The construction by local companies itself is important. But how about the works related to surveying, conducting Standard Penetration Tests (SPTs) for the soil, preparing the layout plan of different facilities and structures, and design analysis for the foundations (footing, raft/ spread, and the piled ones), above-ground tall structures, etc.@bluesky bhai you'll be happy to know that civil works for the new terminal was completed mostly by local companies, in this case below Associated Builders did some of the building construction work for part of the huge terminal.
The construction by local companies itself is important. But how about the works related to surveying, conducting Standard Penetration Tests (SPTs) for the soil, preparing the layout plan of different facilities and structures, and design analysis for the foundations (footing, raft/ spread, and the piled ones), above-ground tall structures, etc.
- If the design-related works have been done by the local companies, I would say personally, I am fully satisfied.
- If a foreign design consultant office did these design works, but a local design consultant company was authorized to receive these documents/ drawings instead of our layman govt engg. department, I would say, personally, I am still half satisfied.
- However, I will be completely dissatisfied if all the design-related works were conducted by the foreign companies without participation by the local ones.
It is because such a local private company will learn from the design analysis/ documents and drawings that it can use in any next design works.
The design works are essentially more important than the construction work itself. A design engineer may be able to do the construction management, but a construction engineer will not be able to do the design works.
A design engineer does many mathematical calculations (structural analysis) by following the related codes and standards, based on which drawings are prepared. A construction company follows the writing and instructions given in those drawings.
Aga Khan Academy,
This 1200-student residential school under construction is located on a 20-acre site near the centre of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The school is part of a network of state of the art K12 schools, being established by His Highness the Aga Khan.
Through the Aga Khan Academies there are currently18 Academies planned in locations across Africa, the Middle East, Central and South Asia and Europe.
The Aga Khan Academies aim to support long-term national and regional development by providing an international standard of education and strong leadership experience to talented students. The students are selected based on merit, regardless of socioeconomic background, and will become future home-grown leaders. The Academies also strengthen national education systems by providing professional development and modelling best practices as centres of excellence.
The Academy is arranged around a central ‘Maidan’ community gathering space and sports field, linked by a continuous colonnade, and interspersed by landscape courtyards of varying character. The classical Masterplan layout is derived from our studies of the original Buddhist universities of the region.
The result is an architectural language which showcases intricate brickwork techniques set against ‘jali’ screen detailing as a contemporary interpretation of an important local tradition. The project incorporates the overarching Aga Khan Academies brief whilst integrating historic Bangladeshi customs in spatial arrangements.
This project is a collaboration between FCBStudios UK and Rafiq Azam and his atelier, "Shatotto" in Dhaka.
Current construction stage:
Structure very similar to Agha Khan university Karachi Pakistan.