Well, I`ve been in Switzerland since last saturday and I can say: It has been really awesome! On monday we met Betina, Melina and Oliver and we had a great reception! I am impressed with all the organization, the schedule, and the visits.
We are here for 6 days, and I can say: ich habe schon viele spaB gehabt!! Until now, we did a lot of stuff with full day activities. I will try to do a resume and after I talk more specific about the experiences.
On monday we were introduced to the company numbers and structure, and my first impression was very good. After lunch we visited Aliva in Widen, a very tiny and calm city. There, We were guided by Andre, a very nice guy. In the Afternoon we went to Lucern, a gorgeous tourist place. There, We enjoyed a really nice walk in the old town. After that, We had a unforgetable dinner and we enjoyed a great show, take a look at my performace on the stage:
On Tuesday we visited the Structural Waterproofing production with Mr. Andy and Mr. Hansrudolf. They were very sympathic and gave us a great class of engineering! And then, We had lunch with Mr. Hansrudolf, it was very pleasent, especially with this great view:
Then, We have started the concrete mix design with Oliver, who is a very good professor. Explore the concrete technology possibilities with a swiss overview has been really interesting.
On wednesday i could see in practice all the techniques that we have been talking in the workshops. We visited a jobsite in Delemont, Choindez Tunnel, it was incredible to be next to such huge equipments and see, for real, the applications of the different techniques. Mr. Mario and Mr. Erik were also very receptive. There, we visited the 2 fronts of attack in the tunnel and the construction of the Ventilation’s Cave, It was just unbelievable! After that, we could see where and how are the admixtures fabricated in Kirchberg, the whole logistics impressed me quite a lot. By night we went to Eddy`s, it was just awesome!
Well, and today, was a special day. In VSH, we did ourselves the shotcrete (see the picture below, believe me, it’s me), was an amazing experience. There we were guided by Marcus and he was very nice. The VSH lab is huge complex where the companies are able to test their products before it goes to the jobsites. And finally: Shooting! Even though I have never held a gun before in my life, I found it just amazing! A nice surprise!
That was quite a lot! Once again, I am really thankfull for this great time, see you guys!