As part of activity-based teaching &learning, Fifth Semester B.TechCivil Engineering students had a “Model Making Competition II on Footing” as part of Design of Concrete Structures on 9th November 2015.The students got an excellent chance to interact with site workers as well as with the practicing Engineers. Students were asked to form three groups and to prepare design documents along with model of an isolated footing. The models were evaluated by Prof. Dr. Babu T. Jose (Director/HoD CE), Prof. Dr. K. E. George (Principal), Prof. Vincent K. John (Vice Principal), Prof. Dr. Jimmy Thomas, Assistant Prof. Veena V., Dr. Renjitha Mary Varghese and other Civil Engg. faculty members. The event was organized by Assistant Prof. Divya L, who is handling Design of Concrete Structures-I.
The evaluation was done based upon the perfection of model, presentation of design concept and standard detailing practices. Winning team was announced and will be awarded in the coming AISAT Civil Engineering Association(ACEA) Day.If students are provided the opportunity to explore by their own and provided an optimum learning environment, then the learning process becomes joyful and long-lasting. This model making event was a proof for the same.