On February 23, 2019, Students taking up BS CIV-CTM and BS CIV-STE went on a field trip entitled “Megawide Expeditions: A Site Visit to Megawide Precast Plant”. The field trip was quite a fun and informative experience for us undergraduate students as it was a first time experience for most of us to visit a Precast Plant. What a new experience it was as we had a glimpse in an actual plant that who knows? maybe in a few years we will be working for the same large and successful pioneering construction company like Megawide.
The field trip began with a short orientation led by Mr. Christopher Ganotice and Mr. Emelito Durano Jr. The group of 55 student participants in the field trip were split into two groups with the two facilitators at that point and for the rest of the field trip as to have a smoother program flow. The orientation focused on a little bit of history on the establishment of the Precast Plant and on the various sections we are to visit in the plant. Once we set out to the main part of the tour, we were told that photos were restricted especially for the machines.
Our facilitator Mr Ganotice who is the Senior Planner for the site, was able to explain quite eloquently the use of each sections of the plant and how each of the sections of the plant were crucial to the manufacturing of precast concrete. We were able to visit the Warehouse, Stockyard and the two factories of the plant. It was really interesting to see their methodology and observe first hand as it really gave light to how some of the things we study like concrete is applied in real life.
Overall, it was a very new and exciting experience for all of us and personally, it the trip gave me goosebumps of excitement to get right on down to the field once I pass my boards. I personally would like to thank the CE department together with all the faculties involved, and CES together with all the student leaders that also helped and all the people that made this field trip possible, I hope this field trip can also be experienced by the next batches as it really made me feel one step closer to my dream.
By: Edward Inciong