Year 3 Civil Engineering Site visit – Retaining Walls
12 October 2016
On the 12th October 2016, Dr Erdin Ibraim’s Year 3 Civil Engineering cohort were given the opportunity to visit the Queen’s Building extension construction site. This was perfectly timed to co-incide with their lecture on retaining walls.
They were given a briefing on the building by George Rooley, the Faculty Project Manager for the Engineering Growth Project, Paul Marlow, the Willmott Dixon site manager, and Paul Rice, the Willmott Dixon Construction Manager before they were provided with hard hat, hi-vis jacket and gloves for their site visit.
When on site, they were shown the complex retaining wall solution for the extension which included a row of contiguous plies, ground anchors and waling beams. These were being enclosed by a reinforced concrete retaining wall. A group of the students are shown in front of the steel reinforcing bars prior to the shuttering up of the retaining wall. The contiguous plies and walings are visible through the reinforcement.
Following the visit, Dr Ibraim commented that he had received very good feedback from the students.