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Summary sheet:KING SAUD UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERINGCE999 APPROVED EXPERIENCESUMMARY SHEET
Student Information:Name: Bader aljubairDepartment: Civil EngineeringId:433101646Training Position: Civil Engineer Intern
Training Firm(s) Information:Name: almabani general contractors co.Specialty: ContractingLocation: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Supervisor(s) Information:Name: Mr. Rawad Position: Human Resources employee
Exact Duration of Training:from: June 4 2016up to: august 18 2016
Students Signature Bader aljubair DateSeptember 27, 2016
ContentsSummary sheet:2Contents3Abstract4Introduction4Department Rotation6Project introduction and training6Procurement Department7Risk Management Department7QA/QC Department7Cost Control9Planning and scheduling Department10Engineering and MEP Departments11Plant Machinery and Vehicles (PMV)11Six Sigma Department13safety14Site Rotation15UTILITY DIVERSION TEAM.15Deep Underground Station (2B4)18Conclusion21
AbstractAs required from our Civil Engineering program at KSU, we should undergo a 10 weeks internship during the summer. During this summer, I have been able to perform my internship with almabani at one of the biggest projects in the Arab Region which is the Riyadh Metro Project for 11 weeks. The following report describes by details my internship experience with almabani at the Riyadh Metro Project.IntroductionThe Riyadh Metro is a part of the Riyadh Public Transport Project. The plan received approval from the Riyadh council of Ministers in April 2012. The Riyadh public transport project also includes construction of a bus network. The metro project is owned and operated by the Al Riyadh Development Authority (ADA). The project execution period was supposed to be five years with an optional service period for the following 10 years. But due to different circumstances, the project execution period has been delayed and it is supposed to be done in 2020. The Riyadh Metro development consists of six lines, 178 km long with 85 stations including underground, elevated and at-grade sections. Two of the lines ( 1 and 2 ), totaling 63 km and including 40 stations and two iconic stations, are taken by BACS consortium whereas the other lines and stations are divided between ANM and FAST consortiums. The BACS consortium includes four huge companis ( Bechtel, Al Mabani, CCC, and Siemens)
Figure : Riyadh Metro BannrLine 1 stretches from north to south through the center of Riyadh, along the Olaya-Batha Pathway, covering a total of 38 kilometers. The line will include 22 stations and 4 transfer stations where it will connect with other new metro lines. Most of line 1 will be underground.Line 2 runs east to west along King Abdullah Road and will be built mostly at grade (15 km) with some elevated sections. This line extends for more than 25 kilometers with 13 stations and 3 transfer stations.
Figure : Riyadh Metro MapDepartment Rotation
Figure : BACS Internship Program
Project introduction and training on the 4th of June,2016., i headed BACS office where i met with Mr. Rawad from the Human Resources department who is responsible on almabani trainees. Mr. Rawad gave me a brief orientation about the almabani or BACS training schedule which extends to 10 weeks of training that includes a rotation to several departments in the project for 4 weeks and then 6 week training on different sites of the project, since such metro project includes tens of sites. I were given ID cards so that i can enter the offices normally like any other employee at the BACS consortium Then, Mr. Rawad took me to another location ( Oruba 2 ) where safety inductions are given safety helmet, glasses, vest, and boots. I were given at first a safety induction by Mr. Zahi Saliba, who is an employee with Mabani and works in the Safety Department at Bacs. Then I were given the work at height training, deep underground training respectively and confined spice in the last day in jurisi office in olya .
Procurement DepartmentThe second department on schedule was the procurement department. The procurement department is located in BACS main office which is in al ahssa road . We got introduced to Mr. Maroun Lebbos, head of procurement department, who gave us an introduction about the procurement process in the Riyadh Metro Project. After that, Mr. Lebbos called several procurement employees to explain to us their work at this department. The process starts from the buyer which is the ordering process to expediting and at last to receiving the materials ordered. The major objective of the department is to ensure that the material ordered by the field engineers will arrive to the project on time and according to the specifications that are required to meet the project standards. On our training schedule, procurement was supposed to take two days but we have done everything in one day. So the next day we headed to the next department on schedule.
Risk Management DepartmentThe risk management department is located in Oruba 1 office. The head of the Risk Management department is Mr. Klint. Mr. Klint was so busy on that day so he just gave us an hour of his time to introduce us about risk management and the work of his department. According to Mr. Klint, risk management is the ability to identify risks and manage to respond to them effectively to reduce their effects and achieve project objectives. Risk identification and management is very essential especially in large projects where we can afford a lot of time, money, and safety through managing all risks.QA/QC DepartmentThe QA/QC department is also located in Oruba 1. When we first reached the department, we met with Mr. Florian laguer ( French ) who is the head of the Quality assurance. Then, we met with eng: Omar Kabbani who works at the quality assurance department. Omar decided to take care of us and gave us a quality induction. After that, Omar gave us a small exercise on how to write quality reports. At first, we were given some pictures taken at site. We needed to identify the problems in those pictures and write them in a report card. After that, we needed to suggest different solutions for the problems identified and write them in the report card. At the end of these reports, we should write the lessons learned from such problems in order not to repeat such mistakes in the future and to maintain quality.On the second day, we went to Mr. Marwan Karam, head of quality control department. Mr. Karam gave us a small introduction about quality control. In general, quality assurance is present in order to ensure avoiding mistakes before the work is done in order to maintain quality. Quality control is controlling quality through the work process. On each site, there must be a quality superintendant that monitors and controls the work on site to provide the best quality. After finishing our meeting with Mr. Karam, we headed with one of the quality superintendants to a site to know more about the work of these superintendants.
Figure: Low Wall Quality
Figure: Labors working on a SlabCost ControlThe next department on the schedule was the cost control department. We were first introduced to the head of the Cost Control in the Riyadh Metro Project Mr. Vishmanath. He gave us a small introduction about the department and how cost is maintained along the project with its different stages from designing to procurement to construction. Mr. Vismanath explained to us this process through drawing the influence diagram and monitoring the progress of project with time. We learned also about how the department controls project costs through monitoring purchases and records through software (PROJMON & TALISMAN).The department relies heavily on the Cost Code which lists all available items and services as well as their respective codes which is linked to a database containing all relevant details. We also learned about the division of large tasks (such as building a viaduct) into smaller work packages (such as excavation, primary concrete works, finishing) and the corresponding format in which they are displayed (showing task information, work package information, codes, hourly/daily/monthly rate, unit cost, total cost, etc). After that we also saw the bid tabs which show the status of several bidders and the cost engineers there explained to us the criteria by which each bidder was selected. We were introduced also to the estimation manager Mr. James Jones who was very friendly with us and introduced us to the whole estimation team where they informed us about their experience and advised us to work in cost control in our future.
Figure : Influence diagram drawn by Project Controls manager
Planning and scheduling DepartmentAfter spending the past two days in the cost control department, we were supposed to spend the upcoming two days at the planning department. We met with the planning manager at the BACS consortium Mr. Collins. Mr. Collins gave us a big booklet that describes the role of each employee in the planning department, such as the development and planning manager. We learned how the planning process occurs before any execution through meetings between the managers. Through planning, every big task is broken down into several steps. The planning department at the BACS consortium uses the Primavera software which makes it easier to break down a big process into smaller tasks with the schedule being present. The planners always make sure that the project process is abiding by the schedule and is not on delay. At the BACS consortium, the planning department does every quarter of a year a forecast to determine whether the project is on track or late there by depending on the previous forecast. The planners will change the activities that will take place, and will know where to dedicate the resources more.Engi