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RECOGNIZED TRAINING AND RESPONSIBLE EXPERIENCE

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Recognized Training Prior to Graduation
3.1.1

Peoplised Transport service, Kandy North
Period

: 11/12/1995 to

04/04/1996

Position

: Undergraduate Trainee

Supervisor

: Eng. G.K Ananda Gamini

4 months

During my first training period as an undergraduate for In plant training I did
work at Kandy North, Peoplised Transport Service. There I had a chance to
work with a lot of high calibre mechanics within a very short period of time. I
gained a considerable knowledge about diesel Engines, Fuel injection system,
Cooling system, Lubrication system, repairing gear boxes and other relevant
things.
3.1.2 Buildmart Landa (Pvt) Ltd.
Period

: 23/03/1999 to

13/06/1999

Position

: Undergraduate Trainee

Supervisor

: Eng. Herath

2 2/3 months

During this period of training I worked at Oxford Garment Building site at
Kollupitiya and I was enable to exploit knowledge in relation to a number of
perspectives in the industry. This was my first exposure to a working
environment in a Civil Engineering field and I had much opportunity to get
involved in organising of field activities with site supervision.
Here I was able to follow the construction process in a sequential order under
the direct supervision of Senior Engineers. On the other hand I had a chance
to observe the interaction between the client, contractors and consultants at a
construction site. Cost of the project was about 25.0 Million rupees.

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I.B. I conducted practical classes for undergraduates in the soil and surveying laboratories. Period : From 31/07/2000 to 10/11/2000 Position : Instructor Supervisor : Dr. 3.2. Period : From 12/11/2000 to 01/08/2001 Position : Trainee Design Engineer Supervisor : Eng. Werellagama 3 1/3 months During the above period. I had to serve the university as an instructor.R.I. MIE (SL)) 6 8 2/3 months .1 Department of Civil Engineering. D.2 Kajima Kumagai Hazama Joint Venture..S.I was responsible for the following activities together with site supervision at the above site. University of Peradeniya. and Stereoscopy.P. The faculty of Engineering.2. I also conducted demonstration classes in advanced survey technique for the final year students on G.M Ranjith (C Eng. Setting out work of Building Carry out excavation work according to drawings Concreting of basement Labour handling Preparation of bar schedules Preparation of variations considering additional works for Engineer’s approval 3.2 Recognized Training after Graduation 3. Total Station EDM.

tunnel intake structures. Germany.Ltd. I was assigned to planning and designing unit of the KKH office where I was engaged with preparation of Bar schedules as well as checking the same. Japan. As a trainee design engineer first I studied the drawings. At the beginning. At the design office. Switzerland and Lahmeyer International GMBH. I was trained under Eng. reclamation work at head pond areas. As such I had to allocate my time for design works of the quarters. I. connection road between the weir site and the power house. It comprises of 110 m long diversion weir. Total Project duration was 4 years.1. Control buildings and resettlement houses. Tokyo. Zurich. The main dam at Kukule is a concrete gravity type with sand traps. ElectrowattEkono Ltd. BadVilbel. I carried out independent analysis and designs were done as per 7 . who was the main contractor for Civil works and Diversion facilities. Contract amount was SLR 920 million and JYP 3075 million. Consulting Engineer was Nippon koei Co.M Ranjith. design specifications and method statements etc.. Aim of the Project is to generate Hydro-electric power. 90 m long sand traps. KKH JV wanted to design and construct quarters for all local staff and the responsibility of designing the quarters was assigned to me in addition to other works. In the Kukule Ganga Hydropower Project Lot 2. Client of the project was Ceylon Electricity board. was constructed by Kajima Kumagai Hazama joint venture.I joined the Kajima Kumagai Hazama joint venture (I worked in the kumagai Gumi Corporation) as a civil Engineer after my tenure at the university.

