12th International Conference on Structural Engineering and construction management (ICSECM) 2021.
“A review on the advances in distributed Fibre Optic Sensing Technology for Structural Health Monitoring”
Access Engineering has introduced the concept and execution of the “Diaphragm Wall” in the preliminary stages of preparation of subterranean structure at foundation levels, in mega high-rise building projects. This internationally advocated, exciting “new” development has been adopted and successfully implemented in Sri Lanka just recently.
This modern advancement in pre-construction methodology has been applied at the worksite of the ITC Tower project on Galle Face, in Colombo.
Access Engineering PLC, a name synonymous with quality, has established an unshakable reputation as a leading general contractor in local construction industry. Access Engineering’s piling division has, for over a decade catered to business partners’ expertise and culture of excellence to provide vital specialized services to those who have come to trust and rely on Access.
Board cast in-situ piling is the most widely used technique where deep foundations are necessary. It has the advantage of being viable in any type of soil, and is a feasible solution for high-rise buildings which require deep foundations.
Access Engineering PLC, with its long standing credentials in specialized infrastructure projects, undertook to construct a 345 meter long flyover connecting the Nittambuwa – Katunayake road in order to minimize the intolerable road traffic impact the town was already faced with. Today the Veyangoda flyover stands as a true testament of Access Engineering’s commitment to remain in the forefront of the country’s national infrastructure development initiatives as a dynamic and socially responsible enterprise.
Kebithigollewa is a rural village situated 23 miles south-east of Vavuyniya in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The village which had experienced more than its share of violence from the 27-year-long civil war with LTTE, still undergo grave difficulties principally due to the lack of access to clean drinking water. Recognizing the need for support, Access Engineering initiated restoring the Kuda Nelugola tank; one of key sources of water which has been abandoned for almost three long decades. Restoration has enabled number of farmers who are living in the vicinity of the tank to start cultivating their paddy fields of around 10 acres of size.
The CSR program also included installation of a Water Purification Plant with a deep tube well including an elevated storage tank and pump system which provides the much awaited access to clean drinking water. The plant which has the capacity to supply 5,000 liters of water per day, facilitates around 125 families of the village.
The agricultural life of the villages was furthered upgraded by Access Engineering with the construction of an agricultural well with a pump system which provides a continuous supply of water that is sufficient for around 15 farmers to cultivate (Paddy and alternative crop) in two seasons even at a time of a drought.
As a supplementary effort to uplift the livelihoods of the striving communities of Kebithigollewa, Access Engineering identified 75 needy families and donated them with around 400 pieces of reconditioned second hand clothing. Access Engineering has also donated a collection of books to Kanugahawewa Primary School, school supplies to Yakawewa School and sport equipments, mini drip irrigation system and other supplies to Halmillwatiya School in order to enhance the overall learning experience of the students of these surrounding communities.