23rd December 2017
SITE VISIT – MODEL COLLEGE, DOMBIVLI
‘Examples is not just the best way to learn, it’s the only way.’
The site visit at Dombivli was organised by Ar. Keshav Chikodi and aimed at teaching students about various design and construction elements of institutional architecture through live examples.
Students of second and third year assembled at the entrance of the Model college at Khambalpada, Dombivli at 10 am. The site visit was supervised by Prof. Keshav Chikodi. Prof Ar Sanjay Shirgaonkar and Prof Ar Prashant Potdar assisted the students to the visit. Prof. Chikodi briefed the students about the visit. The students were divided into groups to cover all the aspects of the site visit. The following parts were covered by respective experts who had been an important part of the designing.
1. All the details of the fire Safety system such as the water storage, the water supply, escape facilities, and other such details were explained by the chief engineer who played a major role in designing the fire-safety systems.
2. The Post-tension slab, and other major elements such as the use of Aerated Blocks, Small construction details, Architectural harmony with the engineering principles and other such techniques and parts of the building construction which were in the construction process were explained by Prof. Keshav Chikodi.
3. Interior design of various rooms was explained like the way the modular furniture has been smoothly incorporated and how the services were essentially fabricated within the limits was explained.
Later a question and answer session was conducted, where all the students got an opportunity to interact with Prof. Keshav Chikodi and the other engineers.Students will find it useful in their design as it was a valuable experience.
Then Prof Sanjay Shirgaonkar gave a vote of thanks on behalf of all the students of B. R. Harne College of architecture.