M Ranjith. maximum spacing requirements. Drivers’ quarters.3 Kajima Kumagai Hazama Joint Venture. Period : From 02/08/2001 to 12/10/2002 Position : Trainee Site Engineer Supervisor : Eng. beams.  The setting out / surveying work of Japanese dormitory .to British Standards (BS 8110 part-1~3).2. water tanks. Minimum reinforcement requirements. Local Engineers’ quarters. shear force diagrams were developed through structural analysis methods. I carried out the checking of design calculations and detail drawings Initially I referred some specimen designs relevant to the multistoreyed buildings and studied basic principals in designing. staircases footings and I experienced in preparation of detailed structural drawings according to the design office practice directly under the guidance of Design Eng. Site office. I. I carried out all calculations manually and was checked by some structural analysis programmes like “Prokon”. Dedication and work to schedule or work ahead of the schedule in a systematic way. MIE (SL)) 14 1/3 months I gained satisfactory work experience in working with Senior Engineers and an environment of Japanese standards.. For design Bending moment diagrams. while keeping the high quality is very essential in the Japanese system and I am proceed to be worked under the above set-up. I involved in Designing and detailing of slabs. Deflections checks etc were adopted as per the base BS 8110. Detailing and standards. 3. 8 . I.M Ranjith (C Eng. I have held responsible for following works during the above period. Engineers’ quarters.

I had to check for the satisfactory workmanship availability vibrators and their good working condition. I was totally responsible for the quality quantity and availability of the material at site in order to have an uninterrupted construction activity as scheduled. working hours.  I had to check the formwork against the movements. In the daily records. I had to correct the day work records submitted by the sub contractors. temporary access bridges. Machine type.  Estimation of the balance quantity of material. then I had to find out suitable new storage areas with shelters. forecasting the future material requirement or schedules. A big challenge was there for me to fulfil the requirement of six sub-contractors. Checking the setting out of all parts of the work as given in the working drawings with independent calculations were part of my responsibilities. separate skilled workers were kept to check the acrow jacks and formworks. purpose.  Checking Reinforcement against re-bar shop drawings and schedules was also part of my responsibilities. Before placing concrete. Four survey helpers were provided to me. During concreting.  Preparing of daily. levels and alignments. transformer room. My duty was to provide all survey setting out data that is required to carry out the construction activities. 9 . If adequate storage area is not available to store the material.swimming pools. availability of shelters and temporary roofs to protect concrete from unexpected rains. pipe culverts etc. weekly and monthly machine & manpower list of all sub contractors. and location of work were to be recorded.

MIE (SL)) 11 1/2 months I attended the site meetings and had to report on the progress achieved. 3.M Ranjith (C Eng. During the site meetings. plywood sheets. which would affect the future progress. 10 .3. I. acrow jacks.3 Responsible Experience 3. as additional payments were not accepted by the client. I was also responsible for taking the joint measurements with Engineers staff and prepared measurement sheets to submit for approval.1 KAJIMA KUMAGAI HAZAMA JOINT VENTURE. etc. nails.  Assessment of past and future progress as against programme and discussed any remedial action to be taken if necessary. Our attention was drawn to the following Items.  Specific proposals needed in the forthcoming months to improve the progress. Period : From 13/10/2002 to 01/10/2003 Position : Site Engineer Supervisor : Eng.. I discussed the matters which were scheduled to carry out at the previous meetings. After receiving the approval I prepared the monthly interim invoice. against any claims.  Requests for scheduled materials and tools required as scheduled such as timber. I was the only responsible Engineer to calculate all the left bank work quantity measurement sheets.  Discussed tactics. with the notification of the dates required.

