A Field visit on “Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Building Besides Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College Campus”

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The Department of Civil Engineering of Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College organized a field visit to the construction site of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Building, Sree Sainath Seva Samithi, A. Rangampet besides Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College Campus at A. Rangampet, Tirupati on1 st November 2017. The field visit was organized for the benefit of II B.Tech. I Semester Civil Engineering students. The objective of the program was to impart the practical knowledge of the construction details of civil engineering structures which is vital for civil engineering students.

Sixty II B.Tech. I Semester students from Department of Civil Engineering, Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College participated in the field visit along with 06 faculty members. Dr. O. Eswara Reddy, Professor and BOS Chairman, Faculty Advisor – ASCE SVEC Student Chapter; Mr. D. V. Purushotham, Assistant Professor, Coordinator- ASCE SVEC Student Chapter; Mr. M. Gokulnath, Assistant Professor; Mr. V. Mahesh, Assistant Professor; Mr. M. P. Charan Sai, Assistant Professor and Mr. B. Sudhakar, Assistant Professor, were part of the visit.

Faculty members explained the type of construction; construction details of foundations, columns and beams. Further, they explained briefly about soil bearing capacity of the temple structure.

Dr. O. Eswara Reddy explained the shear wall design in the construction of the temple structure; reinforcement in beams, columns and slabs. He interacted with the students to know their understanding about construction details during the field visit.

This program was helpful for the students to understand the technicalities of this field and created awareness about the advancements in construction. The purpose of the field visit was fulfilled and all the students who participated were benefited.