Dr. Ernesto S. de Castro is a well-known and well-respected authority in the field of civil and structural engineering. His expertise and reputation has helped ESCA reach its present status as a globally competitive engineering firm. His creative vision and pursuit for innovation has continuously placed the organization at the forefront of the industry.
The desire to advance the profession is further reflected in Dr. de Castro’s involvement in several industry associations. He has been President of the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP), the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers and the Society of the Philippine Accredited Consultants (SPAC), and is still a fellow today. He has also led the American Society of Civil Engineers, Cofilco Inc., the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators, the Council of Filipino Consultants and the Association of Consulting Civil Engineers of the Philippines. For six years until 1997, he chaired the Professional Regulation Commission’s Board of Civil Engineering. He has been an accredited Construction Arbitrator of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission since 1989.
Dr. de Castro also takes time to share his knowledge in academic settings. He spent more than a decade as professorial lecturer at the Graduate Divisions of the University of the Philippines College of Engineering and College of Business Administration. As the Engineering Dean and Chancellor of the University of the East, Caloocan, from 2004 to 2006, he was key in supervising the college’s curricular programs and formulating the institution’s master plan for development.