The College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR, by its abbreviation in Spanish) is a non-profit corporation established in 1938 to group the engineering and surveying professionals in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The professionals involved in the CIAPR include surveyors, and civil, electrical, industrial, mechanic, chemical, and computer engineers. The mission of the CIAPR is to promote the development and protection of the engineering and surveying professions, fostering the ethics and excellence in the practice of the professions for the benefit of its members and the people of Puerto Rico.


On October 2, 2007 the PR-LTAP Center signed an agreement with the Mayagüez Chapter of the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR, by its abbreviation in Spanish) allowing the open participation of CIAPR members to the training seminar and workshops offered by the Center. This agreement results in benefits to Puerto Rico municipalities and local and state transportation agencies by training and maintaining professionals that serve them as consultants or contractors to the latest technologies and practices in the transportation field. The PR-LTAP Center is then allowed to use the CIAPR facilities at no cost for the offering of the training seminars and workshops. Click here to see the Collaborative Agreement.

Dr. Benjamín Colucci, Center Director at left, and Dr. Jaime Benítez, CIAPR-Mayagüez President at right, during the signing of the Collaborative Agreement.


On April 29, 2008 the Center collaborated with the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico to plan and organize the Second Encounter between the two institutions. Click here to see the Photo Gallery of the Second Encounter UPRM & CIAPR.

A series of presentations and talks were offered in English or Spanish during the Encounter.

Name Presentation
Ing. Rhonda Castillo Legislación que Regula Nuestras Profesiones de Ingeniería y Agrimensura
Ing. José Deliz La Educación Continuada en las Profesiones de Ingeniería y Agrimensura
Ing. Rodolfo Mangual Beneficios de la Colegiación del CIAPR para los Ingenieros y Agrimensores
Dr. George Cole “Sea Level Measurement”
Sr. Dennis Moss Diseño de Sistemas de Recolección de Aguas Usadas por Succión y Estación al Vacío
Ing. Sebastián Banuchi Sistemas de Generación, Transmisión y Distribución de la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica
Dra. Nayda Santiago Investigación en Computación
Ing. J. Ramphis Castro “Now What?: Opportunities & Challenges for a Computer/Software Engineer in the 21st Century”
Ing. Ervin Coss “Capacity Management, Tools and Techniques”
Sr. Juan Carlos Robaina “Use of Green Plastic in Plumbing Design”
Ing. Juan Santiago Principios Básicos de “Lean Manufacturing”
Ing. Florabel Toro Mini Escuela de Liderazgo: Manejo de Tiempo
Ing. Fernando González Mini Escuela de Liderazgo: Trabajo en Equipo
Sr. Allen Nobles “Multi-discipline Applications of Laser Scanning”
Dr. Manuel Rodríguez Perazza La Importancia del Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico y la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Mayagüez para un Puerto Rico Mejor
Ing. Eliú Hernández Reválida, Ley y Colegiación