VISIT TO DDA KALKAJI IN-SITU REHABILITATION PROJECT SITE, NEW DELHI
22nd September 2017
Department of Civil Engineering under ASCE DCE Student Chapter, organized visit DDA Kalkaji In-Situ Rehabilitation Project Site, New Delhi on 22nd September , 2017. 41 students of third and fifth semesters along with faculty Gaurav Thakur and Rikshit Kumar visited the site.
The main objective of the visit was to give practical knowledge of the various tool used in construction.
This project is of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) being constructed over an area of 20,000 square meters which will provide houses to more than 3000 families. This housing project costs around 350 crores. There are four clusters at the site consisting of two to six towers of fourteen floors each. A Sewer Treatment Plant is also proposed at the site. The construction work is being carried out by Era Infra Engineering Limited.
After taking permission from the Project In-charge and the Project Manager, the students were divided into two groups. The students were taken to one of the towers of the site where they learnt the various structural and finishing works of building construction. The students learnt the various facets of building construction like layout of columns, concreting of beams, columns and slabs, expansion joint, gridlines, various types of tower cranes, block work, staircase and lift pits, waterproofing of roof, learnt about doors and windows, finishing works including flooring, plastering etc. They also learnt to read various drawings like coordinate drawings of columns, foundation drawings etc. The students also get familiarized with various safety measures to be taken at the site while executing different kinds of works. After the students’ site visit students also had a brief talk with the Project Manager.
The students explored many practical aspects of civil engineering. Overall it was a good experience for the students as they learnt many new things and enhanced their knowledge.