FIELD VISIT AT THE COMPLEX “DIAMOND OF SKOPJE” BY LIMAK HOLDING FOR THE CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENTS

Students of Civil Engineering conducted a field visit at the complex “Diamond of Skopje” which is being constructed by Limak Holding on 2 May 2019.

The site visit started at the old rail way station in the center of the Skopje, where Limak Holding company is building an elite complex, known as “Diamond” which has total initial estimated value of cca 250 mil eur. The complex “Diamond” is planned of buildings for living and administration, shopping malls, hotels, mixed use centre etc. For this purpose as an introduction to the students, Limak staff and Engineers compiled a 3D video presentation, of the whole project Limak Diamond.

In addition to the visit, the students of the Faculty of Engineering (FENG), Civil Engineering department, have been introduced to the practical aspects of the Foundation Engineering and Reinforced Concrete.

The students at the site, had a chance in practice to see and learn how, earth retention system are built in specific lithological composition of terrain, with presence of intense groundwater. The retaining system are composed of anchored sheet pile and diaphragm walls, which are build as protection system for the purpose of excavation below the surface of H=13,0m, for the building of a subsurface tunnel with length of 800m’.

On one part of the site, the students were introduced with the process of earth works implementation, such as soil excavation below the surface up to depth of H=13,0m and ground water control trough dewatering.

Students had a chance to visit, one already finished construction, which in future is planned to serve as Hotel and administration centre. On this location, they have witnessed how the operative works in construction are processed, organization of technical personnel, as well as to learn the practical aspects of execution of a reinforced concrete and steel constructions.

The field visit was organized lead by the teaching personnel from IBU, accompanied with experienced Engineers that work on the project itself, as mutual presentation. For this purpose I would like to dedicate a special thanks to Mr. Gultekin Robert Sancakli, Eng Maja Trajkovska and Eng. Umut Ekinici.