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  1. 1. SITE VISIT REPORT NAME: PARHAM FARHADPOOR STUDENT NUMBER: 0313698 SUBJECTS:  Measurement 1 [QSB 60104]- Sr. Ang Fuey Lin  Building Materials [BLD 62003]- Puan Hasmanira Mokhtar  Construction Technology [BLD 60104]- Mr. Leong Boon Tik
  2. 2. 2 TABLE OF CONTENT INTRODUCTION AND CONTENT…………………….……………….…………...….3-4 OBJECTIVES ...…………………………………………….…………………………….5 PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTIONS …………………………………………………...…6-16 CONCLUSION…….……………………………………..………………….……………17
  3. 3. 3 INTRODUCTION AND CONTENT A site visit to construction site was organized on 20th of June 2014 by the program director. Before anything, all the safety precautions gave by the lecturer such as wearing helmet and proper shoes. Then base on the plan, all student gathered at university around 8:00am and we reached to the site after half an hour journey by bus. After arrival to the site and meeting with the people in charge of guiding us, a short brief about the project was given by Mr.Chong and his colleagues to start the tour around the site. The project that we visited is located at Jalan Klang Lama, Mukim Petaling, and it is combination of residential and commercial which will be linked to another building across the road. Encorp Construct Sdn. Bhd secured a contract on 26th December 2013 and expected to be completed by November 2015 and cost of this project is approximately 100RM million. The size of the land is around 1 acres and a single 25 storey block plus two levels of basement, parking for commercial purposes. The ground, first and second floor of building is the business area, 3rd to 6th floor is parking for residential purposes, and 7th to 24th is the residential part of the building. Companies cooperating in this project are:  AIKBEE TIMBERS (employer)  LT LEONG SEKUTU (architect)  PERUNDING MAJUJAYA (civil & structural engineer)  KEW & ASSOCIATES (mechanical & electrical engineer)  PCM COST PERUNDING (quantity surveyor)  ENCORP CONSTRUCT (main contractor)
  4. 4. 4 After briefing students were guide into the basement level and while walking through, temporary works for the workers accommodation were observed. Then the pile retaining wall in the basement was something new to everyone and explained that this method is used for high rise buildings, especially in Kuala Lumpur. Next they guided us to the upper floors and during walking students were able to see different types of materials, such as packets of Portland cement or ducts before instillation for air conditioning purposes. After reaching to the commercial levels and residential parking, different things attracted students’ attention such as beams columns, pipes, scaffoldings and many others, plus watching workers working on concrete stair by bending reinforcement bars. After that we had chance to experience moving down by using scaffolding and once we reached the ground level workers were preparing timber formworks which was quite interesting. Observing different types of machinery like crane, truck mounted concrete pump or bending machines was another part of the site visit.
  5. 5. 5 OBJECTIVES  Experiencing and learning more about construction site environment that will face after becoming a Quantity Surveyor and entering construction industry.  Understanding about importance of safety and notes that should be taken before entering to a construction site for the accidents that may happen there, such as wearing helmet.  Learning about basic process of construction by observing a real example of working space, plus observing and comparing topics that taught by lecturers at university.  More understanding about construction technology of buildings and different methods of constructing, plus explore and identify different types of building materials.  Giving chance to students for learning about different types of machinery and their uses by observing, such as concrete mixer, crane and bar cutting machine.  Helping students for better understanding of construction drawings and details for taking-off.  Asking questions from supervisors and people working at construction site to gain more information and learn from their experiences.
  6. 6. 6 PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTIONS Precaution signs to remind safety basis before entering a construction site such as helmet, plus the construction company logo on hoarding at the entrance of the construction site. Whole surrounding of site was covered by hoarding. Reinforced concrete frame of the building including columns, beams, and slabs.
  7. 7. 7 This picture shows fabric reinforcement that is made in factory by welding and used for slab. Stored at the corner of the site to use later. Truck mounted concrete pump. This type is more convinient, because it can move around easier and used at the proper place.
  8. 8. 8 This picture shows site schedules board such as rebar weekly using on site, casting schedule, and material delivery on site. Reinforced concrete beams intersects.
  9. 9. 9 Mobile access tower use for gaining access to buildings for maintenance and repair. Scaffolding which is a temprary platform for workers to access to a place of work at construction sites and also to support them as well as materials.
  10. 10. 10 Air ducts for air conditioning purposes. This picture shows piled retaining wall. A retaining piled wall is formed from closely spaced bored piles for the construction of basements.
  11. 11. 11 Temporary works for workers accommodation. PVC sewer and drain pipes.
  12. 12. 12 Timber formwork for concrete stair and the bottom supports. In this picture workers are working on concrete stair by bending reinforcement bars.
  13. 13. 13 Reinforcement bars that had been cut in different size and bent to use for various part of building. 50kg packets of portland composite cement stored on site.
  14. 14. 14 This picture shows reinforcement bars before they are cut and bent stored on site. Reinforcement bars divide into two types, high tensile and mild tensile. Crane to lift and lower materials and also to move them horizontally. It is mainly used for lifting heavy things and transporting them to other places.
  15. 15. 15 Steel stairs of scaffolding for elevating workers up and down. Bending machine that is used to bend reinforcement bars.
  16. 16. 16 This picture shows preparation of timber formworks and the concrete cover.
  17. 17. 17 CONCLUSION At the end of the site visit and experiencing real working space and the environment of construction, I realized that working at construction site is much more different and also more difficult, because of the weather conditions and the risks exist. This site visit gave me a chance to experience and learn what cannot be gained during lectures or tutorials. One of the first things that I have learnt is understanding the importance of safety which is a basic of construction, because of all dangers exist on site. Furthermore I have learnt many things by identifying different types of construction materials and their uses, and also learning a lot about construction process and methods that are used in Malaysia, plus ma by talking and asking questions from the construction team who were guiding us at the site. Finally, this site visit helped for better understanding what I am going to face in future as a Quantity Surveyor, and also giving me better understanding about construction to help me in my studying, especially for taking-offs in measurement. In overall, it was a great experience for me.