MARGAO: Fifty students of final year civil engineering of Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda visited Central Water and Power Research Station, Military College of Engineering, Plumbing Laboratory at College of Engineering, Pune and Kolte Patil Life Republic construction site during their educational tour to Pune.
They were accompanied by prof Satyesh Kakodkar, prof Starina Dias, prof Madhuraj Naik and prof Akshata Kudchadkar.
As informed by the college, on the first day students visited the Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune. It is a major research organisation in the field of hydraulic and allied research as a subordinate office of the Ministry of Water Resources of Government of India and deals with planning, organising and undertaking specific research and development studies related to optimising designs of the river, coastal, water storage and conveyance hydraulic structures.
At the site a model of Kerala port was explained also a demonstration on current meter working was also shown to the students which are used for measuring the velocity of flow in channels.
At CWPRS, Bilal Shaikh, scientist, Milankumar Someshwar and research assistant Rahul Malik coordinated the visit. In the afternoon, the students visited the plumbing lab at College of Engineering, Pune, where the students were explained by Pradip Jagtap about the importance of plumbing for a building and models of sanitation along with fresh and wastewater piping system, was demonstrated.
On the next day, the students visited the College of Military Engineering where the students first saw two model buildings. In those buildings, students saw various types of masonry, wall finishes, different type of arches, plaster finishes, distemper, fireplace, different types of roofs, etc. The students also saw the international rowing channel. Mainak Hazra from Indian Army coordinated the visit.
Later in the evening, the students visited the Kolte-Patil Mega-Township, biggest township in Pune, where quality manager Pravin Mahajan, Yatin Patil, Yuvraj Londhe, Pankaj Choudhary and Manas Pradhan addressed the students.
The students were informed the size of the project was 500 acres and the buildings constructed were of 21 stories each. They were also informed that a new method of construction called the Kumkang aluminium formwork system was used due to which they could complete a single building of the project within a year. They also mentioned that M30 grade high flow concrete was used for construction.