Since we achieved the target of both the Client and Engineer. Also I was responsible for monitoring the progress. MIE (SL)) 11 6 months . and proposals for remedial actions to overcome those shortcomings with the consent of the Project Manager. Balance work record and remedial actions to be taken to catch up and matters to be discussed at the next meeting.. I was very careful in keeping the correct documents and details to cover the claims.3. I urged them to consider changes very carefully as it directly affects the daily work programme and thereby the period by of construction. They had met their requirement satisfactorily in time. I prepared the required construction programmes and maintained progress charts to achieve the targets using Micro Soft Project 2000. with given cost and the quality.2 STATE DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION COPORATION Period : 01/10/2003 to 30/03/2004 Position : Project Engineer Supervisor : Eng. They were happy at the end of the project. Milinda Wijerathne (C Eng. 3.  Shortcomings of the staff towards the future performance in relation to the programme. Also the Project Manager and the senior management appreciated my contribution to achieve the target with the anticipated profits. quality control of construction activities of this project. There were many difficulties faced by the contractor due to additional work which had arisen from various changes made by the Architect and requirements of the Client.

staircases. Further. 12 . Working at this site enable me to gain experience in organising of overall site activities and to understand the duties undertaken by each and every person involved in site activities.ft and the project cost was 25 million rupees. I had the responsibility of organising the work of few assistants in an office. I was also responsible for preparing designs for temporary structures. I did setting out of grid lines on upper floor slabs.  Maintaining the individual performance records of the subcontractors and monitoring the work progress accordingly. Responsibilities and duties entrusted to me as follows  Studying architectural and structural drawings to clear the ambiguity. I had to think ahead and make arrangements to organise the work to achieve good progress.During the above period I worked on a two storied building project with a floor area of 10. The client of the project was Sri Lanka Telecom.  Checking sub contractor’s claims and recommending for payment. Slab formwork. monitoring of work progress and purchasing. The name of the Engineer was also Sri Lanka Telecom. staircases. reinforcement and concreting were under my control and supervision. planning and programming of work. I had to check the quality of ready mix concrete by slump and cube tests and to calculate the actual quantities of concrete from site measurement. I was responsible for overall site management and the execution of the project matters concerned with the site. lift walls etc.200 sq. in order to arrange ready mix concrete from the batching plant for various elements to be concreted such as slab.

 Forwarding some proposals for materials and site services to the consultants. 13 .  Preparation of a revised BOQ to suit the changes required by the client. I inspected whether corrosion protective layers and bonding agents had been properly applied to the reinforcement. I provided samples of materials to be provided and also explained the details of the proposed services. Studying architectural and structural drawings technical specifications and BOQ. Any ambiguities and the changes in the drawings were discussed with the consultants and sorted out. Before placing concrete I checked the cleanness of formwork to receive concrete.  Checking levels. for the Engineer’s approval. alignment of elements and positioning of openings in slabs and beams as shown in the structural drawings using Wild T2 Theodolite and wild n3 precision level.  Completion of project on the target while maintaining the cost and quality. Lap lengths were checked as per the drawings and any congestion of reinforcement due to laps were replaced with Deha couplers. Reinforcement was first sand blasted and then applied with corrosion protective agents.  Checking the cover requirements and adequacy of the number of cover blocks provided.

Survey data.H. I prepared the detail structural design 14 .L.. Kumarasiri. This unit provides Architectural and structural designs.3. I was responsible for preparing shop drawings and getting approval for all drainage structures other than bridges located along the expressway section between Kurundugahahetekma and Matara. who acted on the team leader of the design team.3 CENTRAL ENGINEERING COUNSULTANCY BUREAU. For such structure information located from the network. and details for all major projects undertaken by CECB.3. Halcrow Group. G. Once the concrete outline drawing were approved by the Engineer.L. Period : 01/04/2004 to 07/02/2005 10 months Position : Design Engineer Supervisor : Eng. such as location coordinates tentative levels etc were re-surveyed and re-checked at the site. I worked under Eng. Also any adjustments needed were done in consultation with the Engineer. Chainages of structures and topographic information had been networked in the design office of the Kumagai Gumi office for easy and quick access for the design works.H.Kumarasiri (C Eng. I joined the CECB design office. Subsequently detailed concrete out line drawings were prepared for the structures and submitted for the Engineer’s approval. I worked with a team of Engineers on design works of Southern Transport Development project under a consultancy contract by the CECB to Contractor Kumagai Gumi Company. structural and building services Engineers and draft men. The unit consists of 40 staff members including Architects. MIE (SL)) After the completion of the three year construction period successfully. G.

