A group of 34 students and 2 lecturers from Kolej Laila Taib QS Department had visited the flood mitigation Project at Jalan Kampung Nangka on 26 August 2022 (Friday). The purpose of this site visit was to expose the students to the construction of pumping station and tidal gate control structure.
The site visit was led by Project Manager, Ir. Sia How Teck and Mr. Ling Chuan Hong, the site engineer. The turnkey contractor for this project was Kiasan Engineering Sdn. Bhd. The site consists of two pumping stations, tidal gate control structures, detention ponds, SESCO substations and MSB rooms. Other construction works including drainage upgrading works, drainage demolition works and road resurfacing works.
Unfortunately due to the site safety issue, students were not allowed to go into the site. We were much appreciated that the Project Manager, Ir. Sia had prepared the presentation slide to show to the students in their site office. The Project Manager, Ir. Sia presented about the scope of works for this project and shared the actual site photos with all the students. Moreover, Ir. Sia also further explain to the students about the function of pumping station. Ir. Sia even shared video clips that showed the before and current construction site which was recorded by drone.
This flood mitigation project was expected to be completed by 25 February 2023. According to site engineer, Mr. Ling, they are still preparing the documents to claim for extension of time for this project. Mr. Ling said that site management is very important in order for them to catch up the work progress. He has to arrange site workers to do repair works at different area from time to time. He also needs to settle disputes between contractor and kampung villagers when property damages happened due to contractor’s construction works.
The visit was indeed a beneficial trip that allowed students to gain new knowledge regarding the project of constructing pumping stations.