Base on what we have learn, today we have chance to practical experience.
In the early morning of third day, we visited to Sika’s office at Ho Chi Minh City. Then quickly we went to SaiGon concreat factory. With Mr,Nghiem’s help we understand more about how they produce and preserve ready concreat. He guided us carefully step by step. If concreat was transported long distance, Sika production helped to ensure its workability.
Next, We moved to precast concreat at Dong Nai.I saw how they makes driven pile and that makes me very impressed. It relate to my major and I learned a lot of new things which my university doesn’t teach. Mr.Nghiem also showed us products before we left.
At the afternoon, we visited to highspeed Sai Gon- Long Thanh- Dau Giay project. That is important project of South area to connect with North-South highway. Standing on the bridge, we saw the whole project. The length of the highspeed is approximately 100 kilometers.
Finally, we came back the hotel, take a rest and prepare to learn much more tomorrow.
Today, we visited the construction where used the Sika production . That is really an experience which has given me many useful practical knowledge.
The first location is the Sai Gon ready mix concrete plant. We were introduced about the production process of fresh concrete from test sample to mix concrete and make the end production convey the site. All step closely examined before concrete move in construction. The Sika production help to increase the curing time of concrete that ensure the workability when it was transported to the site.
The second location is the precast concrete plant at Dong Nai. We saw the process of making driven pile. I have learned a lot of experience through the guidance of Sika staff
Finally, we move the construction of Sai Gon- Dau Giay high speed project whose length is 58 km. That is one of the key project of the southern provinces. I am very excited when i saw this construction.
See you again tomorrow
Today we visited Sika office downtown Ho Chi Minh city and got lots of shares from the administrator. She is very friendly like any staffs of Sika, one more intersting ,she is from HaNoi.
Then we were taken to some projects of Sika. Thankyou Mr Nghiem for guilding and sharing his experience during the tour. It was concrete factory for the first time we saw every steps to produce ready concrete, precast concrete. It absolutely becomes one of real experiences that help us a lot.
In the afternoon we visited Long Thanh- Dau Giay project, this is big project that helps develop the economy of this area. the impression is the brigde that is constructing over Dong Nai river. This bridge is very high and it uses new construction technology.
Finally we got back the hotel and enjoy the very cool weather. we also got a walking tour around the city, it was crowded in some places for young people. I like people here. So many things is coming as Sika promise, i am so curious and ready to experience more and more.
June 18th 2013 by Tien Le Ngoc
As long as the experience trip passing everyday, explore the new things those were out of my expectation. I have learned many things like that, but just the paper definition, i have no idea about how to control ready mixing concrete system, from the input material step to the output concrete product, and checking the quality of the concrete by strictly progress before my real experience
And the idea of what are the main purpose of admixture, fly ash in yesterday, but now current moment i know exactly what they are and how the sika’s admixture product is one of the most usefull and neccessary of using in construction cause the sika’s product main purpose is reduce the volume of water by using admixture, with the same quality event better than the normal, it mean that is the future technology, saving life, enviroment, etc…
Sika made it, using less the water to save the living enviroment and save that for our next generation
Using sika for the best solution of saved enviroment campainge
Today’s agenda started a little bit later than yesterday, I went to Sika branch in Ho Chi Minh City at 8.00 am and took a look at the office, and I saw the table which shows key project management, as can be clearly seen that a lot of megaprojects are being used Sika productions. After leaving the office, we started to go to the job sites, this is also my first time to see ready mixed concrete plant, pre-cast concrete factory (Phan Vu factory), and got inside high way Sai Gon-Long Thanh-Dau Giay. My questions was explained clearly by Mr. Nghiem at the Sai Gon RC factory, thankfully, I have got an answer for the difference of box and cylindrical specimen. I saw by my eyes how concrete specimens are cured before being tested. At my first look, I am absolutely impressed, to see how pre-cast piles are made, how big they were, how they were cured. That was a pity at the end of the today’s trip, we went to an being-built bridges which was about 30-40m high compared to the ground level, but due to safety condition we could not get inside. Overall, today was successful. Tomorrow our group will flight to Da Nang, so hopefully, I can be as closest as possible with the stunning bridges spanning over Han River.
