After things have settled and the world moved on to the New Normal, the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization (AFEO) took center stage and successfully conducted the CAFEO 40 last December 5-7 at the Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence in Cambodia. Two years after being informed of the award, Multi-Disciplinary Institute of Technology, Inc. (MITInc) went to Cambodia to finally receive the award for the 2020 ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement.

MITInc Chairman and CEO Dr. Ernesto S. De Castro personally received the award from AFEO together with MITInc President & COO Dr. Florigo C. Varona and MITInc Design Manager & CTO Ar. Faicer June B. Varona in a solemn awarding ceremonies hosted by the Board of Engineers Cambodia (BEC).

The award, which is given to organizations responsible for an engineering achievement that demonstrates outstanding engineering skills which has made a significant contribution to the engineering progress and the quality of life in ASEAN. MITInc won the award through its innovative Digital Project Management program during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. MITInc, through one of the projects of its sister company ESCA Inc., employed digital project management to minimize the physical presence of its engineers at the site and lessen the risk of contracting the disease.

MITInc maximized the use of digital tools and gadgets during the pandemic in conducting meetings, inspections, design approvals, among other. In fact, MITInc with the guidance of its Design Manager & CTO Ar. Faicer June B. Varona, conceptualized and developed a Guideline for Virtual Inspection which provided the project management team with a standard procedure and process for the inspection. Also, the Project Information Management platform or PIM345D came about as a by-product of the program.

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