) size bond paper, double spacing, 1" in all sides of the paper (margin) with Arial, Times Roman, or Calibri font style and 12 font size.
You have to collect the assignments per group, stapled them and submit on Monday, 28 January 2019 during the class. The assignment will be discussed during the class as well.
FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY conducting their researches or for those (especially CE students) who plan to use the Universal Testing Machine (UTM) in their future research studies, the repairman will be available tomorrow, 19 January (Saturday) at 10AM to provide briefing on the use of the machine located beside Room CET05.
Please inform your classmates.
THIS IS TO INFORM THE CLASSES THAT, there will be a regular meeting every Friday, 9:00AM at CET05 to continuously discuss your progress in the conduct of your research projects.
There will be an 'URGENT' announcement to be given to the respective class that every group should know at this stage towards the submission of the final copy of the thesis in compliance for graduation or completion of the subject.
The revised copies of your research manuscripts will be reviewed thoroughly tomorrow based on the comments raised by the Panel.
Please come on time!
A LONG QUIZ will be given on 19 January (Saturday) which covers Chapters 1-3 of Paler-Calmorin & Calmorin (2007), including handouts.
Please be reminded of the review of your chosen journal article that is relevant/related to your proposed research topic. The submission is extended until this coming Saturday. Relevant reading materials on how to conduct article reviews are also available in the course weblink for your reference.
CE5226 Laws/Ethics: Quiz#2 set on 22 (Tue)/24 (Thurs) January; Groupwork Assignment #1, due-end of January
DUE TO FAILING SCORES in Quiz#1, another quiz will be given next meetings (both Tuesday and Thursday classes) covering the previous topics, including the topics in Assignment #3.
Moreover, the PICE Manual is available for download at:
Make sure that you have a copy of the Manual in preparation for the Midterm Exam and future lectures/discussions. Please note however that RA9184 in the Manual is the old version of the law. You can download the updated version of IRR of RA9184 at the GPPB Website or click the link below. It is also posted in the course link for easy access.
Please ensure to have copies of these documents for future readings and assignments.
IN ADDITION, The mechanics/instructions for the Groupwork Assignment #1 : Company Profile and Logo are already posted and ready for download.
CE/EE RES421 STUDY2 (For Completion) : Revised/Updated Copies of Thesis, due on or before 14 January 2019
UPDATE: The concerned groups will be given until 14 January 2019 (Monday) to submit the revised and updated version of the thesis. Please read the additional instructions below. NON-COMPLIANCE MEANS YOUR GROUP WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RE-DEFEND YOUR THESIS ON 15 FEBRUARY 2019.
THIS WILL ALSO AFFECT YOUR GRADUATION STATUS - NO FINAL SIGNED COPY OF THE THESIS - NO GRADUATION!
THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP REMINDER. For those groups who did not submit their revised/updated copies of the thesis last 17 December 2018 (after the oral defense held last October), you will be given until 07 January 2019 to submit. I did not ask a "progress report", but you have to submit the revised/updated version, incorporating the draft write-up of Chapters 4 and 5, including the comments given by the Panel of Examiners.
Refer to the previous announcement: rsucivilengineering.weebly.com/updates/res421-ceee-project-study-2-draft-copy-of-the-revised-thesis-due-on-17-december-2018
Fail to submit revised/updated copies on the date specified, you will not be allowed to take the oral re-defense on 15 February 2019.