KEF INFRA – INDUSTRY VISIT REPORT
The industry visit was at KEF infra a pioneer industry for infrastructural development and growth that manufactures precast. We started to the industry at 7.00am sharp from Sona college of Technology campus, followed by breakfast at 9.00am and we reached the industry at 11.00am. The industry is located at Krishnagiri that has their own state of art factory. We had a warm welcome with a small snack break followed by an overview of the company. Mr.Naveen delivered us about the safety principles followed in the industry and how the company has always been so particular about safety of employees working there. The industry has five dedicated units that includes Precast and Concrete, Prefabricated Bathrooms and Modular MEP, Joinery and Fit-out, Aluminum Glazing and Stone Processing.
After wearing the safety shoes and helmet Mr. Bruse took us to the Aluminum Glazing unit. This unit has aluminum doors and windows, structural glazing, composite panels, SS cladding and pre-engineered facades. We were exposed to the manufacturing of few ongoing products and were explained its application in current infrastructures. After a lavish lunch inside the campus mess, we were taken to the precast unit. In this unit concrete casting is done then cured in a controlled environment transported to the construction site and lifted into place.
Precast is one of the most trending topics in the fields of Civil engineering and also carries a great part in academics as well. Our faculties took great interest in this unit and came out with lots of doubts and ideas wherein we had a long discussions. Precast technology delivers highly complex structures in half the time, with no compromise in quality. Precast meets the cost benefit and timely completion of the project.
Followed by the precast unit, we were taken to the Joinery unit which was equipped to produce furniture and woodwork which manufactures domestic and office furniture’s. We also witnessed a modular construction where the a house was assembled rather than built. a simple house with a living room, kitchen come dining and two bed rooms was assembled in just 1 day and the total cost of the house is just Rs.6 Lakhs. Such latest technologies helped us to rethink our project ideas we give to final year students. Here planning, designing and fabricating of building elements happen in one place.
At last, we had the opportunity of seeing presentations on the journey this Kef Infra team and their various projects. They handle various projects in healthcare, business, IT parks, housing, education and hospitality. After a refreshing break we thanked the entire team of Kef Infra and especially Mr. Bruse who were with us all throughout the day and made sure the objective of this visit was fulfilled. KEF Infra is the largest industry with an integrated facility dedicated to offsite-construction, where buildings are manufactured in a factory environment. A day rightly fulfilled and meeting the aim of this visit, we left the industry at 3.30pm and reached college early by 6.30pm.
We thank the management, Principal and the Head of the Department Dr.R.Malathy who has always been supportive for all the initiatives taken by faculties. A special mention of gratitude to Mr.R.S.Surender who have arranged this industrial visit for the faculty of department of Civil Engineering.