Site visit for Basement constructions
27th Jan 2017
A site visit to an ongoing basement construction site is organised to make students understand the various concerns related to the execution of underground construction. Different stages of construction of basements execution like box excavation, water draining, raft slab, reinforcement, formwork, casting of pardi, waterproofing etc. could be seen pratically. The step by step execution process explained in the lecture could be seen on site. Students raised many questions to site workers about execution to clarify their doubts. The severe concern for waterproofing basements got underlined with this site visit where students saw it practically. Latest chemicals and materials used for waterproofing were introduced to them. Challenges in underground constructions were also discussed by the site engineer.