This report comprises of my practical experience during my six (6) months SIWES, which consist of three chapters.
Outline the introduction, aim and objectives of the SIWES and scope of the report.
Dealt with Reinforced Concrete Drainage Construction processes.
It also include problem encountered, proffered solutions and experienced gained.
Focus mainly on conclusion and recommendation.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page i
- Objective of SIWES 1
- Scope of report 2
2.0 Industrial/Field experience 3
2.1 Project Task 3
2.1.1 Construction Stages 3
2.1.2 Preparing the site 3
2.1.3 Establishing of the points on ground 4
2.1.4 Drainage excavation 4
2.1.5 Reinforcement of the Drainage 5
2.1.6 Problems Encountered 7
2.1.7 Benefits derived from the training 7
3.0 Conclusion and Recommendation 8
3.1 Conclusion 8
3.2 Recommendation 8
The Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) slated for 6 months which is a requirement for the completion of my course of study, was undertaken at Kwara State Ministry of Works and Transport, Ilorin. As a student attaché at Kwara State Ministry of Works and Transport, Ilorin, I was exposed to Engineering Practical activities which really bridged between the theories learnt in the classroom and the real world practical applications. I had the opportunity to make use of machines such as the Concrete mixing machine, the Excavator and reinforcement sizes etc.
1.1OBJECTIVE OF SIWES
- SIWES will provide students the opportunity to test their interest in a particular career before permanent commitments are made.
- SIWES students will develop skills in the application of theory to practical work situations.
- SIWES will provide students the opportunity to test their aptitude for a particular career before permanent commitments are made.
- SIWES students will develop skills and techniques directly applicable to their careers.
- SIWES will aid students in adjusting from college to full-time employment.
- SIWES will provide students the opportunity to develop attitudes conducive to effective interpersonal relationships.
- SIWES will increase a student’s sense of responsibility.
- SIWES students will be prepared to enter into full-time employment in their area of specialization upon graduation.
- SIWES students will acquire good work habits.
- SIWES students will develop employment records/references that will enhance employment opportunities.
1.2 SCOPE OF THE REPORT
The scope of work includes the following:
- Clearing and removal of topsoil and cuttings
- Filling with laterite from approved borrow pits
- Provide reinforced concrete drain of 0.75m by 0.6m
- Provide reinforced concrete slab (150mm thick)
- Provide and shape naturally occurring laterite material to a compacted thickness of 150mm sub-base and base each
2.0 INDUSTRIAL/ FIELD EXPERIENCE
During the period of six month of Industrial Training, I was involved in the construction unit of civil engineering.
I was posted to OSI-OBBO AYEGUNLE ROAD Construction, where I was involved in Earthwork, Construction of drainage.
2.1.1 construction stages
This is the phase that requires the most planning; this is because if you take your time when designing, the actual construction process will be a lot quicker and smoother. Planning at this stage tends to be more basic, they will be asking questions like; will this actually be feasible, or will it cost more than we have. The initial design for the project will be drawn by the Engineer who will have been given a brief of the client and will then from this brief begin design. After the surveyor investigation has been completed, the structural engineer designs for the reinforcement and grade of concrete to be used for the construction project. The structural engineer designs for the maximum loading envisaged that the pavement would carry and at the same time consider the cost of construction.