Today, Sika Experience continues taking place with the activities at head office and manufacturing plant in Dong Nai province.We welcome a formal way from everyone here.
Firstly, Mr. Adam Sharp – Deputy General Director of Sika Vietnam who said us about the history and development of Sika Vietnam. That gives us an overview of Sika Vietnam with 7 target market such as Concrete production, joint sealing and bonding, industry, refurbishment, roofing,flooring,waterproofing. One by one of each factor explained clearly for us to help understand about great achievements in the construction field of Sika. Specially, i regard to the sustainable development of Sika which many Vietnam company do not have.
Secondly, we were visited the Sika plant with the new technology and immersed in the environment of their professional work. It really gave me a lot of useful things that I do not have at my university.
Finally, we were led to the lab room. That is very exciting when we practiced with the product of Sika. I was working as a worker under the guidance of the Sika staff. It help me have more experience
See you again tomorrow.
We started to go to Siks’s factory at Dong Nai at 7 am and arrived at 8 am. The first we were introduced about Sika group : history, product , maket…Then we had a tour around the factory. I am really surprise about Sika’s principles of operation. Everyone has their own mission but they are all friendly when they see us. They guided us very carefully.
After the lunch we rested for a while and we were introduced about Sika’s production plans and job sites with more detail. I was very impressed with practical experience through hands-on-tasks at laboratory. We also take some picture at Sika’s factory to remember this great moment!
Take close view of Sika’s laboratory.
Practical experience through hands-on-task
I hope tomorow will come quickly so I can learn much more precious experience !
Having been through the second day in Sika experience is really out of my expectations. We were at the head office in IZ Nhon Trach at around 8h30, and started the tour immediately. My first impression was about the scale as well as the briefness of the company, although tons of powder, liquid, and epoxy productions are made daily. After that, I was introduced to the company: the history, production, factory facilities, which was absolutely enjoyable. Then I took a quick look in the factory by Mr Hung, who has been working there since 1995. After lunch, I was presented about concrete admixture, roofing, water proofing, industry, sealing and bonding, flooring, and refurbishment by Mr Varsu, Mr Dinh, Mr Bang. About last 1h30 hours of the afternoon, the employees introduced to me the productions, how they can be installed in the work sites with very advanced tools, and the effectiveness of Sika productions. The production called Grout 21411 was really outstanding, which can harden in 2 mins, while any normal mortar cannot. The employees’ hospitality were shown perfectly, they showed us everything slowly, clearly and guided us very carefully, I am very thankful. See you tomorrow.
we woke up after an poor sleep night because of new bed room. The morning was so nice, we started going to the factory at 7am, Ho Chi Minh city was still impressed me. We first passed SaiGon river by ferry. It was absolutely an amazing view.
Starting the tour at Sika factory we had a lot of knowledges about Sika milestone and sika products as well. The most impressed thing and that makes me feel i am so lucky to be in this trip is the sika’s social activites. Sika VietNam every year donates 100000$ for programe ” operation mile” to bring the unlucky children back to the more normal life.
Then we had a tour to factory, labs. Everybody worked well together, it was very professional. We were guilded by the experienced people here, they gave us a lot of useful knowledges. I want to send my appreciation for all you’ve done for us.
Inconclusion, this morning was very interesting for me. Thankyou everybody and now i am waiting for more interesting things coming in the afternoon!
The Sika Experience Trip in Vietnam was started. Today is the first time I go to Ho Chi Minh city and it is also the first day of the journey. After get off the plane, feeling tired is disapear quickly when we met two staffs of Sika, Mr Dang looks very genle and Ms Lang always keeps smile on her lips.
Firstly we came to hotel and then we got the chance to see the city at night from Bitexco Financial Tower-the city’s tallest building.You can’t imagine how ecited I am about this city that is young, dyamic and beautiful. After that we had dinner with Mr. Adam Sharp – Deputy General Director of Sika Vietnam. He gave us some useful advice about job and life.
Finally, we were so lucky to have opportunity to tour around famous and beautiful street. That today is rainy and walking on the empty street makes us feel very special. Today is end with a lot of feelings.
Good night Ho Chi Minh City!!!