COLLABORATIONS WITH THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERS AND SURVEYORS OF PUERTO RICO (CIAPR)
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.
AGREEMENT WITH THE CIAPR – MAYAGÜEZ CHAPTER
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.
Dr. Benjamín Colucci, Center Director at left, and Dr. Jaime Benítez, CIAPR-Mayagüez President at right, during the signing of the Collaborative Agreement.
SECOND ENCOUNTER UPRM & CIAPR
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. A series of presentations and talks were offered in English or Spanish during the Encounter.