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SOUTH COTABATO II DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE


TINDALO ST., BALITE, BRGY. LAGAO, GENERAL SANTOS CITY
4th WEEK (JULY 3-7, 2017)

JOVAN S. BUCOL

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My role in the field is an assistant inspector representing the Constructin Section of the DPWH
SC II DEO. I was un der the supervision of the Head Project Engineer, Mr. Willie Canter but I was
assigned to the projects of Engr. Nolan Sameon.
My responsibilities as assistant inspector is to witness the pouring of the concrete. I also have to
make sure that the contractors are following the instructions given by Engr. Sameon such as using
vibrator.
Through this experience, I was able to understand how the project works. The projects are under
the DPWH. The contractors are awarded the project through bidding. However, the DPWH has every
right to manage the works of the contractors. The DPWH also ensures the quality of the materials used
by the contractors through the Quality Assurance Section. Thus, inspectors under the QAS is also needed
during the pouring of concrete.

PROJECT: ROAD CONCRETING


LOCATION: CIRCUMFERENTIAL RD. (WESTERN SECTION), BRGY. SINAWAL,
GENERAL SANTOS CITY
CONTRACTOR: FREDEN CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
NATURE OF WORK: WITNESS POURING OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENT
OR ITEM 311

ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THE MORNING. PICTURE AT THE LEFT SHOWS THE POURING OF CONCRETE USING TRUCK MIXERS. MIXING IS DONE AT
THE NEARBY BATCHING PLANT. PICTURE AT THE MIDDLE SHOWS THE SPREADED AND COMPACTED CEMENT. THE PICTURE AT THE RIGHT SHOWS
THE SAMPLE MADE FOR TESTING AS REQUIRED BY THE DPWH.

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THE PROCESSES INVOLVED AFTER CONCRETE POURING. (FROM LEFT TO


RIGHT). AFTER POURING OF CONCRETE, IT IS MANUALLY SPREADED BY THE
WORKERS AND THEN VIBRATED. THEN, IT IS SCREEDED AND COMPACTED.
AFTER PROPER SPREADING AND COMPACTING, IT IS THEN DRIED FOR A
WHILE BEFORE CURING. IF THE CEMENT IS TOTALLY DRY, IT IS THEN CUT
USING A CONCRTE CUTTER. IF THE WORK IS TO BE CONTINUED FOR
ANOTHER DAY, DOWELS ARE ARRANGED AS SHOWN IN THE LAST PICTURE
BELOW.

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PROJECT: 4-STORY SCHOOL BUILDING


LOCATION: GENERAL SANTOS CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
BRGY. CALUMPANG, GENERAL SANTOS CITY
CONTRACTOR: L.H.E. CONSTRUCTION AND INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
NATURE OF WORK: WITNESS POURING OF CEMENT ON COLUMNS

POURING OF CONCRETE ON COLUMNS. AN INSPECTOR FROM THE


QUALITY ASSURANCE INSTRUCTD THE PROJECT ENGINEER TO ENSURE
THAT THE FORMS OF THE COLUMNS SHOULD HAVE WINDOWS.
VIBRATORS SHOULD ALSO BE USED. THE DESIGN MIX FOR THIS
BUILDING IS 1 1/2:2:3 (CEMENT: SAND: AGGREGATES). THIS MIX IS FOR
STRENGTH 4000 PSI. SAMPLES TAKEN FOR VERTICAL STRUCTURES ARE
PREPARED IN A CYLINDRICAL CONTAINER. THE INSPECTOR REMINDED
THE PROJECT ENGINEER THAT THEIR COMPANY IS ISO:2001 CERTIFIED.
THEY SHOULD PROPERLY DO THEIR JOB.

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On my fourth day, I accompanied Engr. Nolan Sameon and Engr. Lenon Namuag for site I
inspection at Lanton, Apopong. We headed to the Barangay Hall of Apopong to discuss the matter on
bridge closure. The DPWH requested that the bridge be closed to allow the construction to start.
However, the barangay official disagreed since rerouting can cause a serious problem to its
constituent. Rerouting would be hard since there are no other roads nearby. They would have to travel
either on the national highway or the circumferential road which would be too far. Moreover, the
construction will take at least six months.
To settle this matter, both parties decided to hold a meeting involving the DPWH, barangay
officials, stakeholders and others involved.
After our business in the Barangay Hall, we went to the site and took measurements and images
of the site. We also asked the drivers about possible routes but they all confirmed that rerouting is
difficult.

We also inspected the site


in Circumferential Road under
Dellosa Build Design Services.
The water in the cement mix
stayed on the surface. I figured
out that the base wont allow the
water through since it is wet.
Thus, it stays on the surface. The
pouring was then stopped by the
inspector.

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PROJECT: ROAD CONCRETING


LOCATION: CIRCUMFERENTIAL RD. (WESTERN SECTION)
BRGY. SINAWAL, GENERAL SANTOS CITY
CONTRACTOR: DELLOSA BULD DESIGN SERVICES
NATURE OF WORK: WITNESS POURING OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENT
OR ITEM 311

ROAD CONCRETING UNDER DELLOSA. THE


PROCESSES INVOLVED ARE SIMILAR AS THE OTHER.
IT STILL INVOLVES SPREADING, COMPACTING,
CURING AND CUTTING. PERSONALLY, I THINK THAT
THE FREDEN CONSTRUCTION DOES IT BETTER AND
CLEANER.

PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED. ONE OF THEIR BATCHES


WAS SO DRY PROMPTING THE OPERATOR TO RETURN IT.
THEN, ONE OF THEIR EQUIPMENTS BROKE.
FURTHERMORE, THEY ONLY HAVE ONE MIXER SINCE THE
OTHER MIXERS WERE USED IN OTHER PROJECTS. THE
PROJECT ENGINEER WAS NOT PRESENT. WE WAITED
FOR ABOUT AN HOUR TO RESUME THE POURING.