Workshop on Structural Renovation of Buildings in Manila

Program Date

12 Aug 16 Aug 2024

Program Location

Hong Kong

Program Venue

Ramada by Wyndham Manila Central

Registration & Payment Deadline

31 May 2024

Program Overview

Renovation and refurbishment of existing buildings have become growingly popular. In the face of limited space and resources, especially in urban areas, structural renovations are a great way for increasing the value of present structures. Adaptations and extensions of buildings, as well as attic conversions, are a good alternative to new constructions. Refurbishments help us create more space, reduce energy consumption, and preserve our cultural heritage while bringing the building up to the latest technical standards. Structural renovations are more than just a simple cosmetic refresh helping professionals identify and address ongoing issues that might not be directly evident.

Workshop on Structural Renovation of Buildings in Manila, Philippines will cover the modern methods of repair and renovation both theoretically and practically. It will review the reasons behind the structure deterioration and the decision-making process while intending to renovate them. Throughout the course of this program, its delegates will review specific renovation techniques relevant for a variety of structures from steel, concrete, and masonry to wood and pre-engineered buildings. The approach to the delivery of each session is individual, aiming to maximize participants’ problem-solving skills and broadening of professional horizon.


Target Audience

This program is targeted at:

  • Professionals from the construction industry
  • Building Maintenance & Repair Professionals
  • Engineers working on Building renovations
  • Civil and Structural Engineers
  • Architects and Construction Technicians

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this intensive course, the attendees will be able to:

  • Determine the appropriate timing for building renovation and upgrading
  • Investigate the existing conditions of the deteriorated buildings
  • Point out the suitable methods for strengthening different types of structures
  • Suggest the ways to improve the load carrying capacity of the beams, slabs, columns, etc.
  • Examine the properties of reinforcing steel and old concrete
  • Point out the weak points of the structure and ways how to improve them

Program Contents

First Day

  • Importance of Building renovation
  • Inspection & Evaluation of Buildings
  • Methods & Ways of Inspection
  • Visual Inspection Criteria
  • Challenges in Structural Renovation

Second Day

  • New Techniques for Inspecting the buildings
  • Assessing Building Risks
  • Likelihood of Building Failure & its consequences
  • Pointing out the reasons for deterioration
  • Corrosion Phenomena

Third Day

  • Types of cracks in Structures
  • Construction & design Errors
  • Risk-Based Inspection & Risk Matrix
  • Renovating steel-framed buildings
  • Strengthening concrete buildings
  • Repairing deteriorated concrete

Fourth Day

  • Renovating wood buildings
  • Renovating masonry buildings
  • Wind and seismic retrofit
  • Renovating building facade
  • Renovating metal building systems

Fifth Day

Full Day Exposure and Study Visit

Touring around selected structures and buildings in Manila. Presentation and discussion around structural renovation practices and experience of partner organizations.


Program Methodology

Workshop on Structural Renovation of Buildings in Manila will employ a wide variety of contemporary adult learning techniques including panel discussions, individual assignments, case studies, video demonstrations, etc. in order to ensure maximum comprehension and retention of the information. Active participation of each attendee will be strongly encouraged by the consultant. On the last day of the program, the field visit will be arranged, allowing the delegates to observe the practical appliance of theoretical knowledge covered throughout in-class sessions.


Host Country Profile

Manila as a cultural heart of Philippines presents a large number of historical and heritage buildings that have undergone structural renovations or are expected to get one.  Overall the country’s construction market has been valued at nearly 55$ billion as of 2021 with a projected growth of 7% with key sectors being residential, institutional, energy and utilities, infrastructure, industrial, and commercial construction and renovation.

Program Fee
GBP3880

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complementary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report