drawings including reinforcement details and bar schedules for the structures. the experience I gained at this present will enhance my design experience as well as my construction experience.Meegoda (4 km) and Maspotha Thisnampola (4 km). I was responsible getting approval for the structural drawings as well. At present I continue to complete the design works of balanced structures with the team of Engineers from CECB. There had been three roads awarded to Maga Eng. That Contract involved a Rs.Wellawa(12 km).P. To date I have completed about 40 such structures including Box culverts. I was responsible for the following works.. 15 . 3. M. namely Badagamuwa . under ‘Road Sector Development Project Package’ funded by Asian Development Bank.  Establishing the permanent and temporary bench marks ands setting out of proposed centre line in the carriage way. Balasuriya ( C Eng. Kiriwaula . pipe culverts head walls and wing walls of culverts and transitions required for the drainage structures.3.  Maintenance of the existing roads during construction. (Pvt) Ltd.179 million worth rehabilitation work of 20 km of provincial roads. As the designs of the structures done by me being actually constructed at site.4 MAGA ENGINEERING (PVT) LTD Period : 01/04/2004 to 07/02/2005 Position : Project Engineer Supervisor : Eng.  Training young technical officers on surveying.MIE (SL)) 8 months I was employed at Maga Engineering (Pvt) Ltd as a Project Engineer for NW-09 in North Western Province during the period mentioned above.

Sahabandu. K. Edge treatment and Concreting. labour. where I trained under Eng.  Preparing the monthly progress reports.  Maintenance of the ARE’s office. K. In this respect.  Attending monthly progress meetings with Project Manager. Total floor area :- 3. 351.  Preparing and maintaining “Inspection and Test Plans”. L.3.  Maintaining records on machinery.  Preparation of check lists such as for Shoulder construction.0 Million. Roadway excavation. material and on physical progress. specifications. head of the design unit.  Preparing interim payment certificates (IPC).5 CENTRAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY BUREAU Period : 04-10-2005 to to date Duration : 14 months Position : Trainee Design Engineer / Consulting Engineer Supervisor : Eng. I was involved in the following project as a trainee Structural Design Engineer.  Providing and maintaining safety measures.S Sahabandu My main objective was to expand my knowledge on design and construction. Initially I studied the standard method of detailing. Site clearance. work done quantities. Quality controlling of sub contractors’ works.L. weather charts etc. Embankment filling. 3. bills of quantities.  Seven Storied Registrar General Department Building Client :– Ministry of Registrar General Department Estimated Cost :– Rs. S. method statements etc. I was fortunate enough to have a good opportunity to join the Design Unit of the Engineering Procurement Construction division of the CECB. .200 m2 16 . and was then engaged in design of structures.

I was responsible for the design and participating in site visits as a consultant Engineer. Roof and Floor Slabs and Staircases (3 Nos. Lift wells(2 Nos. One of my duties were to conduct site meetings. Ducts had to be provided specially for electrical wiring.). I had an opportunity to work under Eng. Beam–Columns grid frames. Design and Preparation of drawings were carried out. Registrar General Building is the one of the largest building projects that CECB undertook on a turnkey basis. Service engineers. G. Preparation of layouts and general arrangement drawings. The main structural components were Pile Caps (single & double). It was necessary to study all engineering and architectural drawings before the commencement of formworks. site work inspections and to give instructions/ clarifications regarding construction drawings. 1. The reinforced concrete super structure rested on 32 numbers of cast-in-situ bored piles. Continuous coordination with personnel pertaining to other engineering disciplines and architects was necessary. 2. 17 . During the course of work. Over head Water Tank. Electrical and Mechanical engineers etc. D. I was also supposed to give necessary instructions on quality control work and progress as mentioned above. CECB. water supply and fire fighting. I had an opportunity to communicate with professionals in different disciplines such as architects. Supervision of form works. Analysis. Checking of reinforcement arrangement according to the structural drawings. A.The above project was undertaken by the CECB as a turnkey project. Piyatilaka who was the Acting General Manager in Colombo region. There. Under Ground Water Sump.). Structural designs were carried out in accordance with BS 8110.

