Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers
The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers is an organization of the Civil Engineers in the Philippines. It is a culmination and fulfillment of a vision to merge two organizations of civil engineers in the country, the Philippine Society of Civil Engineers (PSCE) and the Philippine Association of Civil Engineers (PACE).
The country's first civil engineering organization is formed in the late twenties by a group of civil engineers and Engr. Marcia Macasila, as its first president, they named it Philippine Society of Civil Engineers (PSCE). In 1937, another group of civil engineers in the private sector under Enrique Sto. Tomas Cortes formed the Philippine Association of Civil Engineers (PACE). The major objectives of the two organizations were similar, it is, "to elevate the standards of the profession, encourage research and engineering knowledge and technology, foster fellowship among members, and promote interrelation with other technological and scientific societies." The PACE proved to be the more active between the two organizations resulting to the transfer of the members of the PSCE members to PACE.
Under the administration of the late PACE President Cesar A. Caliwara, a more serious effort to merge the two organization was exerted. Until finally, the first election of officers and directors of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Inc. (joint organization of PACE and PSCE) was held in February 1974 and Caliwara became its first president.
The accreditation (no. 007) of PICE by the Professional Regulation Commission on August 13, 1975 as the only official recognized organization of civil engineers in the Philippines.
- To advance the knowledge and practice of civil engineering.
- To foster and improve civil engineering education.
- To stimulate research about civil engineering.
- To improve professionalism among its members.
- To maintain the high ethical standards in their practices.
- To promote good public and client relationships.
- To develop fellowship among civil engineers. * To encourage professional relation with other allied technical and scientific organization. * To establish a central point of reference and union of its members and the civil engineering profession.
- to acquire, own, manage and dispose of real and/or personal property incidental to or in furtherance of the above objectives of the institute.
The membership of the organization has six different types, it is only through the regular or student chapters, however, honorary members do not belong to any chapter but to the Institute as a whole. The types were:
Responsibilities of Members
- Adherence to the Code of Ethics for Civil Engineers and provide information to their respective chapter secretaries.
- Active participation in the affairs of the institute and their respective chapters.
- Regular payment of all fees, dues and others.
- Notification of the National administrative officer and the chapter secretary about any change in the address or/and membership status.
- Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP)
- Road Engineering Association of the Philippines (REAP)
- Association of Consultant Civil Engineers of the Philippines (ACCEP)
- Association of Government Civil Engineers of the Philippines (AGCEP)
- Provincial Engineers Association of the Philipipnes (PEAP)
- District Engineers League of the Philippines (DELP)
- Association of Civil Engineering Educators of the Philippines (ACEEP)
- Philippine Association of Building Official (PABO)
- City and Municipal Engineers Association of the Philippines (CMEAP)
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