Evacuation Center/Covered court, Mondragon, N. Samar, Philippines

One of our work DESIGN and BUILD services as per an agreement between the Local Government Unit of Mondragon Northern Samar, Philippines. This evacuation center at the same time covered court was designed to resist WiND SPEED up to 280 kilometers per hour. During the typhoon, Nona which had 230 kilometers per hour sustained wind speed that occurred in December 14, 2015.

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Front view and corner elevation


Covered court

Front View



Side View

History of Structural Steel, Design and Construction

I will post about this Topic soon…based on my actual design and build practice, experience, research, reading numerous books of Structural Steel Design by few Authors and Professors in the United States of America (US), i.e. Prof. William T. Segui, P.E., PhD., Prof. Jack C. McCormac, P.E., PhD., Prof. Charles C. Salmon, P.E., PhD.; Daniel T. Li -Structural Engineer, State of California, USA;  Venancio I. Besavilla, C.E., MSME, Author of Books, Philippines.





Design of Steel Purlin

Design of Steel Purlin -Amie Malobago, Civil Engineer

Steel Purlins-Daniel T. Li-Structural Engineer State of California

Steel Purlins-Daniel T. Li-Structural Engineer State of California, USA

Steel Tube Column- Daniel T. Li -Structural Engineer State of California

Steel Tube Column- Daniel T. Li -Structural Engineer State of California, USA


Of Making Many Books, There is No End — or Reward?

It’s good to read this blog making and writing BOOKS is my passion..


“Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.”

Ecclesiastes 12

From the Beginning

It was that way right from the beginning, I’m sure. Carvers in stone, makers of runes,  scribes in papyrus and parchment, right up to workaday paper — Hebrew, Greek, Latin, English — Making books is weary WORK, not glamour. Don’t take my word for it; here is Gabriel Garcia Marquezauthor of, among many other long works, One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera:

 “Ultimately literature is nothing but carpentry. Both are very hard work. Writing something is almost as hard as making a table. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood. Both are full of tricks and techniques. Basically very little magic and a lot of hard work involved.”

Carpentry! But people persist in regarding writing…

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