AIS H-11 Project Progress Report (December 2016)
The Project “Al-Huda International School” was formally initiated two years ago in August 2014 by submission of drawings to CDA. The drawings were principally approved in June 2015 and work on-site formally began in August 2016 after the much needed clearances were obtained from Fire Directorate, Estate Directorate and Building Control Section. After much hectic follow-up, a comprehensive meeting was held with Director BCS on October 28.
The drawings were amended as per Director BCS comments and submitted to CDA for final issuance of NOC. The BCS Directorate is being aggressively pursued for the NOC and the same is expected to be obtained soon, IA.
Progress and Deviations from Plan
Activities carried out in till date
Fourth and final section of Raft was poured on December 25 and Alhamdulillah, 100% Raft is now complete. Work has initiated on steel of retaining walls and columns. The retaining wall steel would be fixed in it’s entirety in the month of January ’17 and concrete work would be carried out in sections.
Concrete quality was constantly monitored throughout the process. The ratio of cement, sand, aggregate as well as the admixture was strictly controlled. Due to the cold weather, additional care is being taken to cure the concrete cubes at room temperature so that the actual strength is reflected in the testing process.
In addition to this , coordination is also underway with various vendors dealing in HVAC systems so that the necessary details may be finalized well in time before work initiates on Ground Floor slab , which is expected in the next 2 – 2 ½ months.
The initial drawings had shown Raft concrete without any construction joints. Construction joints were proposed and duly incorporated after consultation with the architect.
The area of Raft was increased after due consultation with Architect to include the Ramp area as well. The area had to be increased so that the retaining wall in the ramp areas could be properly executed and the future earth work etc to provide the slope of ramp would be provided with a solid support.