Continuing Professional Development

To acquire know-how and to keep abreast with the current technologies, Orient Research has been participating in the relevant international and local engineering forums. Some of our staff are members of the following institutions:

○ Institution of Civil Engineers, UK
○ Fédération Européenne d’Associations Nationales d’Ingénieurs , European Union
○ American Society of Civil Engineers, USA
○ Turkish Chamber of Architects and Engineers, Turkey
○ International Acoustic Society, USA
○ International Code Council, USA
○ Geo-textile Society of Turkey
○ Base Isolation association in Turkey (one of the founding member)
○ Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA, UK
○ Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors RICS, UK
○ BREEAM Licensed Assessor, UK

Seminars and lectures from external speakers are organised on a regular basis in our offices for all our staff and covering a broad spectrum of architectural and engineering interests.

At the same time, some of our engineers have been active members in the following:

○ Dr. Orkun Akkol: President of the Geo-textile Society of Turkey in 2009 to 2011, and Secretary from 2006-2009.

○ Chai Seng Chiew: Representative of the Institution of Civil Engineers UK in Turkey 2008

○ Dr. Kemal Hanoglu: Secretary of the Turkish Association of Seismic Isolation (TASI) from 2012