4. Due to this it was difficulty to check it again. parallel lines 1 m distances away from centre lines were set out as reference line. To overcome this.  After setting out was done it was observed that setting out points get disappeared when work was being progressed. Then I managed to achieve the target without cutting tree roots and rock blasting. But we had to construct 2 18 . Instructions were given to carry out 3 day. But I diverted the waste water and sewer line direction. 7 day and 28 day cube tests for each mix of pours and to ensure that proper curing was maintained. Supervision of concreting work and quality controlling. Engineer wanted to cut the tree roots and blast the rocks. labour huts and working areas. I drew the attention of site staff of the situation and made arrangements to remove all debris daily and to place formwork in an orderly manner after use.0 PROBLEMS ENCOUNTEDRED AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE Kukule Ganga Hydropower Project [KAJIMA KUMAGAI HAZAMA JOINT VENTURE]  Site was very congested with the site office. stores. The problems arose were easily solved by managing the work with efficient labour handling.  During the excavation for manholes for waste water and sewer lines.3. It was observed that there was debris everywhere in the site and removed formwork material was not placed properly. Finally Engineer also agreed to my proposal. keeping the site clean and safe and maintaining adequate stocks. large tree roots and large rocks were observed.

Plaster had to be applied to a thickness of about 40mm. I had to plan the work carefully. the slab formwork were scattered everywhere at the site. On my instructions 10 Nos dewatering pits were excavated around the foundation and at the same time foundation excavation work carried out simultaneously with dewatering.  In brick work. I arranged to stack the ply-woods according to their sizes and to transport them to other sites for reuse. Engineer was made to agree through negotiations.kurunegala [STATE DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION COPORATION]  Since the building was targeted to complete within six months period. Telecom Building Project. 19 . On my instruction these areas were chipped and re-plasted while introducing an expansion type wire meshes at every 10 mm thickness and this seem to be a successful remedy.additional man holes.  Due to high water table at the CEB dormitory site. Lots of problems were faced while excavating and concreting.  To avoid corrosion of reinforcement when stored in open area. It helps me to arrange the daily work programme and update it. irregularities were observed in some areas. I did control and advised sub contractors to work properly by way of allocating correct person to do the specified job within a given time schedule. some formwork damaged. It was also noticed that these areas developed cracks showing signs of layer separation. I arranged to construct a small hut to store them.  After removal. Further I recorded daily balance work remaining with priority order. Although it affected the BOQ quantities. The soil Engineers’ recommendation was to place the raft foundation at 1 m depth on a firm soil base. Some times small submersible pumps were used.

This was contributed to reduce the actual project cost. Each and every material had to be carried by hands. Due to excessive truck weight. Further I arranged direct labourers to sort previously used ply wood sheets and cut pieces according to their sizes and the usability. Water bouzers through this premises. So I had to face severe problems. Due to this phenomena’s. according to schedules. formwork (Ply wood) exposed to the air and rain.  1st floor slab was concreted by using pump cars and 6 m 3. Concreting was done during the night hours. Then I understood it will definitely affect the 20 . I sketched the plywood arrangement for the slab and beam layout and handed over to the formwork gang. and was in the Telecom building premises. 8 m3 capacity agitator trucks. Until the concrete was placed. I was unable to carry on site work. most of the Telecom roads were damaged and Telecom prohibited truck movements. The direct labour wages used for sorting of used ply wood sheet pieces were negligible when comparing with purchasing cost of plywood. As a result more than eighty percent of plywood sheets once used for formwork were able to be reused. I made arrangements to minimize the wastage of plywood sheets while laying for slabs and beams. I advised formwork gang to apply form-oil normally made grease mix with diesel on exposure surface. Telecom higher management did not allow entering site Lorries.  Site located some distance away form the main road. I communicated in writing with Deputy General Manager Telecom on this matter and I was able to overcome the problem through his kind permission to use the premises. Tractors. The amount of new ply wood sheets required for the next slab formwork was very few resulting the reduction of the cost of slab formwork.

