On the 23/11/2009, we went to the VIVA site @ Thomson Tiong AikSite for some hands on/review on an actual construction site. Theobjective of the site visit was mainly to familiarise ourselves with theoperations at a construction site.During the site visit, we were exposed to various constructionmethods, machineries and also had the chance to observe theconstruction of piles. At that time of the visit, the construction workswere only at the piling stage. Thus, there was nothing much toobserve. However, we were also given the opportunity to experiencethe construction machineries at work. We learnt the importance of atidy and organised working environment, as well as safety equipments. The site consisted of many possible death threats or potentialthreats where fatal accidents can occur. Upon arrival, we were allinspected – the management had to ensure that we were all properlyattired with safety gear and covered shoes before we were allowed togo in. It was a standard protocol at all construction sites. Safety is afterall the most important aspect in a construction project. This outdoor experience provided us with a more in-depth andhands on experience on Civil Engineering Construction. We were ableto question, understand and absorb the logic behind the machineries,construction techniques, and methodology theory learnt in class.
1.Introduction1.1Purpose of visit –
The purpose of the site visit was simple – we needed to understand and visualise the theory taught in class. Thesite visit would allow us to have a hand on review and a clear understanding on constructing.