Usher Technologies Inc. topped the Circle of Excellence awardees as Technology Company of the Year Grand Winner in the recently concluded Asia CEO Awards 2022.
The Technology Company of the year award is given to the organization that focuses on information and communication technology and how it enables, transforms and uplifts lives of the community it serves, the company said in a news release.
The award came on the heels of the Gregorio Zara Award for Best Technology Commercialization in 2021 that it received from the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST). It has also won various awards.
The Asia CEO Technology Company of the Year Award underscores the company’s efforts in increasing the Philippines’ readiness during disasters—giving hope in reducing economic loss and most importantly, to save lives.
It was a testament to the advocacy of Usher (Universal Structural Health Evaluation and Recording System) in disaster risk reduction management as it fortifies and strengthens its mission to help communities in disaster risk reduction through the use of the system and a framework on training and education on structural health monitoring, the news release said.
Usher Technologies Inc. is a commercialization of the high-impact R&D project of Mapua University that was supported by the DOST-Philippine Council for Industry Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development.
It is led by Chief Vision Officer Dr Francis Aldrine A. Uy, who is also the dean of Civil Engineering of Mapua University, and an all-Filipino team from various engineering disciplines from Mapua and seasoned professionals from technology, business, legal and finance.
Usher aims to be a leading innovations company in the multi-hazard disaster risk reduction platforms and solutions that is ushering a safer world.
It is a 24/7 building structural health monitoring system composed of an advanced accelerograph, a web portal system and a mobile application.
It is a key solution to address disaster risk reduction, specially in urban cities in order to reduce economic and human loss. It is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The technology can be installed in buildings, bridges and other critical structures. It aids engineers and building owners and administrators to monitor structural integrity and performance under seismic and other events, Usher said.
Usher has been working with the Department of Public Works and Highways in monitoring the structure of public infrastructures, and with the private sector.
It is economical, convenient and fully compliant with government regulations. It is a vital component in building Smart cities.
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