requesting another instrument for carrying out the work. We were all newcomers to the site and it’s location and while installing the TBM’S. The damaged instrument was sent to “Boomtech” Pvt Ltd for repair. After that I had to meet the chief forest officer in Kurunegala and discuss what happened in the site and obtain permission to continue our work. 2.progress of 2nd floor slab.NW-09 MAGA ENGINEERING (PVT) LTD. It was noticed that every morning and evening there was a time period (about 30 minutes) lost in adhering to the stores procedures in issuing and receiving 21 . explaining our difficulties and got permission. at the same time completely damaging the leveling instrument. Damage roads were re constructed after completion of concreting work. the site staff was faced with the problem of formation of cold joints during large pours of concreting. The injured person was taken to hospital and the incidente was communicated to the head office. One day a forest officer suddenly came to the site and requested that we stop our work. I planned and implemented several mixers at the same time with suitable pouring patterns to avoid formation of cold joints. To overcome this problem.1 ROAD SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT. So I forwarded a letter to DGM Telecom. we had to clear/cut some small tree branches in the Badagamuwa reservation. This happened after 4 days of commencement of the works. With my instructions they carried out concreting work satisfactorily. 1. one of the surveying personnel fell into the obsolete pit and fractured his foot.  Due to non availability of batching plants in Kurunegala. 4. During the setting out work. 3.

I observed that the curing had not been properly carried out. I was able to recover the time loss due to bad weather. I proposed that it should be very close to the site to reduce traveling time. There was a generator room and a transformer room in the Registrar General building. 4. To solve the problem I proposed that the storekeeper should issue the required tools to the relevant team leader/Foreman with a guarantee that they would be received at the completion of the work. I hired a farm tractor and installed a water pump and shower pipe system in the tractor to wet the road to reduce dust. Material wastage was a severe problem in the site. A more suitable location at the site premises was selected to store materials. I gave instructions to cover the piles during the rainy days. 6. During the rainy days. 5. I understood that several trenches were to be provided in the ground floor for laying electrical cables.tools such as concrete pans. I allocated a separate worker with necessary instructions to look into curing work. wheelbarrows etc. I also thought of ways and means of reducing inconvenience to public due to our construction work. I pay keen attention to select a land to use as a yard. I looked into that and arranged a special tool along with a list of instructions to lift the Hume pipe. There had been so many cases of damaging Hume pipes due to improper handling.2 CENTRAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY BUREAU REGISTRAR GENERAL BUILDING PROJECT 1. All labourers were idling during that time. mamoties. 7. The Electricity Board should have given the 22 . part of the sand piles were washed away. 4. 8.

Electrical. I had to advice them to drill the pile cap to a 450 mm depth and embed the same diameter bars in the same locations. At the initial stage I did not have an overall picture of the building and also no proper coordination of the Mechanical. Sump concreting had not been done properly. Curing was not properly done after concreting. It was obvious that any delay would affect our construction program. However at the design stage those details were not available.charge. 6. Later the architect changed his “Information only” drawings significantly.positions and the sizes of cable trenches. For instance. Advice had to be given to them to do remedial measures and to check for any leakages after repairs. I had to check my previous calculations. I highlighted its importance and sent a letter through my in. Some details were missed. So I had to change my concrete outline drawings and reinforcement drawings. When the resident Engineer called and asked about this. So I sent letters requesting for them. Plumbing engineers etc. installing the water bar mark and the construction joints locations. I consulted with my senior engineers to give an exact answer. That made it impossible to maintain verticality of the column. Since architect drawings were not finalized. 4. 5. 2. I started my design calculation using “information only” drawings. 23 . Therefore I proposed two duct positions to fulfill the requirements. 7. 3. Some pile cap starters were not perpendicular to the surface of the pile cap.