An industrial visit was organized for the fifth semester Civil Engineering students on 15th to 20th October 2018 to Dakshina Kannada Nirmithi Kendra , Mangalore and Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanad. The team was accompanied by two faculty members of civil engineering department. They started off with visiting the Dakshina Kannada Nirmithi Kendra, a Technology Transfer centre under Government of India for promoting and to propagate the proven technologies from research institutes to the field. The experienced employees of Nirmithi Kendra demonstrated the arch construction and showed the mechanism of critical joints to be considered in an arch construction.
Students had an opportunity to have a detailed view of different arch models, structures such as ferrocement floating boats, bottle brick constructions, etc. They had an interaction section with the employees of the Nirmithi Kendra and got a clear picture of different types of construction methods.
Then the second visit was to Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanad. It is the largest earth dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia. The dam is made up of massive stacks of stones and boulders. Students were highly benefitted from the visit by closely experiencing the features of an exceptional civil engineering marvel.